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#Autumn# Fall in Northern Wisconsin. Harsh criticism wanted!
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UPDATE: Adding a link to the Autumn contest here. Please stop by and give me a comment and a thumbs up. Thanks
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... D545%26typeid%3D545

I'm pretty proud of this video, but still want to know where you guys can find errors or spots that I should fix. So yes, Harsh Criticism is def wanted so I can learn and get better. DO YOUR WORST. I can take it.



UPDATE: Panoreedit, planet1reedit, and planet2reedit were fixed by Charissa! Charissa did a great job fixing some horizon issues and helping me balance the contrast and colors. THANK YOU, they look wonderful.

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Some Instagram pics
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10-8 13:31
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10-8 13:32
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Couple more
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10-8 13:33
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Dude, no criticism from me!  This is damned good work in my opinion.  Nicely done.
10-8 13:34
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Great job, some nice piloting, and liked the Dolly Zoom you made!

But, I will add some critiques ;)

First, being it’s Autum, and the colours are so rich and vibrant, I’d have used a LUT with an orange warming hue on those clips to bring out some more of those spectacular fall colours...

Also, the music... Dude, the MUSIC, it was painful!!!
10-8 13:36
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I agree, music no good, i happen to er playing the Acapella version of "Because" by the Beatles and it was hauntingly beautiful. You should try it...
10-8 13:47
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come on guys, this was Corey's view on that moment. that is the music he felt and the joy he wanted to pay forward.
maybe syncing it differently with the footage would have a different result. but still, it's a very nice video!
10-8 13:54
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EdisonW1979 Posted at 2018-10-8 13:36
Great job, some nice piloting, and liked the Dolly Zoom you made!

But, I will add some critiques ;)

Thanks I will look into that. I did like the music at the begining but after I played it about 50 times editing it started to get to me. Thank you very much for the comments!
10-8 13:57
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Jmathews77 Posted at 2018-10-8 13:34
Dude, no criticism from me!  This is damned good work in my opinion.  Nicely done.

Thanks MAN!
10-8 13:57
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Dudecru5h Posted at 2018-10-8 13:47
I agree, music no good, i happen to er playing the Acapella version of "Because" by the Beatles and it was hauntingly beautiful. You should try it...

I just listened to it, and I agree that it's very moving and haunting, but I've tried to edit drone video to music that doesn't have a beat and I'm terrible at it. Something I guess I need to work on. I need a beat to help me cut and sync and keep the clips moving. When I use acapella I tend to stay too long on clips and the video gets boring or WAY longer than I wanted. Any tips to improve this or if you have examples please send them my way. THANKS FOR THE COMMENT!
10-8 14:01
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-10-8 13:54
come on guys, this was Corey's view on that moment. that is the music he felt and the joy he wanted to pay forward.
maybe syncing it differently with the footage would have a different result. but still, it's a very nice video!

It's all good. No worries. I asked for the critique and I can handle it. Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment Dread!
10-8 14:03
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-10-8 14:03
It's all good. No worries. I asked for the critique and I can handle it. Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment Dread!

and there will be critique i don't have a problem with the music. it's the way you saw that clip and what you felt and how you want to relay that feeling.
i've done my mistakes and i am trying to improve. one thing that i would recommend would be the story telling. music contributes to that, but before music would be the story. instead of mixing shots try to build the clip in a way to have an introduction, an intrigue and an end or sort of..then you will see a lot of critique )
anyway, nicely done! the shots and the colors are priceless!


for example, i am very proud of this video of mine. but i received a lot of criticism as it was not well told and i did not express my intention. the idea was to do a sort of review, test and also let my wife know that i have a new drone and she appreciated my efforts although, viewers were not so pleased. don't want to hijack you thread though..it's just an example of miscommunication to the audience



10-8 14:11
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-10-8 14:11
and there will be critique  i don't have a problem with the music. it's the way you saw that clip and what you felt and how you want to relay that feeling.
i've done my mistakes and i am trying to improve. one thing that i would recommend would be the story telling. music contributes to that, but before music would be the story. instead of mixing shots try to build the clip in a way to have an introduction, an intrigue and an end  or sort of..then you will see a lot of critique )
anyway, nicely done! the shots and the colors are priceless!

I agree with that suggestion. I don't always tell a "story" with my videos. I need to work on that and I think it makes people actually watch more of the video if there's a story or a narative. Otherwise people just see it as a music video and skip through it. Attention spans are pretty short, and I'm not the best at holding that attention for more than a minute.
10-8 14:17
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-10-8 14:17
I agree with that suggestion. I don't always tell a "story" with my videos. I need to work on that and I think it makes people actually watch more of the video if there's a story or a narative. Otherwise people just see it as a music video and skip through it. Attention spans are pretty short, and I'm not the best at holding that attention for more than a minute.

the title and description of your video were pretty clear to me. fall. colours. wisconsin. i wans't expecting a story but i was expecting enjoying some nice views, which i did. i remember your "proposal" video which i really enjoyed that one had a story as it was asking for one. so it's about what you want to relay..
just my 2 cents
10-8 14:24
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For laughs, you both should have been in shorts and t-shirts.  It isn't ''cold'' in Wisconsin till outside Coke machine heaters turn on.
10-8 14:35
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Perhaps more people or animals with colorful fall trees?
10-8 14:36
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-10-8 14:24
the title and description of your video were pretty clear to me. fall. colours. wisconsin. i wans't expecting a story but i was expecting enjoying some nice views, which i did. i remember your "proposal" video which i really enjoyed  that one had a story as it was asking for one. so it's about what you want to relay..
just my 2 cents

Thanks for the input.
10-8 15:48
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 2018-10-8 14:35
For laughs, you both should have been in shorts and t-shirts.  It isn't ''cold'' in Wisconsin till outside Coke machine heaters turn on.

I know right. I'm actually a Minnesotan but visit the Cheese Heads regularly. I don't usually get my coat out until the snow flies. We did see a LOT of deer but most were running away. Too fast to capture with the drone unless they happen to run through my shot. I should have got more water shots, and we did visit Cranberry Fest this day but because it was overcast and near sunset they shots were not that great. I should have used my fiancé in more shots. She's better looking than me and is willing to put up with my drone antics.
10-8 15:52
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Beautiful, just beautiful Bing... on mute.  The music makes me want to shove scissors in my ears.
10-8 17:24
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Fantastic photos as well sir!!
10-8 17:25
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2018-10-8 17:24
Beautiful, just beautiful Bing... on mute.  The music makes me want to shove scissors in my ears.

Ok, yeah everyone agrees I picked the wrong song. haha! I will have to make a new version with a different soundtrack. Everyone can feel free to post links to songs they want used instead of the one I picked. Thanks for your input as well! I appreciate you taking the time to watch.
10-8 18:05
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BTW, I highly suggest using a Fall Color map before you go filming the fall leaves. I used this one to see which counties were at 100%. I filmed in the green square area, but all of northern Wisconsin looks to be at peak times right now. My goal (some year) is to get to Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut added to my collection of Fall Color videos.

Wisconsin
https://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report

Minnesota
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Michigan (Right now it's peak in the UP)
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New York
https://www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/fall/foliage-report/

Vermont
http://www.vermont.com/foliage.cfm

New Hampshire
https://www.visitnh.gov/foliage-tracker

Maine
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I can only say: come walk with us down this new path of hope and opportunity and in a big way we will keep this hobby strong and free.
10-8 18:37
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-10-8 18:37
I can only say: come walk with us down this new path of hope and opportunity and in a big way we will keep this hobby strong and free.


That's deep.

(BTW, your flight distance is impressive. I thought I flew a lot, but you're more than double my distance.)
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10-8 19:06
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-10-8 19:06
That's deep.

(BTW, your flight distance is impressive. I thought I flew a lot, but you're more than double my distance.)

Yeah I get around
10-8 19:18
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Pictures need little bit more exposure. Reduce the color a bit. It looks like fake over saturated. Also easy on the music!  
10-8 19:34
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dronist Posted at 2018-10-8 19:34
Pictures need little bit more exposure. Reduce the color a bit. It looks like fake over saturated. Also easy on the music!


In the first post the pictures have less effects on them. Mostly stitched in MS ICE and subtle exposure changes and contrast in Photoshop. Post #2, #3, and #4 are from Instagram which REALLY uses a heavy hand with their filters. They always seem to look decent on my phone but when I view them on my monitor they are too "hot" and saturated. So yes I agree. And yes I'll change the song. It's wildly unpopular!

And thanks for the comments!
10-8 19:53
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Will watch the video later. Images, the pano horizon is slanting, I would fix that if it where mine.
The other images is very nice. I would maybe just pop the fall colours slightly in the first sphere, maybe put more light on the middle of the image. Perfect as well, just thinking about things I would have tried if it where mine.
Not needed though. Will do some editing to show you what I had in mind, if you don,t mind?
10-8 22:58
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Nice work.
I think the video is nice.
Maybe the lighting was less optimal, but you don't control that....
10-8 23:24
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I like your video and the music too. Nice work.
Colors are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
10-8 23:36
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-10-8 23:24
Nice work.
I think the video is nice.
Maybe the lighting was less optimal, but you don't control that....

Thanks Monfrooij. Are you referring to the cloudy weather?
10-9 02:27
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Thriller Posted at 2018-10-8 23:36
I like your video and the music too. Nice work.
Colors are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for watching and taking the time to respond Thriller.
10-9 02:27
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Charissa Posted at 2018-10-8 22:58
Will watch the video later. Images, the pano horizon is slanting, I would fix that if it where mine.
The other images is very nice. I would maybe just pop the fall colours slightly in the first sphere, maybe put more light on the middle of the image. Perfect as well, just thinking about things I would have tried if it where mine.
Not needed though. Will do some editing to show you what I had in mind, if you don,t mind?

Yeah, I worked on the Pano for a while and wasn't totally happy with the stitching and the horizon.

What did you have in mind for the other pics? Do you want me to upload a few originals for you to edit? Which pics do you want?
10-9 02:30
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awesome vid.
my harsh critic:
just using hard cuts is boring!
maybe some nice transitions next time
10-9 02:52
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-10-9 02:27
Thanks Monfrooij. Are you referring to the cloudy weather?

You're welcome.
Yes indeed.
The overcast sky suits a 'sad' feeling more .



10-9 03:20
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spookster Posted at 2018-10-9 02:52
awesome vid.
my harsh critic:
just using hard cuts is boring!

I'll do some research on classy transitions. I don't like the cheap looking ones, but I have used camera movement in the past for transition and it works, but it's really hard to plan that in the field. I'll look for a way to simulate that in post. Thanks for your suggestion!
10-9 04:55
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Great video and pics. Love the autumn colors. Amazing.
10-9 05:22
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Great video and subject to film. In the beginning, the music caught me by surprise; but I think it fits the scenes well.
10-9 06:08
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-10-8 18:23
BTW, I highly suggest using a Fall Color map before you go filming the fall leaves. I used this one to see which counties were at 100%. I filmed in the green square area, but all of northern Wisconsin looks to be at peak times right now. My goal (some year) is to get to Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut added to my collection of Fall Color videos.

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WHAT!!!!! Your DNR puts drone videos up on the color map? that's dope as hell. I need to bug MNDNR to do the same.
10-9 07:31
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