Some of you may or may not know that before I was into still photography I was into making short films. Well, short films may be a generous statement but I dabbled in making amateurish videos of me and my friends. I've never stopped dreaming of making short films but my mind and time has been focused on producing great still photography. Things have changed a bit now that I have my DJI Phantom 2 Vision+.
The videos and angles I can now capture have opened my mind to endless possibilities. Places I could never access are well within my reach. The Phantom is not the best camera I've ever used but it is more than serviceable and shoots RAW files. Since purchasing the Phantom a few months ago, I've become much more comfortable flying it and have started to explore the neighborhood where I live.
Since starting to fly I've discussed putting together a video of Chicago with one of my friends who is an excellent editor. We are in the process of shooting all the footage and expect to shoot throughout the summer and possibly into the fall. Below is a preview of some of the video I've shot so far. It includes the Adler Planetarium, redeveloped Northerly Island and a few other iconic views of Chicago. If you like the project, consider donating using the Vimeo tip jar. It will help fund all the coffee we will need for the late night edits. Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the video.