Thursday, June 15, 2017

Flying over Sydney: A video compilation from my recent trip (using the Phantom 4 drone and Canon 5D Mark IV)

I have posted many of the photos from the recent trip to Sydney, Australia, but I have not posted any of the videos. I spent many hours of the 14 hour flight home going through each video clip to put all of them together in one compilation.

I probably had a couple hours of video, but knew that I needed to pare it down to around 5 minutes to keep it all interesting for you.

All of the aerial video was captured on the DJI Phantom 4 aerial camera (drone) while everything on the ground was captured with the Canon 5D Mark IV.

This video will take you in the city, the outskirts of town, over Bondi Beach, a touch of the Blue Mountains, along the water and end up during the Vivid light show.


I recommend watching the video directly in 1080p mode YouTube at 1080p. You can go directly to the video from HERE or by clicking on the image above.

Oh, and many people ask me what software I use to edit the video. I am more of a still photographer than a video guy, as you all know that I like to keep it simple...so...I did all the editing using Apple's iMovie.

I hope you like it.

Jeff


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2 comments:

Jay Kuntz said...

I have grown so tired of drone footage but gave yours a chance. WOW you actually use all 6 axis directions and even throw in a few curves!! Obviously you have a firm grasp on time of day for getting the best lighting and framing, but I was thrilled to see how you did reveals. The pacing with very appropriate music was nicely complete. The few speed increase moments weren't to bad but a staggered dissolve might have been a better option. The establishing wide is indeed a fantastic opportunity for drones. I suggest you consider trying some tighter horizontal tracking moves. OBTW I had a 40 year career in Video/TV before I retired and jumped back into stills. It is wonderful to see talented still photographers like yourself grasp the power of great looking footage as part of your story telling ability. KUDOS

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful! I love your blog and your amazing photographs!