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Trevor Rogers Experience

2017
- Gaffer
   Feature
   Fatal Mistakes
- Key Grip
   Feature
   The Long Dumb Road
2016
- MoVI M15 Gimbal Operator
   Video about Guadalupe County Hospital
   American Hospital Association
- Gaffer
   Lifetime Feature
   Be My Baby
- Lamp Operator
   AMC
   Better Call Saul Season 3 Episode 3 & 4
- Lamp Operator
   Netflix
   Godless
- Lamp Operator
   Feature
   Cliffs of Freedom
- MoVI M15 Gimbal Operator
   Online
   VTS
- Gaffer
   Feature
   Furthest Witness
- Gaffer
   Commercial
   NM Judge
- Camera Operator
   TV Pilot
   Nat Geo
- Lamp Operator
   Feature
   Granite Mountain
- Gaffer/AC
   TV
   Great Scenic Railway Journeys
- Director of Photography
   Music Video
   The Kipsies "Rainy Day"
- EPK Gaffer
   EPK
   Granite Mountain
- Key Grip
   Commercial
   Route 66 Casino
- Director of Photography
   Online
   Corrales NM Food Video
- Director of Photography
   Governmental
   Slow Motion Military Testing in AK
-Gaffer
   Commercial
   Santa Fe Drinks
-Gaffer
   A&E
   Behind Bars: Rookie Year Interviews
-MoVI Operator
   Red October Productions
    Commercial
-MoVI Operator
   VTS
    Corporate
-Key Grip
   TC Motion
    Chicco - Viaro Commercial
-Gaffer
   Kam Productions
    MorningStar Farms Commercials
-MoVI Controller
   KOB
    David C. Chavez Commercials
-Director
   T-Ro Films
    Web Commercial
2015
-Camera Operator
   A&E
   Behind Bars: Rookie Year
-Director of Photography
   American Federation of Teachers
    100 Year anniversary. Footage and
    interviews
-Camera Operator
   HP Conference
    Live concert from: American Authors
-Received CDL
   Class A Commercial Drivers License
   Doubles, Tripels and Tanker Endorsements
-Camera Operator
   Al Jazeera
    Alan Dieh Interview
-Gaffer
   Sonic
    Corporate Video for their annual meeting
-Camera Operator
   CNN
    Alan Dieh Interview
-Camera Operator
   Fox News
    Alan Dieh Interview
-Camera Operator
   Fox Business
    Lee Munson Interview on Varney
-Best Boy Grip
   Priceless
   Feature Film
-Gaffer
   Augmedix
    Google Glass Comercial
-Swing Grip & Gaffer
   Sana Ana Star Casino
    Why Would you Play Anywhere Else?
-Grip
   Marlboro
   Commercial
-Key Grip
   Imitation Girl
   Feature Film
-Key Grip
   Katie Says Goodbye
   Feature Film
-Sound/AC
   La Locas "pilot"
   Sirens Media
-Grip/Dolly Grip
   The Bomb
   Lone Wolf Media
2014
-Camera Operator
   Verizon Wireless
   Internal Video
-BRoll DP
   Death Everlasting
   Reel Flicks
-DIT
   Crowd Control "Musical Road"
   NatGeo
-Best Boy Electric
   Muscle Tek
   Commercials
-Gaffer
   Dead of Night Episode 210
   Discovery

-Swing Grip & Gaffer
   Sana Ana Star Casino
    Why Would you Play Anywhere Else?
   ImageCrew LLC
-Gaffer
   Pilot "Shot on Film" Too Many Crockets
   Heck Films
-Gaffer
   Soccer Game
   Albuquerque SOL soccer Games
-AC
   Legends & Lies
   Fox News

-Sound
   Documentary
   Gathering of the Nations
2013
-Camera Operator and Lighting
   Interviews
   AON
-Director
   Promo
   Improve Group & Logitag Systems
-AC/Sound
   I'd Kill For You
   Investigation Discovery

-Camera Operator
   Promo
   Carrington College ABQ
-Director of Photography
   Jan Bartelstone
   Then Comes Godiva
-Director of Photography
   Series
   Hunter's Game

-Director of Photography
   Rocket Buster Boots Sizzle Reel
   Cineflix Productions
-Teleprompter
   Internal Video
   Johnson & Johnson
2012
-Director, Director of Photography, Editor
   Thyssenkrupp Elevator
      Single Bottom Cylinders,
      Enviromax Oil
-AC
   TV Pilot
   Gunslingers, Castle Pictures

-Utility
   Stratos Jump man 3
   Red Bull
-Director of Photography
   Artist Biographys
   cdsavoia

- Media Wrangler
   Internal Video
   Accion
-Grip
   New Mexico Development Video
-Teleprompter
   Internal Video
   Johnson & Johnson
-Director, Director of Photography, Editor
   Thyssenkrupp Elevator
      Door Operators,
      Solid State Starters,
      Power Units,
      Battery Lowering,
      HyPower,
      Battery Lowering,
      Oil Coolers
-Grip/Gaff
   Whitener Law Firm
   Zombie Commercial
-Cinematographer
   Chloe Interview
   MTV True Life

-Gaffer
   Whitener Law Firm
   Commercial
-Utility
   Stratos Jump man 2
   Red Bull
-Utility/Grip
   Political
   Heather Wilson
-SteadyCam Operator
   Behind the Scenes Rout 66 Calendar
   Girls in 3D
   Production Outfitters
-Camera Operator, Streaming Technician
   World wide webcast
   Center for Action and Contemplation
-Camera Operator, Gaffer
   Press conference
   T-Mobile
-Camera Operator, Grip
   Fatal Encounters
   Discovery

-Grip
   Political
   Marty Chávez
-EPK Teleprompter, Grip
   The Vow, Feature
   Spyglass Entertainment

-Gaffer
   Goveners Prayer Breakfast
   Live Television
-Camera Operator, Grip
   Michele's Story, PSA
   Parallax Productions
-Camera Operator, Grip
   Piolet for Reality Show
   NRG Staging
2011
-AC & ran Go Pro’s
   Doomsday Preppers
   NatGeo
-Spy camera technician & Camera Operator
   Dr. Phil Show
   Talk Show

-Camera Operator
   SouthWest Indian Foundation
   Infomercial
-EPK Grip
   Game Change, Feature
   HBO Movie
-ENG Crew Grip
   Luche Libre, MTV II
   Reality Television Season II and III

-Grip/AC
   Intel
   Company video
-P2 Wrangler & Grip
   TapOut, Virtual Training Center
   Online MMA Training Videos
-DP/Director
   Thyssenkrupp, Elevators
   Lead videographer for Thyssenkrupp USA
-EPK Grip
   Breaking Bad, AMC
   TV Series

-Grip
   Whitener Law Firm
   Commercial
-Gaffer
   Goveners Prayer Breakfast
   Live Television
-AC, Grip & Sound
   Housing and Urban Development
   Governmental video
-P2 Wrangler & Grip
   Nationwide
   Company video
2010
-Director, Director of Photography, Editor
   Safety Video, Thyssenkrupp Elevator
-Spy camera technician
   Dr. Phil Show
   Talk Show

-Jib Assistant
   War Stories with Ollie North, Fox News
   News
-Jib Assistant
   Home Grown Terror, Fox News
   News
-P2 Wrangler
   Tapout VTC
-Grip
   Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, pre-
      game golf show
   Interview
-Grip
   Chasing Zero, Winning the War on
     Healthcare Harm- with Dennis Quaid
   Documentary
2009
-EPK D.I.T., Grip
   Breaking Bad, AMC
   Promotions
-Personal Assistant, Camera Operator
   Intervention, A&E
   Reality Television

-Camera Operator
   New Mexico’s first educational spaceport
      rocket launch.
   News, National Geographic, and Discovery
   Wilson Binkley Advertising & Marketing
2008
-Camera Operator, Digital Imaging Technician
   Becoming Eduardo, Open Range Pictures
   Independent Film

-Director of Photography
    Boom II
   Military Training Video
-Did various jobs in making commercials for
   Aggie Experience. Jib Op.
2005-2009
-College

Freefly Systems MoVI M15’s New Software

So Freefly Systems has done it again! They are coming out with the biggest update since they invented the MoVI. We are currently using the software “Akira” and beta testing it for Freefly systems. What has changed? A lot! They added new app that has new modes within the MoVI that can be used. These Modes are Timelapse mode, Hi Preformance “hiper” Stabilization, and Target Mode.

Time-Lapse Mode

Time lapse mode! This is one I am proud of! It feels like I had a part it developing this mode because it wasn’t too long ago when I was figuring out ways to trick the MoVI into doing time-lapses and posting my results within the MoVI user forums. So as you could imagine I was pretty excited to see that they have designed a user friendly way to motion control the MoVI! Wait did I just say motion control? I DID! Essentially the Time-Lapse mode could be used either as a motion control device or time-lapse device.  You basically enter your starting point and end point with up to 8 different points between and tell it how fast to move between the points. so you can play it back really fast or really really slow. I first tested this in Durango, CO when I was gaffing a commercial. I brought my MoVI to try some motion controlled time-lapses.  I am super excited to have this feature at my finger tips now and can’t wait to see what opportunities it brings T-Ro Films in the future.

High Performance

So Freefly Systems claims that their high performance with the new Akira update improves stabilization 30%-50%. Which is huge! I have a bit of a hard time telling if it is more stable. But I do notice the motors sound different. So it should be working. My new work defiantly looks smoother then the old work. However, it could be because I started using the Hoverboard with the MoVI recently as well. Freefly did say that by installing the update and just tuning it the high performance is utilized. So there is no setting to turn it on or off.

Target Mode

This is another part of the akira update that gets me excited. Targeting mode basically lets you lock a location via GPS and the MoVI will lock onto that location. This could be handy if you are spinning around a subject fairly fast and are having a hard time tracking to the subject using majestic mode. I know I usually have the smoothing turned up high and window about 10 degrees. So this makes the MoVI really smooth while in majestic but makes it hard to do quick pans. Therefore, I see target mode coming in handy if I am zipping around a subject with my hoverboard really quick but can’t pan fast enough. I can lock the gps to where the subject is located and the MoVI will lock onto that subject. The nice part is you can offset pan and tilt to get the frame you need. But what if your subject is moving away from the locked GPS coordinates? Freefly has that covered! Just through a mimic tracker on your subject and it will follow the subject where ever he goes. This could be very very handy for extreme sports. I do a lot of extreme sports like BMX dirt jumping, to rock climbing. If I do not have a person controlling the MoVI and am riding or running down a hill filming a BMXer jumping it gets hard to watch where I am riding and focus to use majestic to keep the subject in frame. I love the idea of just putting a tracker on the subject and just focus on not wrecking with a expensive MoVI. However I would like to see the feature accept the app on a smart phone. Because most smart phones these days have built in GPS and I am sure you can get it to lock onto a phone. My target mode does not work very well. It still has a lot of bugs to work out however I think freefly is on the right track!

About the Author:

Trevor Rogers started out with a big dream in a small town. A big dream to make Movies of the same quality or better then those seen in the little local theatre. He used to make videos with his friends growing up. His hobby turned into a passion and he graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Digital Film and Cinematography. He then turned his passion into a career. Trevor currently has worked on over 60 productions start to finish. Tv shows like Breaking Bad, Dr. Phil, Intervention, Doomsday Preppers, MTV True Life, Fatal Encounters, and Features like The Vow, Game Changer, Avengers, and Becoming Eduardo. He founded T-Ro Films LLC and is currently part owner.

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