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“Weaving Shibusa,” a story of Japanese craftsmanship and dedication shown through the love and fascination of denim, will be released on Vimeo on Aug. 1. Previously, the documentary was only available through live screenings. “Weaving Shibusa” originally premiered to a sold-out theater in San Francisco last August and has debuted in select cities and countries worldwide including New York, London, Thailand, Sweden, Melbourne, Manila, Mexico, and Berlin.
12:30 a.m. on a weeknight in New York City is surprisingly quiet — and it’s also primetime for filmmakers.
“There’s about three and a half hours that we know there’s less traffic and not as many people out,” said Scott Rodgers, chief creative officer of Tier10. “That’s about as quiet as New York City gets.”
As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or “drones” – become smaller, cheaper and easier to fly, more and more drones can be seen buzzing through the skies. Drones have also found a hot spot within the commercial marketplace with uses for delivery, surveillance and filming. This increase has pushed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop new drone rules with many in the commercial marketplace keeping their fingers crossed for open skies. Unfortunately, some of the proposed regulations may be more restrictive than some would hope and may take a while to get approved.
As Scott Rodgers, Tier10’s Chief Creative Officer, looked out his hotel room window, he knew that his night of filming in downtown Cleveland would be ruined. The dark clouds rolling over the Main Avenue Bridge would soon bring overnight rains to swell the Cuyahoga River. A film schedule that took weeks of meticulous planning would need to be tightened up on the fly.
Tier10 co-founders Scott Rodgers and Scott Fletcher were among those named in Washington Life’s eighth annual “The Young and the Guest List”