I recently got a drone to spice up my videos and I’ve been practising flying it for a few weeks now. There’s still a lot that I have to learn, but I thought this footage from Ladybower reservoir at the weekend was too gorgeous not to share.
My sister, niece, nephew and I made best use of the early spring weather and ventured into the Peak District for a stroll. The Upper Derwent Valley is a beautiful spot to explore, even if the sun wasn’t out on the day we went.
Over time I hope to get more confident with the drone to fly it closer to things, and get more stable sweeping shots, but it’s all a very fun learning curve so far!
For anyone interested, the drone is a DJI Mavic Pro, and this film is shot at 2.7K resolution and 24 frames per second.
Another different style for the third vlog. I’ve tried to create a short ‘ode to’ style video that hopefully shows the beauty of steam trains from a visit Emily and I took on the Severn Valley Railway over Christmas.
I’ve already been filming for the next vlog, so hopefully it won’t be more than a month before the next one of these. I hope you’re enjoying them so far as much as I’m enjoying making them.
The music is from Sergey Cheremisinov, a track titled “Train” from the album Charms, with some editing changes made by me. Find out more at freemusicarchive.org
It’s been longer than I, or anyone else, expected… but here is my second vlog. Deliberately very different from the first so I can see what style I prefer. I expect eventually it will be a mix of the two.
Expect the next one in the new year. Merry Christmas all x
I’ve missed video editing. The days of staying up all night putting together a StagTV news report are over and I don’t go on enough travel adventures to satisfy my editing itch. So I’m going to try a bit of vlogging to see if it suits me. I hate editing myself, but short of having anything else to edit, this will have to do!
So here it is, my vlogging debut:
A short selection of photos from our weekend trip to the place where pasties are mined. Specifically Mawgan Porth, Padstow, Tintagel and Port Issac
Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, Broadway, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, Washington Arch, Little Italy, Financial District, World Trade, Rockefeller Center, Wall St, MoMA, High Line, Chelsea Market, Roosevelt Island Tramway, Coney Island, MTA Museum, Central Park, Queens Museum, Manhattan Bridge and Staten Island.
In 4 minutes.
Music by Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind (copyright Universal Records).
This is the third stop motion travel video I’ve made, and the second Emily and I have made together – Check out my YouTube channel for the New Zealand and Japan videos.
Going down the 26 locks of the Devizes flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal to Bristol in a narrowboat in the summer of 2015.