Annual 4th of July Block Party!

Our neighbors host an annual 4th of July block party. This was our first time going, since we moved in July 25th of last year and missed it. Our neighborhood has probably doubled in size over the past year though, so it was great to meet a bunch of new faces. Had a great time catching up with some of our closest friends as well. Here’s a video that I put together, after the event.

Waukee Back Country

Here’s a video I shot today of the back creeks and water tower by our home. I’ve been wanting to shoot this tower for quite some time, and the winds were calm enough today to attempt it. Someday, my goal is to take these clips and make a nice trailer of our area in central Iowa.

2015 Is Here…!

Today, the first day of 2015, was a beautiful and sunny 35 degree day in central Iowa. My parents are in town and they head back to San Diego tomorrow morning. Southern California had their share of snow and cold weather this week, a highly unusual event. We’ve had a bitter chill happening here, but no snow unfortunately. We were hoping for a White Christmas and it didn’t happen. Shot some aerial video today; my Dad and I out running my dog and filming from my Quadcopter :

Wishing everyone a Happy 2015! Make this year the best…

Penoach Winery Visit

Today¬†was my first time to the Penoach Winery in Adel, Iowa. The wines were surprisingly good; my expectations were lower for Iowa wineries but I’ve been pleased thus far. The owners were extremely nice and I’m sure we’ll be back soon. Since it’s only 10-15 minutes away, and we like the wine, this will be a place that we take family and friends when they come to visit. I had a chance to fly my Quadcopter around as well, which is always fun. I set the GoPro to 2.7k at 30fps and I used Final Cut for the first time. I’m quite pleased with the end result, but I have a lot of learning to do when it comes to Final Cut; iMovie was so much easier! Here’s what I ended up with :

Penoach Winery – Adel, IA from Cameron Stotz on Vimeo.