So excited that the official Stranger Things twitter account tweeted “Hamster Things”!
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) October 7, 2016
Ten minutes into the first episode of the Netflix original series “Stranger Things” I fell in love. I made this homage using some of my good friends at the Westchester Hamster Rescue.
Music by Mark Lewis
VFX by Loris Ravera
Some behind the scenes photos:
This is me shooting on the Sony FS7 at the Westchester Rescued Hamster Haven. You can adopt a hamster there!
Laura did an amazing job building a tiny Castle Byres. Isn’t it cute??
Bob Al-Greene did a great job on this portal illustration:
Before shooting with real hamsters I usually do some camera tests with whatever is around the office:
I carefully hand painted the lettering and tried to be as close to the show:
If Barb was a hamster she might look like this:
Getting the mail with a drone??? Why??! Why NOT?!! At Mashable we decided to see if drones could do some chores around the house. Here’s the first one where we used an octocopter to get the mail. It worked! .. sorta…
Video by Keith Hopkin
Drone Pilot: Christopher Kaczmarzyk
Host: Max Knoblauch
Special Thanks to Joe Dobise
I’ve always been a fan of GoPro cameras. They were the enabling camera technology that allowed me to shoot the viral video series Dogs in Cars with their first HD model. Now they’ve jumped into the drone market. They’ve been teasing this all year and I just caught a Live Stream of GoPro CEO Nick Woodman presenting the new Karma package. It looks pretty awesome. They have created a companion product much like the DJI Osmo gimbal. So look forward to a LOT of smooth, stabilized footage from the GoPro community. I’m excited to get my hands on one of these. It starts at $799 without a camera.
You read that title right! Using this hilarious and simple hardware hack and the Twilio communication service you can hook up a giant button to an Arduino and a webcam and teach your dog to snap photos that are automatically sent to your phone!
Read more about how to do it here: http://mashable.com/2016/07/26/teach-dog-text-selfie/
Special thanks to Greg Baugues for making this happen.