Home Your Ad Here

Go Back   IndieTalk - Indie Film Forum > Tools of the Trade > Cameras

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-21-2016, 03:31 PM   #16
WalterB
Basic Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Rotterdam Area, The Netherlands
Posts: 3,029
Very true!
That is why I don't fly drones myself: too expensive, takes too much time to learn and too much paperwork in The Netherlands (I'm not even allowed to take of in the meadows near my town because it's 10 miles from an airport). So, when I need droneshots I know who to call
WalterB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Today   #1A
film guy
Basic Member
 
Posts: 17

 
Old 12-21-2016, 03:38 PM   #17
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC
Premiere Member
 
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rego Park, NY
Posts: 4,119
Thanks guys! I know it's been a while. I'm still trying to piece my life back together after the near fatal infection in 2013 that two of my doctors told me I am lucky I pulled through, followed by my apartment collapsing and the loss of furniture and equipment, followed by my car having its undersides ripped out from being entombed in ice and was another financial drain to save the car, followed by my storage place going out of business, and having less than a week to clear out everything and find a new storage place.

Figure a few more years to recover. And, my age is catching up with me. I'm on high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicine.

I want to take it slow next year and just shoot some new footage for the last film without the cast and plug in New scenes with the cast that were never used, but already filmed.

The new stuff is all about shooting a new and improved spaceship. A friend is supposed to help me make a new spaceship and make a servo control machine to film it with a camera. But, he is having health issues. So, I will have to look into other options to film it, or just have an animator create the footage.

I have to look to cut corners with expenses because there is still stuff to replace that took years to obtain.
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 03:49 PM   #18
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC
Premiere Member
 
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rego Park, NY
Posts: 4,119
My big concern about spending$1,800 on a drone and camera to learn how to fly it is the darn thing crashes and breaks from lack of experience on how to handle the controls. I am sure big productions have spares on hand in case that happens. And, they will buy the $30,000 drones B&H Photo sells and buy the separate cameras.

I just don't have money like that to burn just learning how to fly it.
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 04:22 PM   #19
WalterB
Basic Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Rotterdam Area, The Netherlands
Posts: 3,029
Sorry to hear about the hard times, Mike!
Glad you survived the infection.
You are right: you have other priorities now.

(Do you like pomegranate? It can help lower your blood pressure.)
WalterB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 04:52 PM   #20
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC
Premiere Member
 
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rego Park, NY
Posts: 4,119
Thanks WalterB.

I am taking garlic for the blood pressure, as some friends have recommended. I will look into the pomegranate.

And, I live close to an airport as well. That may require permits although I would be flying it in parks with trees and lakes to simulate wilderness because I am very far away from real wilderness.

Last edited by Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC; 12-21-2016 at 04:56 PM.
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 06:36 PM   #21
indietalk
IndieTalk Founder
 
indietalk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,936
Best wishes friend. I have no drone experience.
indietalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 07:47 PM   #22
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC
Premiere Member
 
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rego Park, NY
Posts: 4,119
Thank you, IndieTalk.
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 10:03 PM   #23
Sweetie
Basic Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 4,028
Quote:
My big concern about spending$1,800 on a drone and camera to learn how to fly it is the darn thing crashes and breaks from lack of experience on how to handle the controls.
Hence my suggestion. The new DJI drones are hard to crash. They have so many safety protocols built into them, you can safely fly them indoors. The older cousins are much easier to crash.

Quote:
I am sure big productions have spares on hand in case that happens. And, they will buy the $30,000 drones B&H Photo sells and buy the separate cameras.
Don't quote me, but the top of the line ones are more than double that. If you're interested, take a look into Intel's drones. While they're not built for filming, it's interesting to see the improvements in drone technology.

Quote:
I am looking for new and exciting shots that can add to the story of the films in the future.
Quote:
I just don't have money like that to burn just learning how to fly it.
Quote:
Another alternative that I suspect all three of us would agree on is, if
the budget is in the $2,000 range, a director should hire an experienced
owner/operator for a day to get all the needed shots rather than buy
and learn with that money.
^ This. Since camera and drone technology is still in flux and changing rapidly, since you're only after small number of shots per film, you're much better off hiring a specialist than going to the expense and time distraction of learning what will become only an occasionally used tool in your filmmaking toolkit. Since your resources are limited, you'll be better served spending the time and money learning the other skill sets that will serve you better.
Sweetie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 10:59 PM   #24
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC
Premiere Member
 
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rego Park, NY
Posts: 4,119
Hiring a drone operator with their own drone and transportation for that price sounds like a plan.
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2017, 03:55 AM   #25
indietalk
IndieTalk Founder
 
indietalk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,936
This one's on super sale
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/dealZone.jsp
indietalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 01:33 AM   #26
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC
Premiere Member
 
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rego Park, NY
Posts: 4,119
Thanks for the 411, IT.
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 01:35 AM   #27
indietalk
IndieTalk Founder
 
indietalk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,936
You missed it, there was a deal of the day there.
indietalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 01:38 AM   #28
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC
Premiere Member
 
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rego Park, NY
Posts: 4,119
I'll have to keep my eyes open for more deals.
Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


©IndieTalk