Review – Wacom Intuos Pro Redefines Pen Tablets

Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Redefines Pen Tablets for Creatives

 

I’ve been using a Wacom Intuos Pro for many years and watched closely as the premium range of tablets has developed over a decade. Since I work predominantly with Lightroom and Photoshop, but also work with Video editing in Final Cut Pro and Da Vinci 16. Owning a Wacom Intuos Pro totally removed the need to use any form of mouse or trackpad. For editing work, the Wacom Intuos Pro tablet is not an option, it’s a necessity. Over the years, Wacom tablets have only gotten better and better with features being added year after year. Yes, the Intuos Pro is expensive, but the prices haven’t increased that much making the new 2019 great value for money when compared to previous models. The latest Wacom Intuos Pro design offers the user a more natural creative control than ever before. I have to say that the last tablet I purchased from Wacom didn’t last as long as I anticipated. I had problems with battery life and the physical longevity of the battery was underwhelming, finding the full time return to a fully wired wired Wacom came long before I would have liked. It didn’t impact on the usability of the product because my work editing work is predominantly desk based , but it is annoying when you pay for a wireless model and it doesn’t function because of a poor battery. The 2019 Wacom Intuos Pro wireless model from the outset functions very well, but the only thing that will really determine how Wacom have looked at charging and battery life will be timescale, so I really can’t comment on this.

I was excited to get my hands on the new 2019 updated Intuos Pro model. It is available in 3 sizes, Small which is roughly A6, Medium which is around A5 and Large, which is around A4 and my personal preference. The new Large Pro is beautiful and really comfortable to work with! It has no hard edges and it is a solid build, utilising premium materials like anodised aluminium and glass fibre composite resin. It’s a slick design and pretty thin at only 8mm of thickness. Wacom Intuos Pro is built from premium materials and has been rigorously tested to meet professionals’ needs although with my own philosophy of ‘Buy Cheap Buy Twice,” the Wacom Intuos Pro would be my go to choice for enthusiasts as well as prosumers and professionals.  As with the previous models it has touch gestures, which can be disable if desired, although personally, the variety of pens and different personalisation options remains a great feature. Easy shortcuts, customisable ExpressKeys and Touch Ring, and pen side switches give a huge amount of flexibility. The Wacom comes with Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless connectivity, but it does still retain the standard USB port for a wired connection which based on my own experiences with the last generation Intuos Pro, is an absolute must have. It just gives that extra sense of security. To set it up, you’ll need an internet connection for driver downloads and installation. I have to mention that I have also historically experienced some drive issues on Mac OSX where my Intuos presets have been wiped and the pen reverts to working as a traditional  mouse, so you have to drag the pen across the screen in a number of strokes to move from one side of the screen to another. This is an annoyance but it has only happened very occasionally. The Paper Edition is compatible with Windows 7 or later and Mac OS 10.10 or later.

Digital Drawing with the Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition

The new Paper Edition is a great tool and possibly one of the best new features for creatives who don’t want to spend money on the likes of a Cintique. The concept enables the user to automatically convert paper sketches into digital files, as you draw. This is perfect for your next creative breakthrough. Choose from a variety of pens and different Texture Sheets* to personalise the way you work. Paper Edition* gives you the freedom to choose how you work. You can sketch directly onto to the pen tablet using Wacom Pro Pen 2, working digitally from start to finish. Alternatively, you can start by drawing on paper with Wacom Finetip Pen, then edit your sketches digitally in your favourite software. The Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Wacom comes with two pens, the new battery free Pro Pen 2 or an actual Finetip Pen, both of which are included in the box. The Pro Pen 2 comes with athe usual selection of spare nibs concelaed in the underside of the pen holder (there are six standard nibs and four felt pen nibs), while the real pen comes with ink cartridges and ensbles physical real drawing on paper. Each artist or designer will know which they need for their workflow—perhaps you do work that requires both—but the versatility of the Paper Edition is part of the appeal. Both pens feature 8,192 pressure levels and tilt recognition for holding the pen at an angle, and are battery free. The more advanced Pro Pen 2 includes two buttons, an eraser and multiple pressure levels, which can be fine tuned using the Wacom dashboard.

For anybody spending multiple hours in front of the computer, the Wacom Intuos Pro is a no brainer. I reverted back to using a mouse after my old Wacom gave up and the results were immediately noticeable with cramped hands and an almost repetitive strain injury pain in my knuckles and the edge of my hand. You get so used to working with a pen that a mouse almost feels alien when you have to revert back to using it. The idea that a tablet is specifically for illustrators and artists couldn’t be further from the truth. It may take a bit of time to convert to pen use but persevere and it will change the way you work forever.. Much like when somebody converts from a Windows operating system to the sleek Apple Mac OSX. You’ll never go back and the gras is most definitely greener on the other side. After a few days it will feel natural, and better than using the mouse.

The tablet accurately documents every line and stroke, you can work in layers and the creative options are vast for any creative.  You can work using the Inkspace app and your drawings will be automatically imported very efficiently. The added beauty is that, within the app, you can make adjustments to your original ink sketches. This includes drawing additional lines, erasing lines, and even rewinding to a certain point in your sketch and isolating each step. One of the most awesome aspects of the Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition is that once you’ve designing your drawings or sketching your artwork, you can save and export the files in JPG, PNG or PSD format. Moving files is a pretty simple process but it’s really up to the individual to set up their own protocols because everybody will work completely different.

As a complete Wacom Intuous Pro fan, the paper edition gives just that little bit more and if you’re looking to enter the tablet market and want something with drawing capability, then this really is the tablet. It is an investment and if you read my previous blog about the Wacom  not a cheap investment, but for something that will last you years and allow you to create hand-drawn and digital work, it will very likely prove worth its cost.

 

Features

Exceptional pen performance: Wacom Pro Pen 2 features 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt-response and virtually lag-free tracking

Paper to digital ability lets you choose how to work: capture editable versions of your paper sketches or work completely digital from start to finish

Use Wacom Inkspace to sync, store, and export your paper sketches in common creative file formats, then fine-tune your work on your Mac or PC

Speed your workflow with multi-touch gestures, customizable ExpressKeys™, Radial Menus and pen side switches

Super-slim tablet design with a smaller, more compact footprint and premium materials

Accessories (sold separately) include: Ballpoint Pen, Finetip Pen, Pencil, Texture Sheets (from smooth to rough), Soft Cases, Pen Nibs, Refills

What’s Inside

Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Pen Tablet (large A4)

Wacom Pro Pen 2 (battery free)

Pen stand (includes 6 standard nibs, 4 Felt nibs)

Finetip Pen (Battery-free)

Paper Clip

10 single Paper sheets – A4

Accessory soft case

4 extra pen color rings

3 finetip ink refills

Texture sheet sample card

2m (6.6ft) PVC-free USB cable

Quick start guide

 

Suede Perform Night Thoughts at Roundhouse

Suede perform at Roundhouse London

Suede Perform Night Thoughts at London Roundhouse

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

80’s Brit Band Suede are back! And a rather special night on Friday 13th 2015 at London’s Roundhouse. Brett Anderson made the impossible happen, performing to their own silent movie, “Night Thoughts” and performing behind a full size film screen as images were projected onto it. The film was written and directed by Roger Sargent and the Roundhouse performance was not only the Premier of the Film, but the first time the band had performed their new album in public to 1700 fans.

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

As the film played, backlights revealed front man Brett Anderson and behind the screen, the huge screen images dwarfing the band.  It was a surreal experience to watch as a music photographer, trying to focus on the band, but unable to hit the mark due to the screen in the foreground. Just as well that that there would be an interval and second set, where the band performed an energetic, theatrical journey back to there first Album and a chance for Brett Anderson to throw his microphone around as he jumped off of anything he could climb on.

Die hard Suede fans (myself included) could really not have asked for more. Well, maybe another hour on stage…

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

Suede perform at The Roundhouse, London

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

Suede perform at London Roundhouse - 99PROBS Music Photography

I’m a huge believer in fate, so how did a Norwich Commercial Photographer get the chance to work in the music industry with some of the worlds biggest bands. Well, six years ago I’d never shot a band. My work was solely corporate photography and predominantly East of England. Then a chance encounter on Facebook with my good friend and international drumming legend Steve Barney, led to spending some backstage time with ‘The Wanted’ and another impromptu photoshoot with a pretty much unheard of band called ‘Lawson.’ One magazine publication later and a number of locked doors opened for me as if by magic into the crazy world of ‘Three Songs, No Flash’ and a once in a lifetime chance to work in close proximity with some of the the greatest music artists on the planet. We now shoot for an international Press Agency and supply imagery to a huge of range of international publications and businesses that have included HArd Rock Cafe, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The DAily Mirror & The Sun to name just a few.

 

New York Travel Photography

Norwich Press Photography

Tips for Travel Photography in New York!

Travel Photography New York

Travel Photography New York

Its Christmas. In New York – And it’s the most wonderful time of the year for Travel Photography. I sincerely mean that! Travel Photography really Doesn’t get much better!

I’d planned to try and keep this brief, but I know I’m going to struggle. Why! Because as an as an Award Winning Travel Photographer, there are some places that I visit that just don’t do it for me. Places I’ve walked around for a few days and simply and feel empty with no thrill or excitement when I shoot. I recently flew out to Berlin and struggled to return with a portfolio I can say I was really happy with, but that’s another Travel Photography Blog you can read about. 

New York on the other hand is a Travel Photography dream location and personally for me, December is the time I always return. In 2013 I won the SWPP TravelPhotographer of the Year Award in London. The image is one I’ve never ever ben able to re-create. It was a split second shot that changed my life and summed up everything there was to sum up about Christmas on 5th Avenue. It epitomises everything New York from Yellow Taxis, Designer Labels, Steaming Pipes, Traffic James and dank weather. Throw this into 5th Avenue, a smidgeon of graffiti, some overhanging traffic signals and a hot dog vender. It’s pretty much all there!

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Even the most tourist hating of New Yorkers have to agree that Christmas in New York is an awesome sight.  To be brutally honest, to get the most out of this festive time of year, the Travel Photographer needs to see through the sparkle and oversized decorations  and delve a little deeper into the real New York. Don’t get me wrong, and as a person who loves Christmas as much as any child, I’d be in my element photographing Christmas decorations for a week, but New York Travel Photography is much more than photographing the Radio City city Christmas Tree… (And I’ve done this very thing repeatedly.)

Travel Photography combined with City  Street Photography simply won’t fail to reap results in New York. Travel Photography is about looking for a connection to others and the NYC Streets have an ability to ability to bring a massive cross section of people together in what is essentially a combined, frantic space. New York can be manic but take the subway two stops down and you could very well walk out onto an empty platform, so  you will capture more than just a stereotypical metropolis. You just need to open your eyes and walk.

How to Shoot Travel Photography in New York. Don’t Think… Feel

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Travel Photography New York

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Unless you’re living in the city (and like me, need to work for a living) you probably won’t have too much time to learn copious amounts about the history of the area. You’re unlikely to get used to the daily life and flow unless you’re out on the streets shooting, but it doesn’t matter. Nearly all of my images are spontaneous and whilst I may have a plan to breakdown the key areas I’m visiting, that’s where it stops. It’s brilliant if you live in the place you’re shooting, but travel photography is more about shooting perspectives of places you are visiting. The clue is in the word ‘Travel.”

A good ravel Photography tip is to find a busy street corner. Traffic Lights are always a great place. Let everything unwind around you. People will come and go through ‘your’ personal which means you run less risk of people getting annoyed with you. Christmas is a great time because as well as all of the Festive crowds, Street Decorations and general Christamas mood, the sun is also on your side. It sits so low in the sky that if you place ypurself in front of it, the photographs will take on a completely different, beautiful look.

 

Low & Slow Travel Photography

Fast walking and street photography do not go well together. Take it slow and maintain a low profile. Don’t go waving around a 50mm lens because it will draw unnecessary attention and Travel Photography is all about natural imagery. A short prime lens is always a winner but I generally maintain that a 2.8 24-70 covers pretty much everything without being overbearing. Travel Photography is about moments and these aren’t always going to happen.  Seek and ye shall find.. But not in 5 minutes,  just keep looking. Those awesome moments will pop out at you when you least expect it or when you are the most frustrated. The biggest considerations, are to ensure that you’re ready and when the moments present themselves… And know how to handle your camera. Your own eyes  will see potential shots before they happen. You might walk into a location and think, hey, this will work, simply because the lighting, buildings and composition are obvious. If that’s the case, go with it. You can see that the images below that the same location and same time can create a wide range of creative options that look significantly different.

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Street photography and Travel Photography doesn’t have to be all about people. It’s the environment in which we live that offers unparalleled creative options for a photographer. Travel Photography can take some time getting used to. New Travel; Photographers may feel uncomfortable shooting strangers, particular in light of the growing news articles about privacy and intrusion. As long as you know what or who you can or can’t shoot and how to handle potential situations surrounding legality, then travel photography will be your friend. Run and Gun techniques are not generally a good ways to shoot street, however, there may be occasions where your subject could become hostile (I have an affinity for photographing alcohol dependent homeless people) and this does have it’s avoidable risks. If you’re photographing in this type of environment, then speed may be of the essence, but use your intuition and common sense.

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Situated in the centre of Norwich and covering assignments throughout the UK, the Lee Blanchflower Ltd creative team deliver high quality commercial photographs, corporate film production & licensed drone footage to a really diverse range of businesses. After seven years of hard work in the industry trading as  Blanc Creative, we thought it was about time that we made things a little more transparent across our business and as a result, Lee Blanchflower Ltd was born. We have to say that our attention to detail and epic customer service hasn’t changed, nor has our client base. We work solely in the commercial sector with sole traders, start-ups, established businesses, Advertising Agencies & International Press covering everything from PR, Editorial work, Film Production and Licensed Drone operations.  What you won’t find, are wedding photographs, pet photography or family portraits.  We seriously pride ourselves as being “people’ people and our unique selling point is transparency. Our favourable pricing structures are visible for every one of our services, so you won’t find  any nasty surprises once you’ve decided to book an assignment. Lee Blaanchflower won the SWPP Travel Photographer of the Year Award in London in January 2013.

 

Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

 

The culmination of the Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival is its 2-day Fair set against the backdrop of glorious Bungay Castle. The Festival showcases the best local produce to try and buy and a programme of cookery demonstrations. The River Waveney provides much of the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, providing the perfect backdrop to the rolling countryside and stunning views across the rich farmland. The Valley and its idyllic villages and small picturesque market towns are easy to explore and there are plenty of opportunities to visit local food producers, tea shops, restaurants and pubs. Visitors to theWaveney Valley Food and Drink Festival have the opportunity to browse the stands, tasting and buying an incredible array of delicious goodies such as cakes and pastries; organic vegetables; meat and poultry products; preserves and chutneys, oils and sauces as well as enjoying a programme of cookery and butchery demonstrations, live music and entertainment for the children. From award-winning ales from fabulous micro-breweries to fresh-pressed cider and apple juice, rare breed meats, artisan chocolates and talented local chefs – the Waveney Valley has it all so please join us for the Waveney Valley Food & Drink Festival.

Fosters Solicitors were proud to support Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival.  As a local business who are very much involved in the life and activities in Bungay and the Waveney area, Fosters Solicitors welcomed visitors to the showcase of local food and drink.

 

Who are Fosters Solicitors 

Founded in 1761 Fosters is an award winning law firm with offices across Norfolk and Suffolk including: Norwich, Wymondham, Lowestoft, Bungay, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Thetford and Kings Lynn. Fosters is one of East Anglia’s leading law firms. They are the only firm of Solicitors in Norwich that offer a full range of integrated services to businesses and individuals on a private and legally aided basis. They have Solicitors and Consultants who specialise in commercial law, business law, property, personal injury, probate, family law, criminal law and mediation. Fosters has a long standing reputation for providing first class professional legal services to its clients in Norfolk, Suffolk and nationally. The business prides itself on having Partners and Solicitors who are highly trained in specialist areas. This is reflected by the number of Solicitors and Partners being recognised as leading individuals in the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

You can view the full Waveney Food and Drink Festival Photography Gallery including the glorious food on offer by clicking HERE

Wacom Intuos Art. We Review the tablet!

Wacom Intuos Art Review

With the new Wacom Inuos Art,” You’re only an Intuos away.”

Wacom Intuos Art Review

At least that what Wacom are saying about their new range of Intuos Tablets that include the colourful Wacom Intuos Art Tablet!

Wacom have split their new tablets into two very different groups and the comparison is noticeable as soon as you open the box of the new Wacom Intuos Art Series. At one end of the spectrum you have the £200+ Pro Intuos Series and then, below, you have Intuos Draw, Intuos Art, Intuos Comic & Intous Photo. Wacom are calling the new Intuos an ideal chance to unleash your creativity. It’s a great introduction to Wacom products and for somebody who has never used a Wacom pen & touch tablet before, it’s a great piece of kit. The Wacom Art comes complete with a Downloadable Software Bundle, but Wacom’s recent problems with European servers being down for weeks, means that consumers have been forced to download trial versions of the Intuos Art Software, (Corel Painter Essentials 5) because UK and European residents can neither access the software, nor register their products. To be totally honest, the addition of software is reflected in the product and personally, the build quality just doesn’t cut it for me having used an Intuos 4. The Intuos Art and other Wacom tablets in this series are totally consumer products and fall short of the prosumer tag that it could carry. Wacom have pulled a genius type advertising campaign with a bunch of professional artists promoting the product and the styling, colourful marketing will undoubtedly sell this product.

Wacom Intuos Art Review

Wacom Intuos Art Review

Intuos Art – The Review

I’m focusing purely on the Wacom Intuos Art because this is the tablet that I’ve purchased? Why.. Because my current Intuos 4 has seen four years of work and three Wacom stylus pens. With my latest Intuos 4 pen now not working, it was a choice of spending £75 on a new pen or trying out the new Intuos Art which I’d been sucked into after visiting the Wacom site.  The Intuos Art comes in small and medium versions. A a professional photographer running a Digital Image Agency, the software choice was irrelevant. I use Adobe CC, so my main concern was the pad and the pen. I was driven primarily on colour. The Intuos Art came in a nice looking blue, a nice change from the standard black, so that’s what I opted for. The small tablet is seriously small. The working area is much smaller than the working area of the Intuos Pro range and I immediately missed the an hand rest area around the tablet. The small version packs quite a bit of space to work on a single 27 inch monitor by I immediately felt the touch gestures were going to be a paionn in the backside, simply because when moving the pen across the tablet, I repeatedly felt my my hand was hanging off the edge of the tablet, which it was and it was difficult to manage the change in surface when used to running your hand on the rests around the Intuos 4. There is a mechanism  the tablet to enable palm rejection so you can rest your hand on the tablet without dragging you pointer around or making unwanted strokes when drawing, but I still felt it was somewhat uncomfortable. Installation of the tablet drivers is effortless. No messing around and the tablet functioned perfectly after installation. Wacom have a decent level of update drivers and support, despite my previous riffs about the UK servers not working.

Wacom Intuos Art Review

The Intuos Art Pen is possibly the biggest disappointment of the whole tablet. It’s like working with a toothpick. It works very well. The 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity did feel restrained because it doesn’t have 2048 pressure levels ofthe Pro range tablets. The pressure curve is similar to other Intuos/Pro tablets and the same system preference panels mean you have the ability to set your own pressure and creative settings. The stylus pen does feel and behave just like the traditional brushes, markers and pencils you may have been using. For long periods of work, the traditional rubber grip and thicker pen would have been a favourable ergonomic addition to the pen. I constantly felt like I have to spin the pen around to find the right and left click options because the stylus pen feels far too thin for prolong periods of editing.  The physical dynamics of the pen work just fine particularly if you practice with it.There is no shading and tilt option with the pen, so people used to working with Wacom’s may find this problematic. The Intuos Art Stylus will switch between witch between many pencils, chalks, oils and watercolours, so from an artistic perspective, there is a huge amount of scope for budding artists. The Intuos Art does include multi-touch, which I have touched on already in this review. You use all manner of common gestures to zoom, rotate and pan your work, but part of me feels that the Wacom Intuos Art would perform better as a Trackpad than it does as a Wacom Tablet.  There are four touch Express keys that have a good range of programmable functions and click in your applications. ExpressKeys put shortcuts at the press of a button and incorporating the radial menu, you can actually load up a shed full of presets to save time.

Wacom Intuos Art Review

The Intuos Art provides support for multiple monitor setups. I’ve yet to try this on two x 27 inch monitors, but I’m not going to hold my breath. I have heard that controlling multiple display across a small Intuos Art Tablet is simply too restrictive. When using the tablet with multiple monitors, you are essentially splitting the working area in half, meaning the stylus has the potential to work in an over exaggerated  way.

 

Wacom Intuos Art Review

The tablet lacks the solid build of it’s pro models. It’s extremely lightweight,  plastic will bend and flex under pressure, the back plate comes off with a two thumbed push, but I feel as though it;’s likely to snap when I remove the back panel. There are some replacement nibs hidden away inside the rear panel, where you will also find space to load up the Wacom’s Wireless Accessories. The housing has space for  the Wireless Battery and Dongle, but you will end up shelling more than half the price of the tablet to benefit from the wireless connectivity. I was sold on the wireles element, but having been to five retailers, none of which carried the Wacom Wireless Kit and then seeing the build quality, I’ve decided that, wired it will stay. I can’y justify the costs on this.

Wacom Intuos Art Review

The final word on the Intuos Art

Taking the price, build quality and size into account, the Wacom Intuos Art and the rest of the series, offer a great consumer, entry level tablet that does the job. For Students and hobbyists whoThe pricing is affordable, but I’m a great believer in the analogy of ‘BUY CHEAP… BUY TWICE!” and that’s exactly what I’m about to do. Having used the Intuos Art after owning an Intuos 4 Medium Sized Tablet, there simply is no going going back to something as simplistic and plasticky as the WAcom Intuos Art.

Mariah Carey on Tour – London 2016

Press Photography Norwich

 

Mariah Carey on Tour – London 2016

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

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Hot off the press from our sister site 99PROBS, comes a set of awesome photos of global sensation Mariah Carey. The images as seen in The Daily Mail were photographed by Blanc Creative’s very own Lee Blanchfower at London’s O2 Arena. Please enjoy and share if you like what you see.

Appearing in London for the first time in over 13 years, Mariah Carey admitted “I can be a little difficult,” while on stage during the last leg of her UK ‘Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour’ at the O2 Arena. This certainly wasn’t evident as only 25 minutes late, she smoothly entered stage left relaxing on a velvet chaise longue carried by six, muscular, oiled dancers. The global-superstar arrived in glamorous style, hopping on to a boat to cruise down the River Thames to the Greenwich-based arena marked the last of her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour on Wednesday evening in a flamboyant manner. Mariah took to the stage in an outfit resembling something worn at Big Weekend by Taylor Swift, with obligatory heels and nude tights. Her show was watched by a huge packed on by her adoring fans and billionaire fiance James Packer and a number of celebrities including.

After a high pitched theatrical melody to open affairs and a huge fanbase, crazily running down the centre aisle as she opened her set, the precious momentum came to a halt as (it was reported) that Mariah Carey spent what proved to be almost an entire song changing into a succession of costumes that would have been better kept hidden in the wardrobe and replaced with her actually on stage singing. Instead, her band,gyn ripped dancers dancers and trio of backing vocalists were left to carry on without her.

Mariah Carey performs live at the London O2 Arena - 99PROBS Music

Mariah Carey performs live at the London O2 Arena - 99PROBS Music

Mariah Carey performs live at the London O2 Arena - 99PROBS Music

Mariah Carey performs live at the London O2 Arena - 99PROBS Music

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Mariah Carey performs live at the London O2 Arena - 99PROBS Music

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Photographers were banned from the pit for the performance, reduced to shooting the first two songs with long lenses the size of rocket launches, from the confines of the sound desk half way down the arena. Nonetheless, the lighting was white, bright and not bathed in the unusable reds and blues that many bands opt for these days. The staging could have been livelier, with a lack of screens and creativity that crowds have come to expect in 2016. It was a pretty minimal affair, but then again, the audience were there to hear the piercing highs and rumbling lows. All in all, Mariah Carey proved that she remains a Global Superstar, wowing the crowds after over a decade away from the UK and leaving some super positive memories on her final night on stage in the UK.

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

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Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

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Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Press Photography Norwich. Mariah Carey

Blanc Creative - Commercial photography Norwich

 

Top 5 Greatest Christmas horror films Ever

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Top 5 Greatest Christmas Horror Films Ever

It’s going to be a Merry Bloody Christmas.. Literally… The season to be jolly is on it’s way and we’ve put together what we think is the ultimate Top 5 Christmas Horror Films out there. Some of you will be letting out a blood curdling scream as your favourites may very well be missing.. But as we all know.. Horror is one of those killer subjects that not everybody will agree on. So here we go… Feel free to add your own suggestions..

No:5 Black Christmas 1974

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I’ve blatantly taken the whole of this review from The Arrow at Arrow in the Head Horror Website.. Why? Because their rerviews and news are awesome. Please, head over and favourite their website by “Clicking right Here”

PLOT-CRUNCH

A mysterious psychotic killer is hiding in the attic of a girls sorority house, making obscene, disturbing phone calls from the inside (no it wasn’t me). But the ring-a-ling-ling was only the beginning. He eventually proceeds to slaughter the girls one by one in brutal fashion. (Arrow SIngs) Tis the season to be violent ta la la la- la la- la la!
THE LOWDOWN

“Filthy Billy… I know what you did… nasty Billy!”– The Psycho

Many consider “Halloween” to be the pioneer of slasher films. Granted Carpenter’s classic has done loads for our beloved subgenre but the lesser known, Canadian-made bitter pill Black Christmas did it as well and it actually did it first. Sadly this sharp edged gem never garnered the popularity that Halloween did and in consequence never got the praise it much deserved. Well this X-Mas lets give this one a present; some long overdue PRAISE!

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Black Christmas was one hell of a bleak, sucker punched filled slay ride and it gave me the genuine willies. Bathed in an omnipresent darkness within an imposing claustrophobic setting, the film handled its now known slasher formula like a freaking pro, tossing our way with full force moments of pure shock, a baffling whodunit, hard hitting plot twists and an expert use of the “killer is in the house” motif. The film’s firm execution in terms of its conventions, literally knocked my stockings out! Now that’s what horror is all about! Personally, the element that got under my skin the deepest had to be the killers’ phone ramblings. I mean this dude was a hands down, to the core loon. He leaped into these bizarro monologues, taking on different voices (a man, woman, child), going on about things that only he understood while taking the random dramatic pause to slip in a heart felt “I’m gonna kill you” in there. What a CLASS ACT! The phone calls butcher boy (or girl) made, established him early on as one crazy mother to be reckoned with and since we never really got to see the lad throughout (apart from his heart warming toying with his victims’ cadavers), that turned him into a constant thick cloud of doom spread wide about this tale. You didn’t see him but man did you feel him!Now sure watching this flick today, its to be said that it was guilty of being somewhat dated. I mean it helped set up the rules that “Scream” more recently deconstructed and poked fun at. Having said that, that peeve basically now applies to all old school slashers, so I easily discarded the charge. I guess the only negative venom I have to spit out is: where was the nudity? When a slasher film takes place in a sorority house of all places, I expect some female candy to suckle on. The gals were way too prudish here! Where were my lesbian scenes??? But in all seriousness, Black Christmas was a competently written, beyond chilling offering that sported a stellar cast (John Saxon baby!), potent doses of terror and a powerhouse ending as back up. I wish Christmas was a hoot like this every year! (ARROW SINGS) Deck the victims with sheets of plastic, ta da da da da-ta da-ta-da!

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GORE
The murders here graded high on the brutality scale but low on the gore meter. We get a girl being choked by a plastic bag, a semi blood wet stabbing and after the fact damaged corpses. Although not too graphic, the film still hit hard via the viciousness behind its dirty deeds.
ACTING
Olivia Hussey (Jess) was solid as the heroine of the lot; I was on her side the whole way. She also put out one cute British accent. That always gets me! Keir Dullea (Peter) played his creepy, neurotic part well. I bought it! A pre Lois Lane fame Margot Kidder (Barb) stole mucho scenes and brought in some humor as the alcoholic and chain smoking drunk. Actors always come through when they play themselves. Another statement to that rule applied to John Saxon (LT Fuller) who once more played John Saxon…he was wonderful at it as per usual. Doug McGrath (Nash) was responsible for a few straight chuckles as the incompetent cop.
T & A
Was this a sorority house or a nunnery?? The ladies didn’t even walk around in their underwear!!! COME ON! I guess Bob Clark kept that stuff for “Porky’s”…bummer…
DIRECTING
Clark set up an unsettling dark mood from frame one, exploiting his creepy setting fully while giving us hints of slick style on the way (loved the killer POV shots and the slow motion). He also liked to inter-cut murder sequences with mundane events which made the scenes quite effective. And I have to give the man extra credit for two things: 1- That very scary shot of the eyeball (you’ll know when u see it) killed me and the ending (which I won’t dare give away) buried me. GREAT SHOW!
SOUNDTRACK
The piano score found here echoed the murderer’s mind frame in its fluctuating and unstable demeanor. CHILLING!
BOTTOM LINE
Black Christmas was an all around well rounded horror flick that hit notes most fear entries out there failed at. This one has been in the dark for way too long, it is the definition of a “Cult Classic”. Halloween should definitely pat it firmly on the ass as a much deserved “THANK YOU”. If you haven’t experienced this tasty cup of acid yet, stop chocking that Reindeer and go out to purchase it this second. If you can get past some of its now familiar “slasher” conventions, you will be treated to a superior, unapologetic and nasty little bastard that’s sure to awake your dormant X-Mas spirit. Shut the lights, get the kitchen knife and watch this one alone in the dark. I hope it creeps you out as much as it did me. Brrrrr….I love X-Mas… specially when its BLACK!

No:4 Christmas Cruelty (2013)

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We follow a serial killer and his victims as they all prepare for Christmas in their own ways. This year it doesn’t matter if you have been naughty or nice, Santa is coming to town no matter what, and he knows where you live. I’ll be honest, I’m super impressed that there are so many people who, when they think Christmas, they think horror. Throughout the years, we’ve been given quite the long list of Christmas-themed horror movies. The often-banned Silent Night, Deadly Night and Black Christmas (it still makes me smile that the original Black Christmas and A Christmas Story were both made by the same guy, the late Bob Clark) are two of the classic American slashers ruining the holidays for unsuspecting audiences. More recently, our friends overseas have stepped up the game, bringing us Sint (aka Saint, from the Netherlands), Rare Exports (Finland), and now Christmas Cruelty (aka O’Hellige Jul!, from Norway).

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If you are looking for a movie that is brutal and pulls no punches, Christmas Cruelty is for you. This is a movie that has a definite “Holy Sh*t!” moment, and it’s right up front for you, as we see a family bound across their living room, blood everywhere, and then watch as a large man (Tormod Lien) kills a crying baby with a power saw. Yep, this is that kind of movie. Maybe even more disturbing (okay, maybe notmore disturbing) is the fact that right afterward, we get lulled into a sense of ease as we watch a group of friends laugh and drink, discussing Christmas myths and making fun of each other. Quite impressive is the dialogue; often times, dialogue can be pretty weak in movies like this, with all the attention going to the gore aspects, but not so here. If not for that baby cut in half, you’d swear this was a comedy. But then we get pulled back into reality, as we see that this man, the same one from the shocking intro, is stalking Eline (Eline Aasheim) and her friends (played by directors Magne Stensvoll and Per-Ingvar Tomren, and their characters sharing their names, respectively), all building up for some good old fashioned holiday blood and gore. One of the cool things about this movie is that you’re really not sure what might happen. It’s a low budget, independent film, and with few exceptions, the actors are all making their “big screen debut.” So there’s not that one person you just know will survive the impending slaughter. But at the same time, you also get things in here that you don’t get in Hollywood slashers, where everything is often either neatly tied up or purposely left open for the upcoming sequel. Need a complete explanation on the “hows” and “whys” of the killer? Too bad, my friend, not here; this evil Santa exists because he does, and that’s pretty much all you’re going to get, which in my opinion makes it all the more brutal.

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And speaking of brutal: the gore in here, albeit mostly coming late in the movie, is intense and awesome! There’s hammer bludgeoning, stabbings, decapitations and severed limbs, chainsaws and knives and lots of blood. Lots! And all in a very sociopathic kind of way, where one minute you’ve got a killer in a Santa costume torturing a bound person, and the next  he’s talking sweet to his daughter at home, as if these were behaviours that make perfect sense hand in hand.

If I had any complaints, they’re merely technical ones. About a third of the way in, we cut away from getting to know the three friends and instead watch the killer at work. Not “at work” per se, but in a suit at his office. He’s talking with customers and making notes, but the directors employ a strange quick cut and edit scheme here where we see shots of a random blonde girl walking along a cemetery, then transposed over the man and his clients, and it gets a little confusing for a minute. But like I said, this is a short part, and not really something that will ruin the movie for anyone. It’s just kind of weird.

 

 

No:3 The Children

Two families meet at an isolated, snow-covered home to see in the New Year. Slowly, the young children become infected by an unexplained virus that drives them to murder their parents. Creepy kids have long been a staple in horror films and this sharp British chiller carefully builds mood and character before letting all hell break loose with grisly gusto.

Making strong use of the isolated, snowed-in setting, The Children proves as effective in its series of set pieces as it does in the simmering dysfunctions of the seasonal family get-together.

The film is a relentless mood of rising hysteria fuels this British horror film, as the children of two families brought together for a quiet Christmas turn into adult-attacking mini-murderers.

Is it a virus? A dream? Did everyone die before the film actually started? Doesn’t matter: the mystery only adds to the creepiness of the situation. Clunky backstories, pointless romantic interludes and trite explanations are all sidestepped here.On the other hand, the violence is skilfully enough executed to make you think you see much more than you actually do and the fundamentally disturbing and creepy aspects about such random and unpredictable child-centric mayhem are always present, no matter how ludicrously intense and darkly humorous things get.

 

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Intelligently playing on its young families’ parental insecurities and anxieties, the kids soon become a murderous mirror to the increasingly tense adult dynamics within the house. “They’re like a sponge at this age” says one mother, but on this New Year’s Eve of the Damned, said sponge happens to be wielding a kitchen knife. %his contender definitely made the No:3 spot with style.

 

No:2 Silent Night

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After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior. It’s the night before Christmas, and not a creature is stirring-except for a psycho axe murderer disguised as Santa. When Sheriff Cooper and Deputy Aubrey Bradimore investigate a horrific mass homicide at a local motel on Christmas Eve. Aubrey Bradimore (Jamie King), the deputy of a small Midwestern town is forced to hunt for the killer.

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With the help of Sheriff Cooper (Malcolm McDowell), gossipy secretary Brenda (Ellen Wong), and the inept Deputy Giles (Andrew Cecon), Deputy Bradimore must track a Santa Clause killer during the small town’s Christmas Eve Santa parade, when half the town is dressed in the same costume as the killer. Suspects begin to add up as Aubrey investigates; including Mayor Revie, his porn star daughter Tiffany and her boyfriend Dennis, despicable Reverend Madeley, and the snarky Santa Jim (Donal Logue). As the killer begins pursuing the naughty citizens in the town, the body count begins to rise. Will Deputy Bradimore discover the killer’s identity before the murderer gets to her?

No:1 Rare Exports

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Rare Exports is a subtitled Finnish production that pays a great homage to Mr joe Dante. The story centres around  the original Santa Claus legend – a withered, wild beast of a Claus, who really would chill the very of the naughty kids out there. He’s a child eating makes Santa with an army of sick naked old man elves who stir up a huge hornets nest of  horror.

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In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. A team of scientists have discovered something that’s slaughtering Reindeer and threatening the livelihood of the local community, a trap is set, but it’s only young Pietari who’s initially convinced of the true identity of the gnarly old man with the long white beard, chained up in his father’s basement and awoken by the smell of gingerbread.

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It’s an Epic p[iece of cinematography and takes the viewer on a journey that leaves the subtitles behind as it sucks the audience into the story. t’s not often that half way through a foreign subtitled film, that you suddenly realise that it could almost be in English (I found the same thing with Pans Labyrinth) Seen through a child’s eyes, Rare Exports takes the Number 1 spot this Christmas for it’s originality and the scariest Santa helpers you’re ever likely to see. Merry Christmas.

Airdog Drone – GoPro Quadcopter

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Blanc Creative saw Airdog and simply thought this is awesome and could not resist backing the project. Blanc Creative are extremely pleased to be adding this awesome piece of technology to their growing list of video production equipment. The first international shipment of Airdog will include a Blanc Creative unit when Airdog literally launches at the end of 2014.

AirDog is a small, agile, foldable quadcopter, especially designed for filmmakers and action sports enthusiasts who use GoPro cameras.

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Like its canine namesake, AirDog automatically follows you wherever you go, whatever you do. It’s not bothered by pelting rain, freezing temps, massive waves, or freaking insane places. AirDog doesn’t say “no.” It just follows, flying right along.

AirDog is your sidekick, just in case you can’t rent a helicopter plus professional photographer to take a video of your black diamond run. AirDog is your personal training assistant, allowing you to review what you’re doing right, and where you need to improve. AirDog can transport you to views that you never thought possible. AirDog can persuade others to join you in your extremes.

Just strap the AirLeash (tracker device) on your wrist or helmet, and the AirDog is ready to follow you

Inside, AirDog is really complex technology. But using and controlling AirDog is really simple.

Here’s the basic idea

AirDog follows a signal from the programmable tracker – AirLeash. We could use a smartphone, but you need more precise tracking for actions sports. So we designed AirLeash.

The AirLeash is a small waterproof computerized tracker with clever software and sensors inside. It sends signals to the AirDog, indicating exact movement trajectory.

It may look bulky now, but as soon as we start production it will be half the size and with multiple attachment opportunities (helmet, snow-googles, wrist, bike handle-bar, etc)

Blanc Creative Video Production Norwich will be the first to show off AirLeash, shown in this picture is current working prototype. It is going to be two times smaller when we launch production.
AirLeash shown in this picture is current working prototype. It is going to be two times smaller when we launch production.

The drone performs inflight calculations to correct its flying pattern, and points the camera at the user wearing AirLeash.

Takeoff and landing is completely autonomous, freeing you to focus on your performance. It will land at the end of your track, or return to the takeoff spot when the battery begins to run low. An alarm on the AirLeash tells you when AirDog’s battery is too low to continue.

We spent countless caffeine-fueled hours, hacking intelligent flight code algorithms. The result is functionality that allows AirDog to follow you while you’re riding down the slope or flipping around on a halfpipe. You don’t have to worry about controlling the camera.

Strap it on, cue it up, and do epic things.

There are six Follow modes that you can configure and control with your AirLeash and smartphone app. Each one is a great choice and will deliver stunning results, regardless of your sport. You’ll probably want to use all six.

1. Auto-follow. Will work with almost any sports. In this mode AirDog will follow you repeating exactly your movement trajectory while maintaining its position in preset distance and altitude from you. It will follow you at speeds up to 40 mph.

2. Relative position follow. In this mode AirDog will maintain constant offset relative to magnetic north from the rider. For example, you can set it to keep a 10 meter distance at 4 meters high to the east from your position. Even when you change your direction, the AirDog will stay at the same preset angle from you. We suggest this mode for straight line wakeboard cable parks, surfing, and some other sports.

3. Follow track. This is the safest way to operate AirDog. Simply go for one lap with AirLeash and it will record your track. Then adjust AirDogs trajectory to your liking in smartphone app. AirDog will repeatedly fly over the exact set trajectory and the camera will be continually adjusted to aim at the rider.This is the most creative mode where you can become a true director of your movie. Adjust AirDog’s trajectory to avoid obstacles like buildings or trees. You can even make it to shoot you from different angle on different spots/kickers in the track. It might sound complicated, but its a simple few tap process in AirDog smartphone app.

4. Hover and Aim. The Hover and Aim setting allows AirDog to stay in one position above the ground, but constantly directing the camera at the AirLeash. This setting is perfect for tight places such as smaller skateparks, narrow forest trails, or for activities such as bungee jumping or base jumping, where clearance from equipment is important.

5. Circle. In this setting, AirDog makes circular rotations on a set radius and altitude, keeping the camera aimed at the AirLeash. This for slow speed or static shots to show impressive view around you.

6. Look down. The most simple mode but can produce very stunning results. Simply “walk” your AirDog above a ramp or kicker where you are about to throw some epic tricks and with push of a button it will freeze its position and aim camera straight down. Now make sure you don’t go too high.

Not satisfied with all these amazing options? No worries.

We’ll always be adding new flight modes through firmware and app updates. We depend on user feedback to continually develop Airdog into something that’s jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring.

The AirDog is designed to go farther and higher than you thought possible. If you’ve ever wanted to shoot an edgy music video from off a cliff, the AirDog is your solution. If you’re shooting an indie movie, and want some clutch aerial shots for the car chase scene, the AirDog is happy to oblige.

Here is little longer story about why we created “AirLeash”

The AirDog uses a unique dedicated tracker called “AirLeash” that guides and controls the AirDog in flight. Why did we invent a new device? Why not just use a smartphone app?

A year ago when we started developing the AirDog, we thought it would be a great idea to make AirDog follow a smartphone. We abandoned this idea really quickly.

Here’s why.

1. Smarphone’s Poor Usability in Many Sports Have you ever tried to use your smartphone while surfing a huge wave? Yeah, the water might be a problem. How about using it while executing a cab 5 double grab? Those gloves would kind of get in the way. What about emergency situations, where terminating flight and landing the AirDog is important?

A smartphone was simply not an option if we wanted to maintain safety or efficiency.

2. Lack of Vital Sensors for Precise Auto-follow In testing, we discovered that average smartphone GPS accuracy in a horizontal plane is about 5-10 meters. The margin of error doubles when measuring altitude.

We realized that if we wanted a precise flight tracker, we needed extremely high level sensors. In addition, we would have to develop complicated sensor fusion algorithms to calculate and predict movement trajectory while keeping the camera aimed at rider all the time.

Technologically, no smartphone has such capabilities.

3. Limited WiFi and Bluetooth range Different smartphones have different ranges, but it was clear that anything beyond 30-50 meters was not possible. This can be problem when you’re surfing out in the ocean 350 meters from the drone, and want it to launch and come to you. Or, let’s say you’re riding downhill at 30 mph, and the drone just loses signal. You could potentially lose your drone forever! The stringent standards of AirDog required something with long range power.

As amazing as smartphones are, they simply can’t meet the high demands of many action sports. In true innovation style, we ditched our idea, went back to the drawing board, and created a solution.

The result is better than we hoped. It’s an easy-to-use, sturdy, reliable, long range wireless transmission and custom-developed tracker. It’s called AirLeash.

What do you get when you throw aviation experts, entrepreneurs, programmers, developers, and extreme sports fanatics into a box, and shake it up?

You get us. We’re kind of a quirky group.

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Our team at all its glory

We love doing something fanatical like MX, wakeboarding, snowboarding, kitesurfing, skating, surfing, or other daredevil stunts. But when we get sort of serious, we’re cooking up technology that’s just as extreme as the action sports we love.

AirDog is the product of years of development, the pinnacle of drone technology, the apex of sports videography. (And it took a heck of a lot of coffee.)

Now, we’re ready to introduce this mind-blowing technology to extreme sports fans all over the world.

This invention is a dream come true.

If you’re already an experienced remote control (RC) pilot, you’ll love Airdog’s manual flight features. Although AirDog boasts fully autonomous flight modes, you can also use it for FPV (First Person View) or indoor video shooting with your RC transmitter. Simply connect any TX module that supports PPM mode and has more than 6 channels, and fly AirDog completely manually.

But there’s more! You can combine AirDog’s auto-follow feature with manual control. Simply attach the AirLeash tracker to the object you want to shoot — car, boat, animal, whatever — and manually turn follow mode on or off whenever you want to switch to or from manual mode. This way, you can use the auto-follow tracker with enhanced RC maneuvers to make circular fly-around moves at the precise radius and speed.

With this amazing combination of auto-follow and manual control, AirDog is a total game changer in aerial video shooting. You won’t believe the creative possibilities.

So you want to make videos that look drop dead awesome, professional, and really top-notch. We get that.

We designed AirDog, while chanting the mantra “stable, stable, stable.” Okay, maybe it wasn’t exactly like that, but you get the idea. We think stability is important, and we obsessed over it.

AirDog uses  2 axis gyro-stabilized gimbal with the following features to make sure that your aerial videos are as stable as a tripod on a granite slab. Here’s what we engineered:

– Auto pitch and yaw – camera will always be pointed to the tracker;
– Horizon alignment (roll stabilization);
– Vibration isolation;
– AirDog is the only drone that carries GoPro in its protective casing, your camera will be happy for that.

In other words, your GoPro footage is stable as anything, even while airborne, even while flying at 40 mph, and even while tracking your progress on the slalom.

To use AirDog, simply attach your GoPro to the drone’s gimbal and you’re ready for stable action shots.

Early gimbal prototype test demonstrates camera stability.

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Fosters Solicitors Time Lapse Teaser

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The East Anglian Game & Country Fair is an annual two day, family event held at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich.

Blanc Creative produced a little Time Lapse Teaser from the first day and Fosters and a full video will follow very shortly. Their fabulous team, clad in Hunter Wellington Boots were armed with sweets and complimentary drinks for anybody who wanted to hear more about what the business offers, or just popping by for an informal chat.  

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RODE NTG3 Microphone

Here at Blanc Creative, we really like the thought of showcasing the equipment we use in the field on our website and to share across the web, our own thoughts and views about it’s build quality and value for money. Choosing a microphone can be a serious headache, so after literally days of searching, some initial tests and feedback from our colleagues within the industry, we took the plunge and purchased the RODE NTG3 Microphone.   I have to say we were not disappointed.

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