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R17
From: wellington
Since: May 2013
Posts: 179

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just curious...

Is anyone using a drone this year?

just wondering :D

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treefrog
From: Dunedin, Otago
Since: Apr 2011
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Is that the noise my mother-in-law makes....?
I use it as an LFO-earthquake sound effect.

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R17
From: wellington
Since: May 2013
Posts: 179

hehe close but not quite :D

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Toxie
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 20

Yeah planning on it if the weather allows. But you know, Wellington..

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EdAish
From: Taranaki
Since: May 2011
Posts: 60

Yip hope to - just have a Phantom GoPro & gimbal

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R17
From: wellington
Since: May 2013
Posts: 179

I was kinda joking... now I am jealous! I want a drone!

How is the Phantom GoPro? I was looking at it tonight? The price seems ok...

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Toxie
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 20

I'm on a phantom/goPro rig too. The initial setup cost wasn't to bad coz i got the phantom second hand. After a whole bunch of modding and upgrades to get a video link and gimbal etc it's quickly cost way more than i was comfortable initially spending.. It's crazy fun and super addictive!.

Heres' a video i shot up the coast a few months ago. Was pretty damn scary putting it this far our over the water. was mentally preparing myself to lose it as i watched it turn into a speck on the horizon..

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EdAish
From: Taranaki
Since: May 2011
Posts: 60

It is awesome - spent loads of time trying different cameras and mounts etc wasted heaps of time - finally went with a cheap gyro and it is magic! I just have the original phantom so flight time isn't as good as the phantom 2 but the price is excellent and it is easy to fly - for me it is all down the the price/quality/risk balance which with this setup is great. Have friends with 10K copters and then you put 10K+ worth of camera gear on it the risk of damage is huge and insurance mostly would laugh at you if you tried to claim - but with my setup 1 if it crashes the weight means its not that likely to do much damage and the components including camera a cheap enough if you have to replace something.

Super easy to fly GPS keeps it controllable even in wind - great tool

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DylanReeve
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 544

I've got a friend who does multirotor filming professionally. I've been trying to wrangle him into shooting something for us every year for about the last 4 years. We've just never made it happen...

Maybe this year? :)

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IronFilms
From: Auckland
Since: Dec 2012
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I'd got a quadcopter myself, though doubt I'll be using it this year, unless it is for some very niche shot. Next year I'll be certainly be at a level when I'll be keen to incorporate it however.

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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 655

in reply to R17:

Is anyone using a drone this year?

Let's just say that if there's a required aerial shot I'm going to have a TV in one of my sets.

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IctusMortem
Since: May 2012
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in reply to themorgan:

Ba-dum-tssss.

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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to IctusMortem:

I'll be here all week, try the clams, tip your waitress.

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Craig
Since: May 2011
Posts: 79

So, did anyone take to the air in the end? :-)

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IctusMortem
Since: May 2012
Posts: 400

Dunno, but it made me laugh when I saw one of the comp sponsors was an aerial camera company (remembering this thread). I think people around me wondered why I started snickering at the ad.

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to Craig:

So, did anyone take to the air in the end? :-)

There was a film in Chch that had some aerial action going on. Apparently the director got his fingers caught in the propeller at one point...

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From: Christchurch
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We tried using a drone for one of our scenes but it wasn't good enough to make it into the final cut and would have just came across as "oh look this team had a drone".

It ended up getting caught really high in a tree in Ilam gardens. and the guy who owned it, who had a broken neck, decided to climb it as we watched in horror begging him to come down.

He managed to get it back and reach the ground again safely, but I was worried for a moment our team would become infamous as having the first recorded death of the festival.

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
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in reply to AJ:

It ended up getting caught really high in a tree in Ilam gardens. and the guy who owned it, who had a broken neck, decided to climb it as we watched in horror begging him to come down.

This is amazing.

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HereForTheBeer
From: Hamilton
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 52

Currently building myself a DJI F550 after using a Phantom for about a year. The plan is to use a GoPro on a 3-axis gimbal for a while before upgrading to a better gimbal to hold a NEX-5. So some decent aerial video is a possibility for next year :)

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