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Black Angels Recon Join Forces with Operation Underground Railroad

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Operation Underground Railroad is a private non-profit organization consisting of ex military and federal agents that went to the private sector to take on this somewhat, “out of sight out of mind” epidemic of child sex slavery.

Their goal is to save these children by raising money from anyone concerned enough to donate.  Black Angels Recon Airsoft group wanted to get on board with this heroic effort made by O.U.R..

$10 dollars got you into their game: “Operation Abolitionist”. as well as ten chances to win prizes at the event.  Donations by Airsofters reached as high as $100 dollars and every penny was donated to Operation Underground Railroad in efforts to rescue these enslaved children from all over the world.

Just over a thousand dollars was donated from this Airsoft event which equals out to a future operation that will literally save one child from sex slavery.  Congratulations Black Angels Recon!

To donate to their great cause, visit Operation Underground Railroad online:
http://www.OurRescue.org

Visit Black Angels Recon online:
http://www.BlackAngelsRecon.com

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Other videos in the end slate are here:

Operation: “Trick-or-Treat”
http://youtu.be/ve-gRg7sd3Q

Operation: “Shafted”
http://youtu.be/PWVKjR2U2jM

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Airsoft Act of Valor – And Private BTA Game

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Here’s a little footage from a Black Thorn Airsoft game held at the Fear Factory haunted house in Salt Lake City Utah.

Airsoft! here’s some random footage I took with my phone during a Black Thorn Airsoft game. Plus a little act of valor bonus at the end. “Cowboy” jumps on a thunder bee!

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Operation: Revenge 2 – Big Airsoft Game

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Operation Revenge 2 was hosted by Black Thorn Airsoft on April 27th 2013.  There were over 100 players that morning.  Cameras used were the Canon T2i and the Go Pro 3 Black. The quad copter used is a Rotor Concept HPQ1, its a great quad copter but for the money i spent on it I could of had a GPS controlled DJI Phantom with an IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) which I hope to have in the near future.  Before I go on and on about quad copters, check out this game video, give it a thumbs up if you will and then I will have more about quad copters below.

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Find the Sniper Episode 4: http://youtu.be/2lNOTTi6c-w
Feelin Lucky? http://youtu.be/q_Dc3d6gHyE

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More about quad copters! – DJI; which is the company that makes a very futuristic looking quad copter that has three amazing features such as GPS stabilizing which allows for locking your hover in once you let go of the controls and IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) which is excellent for beginners and also has this great feature called RTH (Return to Home) that when and if the copter looses signal or you turn off the controller, the Phantom will return to where is originally took off from and land nice and carefully. DJI will also be releasing a gimbal unit that will attach to existing DJI Phantoms that will assist in the capture of perfectly smooth footage from your Go Pro 2 or 3.  Now you will probably end up spending around $1,600 dollars with the quad copter and stabilizer, (when it is actually released) so you will either need to have some money to blow on some super fun toy or have a job like mine where you can actually use it in film making and write it off on taxes as a business expense.  But anyway, there are great videos that go in depth about the DJI Phantom as well as the steadying gimbal device they will hopefully soon release that I am busting at the seams to own! Did I just say that? weird, it was the first thing off the top of my head.

Below are some links about the phantom and one of my favorite FPV flights from a RC copter!

Here is a review of the DJI Phantom by Vidmuze: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cKYqR9Y-3o
A recent video about FPV flying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZZy9p7_dVU
I little info by the man himself about the Phantom’s IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0dm100xz6U
The coolest FPV flying ive ever seen! http://vimeo.com/61155597

Also, I am looking at doing some FPV flying with my quad copter too.  FPV flying is First Person View flying.  In my case this is where I will hook a wireless transmitter and receiver to my quad that will transmit a signal from my Go Pro Hero 3 Black (which is the lightest and greatest Hero of the Go Pro’s to date) to a pair of goggles which enables me to fly the copter as if I am aboard flying it.  I have yet to fly FPV but I am super psyched about it and cant wait to receive my FPV kit.  I bought my FPV kit online at Hobby King along with  some upgraded antennas. Oh, if you have or are buying that kit you’ll need an adapter to see what your GoPro Hero is seeing (The previous links will take you there) Now ive noticed that previous to me buying these they were on back-order, but a day later the stock was full, so check back if that happens cause they seem to be on the ball with restocking. I don’t have anything else to say, so comment on this post if you’d like to talk more!

Airsoft GI – Top 5 Airsoft Content Count Down Week 3 – AirsoftUtah

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Hey guys, we landed some of our AirsoftUtah content in GI TV’s content countdown show, check it out!

Having Success on YouTube – My Thoughts.

Monday, February 18th, 2013

I have received quite a few requests for help on beginning YouTube channels I thought I would go ahead and post this email modified to fit as a post for those who are interested in starting up on youtube.  It doesn’t cover quite everything you would need to know but has some helpful tips from my mind.  Diving right into my email are random tips and opinions about how I conduct my own YouTube studies in no particular order:

I will never subscribe to a channel that contains any kind of video game footage, such as minecraft or call of duty.  Just because my channel is all about airsoft, not video games, even though I love video games.

Some more tips: look at what people are doing out there and try to be unique, clear and concise in everything you say.  Also, I find most airsoft gear and gun reviews one of the most boring things to watch, even game videos for that matter, try and make your editing quick and snappy.

One of the biggest things I would maintain is consistency, you will make it far by making at least one video a week, but no more than three probably, you don’t want people to feel left out of the loop or falling behind, you want them to want more, you don’t want them to give up, or let them think they wont be able to catch up later, they may not want to after being buried in videos.

Keep your videos SHORT! try to make everything short as possible while giving the most information. people will come back for more if they aren’t dead from boredom already. Under 5 minutes is best, but way less is way better, the attention span of a typical youtuber is about 30 seconds. Until they start skipping ahead like crazy if the shot or image is the same, or is static. At least that’s how I feel.  The first 10 seconds will decide if someone stays to watch or leaves your video, that also goes for calls to action such as giving a thumbs up and some cases subscribing.  Along with hooking them interest wise, involve them, ask them to thumbs up and subscribe, otherwise people don’t, you have to ask to receive usually.  Asking and communicating usually involves manners and being nice too 😉 such things as please, make the “me” statements, let them into your space a little bit, let them know it would be helping you out, be honest.

I came across this review, even though it is longer than 5 minutes you can see how a true review should look and feel in my opinion.  There are breaks for funny things in the video granted the entire video could be way shorter, I was just entertained.  I’m not a fan of the swearing but was glad to hear they bleeped out the “F bombs”.  It just makes for a more friendly viewing experience when there isn’t swearing, granted I can swear with the best of em.

I was entertained enough to stay all the way till the end because there was constant movement (even though a bit shaky at times) with the camera, constant interaction was happening, it could have been tighter in editing but I was engaged more than most reviews.  That made me subscribe and want to see more.  Here’s a link to that review:

Be concise in what you say on camera, cut out the “Ummmms” and “likes”, its a time waster and incredibly painful to watch. Some people like to watch long drawn out videos, but I assure you its a low percentage.

If you’re making review videos,  try some new gear, stuff that is hard to get your hands on, play a game with it, borrow it if you have to (seeing how some new things can be expensive) (seems like people enjoy CQB guns quite a bit with all the indoor arenas around other states 😉  But I do know that people are looking to buy and just want to hear some good or bad news before they commit to a product.

Also, if you don’t have any content yet on your channel, put together a 30 second to a minute video introducing your channel, yourself and what your viewers can expect from you.  Be confident in your videos.  It will come across better and more professional, make sure to do your research on things too.  Let them know what they can expect, when new videos will be out, what day of the week, or at least how many videos to expect per week.

Techno babble: Make sure you do your recordings with decent lighting, and avoid the vertical video syndrome.  That’s what happens when people film vertically with their phone or iPod resulting in a skinny video with black on both sides.  That’s another thing I will avoid when looking at channels to sub to, I wont even touch them if I see a bunch of vertical videos in a row.  It’s just too annoying to even glimpse, and normally the content isn’t worth watching anyway.

These are only a few things off the top of my head but are pretty important to keep dedicated to.  Making videos can often be hard with all the things that go on in the week, but taking that time to be consistent pays off in the end, specially if you don’t throw any videos you make under the bus and just say, eh its good enough, watch your videos over and over again and ask yourself, If I wasn’t the one that made this, would I even care about watching it? then start hacking away at it, cut out the fat, make it lean and strong enough to stand out, take out pauses, make them funny, make them interesting, fill any in with music; which actually brings me to another huge important note, do  not  use  copyrighted  music!  YouTube will not take you serious, and/or either delete the video or render it without sound. You wont be making any money in the future with it, pretty much making it useless.  If you cant find royalty free music to use, don’t use any, or wait to put any in till you do.  Here is a link to music that I use in almost all my videos: http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/categories.asp?cid=5

Im going to end this before it gets too long.

-Green out

If you have any more specific questions id be glad to answer them.

Harlem Shake (Original AirsoftUtah Edition)

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

There isn’t much more to say other than. Do the Harlem Shake!

Behind the Scenes – Sidewinder

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Here is a little look at the making of some of “Operation Sidewinder – Intense Warefare”.  Coming to you for the first time on camera and a bit hesitantly to be honest, I never really wanted to be on camera but thought maybe I better so that I can change things up and make them interesting.  I get quite a few comments on youtube asking what I use to edit, what I use to film, what 3d program I use, so ill explain it all right here as well as in the video and ill start from the video production.  I shoot on a Canon T2i, I have several lenses, the one I use during games is the 18-200mm f3.5-5.6.  I also use Canon’s 10-22mm f3.5-5.6 when I am filming Airsoft featured player for those close up gear shots and wide spinny’ ones, I also use that lens for the Find the Sniper videos.  I edit my video using Apple’s Final Cut Pro and for motion graphics I use Apple’s Motion.  For 3d animation I use Kinemac (made only for Mac).  For the music I buy licensed copies of Digital Juice’s Music Box and Stack Traxx which are also known as canned music or royalty free music, with a license of course (you just pay for it).  Well, here it is, hope you enjoy.  Please visit the AirsoftUtah youtube page, Comment, Rate and Subscribe. Thanks!

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