Thursday, September 26, 2019

iPhone 11 120 fps vs 240 fps slowmo test!

The new iPhone 11 comes with 120 frames per second and 240 frames per second slow motion in 1080p. I tested both the slowmo speeds to see how they look through the iPhone 11's two cameras, the wide (standard lens) and the new ultra wide.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Reservoir shot on iPhone 11

I shot some test footage using the new iPhone 11 wide and ultra wide angle cameras and quickly put together this short video. Filmed on 4K 60p and 1080p 120 fps slow motion. All shots are handheld. No gimbal. No tripod.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Viking Jupiter Shakedown Cruise

Viking Cruises' latest ocean ship, the Viking Jupiter on its Shakedown Cruise in February 2019 to Ravenna, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Olympia and Athens. Viking Jupiter is the sixth ship in the fleet and was named after the king of gods in Roman mythology.

Shot and edited by yours truly. Music by Ikson. Some photos below. More on my Instagram.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Danube: A Viking River Cruise Story

Sailing on Europe's second longest river, the Danube, on Viking River Cruises award winning Longships and exploring Vienna, Spitz, Pochlarn, Passau, Linz, Melk, Bratislava and Budapest.

This video was shot using Panasonic Lumix GH5S and DJI Mavic 2 Pro and edited by yours truly. Music by Ikson.

Here are some stills from my Instagram.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Morning In Moganshan

A morning spent in Moganshan also known as Mount Mogan in Hangzhou, China. Located 200km from Shanghai, the 719m high mountain is a popular tourist destination in China. It is a major bamboo area with lush bamboo forests on its slopes and surroundings.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Some unused footage from my documentary Kung Fu Journey

You can watch Kung Fu Journey, directed by me, here.

Flying over Moganshan, China

Screengrabs from A Morning In Moganshan

Here are some screengrabs from my upcoming work titled A Morning In Moganshan which will be out soon. Filmed in Mount Mogan aka Moganshan in Zhejiang, China.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Flying over West Lake, Hangzhou to catch sunset

Flew the DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture sunset over the famous West Lake in Hangzhou, China. The fresh water lake was selected in 2011 as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Additional shots taken with the GH5S. No background music used. Only natural sounds from the lake and forest.

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My YouTube channel reaches 10,000 subscribers

Received an email from YouTube letting me know that my IZ Reloaded YouTube channel has reached 10,000 subscribers. Thanks for all the subs and views.

My travel essentials... what are yours?

Travel essentials!

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Happy Star Wars Day!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Apple's "THREE MINUTES": A 3-Minute Recut

I did this 3-minute recut of Apple's Chinese New Year short film "THREE MINUTES". What if you only have 3 minutes for a reunion? What if you only have 3 minutes to tell this story?

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Testing the Metabones Speed Booster Ultra on Panasonic MFT cameras

The Metabones Speedbooster Ultra allows the use of Canon EF lenses on Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds bodies such as the GH5, G85, G9 and GH4. It increases maximum aperture by 1 stop and makes lens 0.71x wider. I tested the Metabones Ultra on my Panasonic bodies (video here) and found that it works pretty well with the Canon EF lenses including the monster zoom lens Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM.

This combo (Metabones + Canon 100-400) was used to shoot the recent total lunar eclipse with the Pansonic GH5 and G85.

Watch video of the Super Blue Bood Moon here.