Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


The drone video filmed at Santa Monica’s famed Muscle Beach. It was posted by Vimeo user Robert McIntosh, whose page features a ton more awesome drone videos. A bit of research reveals that he shoots most of his footage with a 250 mm mini quadcoptor that is likely custom-built – with an action camera mounted to it. The small size explains its uncanny ability to squeeze through tight spaces mid-flight.

The sound effects in the drone footage add to the video, but McIntosh’s flight skills and the resulting footage are nothing short of breathtaking.

Muscle-Up from Robert McIntosh on Vimeo.

Raw Clip Before Stabilization from Robert McIntosh on Vimeo.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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