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Close Encounters with Tombstones & Trees

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by beeline, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. beeline

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    Was trying to see how close I could fly among the dogwoods. Survived to fly another day...

     
  2. IflyinWY

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    Nice pun w words beeline,

    The music sucked, only because it was perfect for the setting. Not my favorite place.

    Here's homework for you. Take the 2 children on bicycles and make them fly by while you are filming the top of a tree. Me heart woulda stopped.

    **** good job. My hat's off to you.


    Creeepie though... EEEeEEEEeeeEeEk
     
  3. beeline

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    Thank you, IflyinWY! There were 2 overhead views where my wife and I appeared in the shot. I found it to be distracting so I masked us out in After Effects. Was tempted to fade us in and out at 50% opacity to add a ghostly effect. Oh, and adjacent to the cemetery is a playground that's been dubbed "the dead children's playground". That's what people really call it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Children's_Playground

    I actually enjoy the serenity and history of this old cemetery. Maybe some lighter music would have made it less...foreboding. :eek:
     
  4. Monte55

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    Well done Sir. I thought the music was fitting. The perspective shots and music make it dramatic...which it is.
     
  5. beeline

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    Thank you Monte55. Felt like I was pushing the boundaries with the color correction and the music, so the kind comments give me a bit more confidence. I worry that aerial footage will become passe by the time the FAA grants a pathway for commercial use.
     
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    The color and music were perfect. Great effect.
     
  7. beeline

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    Glad you liked it and thanks for your comment!

    Planning my next video way down in a canyon so I'm worried about lack of GPS lock. That and a two hour hike to get to it lol. I will probably take the risk anyway because it is so beautiful.
     
  8. RedRyderMedia

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    Nice flying, both around the trees and skimming along the tombstones.