Mafebyvafo

Joined on May 6, 2021

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Steve Balcombe: That is really beautiful work, but all that talent and effort was wasted due to using a camera which is just not up to the job - the image quality is poor. What a shame.

@Sunnyside7
Where did I mascaraed for anything? This video stat with DJI camera and DJI logo appeared everywhere (start middle end of the film). I don't know but it take little to understand that video is something to do with that specific camera and DJI brand, no brainer. But more importantly "So what?" paid, not paid , editorial, experimental, promotion, cooperation, partnership ect, what the difference? Did you see that video and though oh that is nice, and then read its was done for DJI as a contact and like - oh no this video is awful now ? Is that you logic, then sorry to hear that. I didn't write the article, no did I pay the DP to post it. They like the film enough to post it here end of story. There are videos out there shot for Samsung smartphone , using Smasumg smartphone in that techniques and its amazing and even cooler because of the "bizarre" choice of camera (smartphone one) and not Alexa Mini or whatever pro camera.
Nowhere I said its a best camera for this videos

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2022 at 12:31 UTC
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Richie Beans: Visually interesting but not likely worth the use of these toxic materials, which will invariably end up untreated in your local water supply. Microplastics are a pernicious and ubiquitous problem that needs no further glorification.

I suggest non toxic alternatives like fine clays and rock powders, fruit juice concentrates and dairy products, and of course, digital effects.

May I as how many toxic whatever produced to create the device you are typing this comment of yours, on ? Not to mention where it will end up when you decided to upgrade to new one ? Ahh ? How about close all “painter shops”, Printing houses, any thing what procure inks? I don’t know but perhaps they are more toxic to the environment that my little film ?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2022 at 12:11 UTC
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Julian: Really interesting video. You get a few clues at the start of this video, but would be interesting to know more on the setup used to shoot this, lighting, etc.

Opera mention some basic ingredients and right direction, but irs a but more complicated then that ;) lol

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2022 at 12:06 UTC
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SandySandy: Superb visual. The colours truly pop. Apple or any other large company would have paid a fortune for this, even if it were for using it as a screen saver or something.
Ignore the trolls. Some people do nothing in life, and hate everyone with initiative.

Thank you for kind reply. There are professionals who specialised in that area and they already done the jobs for Apple, Samsung ect. Really envy of that :) lol, But they are magicians, compare to them I am an amateur :) but I am trying ...

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 13:19 UTC
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rockjano: Very nice BUT you din1t need a DJI for this. Any decent camera can make it or even better...

@rockjano. Agreed. And I did just that with a second film with Canon R5 in 8K with 100mm macro lens. Doing one more right now with canon R5 in 8K RAW this time :) with Irix 150mm macro lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 13:16 UTC
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madeinlisboa: "DaVinci Resolve 17 (comparable to Adobe Premiere Pro) ". I had to laugh at this remark, like Resolve is some kind of unknown software. Many Adobe users are migrating to it, by the way

I didn't write the articled and my original post was this
" ... Surprisingly, it took less effort to CC and grade those shots, since the actual image was very good to start with. I use Davinci Resolve 17 beta which has a Color Warper tool. Some noise reduction was used as well as a glow plugin to give the color a bit more “pop”.
No significant color manipulation has been necessary since all colours were done right in the camera..."

More about what I use technically and that I didn't have to do much as colors are so vivid as is , that's it. I was using Adobe Premier myself for several years and find it a great tool as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:22 UTC
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lococola: Maybe his videos are good, I wouldn't know because his UX design is pretty bad: all of the videos on his site including the one from this article lack any kind of control, most egregiously no volume control. Not going to sit through that...

I would be honoured to be associated with VIMEO UX design as my own but its not :) , how naive and clueless should people be thinking one can just develop his "own UX" video embedded system. Anyway one of the reason there was no control (that btw was restored) is that this particular video was embedded into Behance project with autoload hence lack of any control beside play button. I see how it might be inconvenience for this particular post but it wasn't my intention. I change the setting so there is should be a volume control now present.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:14 UTC
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rockjano: Very nice BUT you din1t need a DJI for this. Any decent camera can make it or even better...

Exactly and it's been done with a smartphones too, but for this particular project I was in partnership with DJI and had to use Pocket 2 camera :)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:10 UTC
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Billy34: Absolute crap image quality. This isn’t even watchable. He should have used at least an APA-C if not a FF camera in RAW mode.

/s

I suggest to see at least 2K image not 240p or change you device :)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:09 UTC
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Steve Balcombe: That is really beautiful work, but all that talent and effort was wasted due to using a camera which is just not up to the job - the image quality is poor. What a shame.

It was done for DJI under contract with a specific purpose to use that camera. I didn't waiste anything. I also shoot other film for Canon using R5 at 8K :)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:08 UTC
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waddowaddowaddo: When drones first came on the scene I was wowed by the new perspective they offered. Now, with videos made entirely of drone shots it is rapidly becoming ho-hum and tedious. The problem is, if we look at the medium of cinema--video is the cousin version--the drone simply provides the establishing shot. From there we are supposed to go to the more standard local/detailed shot where we see things from the human perspective. This never happens in these drove vids and so we are left unsatisfied and feeling we just watched a novelty video--and the lovely is rapidly wearing off.

Just my two-cents worth.

So however you comment that there is no story is fundamentally right but also technically wrong to apply it to this video as its not intent to have one.
If he would stated that its a feature film or documentary or any other genre that must included storytelling then you be absolutely right.
Don’t get me wrong I do agree that drone only videos are not novelty any more and usually are pretty bad and boring (about 99% of them) due to the fact that drones are getting more accessible and more people without experiences flooded the internet with bad vids. But to “put down” this cool one based on a fact that you saw a thousand bad ones and you are bored because of them is a bit strange.

P.S. I didn’t see you ask to be silent or be polite to the “its propaganda” nonsense comments :)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2021 at 06:45 UTC
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waddowaddowaddo: When drones first came on the scene I was wowed by the new perspective they offered. Now, with videos made entirely of drone shots it is rapidly becoming ho-hum and tedious. The problem is, if we look at the medium of cinema--video is the cousin version--the drone simply provides the establishing shot. From there we are supposed to go to the more standard local/detailed shot where we see things from the human perspective. This never happens in these drove vids and so we are left unsatisfied and feeling we just watched a novelty video--and the lovely is rapidly wearing off.

Just my two-cents worth.

First tiktok was a sarcastic comment (btw not directed to you, read it) as it is as opposite of this video as it could be and meant that if slow pace, cinematic and cool videos evoke only “boring” response a dancing clowns is a better alternative :) (sarcasm again).
As for “no story” comment. You try to push you point to the point when its gets really thin. Drone only videos is rarely has story for the simple fact of its speciality (i speak from experience of creating a few). If creator personally choose not to shoot people, acting, animals or documentaries and proceed to specialize in utilizing drone only its a bit strange to comment the obvious and make it a bad thing. No story yes, but its never intended to be an obvious one i guess The story here is a landscape itself. Its like say hey there is no jokes in documentary so it’s boring.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2021 at 06:45 UTC
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waddowaddowaddo: When drones first came on the scene I was wowed by the new perspective they offered. Now, with videos made entirely of drone shots it is rapidly becoming ho-hum and tedious. The problem is, if we look at the medium of cinema--video is the cousin version--the drone simply provides the establishing shot. From there we are supposed to go to the more standard local/detailed shot where we see things from the human perspective. This never happens in these drove vids and so we are left unsatisfied and feeling we just watched a novelty video--and the lovely is rapidly wearing off.

Just my two-cents worth.

Mostly right, but you missing the point of that region entirely. This Altai republic more about the vast space not individual trees or rock. As far as I understand this author (based on his portfolio videos) not shooting humans or traditional travel blogs that YT are full of. Establishing shots only, b-roll is very stereotypical thoughts on a drone footages, and this video prove the opposite that even with “drone-only” shots you can create a beautiful and atmospheric pieces. Btw he has other film (forget the name) about big ice lake also in Sebiria with plenty of texture and close ups, so i guess this was done deliberately not to include those here.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2021 at 18:08 UTC
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StoneJack: Now imagine how Soviets put to death millions people in Siberia's GULAGs.

Ogl.
Its too much of an info for this person, who cares for such insignificant detail :) he saw “Siberia” so its enough for him :)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2021 at 17:59 UTC
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waddowaddowaddo: When drones first came on the scene I was wowed by the new perspective they offered. Now, with videos made entirely of drone shots it is rapidly becoming ho-hum and tedious. The problem is, if we look at the medium of cinema--video is the cousin version--the drone simply provides the establishing shot. From there we are supposed to go to the more standard local/detailed shot where we see things from the human perspective. This never happens in these drove vids and so we are left unsatisfied and feeling we just watched a novelty video--and the lovely is rapidly wearing off.

Just my two-cents worth.

RDcollins - You should stay on tiktok is much more entertaining for sure

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2021 at 17:50 UTC
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StoneJack: Looks like propaganda

Looks like schizophrenia :)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2021 at 11:31 UTC
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architekt_1: Is this what propaganda from Putin and Xi looks like?

Is this how schizophrenia sounds like ?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2021 at 07:20 UTC
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estorm: I was expecting Khoomei but instead some post-modern weird music ...

Why it always should so stereotypical and literal ?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2021 at 20:05 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Beautiful, but it seems like a random mish-mash of shots that don't really lead anywhere, that change for no apparent reason, and that begin to feel repetitive after the first minute or so. I'd love to see a more narrative approach.

Hey Jacques. Thank you for the comment. The Baykal place is in reality is a kind "all the same" place, you see ice, rocks, snow, rocks, snow , ice, ice, show and so on :) So I wanted to portray it as well, window monotonous repetitiveness that is in deed "lead no where" but in a "good sense" because it is the place. I don't shoot people or blogger videos where you see a straight forward, more understandable "narrative approach" like here we arrive, here we shoot, here we leave. Its difficult to do narrative approach in "only-drone-films" if it's not being some sort of documentary (that is not my approach). Being a judge on some big drone film festivals and competitions, I do see to too, but at least I understand that is a difficult task to accomplish when you have no "way of story" but many can't pass over it and somewhat judge it based it on being a full film or something.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2021 at 14:34 UTC
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thielges: I like his approach. It is sort of a series of dynamic stills if that is not too much of an oxymoron. And hist post-prod is top notch too.

Thank you. Glad you like my work

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 18:52 UTC
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