My goodness, 2014 was loaded with so much going on that I didn’t have much time to write about it. We completed some major threat avoidance films, purchased and tested a LOT of gear, and made some major shifts in how we work. Here’s a quick look at the year in review, starting with our conversion to a fully 4k-capable workflow from acquisition to edit to render out. Let's take a look, shall we?
DJI (makers of the very popular Phantom series of camera UAS or “drones”) have announced a new follow on named the Inspire 1. This new camera drone sits in the middle of the market between the low to medium low-end (the Phantom Vision models) and their high end (Spreading Wings), including elements of each. It looks like a "beast" as a millennial hipster "DP" may say as they stroke their extra long beard (no offense to hipsters of course, I listen to Mumford and Son too). But is it truly an upgrade to your image making from the sky?
As you may know, I founded the NeedCreative Podcast a couple of years ago, and later handed the reigns to Ben Consoli as I retired from the show. Ben took up and ran with the concept, eventually turning the show into the "Go Creative Show".
In the intervening time, I have been producing all kinds of works, and experimenting with drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems. I created a video about my experiments for a MIT panel, and now it's fitting that I am back on the show - as a guest - to talk about my experiences.