Monday, November 16, 2015

Richard Zampella Aerial Photography

DJI has created a unique aerial platform with the Phantom 2 drone. It is a remarkably creative tool designed to obtain stunning video with the use of a Zenmuse 3-D Gimbal and the GoPro HERO 4 Camera. This footage was filmed over the course of several days in the seaside hamlet of Point Lookout, NY. Photographed and Edited by Richard Zampella, Managing Partner of Transmultimedia, Inc.

Phantom 2
3-axis Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal
Go Pro Hero 4 Silver
iOSD Mini
DJI Ground Station
Fat Shark Patch Antennas
Immersion 5.8 Ghz Transmitter

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Veterans Day 2015

Richard Zampella

Each year our country honors Veterans in a day of celebration and remembrance of those who have served our nation in the Armed Forces.

"The Greatest Generation" -- Right Photo -- From Left to Right:
Alfred Zampella, Dr. Arthur Zampella, Edward Zampella, Nunzio Zampella.

My Grandmother, Filomena Zampella received a letter from James Forrestal, United States Secretary of Defense -- Personally thanking her for the service of her sons in WWII.

Richard Zampella is a US Army Veteran who served as an Intelligence Analyst with the 50th Armored Division from 1983 until 1998. He was stationed with: The US Army Intelligence Center & School at Ft Huachuca Arizona & A/4Bn/39th Infantry at Fort Dix, NJ.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

The Oak Room at The Plaza: Mighty Mixture by Gary Stevens

The Plaza Hotel
Richard Zampella Managed The Oak Room at The Plaza Hotel in the late 1990s

For many generations, The Plaza has had a restaurant to boast about The Oak Room, constructed with dark wood has always resembled a vast dining room in an English castle with a facsimile somewhere around London town in a private club. That distinction has merited all kinds of upper class people. Be they bankers from Park Avenue, visitors from wealthy midwestern families. Continental travelers from Paris or Saudi Arabia, and chic New Yorkers who revel in the special kind of atmosphere that The Plaza’s Oak Room offers.

Dining here, if you have a healthy imagination, can suggest an exalted New York past. Nothing has changed. It remains dignified and imposing. Richard Zampella, a friendly young man in charge, greets you at the door and is wonderfully cooperative in suggesting dishes and keeping tabs on service. Very good Lobster Bisque, I tried. And the Grilled Salmon was tender and prepared. The prix fixe dinner is a lure for theatergoers and is well worth ordering. During the evening, a fixture here for ll years, give an arpeggio or two, is Michael Roberts, a talented pianist, who plays something for everyone. Pinpointing Michael & Richard. The Oak Room is in good hands. The Plaza is very easy to find. Fifth Avenue and Central Park South. It may be the best address in the world.

Reprinted from Mighty Mixture -- Gary Stevens -- Aug. 1999