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  1. Daniel Vavrecka

    Clearwater Harbor Marina

    Hello everyone, I'm submitting this clip for the Final Project Submission and Graduation course review. I have used FCPX for editing the footage shot with DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Footage is in 4K resolution I wanted to use some editing methods such as speed ramp , music/clip sync, and some of the zoom cuts. I decided to use Dubstep music to give the footage some energy-like vibe. I decided to shoot the marina which is close by the place I live for the really great area views and seascapes. I always learn something new while editing in FCPX . Various speed ramps, color grading using Color Finale and LUTs, cutting the best footage to the music vibe and more. Hope you all like it! Hopefully this time I can get the diploma Thanks for watching!
  2. I don't do many property videos. I recently agreed to shoot one for a neighbor. I think its a fascinating business and would be really challenging to do it well, profitably. I'm not sure I could accomplish that. I'm posting these for several reasons, I'm proud of the work we do, I'm interested in what others think, and probably most importantly I'd like to start a thread where people don't simply criticize but share their experiences so that as a community we can figure out better, more economical ways to produce this sort of video. There more to this challenge than just the drone, photography, cinematography, color correcting, editing and delivering. So there's ample opportunity to discuss technique etc.. This is the latest, this house hasn't been lived in for quite some time and it is mostly empty, so it was a challenge to make it look interesting. Because I did this for a friend, I experimented a bit with different camera's and drones. For the aerial I used a GH4, Autel and a MAVIC. I'll leave it to you to see if you can determine which is which. On the ground I used a Canon 5D3 and Panasonic GH4. This was my sisters house from four years ago. This is my first property video. What started me thinking about this thread was this: https://platinumhd.tv/?c=aa5b43e44f If your into producing property videos you should really check out their Showcase, they do some amazing property videos. Also. here's an interesting Blog/resource for photographers trying to make a go of producing property videos: http://photographyforrealestate.net/ Hopefully those interested in learning and sharing ideas how to build a business in real estate will provide feedback and insights on how your doing. Also, I don't produce property videos for a living. Occasionally I have the opportunity to shoot them and thought I would share my thoughts and experience. I have no agenda, I'm not selling these properties or anything else. If people want to talk honestly about what works, what doesn't and what can be improved then lets make this a thread for that kind of discussion.
  3. TriniDP

    Good Morning From T&T

    Good Morning I'm from the twin island nation of Trinidad & Tobago. I'm 29 yrs old and i'm about to embark on the journey of opening my own business. I'm here in the hopes of getting some good advice about my drone pilot journey from the community at large. Looking into getting a Phantom 3 SE......any advice on the matter is appreciated. Love & Blessing TDP
  4. Mark Woodland

    Woodland Sky Reel

    New reel for aerial imaging business "Woodland Sky". Shot with Yuneec Typhoon 4k and H (CGO3, CGO3+) http://www.woodlandphoto.com/p898065173/e85848b5d
  5. Hi everyone, Submitting my aerial video edit. I have used FCPX for editing with some transitions and callouts from Motionvfx. It was edited in 4K30p buy final upload is in 1080p. This was my first full edit (currently working on more) in which I wanted to try various transitions and callouts. I chose simple uplifting soundtrack for this project due to a fact it is pleasing. Purpose of this video is to show some of the "spots" around the local park. Last but not least, I have to say that the editing, color grading and pretty much all aspects of aerial footage editing is not the easiest task but it sure is one of the coolest! I welcome all comments,critique and suggestions. Thank you!
  6. Hey drone flyers! I tried out my very first wedding video plus it's fully shot by drone. I did it for free as my friend asked me to, but because of that I couldn't really give directions to people as to what I wanted them to do or where to go. I listed the things that I learned and hopefully you'd find them useful! Thanks for watching and congratulations to the couple! Matthew and Alina | Wedding Video Things I Learned:1. Drones can work handheld but may be jittery at times and even over-compensate with it's stabilizer when swinging the drone left to right.2. I prefer controlling with the RC rather than wi-fi because you really can't pitch up and down smoothly without the RC.3. Setting up a drone can take time. Swapping ND filters because clouds suddenly cover the sun takes time. Switching to 1080p for 60 or 96fps for slow-mo also takes time.4. Prop sounds are very audible so choose when you should fly, preferably before the ceremony or after.5. Drones make sounds too when handheld and running. I didn't want to bother any of the guests so I kept away if I could.6. Finding free wedding songs is somewhat impossible. Any sites would be welcome!7. I don't have close-ups during the actual wedding because I wasn't getting paid and felt bad for getting in there.8. Working solo can get you to miss stuff that happen only once in a wedding. I had to drive to where the bride was prepping, then the groom, then back to the bride, straight to the venue, etc. so it was a lot of work.9. I was starving and really had to pee the whole time. I kept holding it in because I would have missed some shots.10. My positioning could have been better, but I didn't want to go where the professional photographers were hanging around in.11. I enjoyed doing this wedding and am sure I can do a better job next time!
  7. Hi all, assuming good weather, I was planning to do a time-lapse of the moon's shadow racing across a field at the park across the street from my house during the solar eclipse next week. I'm in Nashville, TN and right in the path of the totality, so looking forward to a wild show. At first, I was worried about noise pollution, but there aren't usually folks home in my neighborhood, certainly in this park / field during the day. I'll be at around 300-350 ft. AGL, so there may be a small whine, but it shouldn't be distracting. By hovering / doing a time-lapse, I don't have to be as concerned about having a VO / maintaining situational awareness, and I can take some time to actually enjoy the eclipse. By the way, public disclaimer, make sure you get special glasses if you plan to look directly at the eclipse! Saw this note from the FAA as well and thought I'd share. If you ARE flying next week, know that there might be more manned aircraft traffic in the air and to watch out just as you normally would (but with extra vigilance!). -- FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education Are You Flying to the Eclipse Path Notice Number: NOTC7320 Do you plan to fly your aircraft on August 21 during the solar eclipse? If yes, you’re not alone. Several airports located in the path of the eclipse have notified the FAA that they are anticipating a significant increase in air traffic before and during the eclipse. Many of these airports are non-towered and have limited capacity to accommodate an increase in traffic. Here are some tips to fly safe in the path of the eclipse. Use US Chart Supplements (formerly AFD). Check NOTAMs for your departing and arriving airports, including airports along the route of your flight. Remember, some airports may already be at capacity. Call your destination airport, and respect the runway closures and safety information they provide. Expect Unicom congestion, and check for additional instructions on ASOS/AWOS voice over. See and Avoid is a high priority. Watch out for possible drone activity. Utilize Air Traffic Services when available. Use IFR operations when appropriate, file VFR flight plans …. let Air Traffic assist you! Have some specific questions about an area or airport? The FAASTeam is here to help. Our local FAASTeam Program Managers (FPM) are available to help with local knowledge. Find your local FPM for any given area https://www.faasafety.gov/FAASTApp/directory/default.aspx For a refresher on non-towered airport communications, click https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2017/Jun/Non-Tower_Airport_Comms.pdf
  8. I have been a pro photographer for over 25 years and want to expand my business with a drone. With so many on the market I'm a little lost as to were to start with a purchase. I plan to use the drone for Wedding, construction, and some portrait. So quality is important. low light not really a issue. Can anyone help with a good starting point to add to my already existing business?
  9. Hey everyone, Finally the video was released to the public. This is the completed promotion video for a 5K race at a local hospital called the "Gaylord Gauntlet". It was a mix of aerial and ground work, very proud of the way the video came out. Leave your thoughts below! Thanks - Wash
  10. Hey there community, I have recently finished up a video project for a local builder. This footage is shown to potential buyers of the new residences being built, as well as, the local town. Using the DJI Phantom 3, it is hard to create smooth transitions while sweeping (and without using built in features) however with more practice, Ill be able to dial those errors in. Criticism is appreciated! Thanks, and enjoy. https://youtu.be/j_tkI2BfwDo - Wash
  11. Hi community, I've had a great time with this course, and highly recommend it to others who are looking to learn about or fine tune their video editing. My aunt is in the process of putting her house on the market, so it was a perfect opportunity to test the waters compiling a real estate demo video. I'm using this experience as a dry run, to get a feel for how I would go about a project for a paying customer. I'm still tackling a few different learning curves (flying a new drone, testing camera settings, working in post for the first time), but I think they are each progressing nicely in turn. Drone work will improve with practice... I know there are a few yaw maneuvers and camera pans that could go a little more slowly and smoothly. I think I'm getting a knack for editing, which again will continue to improve with practice. Really what I'm looking for from the community, would be suggestions on camera setting and post processing (color correction) tips. These two topics still seem like "black magic", and are my biggest area of opportunity for improvement. Below is the link to the video on Google Drive, followed by the questions posed within the tutorial. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxi0V7U9OIOmbTJFekVqT3l0aDg/view?usp=sharing Questions: What NLE did you use to edit your piece? Final Cut Pro 10.3. What resolution did you edit in? 4K for edits and then 1080p for final video. Did you decide to showcase all of your capabilities with UAS or just a specific area? If a specific area, which one? (i.e. Motion Picture Filming) I'm not really sure what this is asking. "All areas" I guess, since I'm not sure what constitutes "specific areas". How did you decide on which music track to use for your piece? It's a real estate demo reel, so I didn't want the music to be overwhelming, but I also didn't want some generic looping background. Most real estate videos have a "corporate" sound which can resemble elevator music, so I was looking for something more cinematic and orchestral. I wanted a smooth flowing background, with an occasional distinctive beat to mark transitions. How did you decide on the feel you would want your piece to take on? I was looking for a balance between warm and inviting to showcase the home, but building to something more grand to showcase the waterfront. What is the story you are telling through your footage? In the beginning I wanted to introduce the house, and drop some teasers that an epic backyard would be unveiled. I really wanted to capture different parts of the waterfront view as seen from the house, which is the perspective that a potential buyer would see everyday. Finally, most of the later footage showcases the backyard, and the amenities that could be used for outdoor recreation. I wanted an emphasis on the deck, so potential buyers could envision themselves utilizing that outdoor space. What are 3 important lessons you learned from editing this video that you know will help you in future videos? - I should have used a storyboard. Onsite I was just walking around trying to collect cool looking shots. But that made editing much more difficult to find clips that transitioned nicely from one feature to the next (water to backyard, backyard to pool, pool to deck, deck to etc). Five minutes of storyboarding probably would have saved me an hour or so in editing while attempting to layout a logical flow. Plus, because I was jumping around, the lighting changed on the front of the house between batteries. Near the end, I transition between two shots of the front of the house, which is probably not noticeable to most people, but a discerning audience will see the difference in lighting. - Just keep rolling. A few times I noticed a jerky input, or a shadow of the drone, or some other undesirable feature. Since most of the clips are relatively short, I learned I can cut out the feature, and use a cross dissolve to blend the two shots together. The backyard is an example, where the duration was too long and I didn't want to speed up the film, so I just took one second clips and blended them all together. The pan up of the deck stairs was another example. The yaw turn was very aggressive, so I just cut it out, blended the two halves together, and ended up with a really nice reveal shot of the upper deck. - Get your camera settings right. Color correction is not a magic bullet, in fact I have a much deeper appreciation for how much is involved getting a vibrant video after this project. That being said, garbage in equals garbage out. There were several great shots with smooth drone work, which were ultimately unusable because the video was too dark or light. Maybe a more experienced video editor could have salvaged them, but I couldn't get them to resemble the tone of the rest of the footage, so they ended up in the circular file. Thanks everyone! - Justin -
  12. Hey, just my introduction! I am a photographer of 15+ years and started flying UAVs about 1 year ago. I love to create stunning images with my Phantom 4 and also shooting a lot of video. I am 107 Certified and looking for ways to make some money in this business. So this is me and here is one of my favorite photos I have taken so far. Iceland If anyone is in my area let me know so we can hook up and go fly or just talk business My number is 214-516-8430
  13. Todd F.

    Phantom 3 Maiden Voyage

    I finally fulfilled a promise to myself and purchased a Phantom 3. I decided, as a newbie, I should still go with the lower end model as I further hone my flight skills. After the maiden voyage, I can say it was well worth it. Nonetheless, I am glad I began my quad pilot training on a cheap, difficult-to-fly quad (Ares Ethos HD). It truly made me appreciate the ease and sophistication of the Phantom. To celebrate, I took an aerial selfie. Nothing to boast about, but it sure was fun.