I guess when you really think about it, something that can fly through the air with lethal precision, hard-edged cutting blades spinning crazily at all four corners and all whilst simultaneously being controlled by a remote miles away, potentially could seem quite dangerous and therefore also quite risky.
Up, up and away!
Only three months of having my drone and I already feel very confident with it. With my previous pieces of technology I always find myself infatuated with them at the start, and then somehow they seem to slowly descend into dust and the shadows of my IKEA shelving unit. Continue reading “Winter 2016… BLOG_005”
I’ve made a lot of different videos over the years and using a lot of different techniques and many different cameras too, but I’ve never really made a proper film for a business before. This was an exciting opportunity for me and I knew I wanted to get it right and make the end product very professional too, especially seeing as I only had one opportunity to film.
After twenty one there aren’t that many special birthdays for a while, so I guess this is why my parents decided to get me something special. I’ve always been interested in drones ever since DJI came on the scene, and DP Philip Bloom created the amazing ‘Koh Yao Noi’ Drone Short (https://vimeo.com/97455734). That’s why when my Mum told me that they had got me a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced I was over the moon, and obviously very eager to go out and fly the thing and try my best to capture footage that many others had been creating for years.
For the past two years I have acquired quite a collection of different equipment for filmmaking, but have always struggled to expand my lens collection. It’s not about priorities, as for me I find a new lens, a new look, can bring a lot more to my shots than a lot of other things. It’s simply about money. My first lens (excluding the kit lens to my Sony A57) was a secondhand Minolta 50mm f1.8. After using this for about a year, and getting used to the sharper more professional-looking shot you could achieve with the use of a prime lens I started to push away the use of my kit lens as much as I could. But, as March came upon us, so did my birthday, and I thought it was time to treat myself. Other than close-up, deep focus shots the only other aesthetic I thought was essential for me was an ultra-wide angle shot.
A few months ago, while I was working full time and waiting so eagerly for my holiday in Greece I came across a competition online. It was held by DJI (the people who make the amazing quadcopters) and the premise basically was to create a short film script, of any genre and any storyline. Continue reading “Screenplay Development… BLOG_001”