Hey Everyone! As you are probably aware of, our class has recently purchased the DJI Phantom 3! The Phantom 3 is a three-axis gimbal drone released by DJI. What's really cool about the Phantom 3 is that it can shoot in 4K! The Phantom 3 is great for shooting aeriel footage, or any shot that you need from a high view. It can take stills, and HD video. This drone is controlled by a remote, which can move the drone in any direction, and also have comlete control over its camera. You can also see what you're filming through an app on a phone or tablet! Using that app, you can control camera settings like you would on a DSLR (ISO, Aperture, etc.), and see what the drone is shooting, live. If you aren't experienced with flying drones, DJI has a feature on the Phantom 3 for flight for beginners. They call it a, "geofence", which you can set your Phantom to only go a certain amount of distance, preventing you from flying into places you don't want to. It even has an auto-take off and auto-return! Although the drone seems really cool, it can be really dangerous. It has 4 plastic blades, and although plastic, can be very harmful going at high speeds. Mr. M even told us about it chopping up a leaf! If you're going to use it, you have to be extremely careful and cautious of your surroundings. I think the drone would be a very useful tool if you wanted to get a different perspective on something, or needed to shoot a large area of land. For example, if your story is about an invasive species of trees, how interesting it would be to be able to get aeriel footage of that, and show the miles of trees and just overall how invasive they are. I saw some footage from when Kaycee and Mia tried it out, and when Brent and Herenui went to film for their K-9 story and it looks really great! It was very smooth and sharp, and I hope I can learn how to use it one day. I'll embed below some videos about the Phantom 3 and some sample tests that I thought looked really awesome! Well, that is it for this week's reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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