The drone film festival is coming up
Interested in improving your drone film skills? Need some inspiration? Time to read up about the Drone Film Festival. The highlight reel below (youtube videos don't seem to show up in email, please click to read this one in a browser) has great aerial drone angles but also throws in pro level editing skills for some truly amazing shots. You easily forget you are watching something filmed only from a drone. Highlight reels show the best few seconds from the best drone pilots. I really like the way they run the film backwards and speed it up, you cover lots of ground and it works great with the upbeat music. I was also intrigued by the use of super nimble FPV race drones (see if you can find the clips I am talking about). Invest 1:30 minutes of your time and watch this introduction. If you have spent much time making your own short drone films you know that 1-2 minutes is the sweet spot. Below the highlight video there is another video featuring the best in show from the 2016 festival. This year the New York City Drone Film Festival will be March 18-19th.
2016 Drone film festival best in show
Afterglow by Sweetgrass Productions won the 2016 Drone Film best in show. When you combine drone shots with an interesting subject you are going to have something nice to look at. There really is no story in this video but the visuals are great. Nothing special from a drone flying perspective, but that can be excused because the camera's they need to fly to capture all of this in low light are probably really heavy so the drone that they used was big. Big drones flying at night on a mountain carrying expensive camera gear is not going to be doing flips and flying under tree limbs. Well done Sweetgrass, I bet this was challenging. Congratulations on your award.