Megan Gaffney is the vice president of marketing at AirVūz, a Minneapolis-based website for watching and sharing drone videos of all types, whether it is scenic landscapes or videos from drone racing and FPV freestyle pilots.
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Drone Girl: Considering you work at AirVūz, I imagine you watch a LOT of drone videos. What qualities do the best videos have? What are some things you frequently see in drone videos that you don’t like?
Megan Gaffney: Everyone here at AirVūz watches A LOT of drone videos. It is fundamental to our community and one of our core values. We have a human engine behind the site and watching aerial videos is also one of the most fun parts of our job!
The best videos, camera and first person view, are created by makers who understand some of the foundations of cinematography. It is quickly becoming more than just being a good drone pilot, you also have to be a good filmmaker. The exception to this rule of thumb, of course, is seeing aerial footage from areas of the globe we don’t often see from the air.
My first piece of advice for anyone creating a drone video is pay close attention to the opening of your drone video. Overly long intros or being too slow to get into a riveting piece of aerial content can kill even the best drone video.
DG: I agree! People on the Internet have short attention spans — myself included. So what drone is your favorite to fly?
DG: Can you recommend a great spot to fly drones in the Minneapolis area? Continue reading AirVuz’s Megan Gaffney on what makes a great drone video, the best place to fly drones in Minneapolis and more