Elevate Blog


This is the official blog of Elevate Visuals. Video, Post Production, Commericals, Promotional video, Pre-Production, DIY Projects, gear reviews,  and much more. Located in Petaluma, CA.

Welp...The Zacuto Zamerican Arm Broke...

DJI Ronin Prep for "Every 15 Minutes" Party Scene - Healdsburg High School

You Know You Have Camera Gear Problems When...

Throwback Thursday: Filming "Urban Shield" Exercises on Old Span Of Bay Bridge

Adding a Belt Clip to Tascam DR-40 Portable Audio Recorder

Scouting Crash Cars for Healdsburg High School "Every 15 Minutes" Film

Scouting crash cars for the Every 15 Minutes program that we will soon be filming @healdsburghigh. #crunch#crash #Every15Minutes #goodcause #drunkdriving #police @healdsburgfire #emt #highschool 

Salamander Cruising Around The Backyard

I was heading out to the coast to film this evening, but was side tracked by this guy in my yard. 

I ended up crawling around on my hands and knees filming him for an hour and a half with the @Blackmagic_News Cinema Camera 2.5k and an old Nikon AI-S f3.5 35-70mm macro lens instead.

Sending in the DJI Ronin Gimbal For Repair

Hopefully see you REALLY soon #DJIRonin! I hope the @djiglobal exorcists can get the demon out that possessed you! #tweakingout #gimbal#needthisthingasap

Hopefully see you REALLY soon #DJIRonin! I hope the @djiglobal exorcists can get the demon out that possessed you! #tweakingout #gimbal#needthisthingasap

The very new DJI Ronin was starting to show signs of demonic possession (tweaking out without any user input). It started moving on its own, as well as losing SmoothTrack mode intermittantly, which left me no choice but to contact DJI and get it fixed under warranty.

Hopefully they can figure it out and get it back to us ASAP!

Once it did a 360* head spin without me controlling it, I knew something was up.