Here’s another little bit from my weekend up at Rannoch Moor. I asked the owners of the hotel we stayed at if they’d mind me abusing their hotel to practice some videography.
Lessons learned trying to edit together what ended up as a minute of video:
- Start and end the maneuverer at least 20 seconds before/after the shot I’m aiming for so there’s something to edit in and out with.
- If I think another angle might make a nice shot, finish the one I’m flying first and resist the urge to change direction for a wee look.
- Cinema mode is my friend
- I am not nearly as good at hand-flying around a point-of-interest as the Mavic is.
My trusty 7-year-old Macbook has taken since Sunday to edit and render this (seems like a good excuse for an upgrade). My wife says the music needs to be more ‘moody’ and a little more ‘Scottish’… so if I find something better and can face another three days of rendering I might do a “version 2”.
Please critique away - I think this may be only the second or third video I’ve edited together with drone footage so there’s plenty to learn.