Christian Tucci

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  1. Clearwater Harbor Marina

    @Daniel Vavrecka Job well done! I am impressed. Great use of transitions especially when it comes to matching a type of transition with the shot's movement. I second @Av8Chuck's comments with having a bit more variety. Some shots were repetitive and long but I do like how on a few shots you chopped them up with a transition just to make it more dynamic. I rarely see people do that, and it shows you are thinking outside the box I think. The music worked well and overall, I don't have more comments than that if you can believe it! Definitely keep flying and practicing getting close-ups and stuff and when you integrate those into future videos you will see how much more dynamic you can make the edit. -Christian
  2. Post Production

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC is definitely the standard for most Windows based editing setups.
  3. Final project submission

    Daniel, Again, sorry for the delay in response. I thought I fixed notifications on the forum but it appears I still do not get an email when these posts are put up by students. This is actually a very nicely done edit! The music is a perfect pick, the footage is crisp and clean, the transitions are nice and the motion tracked titles are awesome. Below are my few comments. 1.) A couple of clips especially towards the end, don't seem to match in color and white balance with the rest of the shots. It is not too off but it is noticeable. 2.) There were one or two horizons that were slanted. You can use the transform tool to straighten these out, and then don't forget to use the crop tool after that to zoom in a little to make up for the small black spaces that will exist on the edges of the frame after rotating the image. 3.) Great placement of your logo in the bottom of the frame and awesome job on the motion animated logo at the end!! 4.) Some of the shots have slightly awkward/robotic like camera movements. This is the number one thing I always mention to students but it is the number one hardest thing to probably fix when flying a drone AND operating camera at the same time. It is something only practice will make you better at, but at the very least, if you do capture shots like this, might be best not to use them, or not use that part of the shot. This is especially important in videos mades for clients. 5.) Also love the title in the beginning and the blurred background with it, fading away slowly to reveal the actual first shot. 6.) Lastly, I might shorten up some of the clips to tighten up the whole edit. Some shots do feel a little bit long to watch. Keep up the good work because if this is your first full length edit with the transitions and callouts you say, I can't wait to see what you show us all next! ~Christian
  4. Wind Turbine Inspections

    @Derrick Ward Very nice video!! Nice choice of music, nice length, and nice job of getting across the point of what you were shooting for. I noticed two things to change, but other than that it is well put together. 1.) There is a shot where the props of your aircraft come into view on the top of the frame. See if you can find this shot, so you get used to looking for things like that. 2.) There are a few shots with awkward mid-shot movements or adjustments of the camera/gimbal that interrupt the cinematic nature of the shot. Try to stay away from including these parts of the shots if possible. See shots at 00:01:00:00 and 00:01:06:00 for examples of what I mean. Looking forward to seeing a revised cut! If you wanted to show off more of the whole wind farm to the client you could also include some establishing shots of the area and wind farm as a whole. -Christian
  5. @timmy67 It did! Knew I forgot to update the status somewhere.
  6. Wind Turbine Inspections

    Hi @Derrick Ward, I am currently on vacation (on a cruise) and have terrible WiFi. Streaming video will not work. As soon as I get back later this week, I will watch and comment on your video. Can't wait to watch it! Sorry for the delay. Best, Christian
  7. First video using the course AP-P-101

    Awesome stuff! All well said.
  8. First video using the course AP-P-101

    Carlos, Well done! For the kind of video you made and your goal, I think it works very well and I really don't have many comments as such. One thing I would take into consideration is the length possibly. This all depends on your audience. The video is on the longer side especially for showing others what the vacation was like. That combined with some of the shots themselves being longer might be enough to not keep the viewer's full attention while watching. Again, this all depends on your audience for the video so if it is meant for you and close family to watch then it makes sense the way you did it. A few transitions and movements with the drone can be smoothed out, as you mentioned though so good call there. Color looks pretty good to me, and you have a nice choice of music! What are some things you would do differently next time around while filming, and what are some things you can do next time around when cutting a new version? Best, Christian
  9. Post Production

    @Av8Chuck Sweet videos! Great example of making good use of "bad" camera work to move the video along and tell a story.
  10. Post Production

    I love your goal of telling a story with the skate park. Job well done there. You do it in a fun way, and the music fits the piece well. Most importantly, you learned some valuable lessons it seems. I am glad you realized patience and having a plan ahead of shooting is important. I often find that selecting the music is the hardest part of a project as well One major thing to watch out for, is the little bits of footage that have awkward movements in them, such as at about 00:00:17:00. Try to use shots or ranges of shots that are smooth flowing and not jerky in even a slight way. If you go throughout the video you will notice other instances of this too. I think the titles actually look fine. No worries if they are not on a black background. And lastly, I love the shot at 00:00:21:00! Glad you are enjoying the class. What kind of drone did you shoot this with? Christian
  11. Adobe premier cc 2017 version render question

    Haha glad I could help!
  12. Adobe premier cc 2017 version render question

    I see a preset option called "YouTube 2160p 4K". Do you have that one as an export preset. See attached picture for what I am looking at. That should export an H.264 at 4K easily.
  13. Registering a NOTAM with the FAA

    I too am curious about the circumstances in which you are filing a NOTAM. Unless part of the provisions of a waiver, it is not required or even possible under 107 as far as I know. Section 333 required it for a lot of flights though.
  14. Working with 4K Footage

    ^^ What @Steve Bennett said! You definitely want a decent i7 and dedicated GPU. I would also get at least 16GB of RAM (but you might be able to do this as an after purchase upgrade yourself and save a bunch of money). I like the M.2 PCIe SSD, they are fast.
  15. Working with 4K Footage

    This is all great advice, couldn't have said it better myself. I have a 2011 MacBook Pro I still work off of. You can upgrade the RAM to 16GB even though Apple says it only goes to 8GB. And, I put a fast SSD in it. Still won't do smooth 4K but if I use use a proxy workflow it works fine for my purposes. The real editing I do is with my Mac Pro 2013.