Morro Bay, California plays host to the Avocado and Margarita Festival annually, and this year Sky Pirate got to be a part of it by capturing photo and video of the lively event. In order to capture the event, Sky Pirate’s Jason Lee, used the RED Raven camera, DJI Ronin-MX gimbal, and Phantom 4 drone.
All of the equipment proved useful in different ways, Jason said.
“The Ronin-MX was pretty cool to have in the crowd and especially when we were leading in front of the drummers”, Jason said. “RED was great for slow motion, and the Phantom 4 was just super easy to fly and get those aerial shots of the entire event.”
The RED camera proved itself during filming, not only capturing great slow motion shots, but also with the dreary weather. The Avocado and Margarita Festival took place outside, on the streets directly across from the bay, leading to some unfortunate cloud coverage.
“The lighting was pretty crummy,” Jason said. “Very gray and not much going on in the sky. We can’t really control that, but the shooting raw with RED gave us more control over the sky in some shoots.”
So how was the event itself?
“Everyone was having a great time and pretty excited about their margaritas,” Jason said. “The margarita bar was pretty entertaining to watch. They were constantly filling up drinks and serving them. The drummers were also very entertaining to watch. Everyone seemed to be moving with their beat as they paraded around the festival.”
See the results for yourselves in our video of the colorful event!