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June 21, 2016

New drone (UAS) laws make flying easier starting August 2016

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Today the FAA came out with new regulations for flying UAS’s (what people often call drones) commercially. And there was much rejoicing. TLDR; You won’t need a pilots license starting August 2016 to fly a drone commercially You will need a remote pilot certificate (FAA Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application) to pass the initial aeronautical […]

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March 1, 2016

O Hai Mark, Let’s Backflip

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As a new year unfolds so too does our new brand. From Backflip Film Productions LLC, to Backflip Films, to Backflip, we’ve been on a journey to discover who we are and what we do. We formed in November of 2007 with five filmmakers and a desire to make awesome video. With the technology landscape changing […]

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October 11, 2015

The best spam email I’ve ever received

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One Sunday evening I opened my email, hoping for something amazing. At first I was annoyed to have received another spam email but as soon as I actually opened it my annoyance turned to joy. This email was so horrendous that it actually came back around into the realm of awesome. For your viewing pleasure […]

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November 21, 2014

Fun with lights

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The above video was created for Electronic Theatre Controls to help announce a new product, the Source4 LED, to the people who would use it. It was great shooting in the overture center with free rein over the Capitol theatre. It is such a beautiful space. We used a tilt-shift lens for a few of […]

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November 6, 2014

Filming with the UW

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This year we joined with the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association to create a series of videos. These videos portray what it means to be a badger in order to reengage with alumni. We spent six days with a cast and crew of around 20-30 people all over campus. The pictures above are from a University […]

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April 14, 2014

Live Production: Snow Mobile 2014

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I’m pretty sure I’ll never get bored with the experiences and opportunities that working in video production brings our way. Recently, we’ve been fortunate enough to begin working on live productions projects. This means 2-5 cameras being live-switched and recorded or streamed to the internet. This is perfect for conferences and talk series as it means […]

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April 8, 2014

ZOMG Its NAB 2014: Blackmagic Design

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Every year thousands of video geeks and retailers gather in Las Vegas. The geeks (us) are searching for ways to improve the way we work, and the retailers (they) think they have it. This is year I’m putting money on Blackmagic Design. Just this morning I received a lovely email detailing all the updates to […]

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March 17, 2014

Lots and lots and lots

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and lots and lots have been going on. Since our last post in November we have: Started filming a feature This is a full feature length film, little less than an hour and a half long! It’s called ‘The Princess Knight’ and is written/directed by someone I went to high school with named T.C. Dewitt. […]

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