Christian Tucci

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  1. ^ Wondering the answers to the above questions too. Also, did you try simply re-installing the software completely. C
  2. Done. It was what I was trying to do but couldn't remember where to find blend mode in AE for tracking layers.
  3. I believe I read somewhere that the point of sport mode on the I2 is it lets you go faster by allowing a greater pitch angle, but in exchange the props get into the shot sometimes, but can be cropped out. So it becomes a matter of do you want a true clear frame and less speed or a cropped clear frame and greater speed.
  4. @Av8Chuck Check out the video again. I finally had time to get around to downloading and trying out fayIN Gold's free trial in AE. Wow, what a difference. And it was super easy, took me less than 10 minutes to do with reading 0% of the instructions. They have a great built in step-by-step instruction process that literally points to what to click on right in the AE windows. I am thoroughly impressed. May end up buying it...
  5. Definitely upload the new cut when its done and I'll take a look again if you want. Cheers, Christian
  6. David, BEAUTIFUL FOOTAGE! I love it!! I don't even know what much to comment on... seriously. I really like the music and variety of shots. It shows off the area well and accomplishes your goals for the piece. It shows a clear ability to fly in a variety of areas, without focusing too much on one thing. Your points you mention on question 7 are spot on and it seems you did these things well. There were maybe 1 or 2 very slight awkward movements in the beginning of some shots. Maybe tighten up those shots just a little to eliminate that kind of stuff. It's so slight though now, barely noticeable. The editing is simple, but spot on, which I like for the feel of this piece. This cut is on the longer side but I didn't find myself losing interest. The only other thing I might play with more is matching up the exposure of the shots. There are some shots that are underexposed compared to others. I know this might be hard especially if things were filmed on different days and times but if you can manage to correct and match everything it only serves to better an already great edit. Very nice work, keep it up! Can't wait to see your next edit. Thanks again for your patience. Christian
  7. Love the story and how it is told with a mix of aerials and ground footage.
  8. I know what is wrong... Dropbox is just terrible for streaming video. This happens to all my video as well. I think their streaming is just meant to render a low quality version since the point of dropbox is not just for hosting high quality video files that are huge. If you download the file though you still get the original high quality. I use Google Drive or another video specific platform if I need to stream video to someone.
  9. David, Saw this here as well as on the course intro page itself. Deleted your post there so I can comment on it here for everyone to see and learn from. I may not get around to comments until early next week though. Tomorrow is the NYC Drone Film Festival we are all attending and Sunday I am traveling all day. But, I will get back to this, no worries! Christian
  10. @Alan Perlman Yep, X5R! I was talking to @Bert about this over email. Guess I should have done the conversation here.
  11. Joseph, Great job! I really like the music and the color of the shots. It is a beautiful area to shoot! I want you to try something... You mentioned you wanted to cut a much shorter video, which I agree is needed. There is not enough varying content to make a video of this length. It has a lot of shots that are essentially the same so it drags it out. Just because the music track is a certain length doesn't mean your video has to be that length. Of course it helps to have them match but if you really like this track (and I do), find a spot about a minute to a minute and a half in that you can fade out the music nice and slow and it sounds natural. Then, cut your video to this new length! My main comments are lots of similar shots, so once you cut a new version, I can go ahead and comment more specifically on each of the shots. I think you did a good job of cutting to the music, it does flow nicely. When you cut the video down to the new length, you obviously will need to choose which shots to keep and which to get rid of. Only pick the BEST of the BEST. Be critical and don't select any shots that even have a slight problem, like an awkward camera move or jerk (I saw a couple of these). Let me know what you think! Looking forward to seeing this next cut!! Christian
  12. @RG We had one situation where we needed a waiver and it took just about the 90 days unfortunately.
  13. Hi @RG You're right, the shots near the bridge at night, and some of NYC are from our helicopters. For the drone shots, most in this reel are Inspire 1, some are M600 Pro and a few are Freefly Alta. The "theme" is just cinematic footage. I didn't want to get too specific for just a general company reel of our newest footage so just picked a bunch of our shots that were super cinematic. ~Christian
  14. I have the 1TB Dropbox Pro (think they just changed the name) plan.
  15. Yup, Alan is right. Dropbox for simple storage and basic sharing. for more collaborative features.
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  17. Hi Mariano, This is actually a pretty well made video. I really like the feel of the music, I like the length of the video, the shots are unique and cool. I love your logo and the animation of it. Here are a few thoughts on what could be improved: 1.) Do you have more footage to select from? Considering the video is on the shorter side it is all the more important to not be repetitive with footage. A lot of the shots are just that (i.e. train tracks, stadium, statue etc...). It would be ok if it showed dynamically different angles of each of those subject but they are essentially the same shots over and over. 2.) Maybe use a more epic shot as the opening shot, especially since the music starts so abruptly. Is this how the music starts naturally or did you edit it to be that way? 2.) At 00:00:35:00... this shot has an awkward camera move. The camera tilts down, stops, then tilts down a little bit more. Unless this had a very specific point for being like that, I would avoid including shots that show these sorts of camera adjustments. If it was a single, smooth tilt down, then that is what you want to have in there, but if an awkward camera move got captured, usually best to not use it in the edit. Unless, the shot is very important and you don't have another/can't refilm it. 4.) Have the Instagram and Facebook text slides at the end stay on for longer, they go by so fast I could barely read it. 3-5 seconds for something like that usually works best. You may have to let those slides extend past the end of the music though if the music track ends there, but that is okay because it is better if people can actually read the text. Let me know what you think. Can't wait to see the next cut of this video! Good job!! Christian
  18. Another awesome video with the Phantom 3. I love it!!!
  19. Haha, I'll let you know how it is... Will use their 14-day trial of the Gold level plugin to test out. If it does work really well and is as simple as it appears, may buy it. Not sure if you saw but they do have a perpetual license you can buy for a little bit more than the annual license fee. Definitely worth it to get perpetual I think especially if you match move a lot.
  20. @Av8Chuck I don't think it was temporal tracking. The match move behavior function in Motion had me place a tracker over a reference point in the footage which it then analyzed at each frame and built a track for the logo to follow. It seems locked on really well at first as the logo comes in but then as the motion stops and the camera settles you notice that smoothing movement making it look weird. I think it is already set to bezier curves, because when I drill down all the way they are definitely not linear paths the tracker created. Definitely going to try AE next, either MOCA or fayIN, heard that one is pretty good.
  21. @Steve Bennett Haha, no, it was an aerial vertical dance performance thing on the side of a building. @Av8Chuck I tried Apple Motion and it's Match Motion feature to attempt what I wanted. The feature definitely does what I want, and I think it got a little bit better than Resolve did. See video again, uploaded a replacement version.
  22. There must be a way to lock the logo node to track the same way as the power window but doesn't seem to be self explanatory.
  23. Hmm, I am able to track a tree no problem and I know how to "copy track data" but after that I get lost. I switch to the node holding the logo, paste tracking data, and then after that have no idea what to do. It pastes the tracking data but it seems to invert it all looking at the tracking graph and then when I playback the timeline the logo is just completely moved off the road and bouncing and moving all over the road. Maybe I will just try this out in AE.