Gavin Garrison recently returned from shooting six-months’ worth of drone footage on the high seas in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. He has produced two seasons of the Emmy-nominated reality show Whale Wars, as well as Whale Wars: A Commander Rises (Discovery). Gavin received his master’s degree in film production from the University of Southern California; he is a Samsung Imagelogger and Pond5 Ambassador. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @gavingarrison and check out his new IG @dronefortwo.
Education, Pro Tips
5 Editing Techniques Guaranteed to Create Emotional Impact
We humans are designed to experience (and enjoy) a great range of emotion, so buckle up to learn how to tug on those heartstrings and play them like a fiddle.
How DJI Drones Helped Bring Down an Illegal Fishing Operation
Drones became a crucial part of Sea Shepherd’s “Operation Driftnet” campaign, which made history when the Chinese government intervened. Here’s how it happened, and why.
Artist Spotlight, Pro Tips
Aerial Cinematography Tips from a Professional Drone Operator
Drones are powerful tools that should be used wisely. “I always tell people that a drone is another tool in your bag of tricks,” says Matt Rodgers. “It’s not meant to take the place of a full-scale, a technocrane, or a dolly.”
Drones for Conservation: A DIY Effort to Help Protect the Planet
A low-cost drone that autonomously surveys areas of concern to conservationists can revolutionize the way we monitor and protect our environment. Here’s how one team is working toward that reality.
Community, Pro Tips
Scouting in China: A Guide to Documentary Planning
When it comes to documentaries, sometimes you don’t know what story you’re going to tell before you start a project. The best way to tackle these situations is to prepare as thoroughly as you can.
Community, Pro Tips
Travel Smart: Top Gear for Shooting on the Road
With all the gadgets on the market, it’s tough to decide what gear is going to make your life easier when you hit the road. From the desert to the mountains, discover some of this season’s best products.
Pro Tips, Trends
Aerial Alternatives: What to Do When You Can’t Drone
Drones allow us to get incredibly cinematic panoramas and replicate high-end production moves. However, we’ve got lots of options for recreating the vistas our drones are going to miss.
Pro Tips, Reviews
Drone Wars: DJI Inspire 1 Pro vs. Phantom 4
The Inspire X5 and Phantom 4 are the newest, best drones available in their respective lines from DJI — how could you possibly decide between the two? This handy guide should make the decision easier.
Drone Safety and Regulations: The Shifting State of Aerial Affairs
So, you want to become a drone pilot? Before you get off the ground, there’s one important question to answer: Is flying a drone legal? Explore these resources and tips to dive deeper into the subject.