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New Mavic 2 Series Drone Review

  • August 23, 2018
Mavic 2 Pro Foldable, Performance Drone

Wow! If you’re keen on DJI’s aerial cameras like we are at Z-Channel Films, then you're sure to love DJI’s two new performance-driven, foldable drones: the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. We do a lot of aerial video production in Los Angeles and beyond. Some of our shoots require the  performance of a DJI inspire with ZenMuse, but some require the small footprint of a Mavic. Overall performance is the key word for the two new drones. Unlike the Mavic Air, which was all about being small, the new Mavic 2 drones pack a performance punch. They are also smarter, safer, faster, quieter, and capture more impressive aerial footage that will take your video production to the next level. Camera specifications Let’s check…

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Aerial Drone Video for Story (Part 2/3): Where’s WALLDO?

  • May 23, 2018
Drone Videography

So, I’m at my hotel in the Petionville neighbhorhood in Haiti, with the Phantom 4 in the air and the controller in my hands. [If you haven’t read part 1, you can check it out here.] My trusty cheat sheet is taped to my Phantom 4 controller. It’s been a lifesaver to help me keep my shots story-oriented and diverse. After all, my brain is fairly occupied just operating the drone, so it’s awesome to have a checklist for: (1) initial settings, (2) big-picture creative approaches to shooting; and (3) specific shot techniques. This post concerns part 2: WALLDO, which stands for Wide, Angled, Low, Linking, Depth, and Opposite. It’s a Cliff’s Notes for video production in the field, but I use it for aerials as…

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