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  1. 6 points
    Hi guys! Short film of an abandoned factory explore - used the drone inside for a few shots along with the train-yard stuff. Thanks for watching!
  2. 5 points
    Couldn't resist grabbing a pano the other day on my way home. I never tire of this scene, and conditions were just right for it. Enjoy!
  3. 4 points
    You see, I'm no stranger to a baked potato so when I engage my core that's then the jello starts...
  4. 3 points
    14 images, Hawai'i Island south side. It's amazing how an aerial view can give you a better sense of how a volcanic island forms, ever changing in a battle with the elements.
  5. 3 points
    we build a waterproof drone that takes off and lands in water. the motors are fine to get wet, most ESC's are wrapped in shrink wrap and you can spray any exposed wires o CAP's with different types of chemicals that will make them waterproof. You have to be a little more clever when it comes to the flight controller, Rx, video Tx etc to be able to ventilate the heat and you can't make it a completely watertight compartment because of the barometer. You have to have a way to equalize the air pressure or it won't hold altitude. This is a fun example of waterproofing drones:
  6. 3 points
    Once again you give us all reasons to hate you. Its not enough that you live in this incredible place but then you rub our faces in it by producing videos that probably make it look better than it is. Wish I was there..
  7. 3 points
    So the facts here are thus: 1. you live in an awesome place 2. you are skilled at your art 3. you have great luck 4. an even better eye. 5. you're an evil little man for rubbing our noses in it. j/k
  8. 3 points
    One of our strong clients recently asked us to put together a 1 minute Maui lifestyle video for their upcoming promo. This is what I put together for them, had a great time delving into already-collected footage. Enjoy!
  9. 3 points
    I have a unique position that allows me to use a UAS but my primary responsibilities are more tied to field collection of utility data (primary) and then everything else (any assets the university owns, maintains, or is adjacent to our property). I fly as much as time and weather allow. It is never as much as I would like. On average I log 3-4 hours a month of actual flight time and roughly five times that amount in paperwork associated with the flights, maintenance, planning and record keeping as well as processing the imagery that we collect. Projects vary in size from a week to a couple of years. We mainly fly a pre-construction site set of imagery and then milestone events for utilities as well as a final set once construction is complete. It can be as simple as a few hours to fly a simple project to months covering a capital construction project. Getting a project off the ground always starts in a series of pre-construction meetings with the Systems reps on our side and the general and sub-contractors to lay out the ground work such as requirements on our side (no crew on-site to avoid flying over people/moving vehicles, site security, ect...) and address concerns on their side. You also have to identify your milestone events and determine the scheduling in order to meet your goals. Then it becomes a matter of your basic flight planning and procedures to get each flight off the ground safely and complete the mission or series of mission. Follow that up with processing the data and all the record-keeping that is also required. I don't travel outside my immediate area; I work for a university on the construction side so travel is not an option (and I've done enough earlier in life that I've gotten that out of my system). My job allows me the full run of our system and I have excellent support from my upper level management so I am basically free to set my own priorities and implement the plan as I see fit without too much interference. Sorry for the general answers but its really hard to quantify a generic answer when everything we do is basically unique on a per-project basis.
  10. 3 points
    Cool truck! But I can hear the GPS now -- "recalculating... do a U-turn in 180' turn left on there's no way your going to make it." Nice video.
  11. 3 points
    Would you mind explaining why users here should use your service as opposed to other similar services. Curious how much you pay, how much lead time for services, do you take airspace into consideration , etc?
  12. 3 points
    @JBR LIFE Photography, Aloha! It's probably because after watching your awesome video they asked themselves, "What are we doing? Look how beautiful that is!"
  13. 2 points
    There are a couple of examples and guidelines in this guide we put together: https://www.dronepilotgroundschool.com/faa-airspace-authorization/
  14. 2 points
    We’ve been a part of whale research that had a permit for the past three seasons. I find the whole process very hypocritical. We always come up on boats that have drones in the air and the researchers want us to take pictures of the offenders while we do pretty much the same thing. The whales don’t care about the permit. Also I often get the feeling the researchers don’t care about the whales. Sometimes it feels like they care more about getting great shots that only they can get because they have a permit. Ever wonder where the great whale shots in all those fancy galleries comes from?
  15. 2 points
    Occasionally, a client requests exterior-only aerial video work. These can be fun and sometimes challenging, especially when the property is tightly covered in foliage, not very large, and located along the 2nd windiest bay on the planet. Even the calm days are breezy here!
  16. 2 points
    Trevor, congrats on your test results! I'm concerned though, that your original posting gives me the impression that you may be expecting to get airspace authorizations in a matter of days. Hence the concern about waiting the 7 days for your temp certificate. Lately, those authorizations are taking months - many months! You should familiarize yourself, if you haven't already, with the FAA UAS Facility Maps and grids for your areas of interest and file for at or below the indicated altitudes. That will probably speed up the process. On the other hand, maybe you're in an area that is part of the LAANC test program. If so, lucky you!
  17. 2 points
    Encouraging words on this topic from Gary.........
  18. 2 points
    Thank you Christian, I absolutely agree with the pointed suggestions! I know some clips had white balance off, were little longer than they should’ve been and then some of the camera moves are somewhat noticeable. Definitely need practice in both camera/drone coordination and improvements in editing. That’s what makes this hobby/profession so interesting. The challenges and the excitement of the final product. Can’t wait to share more ! Thanks
  19. 2 points
    Wanted to post this resource from the RTV crew here as well: https://uavcoach.com/real-estate-marketing/
  20. 2 points
    You want professional results, you want it to be quick and easy, and you want it to be cheap!? Pick two. Although maybe not the cheapest, Adobe CC is the best value. It's $50/month but not only do you get Priemier Pro, you also get After Effects, Photoshop, Lightroom, and a ton of other industry standard applications. Not the easiest applications to learn but Adobe's interface is reasonably consistent from on application to the next, also there are a lot of free online tutorials and Lynda.com has some great online coarses for all of the Adobe applications. Another great choice is BlackMagic's Resolve. They have a free version that does 90% of the paid $295 version but it probably one of the more difficult applications to learn. It's the industry standard color grading system with a built in editor.
  21. 2 points
    As a relative new comer to video production I hardly noticed anything about that video that needed "attention" In all honestly it was only after I read the posts here a second time could I pick out certain issues, so rest assured normal folks just think it's an awesome video with great editing.
  22. 2 points
    This is a fun post, because the answers are going to be all over the place. I'm looking forward to seeing the diversity in our lives as UAV operators, so thanks for posting this one up! I own a small commercial media company, and we provide all manner of services related to real estate, marketing, web content, etc. Still photos, video, aerial service, 3D interior rendering, 3D geospatial mapping, floor plan creation, cinematic video creation, and so on. Regarding UAV work specifically, here's some data: Flight time per project ranges anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours Setting up a project is specific to the scope of work. Some flights require nothing more than a pre-flight checklist. Others require notification of flight to neighboring houses or businesses, or organizing a flight plan with a site-manager at a high profile gated community. A cinematic video production can require meetings with hired talent, directors, and in the case of real-estate related work meetings with developers, architects, marketing departments, and so on. Our company is based on the island of Maui, and we service the entirety of the island, as well as other islands like Hawai'i (big island) and O'ahu. Now and again we'll get contracted to do some work on the mainland, but it's pretty rare these days, as the media provider scene has become quite saturated with good talent. On top of all of that, we volunteer for Maui Search & Rescue, and I lead the drone team. So, there's fly time there as well. There ya' have it!
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  24. 2 points
    Occasionally, I'm asked to make a video for a vacant tract of land. In this case, someone has been farming on the land, which gave a point of interest. We traveled to the neighboring island of Hawai'i (big island) to shoot this one. It was a nice change of scenery. The reason I cap these short vids at 1 minute, is that the realtor can post it on Instagram. Mahalo for viewing!
  25. 2 points
    I'll add my opinion to this thread. If you want to teach kids about drones have them build their own. Not only will it teach them how drones work but its a lot of fun. Also when they crash they will be able to repair it.