Well, I got an amazing opportunity to fly over Los Angeles at sunrise and again at sunset with my friends at Commonwealth Pictures: commonwealthpictures.com/. The A-Camera was fixed on the left side of the helicopter and was using a Tyler Pogo Stabilizer which I’m extremely impressed with! However, i was shooting B-Camera on the right side leaning my body and my camera out the side of the helicopter which was real fun! Even i was using a hand-held Kenyon 6 x 6 stabilizers, which I’m fully satisfied and happy with! The battery died about 2/3rds of the way through my flight, so on my second flight I decide to bring two. The 6 x 6 was just hardly powerful enough to counteract the shake of the helicopter; I recommend finding a bigger one.

It was my New Year’s resolution this year to get an attractive shot of me dangling my feet out of a helicopter! Unnecessary to say I got that shot twice! Everything was shot on the Dragon in 6K at 60fps, mostly at 250ISO except for the darker situations where I went up to 1280ISO, and i shot the first run with a Canon 24-70mm and the second run with a Canon 16-35mm.

The track I used is called “Glimpse” by Helios

Los Angeles from Above from Patrick Lawler on Vimeo.

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