I spent this week chatting with one of my favorite drone YouTube channels — Ready Set Drone!
We talk more than just drones, including how to create a social media following (Instagram — yikes!). We also talk about my latest event in partnership with the Intel Drone Light Show team, evangelizing drones and making a positive difference in the world of drones.
Ready Set Drone is a seriously informative YouTube channel. If you’re looking for great video content, then I highly recommend. Of course, please subscribe to mine too!
Drone video sharing site AirVūz scoured the world in search of 2017’s best drone video. The results are in, and the best drone videos of 2017 are really something else.
Moscow Aerial 5K Timelab.pro by Russian drone pilot Timelab.pro was voted the Drone Video of the Year, while Paul Nurkkala won the FPV (First-Person View) Video of the Year for NURK’s Flight of the Year.
The five finalists for best drone video of 2017 were selected by AirVūz staff from 13 different categories, including People, Cities, Countries, Landscape, Freestyle FPV, Drone Racing, Tiny Whoop, Animals (including pets), Dronies (selfies taken with a drone), Sports, Originality, Reels and Photo. From there, all AirVūz community members could vote for which finalists they thought were the best of the best. Continue reading See the best drone videos of 2017, according to AirVūz
I’m normally not into unboxing videos, but I am SO in love with the DJI Mavic Air that I had to do it. This is definitely a drone that I legitimately want to buy myself, so if you’re anything like me — you’ll want to know what’s inside when you buy!
Here’s my DJI Mavic Air unboxing video. Want even more Mavic Air? Check out my full review of the drone here!
The Mavic Air launched today as DJI’s best drone yet, with a 4K camera, new QuickShot modes and SmartCapture for easier, more intelligent photo and video capturing, and FlightAutonomy 2.0 with Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems, intended to make flights safer.
Drones were revolutionary for their ability to show a perspective our eyes were never-before used to seeing.
But filmmakers Phil Pastuhov and Ian Montgomery continue to up the game with new techniques that continue to make those aerial perspectives even more interesting.
The filmmaking duo released an art piece using DJI’s new X7 camera called “The Dying Of The Light.”
The technique illuminates the subject while placing it in a completely dark sky, giving it the appearance of a 3D-model while confusing the viewers with a unique sense of perspective and scale.
Related read: How to get a job in Hollywood as a drone pilot: Phil Pastuhov shares the secret
So how do they do it? Continue reading This hypnotizing drone video showcases a little-known video technique. Here’s how it’s done.
Can drones help solve the gap in gender equality?
Here’s the argument for how drones can help make that change.
Drones are egalitarian and accessible — you don’t need a degree to fly them, they can be purchased at a relatively low cost from Amazon, and they can be used in a variety of industry.
Yet there are still massive differences in the narrative of drones when it comes to men vs. women.
Drones aimed at children are gender-biased. They often end up in the “boy toys” section, and drones targeted at girls are marketed with things like Barbies. One of the world’s largest drone races is being held in one of the world’s most unfriendly countries toward women. And it’s not uncommon to see drone conferences where the speaker lineup is all-male.
But that’s about to change.
Thought leader, entrepreneur and drone expert Dr Catherine Ball gave a speech at this year’s TEDxMelbourne about how teaching girls about science and technology is important and is the critical gap to equality in not only how we view girls but how we think about ourselves as humanity.
Watch it below:
Ball is an author, founder, and ethics advocate working across global projects where robotics and new technology meet environmental protection. She is the co-founder of SheFlies, which hosts drone events in schools for children around the country of Australia (and SheFlies is expanding outside of Australia too!). She also created the World of Drones Congress in Australia.
The Flying Robot international Drone Film Festival — also known as FRiFF — came to San Francisco this week for its third year in a row, and the winning films just keep getting better.
The film festival played at the Roxie Theater in the city’s Mission District, showing 25 films across eight categories.
Related read: The best Instagram video of all time just came from…Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos?!
This year’s videos are seriously brilliant. With the best in show winner, 2D run, I can’t tell which is more impressive — the drone filming or the athletes featured. Continue reading The best drone films of 2017, according to FRiFF
DJI’s newest camera, the DJI Zenmuse X7, is blowing all other camera drones out of the water.
The Chinese dronemaker, which sprung to fame for its ready to fly, GoPro-carrying drone, the Phantom, today announced the DJI Zenmuse X7.
It’s a Super 35 digital film camera optimized for professional aerial cinematography, designed to work with the DJI Inspire 2 drone.
The Drone Girl hinted at the Zenmuse X7’s launch last month when we interviewed Hollywood filmmaker Phil Pastuhov, but it’s finally here. Continue reading DJI Zenmuse X7: this is the 6k camera all filmmakers need
How many of you, guys, use advanced video editing software to fix drone footage? As you record more videos, you might want to have a more serious approach to post-production.
We’ve partnered with VSDC Video Editor PRO – a video editing program for Windows – to show how to improve what you might consider a good shot into a better one.
And there is an even more awesome piece of news! You can get VSDC PRO annual license for free in a special promo arranged exclusively for The Drone Girl community, and it’s valid for a week. Continue reading VSDC Video Editor Pro is giving away free Pro licenses to Drone Girl community