1. While using our new FS700 with the MōVI M10, we shot the new promo for this year's "The West Leadership Conference." The conference itself features speakers like Rick Taggert, Christy Whitney, Dave Beck, Paul Watson, Nate Ralston, and a entrepreneurs panel discussion including Justin Nordine & Seth Schaeffer.

    Learn more about the conference at thewestconference.com

    Using the Canon C300 and RED cameras on almost all of our productions in the past, our team wanted to see how the FS700 could hold up in finishing. We haven't thoroughly tested our Convergent Design 7Q with the FS700, so this was all recorded to the internal SD card of the FS700.

    The benefits to the slow motion was a no-brainer, but we weren't sure of the FS700's flexibility and strength in normal-use situations. Although the image "doesn't hold a candle" to that of our other cameras' clarity & resolution, we're quite pleased with the finished look and ease of attaining it.

    120 frames per second and 240 fps paired with Freefly's MōVI M10, we felt the movements became magical. We were able to use the MoVI in 3 operator mode to stabilize shooting out of a car (1:20), and also create a high speed dolly feel by running with the camera next to the ground for most of the other shots.

    Production note: Not all shots were on the MōVI. The end frame behind the logo and the first two shots were hand held. All realtime shots were done handheld to create a more honest feel.

    We used the Metabones Speedbooster with various EF mount lenses including the 24mm 1.4, 35mm 2.0, and a Nikon 50 1.4 IS (with an adapter mess: nikon -> EF -> Speedbooster -> E).

    Script by Carrington Schaeffer & Brian Watson
    Score by Danny Odom (Mode on themusicbed.com).
    Voice Over: Jess Rigg
    Mikie Eaton: Actor
    Produced by Brian Watson
    Cullen Purser was our unexpected hand and foot model for the first two shots.
    Director / DP Seth Schaeffer

    Learn more about Hoptocopter™ Films at hoptocopter.com

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  2. Iron Cross Automotive is made 100% in the USA. Based out of Tulsa, OK, Troy Bundy leads his team to produce strong, good-looking bumpers, step tubes, and many other automotive parts. Learn more about Iron Cross Automotive at ironcrossautomotive.com.

    The production for Iron Cross was a blast. We got to go hang out at the lake with professional bass fisherman, Fred Roumbanis, fly our RC camera Helicopter inside their 300,000 square foot manufacturing plant, and excessively torch sheets of metal onto puddles of gasoline in order to get a "cool shot" for this piece.

    The Iron Cross Automotive guys work hard... and play hard. They'll do burnouts, jump their trucks, build their own machines to make things more efficient, and innovate to beat overseas manufacturing prices.

    James Drake did an excellent job as DP using the Red EPIC. Jess Rigg kept us all on point and together as the 1st AD. Jess also got pretty good at racing a golf cart in a warehouse to get us stands, lights, cards, batteries, etc. to wherever we needed them.

    Danny Odom is one of our favorite scoring guys to work with. Find Danny Odom (a.k.a. MODE) on TheMusicBed.com (themusicbed.com/#!/artist/MODE-22044/) or email him at mrmistermissedher@me.com.

    Directed and Edited by Seth Schaeffer
    RC Heli Footage from DSLRPros.com Ultimate Aerial Kit - dslrpros.com

    Hoptocopter™ Films is a full service production company working from concept to completion and in post-production roles. If we can help you with anything, please don't hesitate to get in touch at hoptocopter.com.

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  3. Learn more about The West Leadership Conference is run by the Colorado Leadership Network. Learn more about the conference at thewestconference.com.


    Written by Carrington Schaeffer
    Music By Danny Odom
    Graffiti Art and Acting by Jason Bradham
    Produced by Brian Watson
    Directed by Seth Schaeffer
    Location thanks to Dane Wood

    A production by Hoptocopter™ Films (hoptocopter.com)

    Filmed on a Canon C300 EF Edition with a Canon 100mm Macro 2.8 L, Canon 50mm 1.2 L, Canon 35mm 2.0, Tokina 11-16 2.8 L. We used Kessler Crane's Stealth Slider with a 500 Series Motor and a speed doubler for the dolly shots.

    We also used the Stealth Slider for the final time lapse of Grand Junction, CO where the conference was held. We used the Holy Grail Method with LR Timelapse and a Canon 5d Mark II to get the sunset to night transition. Edited with Premiere CS6 and colored with Magic Bullet Looks.

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  5. Life is short, this we know.
    This is the story of Nix, who wasn't content with the safe status quo of the corporate life.

    In her words, "Motocross is what I breathe, sleep and eat. My vision to become a Professional National Competitor has been growing closer with each season as I attend each race on my journey to Nationals."

    Check out NIX's page at http://facebook.com/nixracing

    Directed, Editied by: Seth Schaeffer, http://hoptocopter.com/
    DP, Produced by: James Drake http://www.jdfnet.com
    Music by: Danny Odom

    Shot on C300 and Red Epic.

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