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Ackdoh
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Hio All,
I finally got the Mavic Pro over the holiday break and was able to shoot some footage of Big Bear Lake near the cabin in Big Bear, California! Most of the time, it was below freezing temperatures, so I could only fly 10-15 mins at a time before my fingers froze off. The batteries on the Mavic did well under cold conditions and at this elevation! It was a joy flying this, and it was great to have such precision in the movements via fine finger movements and cinematic mode.

Title: "The Lake, and the Ice"
Shot in 4k, 30fps
Music: Explosions in the Sky


2017-1-10
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paranoid666
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looks awesome. was hoping that lake would be a little more fuller with all this rain we got.
2017-1-10
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OhOhDrone
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How do you fly at the 6:42 time? I like the arc flight path but have not been successful in doing it smoothly,
2017-1-10
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Ackdoh
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paranoid666 Posted at 2017-1-10 15:33
looks awesome. was hoping that lake would be a little more fuller with all this rain we got.

Thanks! Are you a local there? I just got a cabin there in October...been loving going up there every chance I have! Yeah, water levels are low hopefully more rain/snow this season.  Three days of snow incoming this week!
2017-1-10
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OhOhDrone Posted at 2017-1-10 15:57
How do you fly at the 6:42 time? I like the arc flight path but have not been successful in doing it smoothly,

After lots of experimenting, I got the hang of slow camera moves with slight finger movements. I had my right finger move forward at a slight angle while at the same time while having my left hand pivot to a house focal point on the left.
2017-1-10
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Socalrob
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Nice video, I got married up there but it's been a while since I've been there. Liked hanging at chads place and just enjoying everything there. Such a great place, thanks for sharing.
2017-1-10
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RichJ53
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Thanks for sharing and bringing back some memories of the area

Rich
2017-1-10
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Albatross911
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great video, love the scenes as I don't get snow here in my city. Like the music too! thanks for sharing
2017-1-10
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NavigatorNL
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Love the landscape!
2017-1-10
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FrequentFlyer
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Im at work now so i can't access the video. Ill be sure to take a look once I get home! Im planning on going up to big bear at the beginning of February, can't wait to fly my Mavic up there!
2017-1-11
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jetforce
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well done, looks great.
2017-1-11
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Ackdoh Posted at 2017-1-10 18:05
After lots of experimenting, I got the hang of slow camera moves with slight finger movements. I had my right finger move forward at a slight angle while at the same time while having my left hand pivot to a house focal point on the left.

Thank you. Your practice paid off. Very nice way to frame the shot.
2017-1-11
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Ackdoh
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Socalrob Posted at 2017-1-10 19:23
Nice video, I got married up there but it's been a while since I've been there. Liked hanging at chads place and just enjoying everything there. Such a great place, thanks for sharing.

Beautiful place to get married! My husband and I just got a cabin up there in October 2016 and so we try to come up here as often as possible. Love the four full seasons here, a rarity in SoCal west coast

Chad's place was a fun place, at the end of the bar hop for us (so many great food/bars out in The Village!).
2017-1-11
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RichJ53 Posted at 2017-1-10 21:02
Thanks for sharing and bringing back some memories of the area

Rich

Thank you Rich, one of SoCal's treasure resorts that surprisingly, not many know about or are too afraid to go up to.
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Ackdoh
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Albatross911 Posted at 2017-1-10 21:55
great video, love the scenes as I don't get snow here in my city. Like the music too! thanks for sharing

Yes it hardly snows in California too, that's why we escape to Big Bear for winter (only 2 hours from LA/OC fortunately).  Glad you enjoyed it, I loved seeing the snow and wanted to share it here too.
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Ackdoh Posted at 2017-1-11 14:46
Thank you Rich, one of SoCal's treasure resorts that surprisingly, not many know about or are too afraid to go up to.

Its been many years for me and in the summer time. Last year I was out in the Mojave, China Lake for the NWR area... rather be at Bear Lake!

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2017-1-11
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GZP
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looks great!
2017-1-12
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Nice job, the speed is perfect.
2017-1-12
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Hoomi
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Very nice. I shared the link to this topic for my sister-in-law in Redlands that was wondering how the lake is looking.
2017-1-12
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Ackdoh
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FrequentFlyer Posted at 2017-1-11 07:31
Im at work now so i can't access the video. Ill be sure to take a look once I get home! Im planning on going up to big bear at the beginning of February, can't wait to fly my Mavic up there!

February should be super nice too! The west side of the lake is all good to fly in, just check out the no fly zone map here: http://www.bigbearcityairport.com/drone-information/
2017-1-13
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Ackdoh Posted at 2017-1-13 14:25
February should be super nice too! The west side of the lake is all good to fly in, just check out the no fly zone map here: http://www.bigbearcityairport.com/drone-information/

Great Link and Great information thanks!
2017-1-13
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The Rev
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Nice work that was great
2017-1-13
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Dav 0
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On some of these video posts I don't actually see the video or any links to it.  Why am I missing this?
2017-1-14
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Dav 0 Posted at 2017-1-14 02:40
On some of these video posts I don't actually see the video or any links to it.  Why am I missing this?

Sometimes it will not show up on a mobile device,if it won't show switch to PC version and it will work.
2017-1-14
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Marvin Verbeek
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looks very awesome man!!!
2017-1-14
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Great location, great footage.

I like the crispy scenes!


Cheers.
2017-1-14
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Marvin Verbeek
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Beautiful footage...i hope to be just as good in the near future with my dji mavic pro
2017-1-14
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Ackdoh
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Hoomi Posted at 2017-1-12 12:57
Very nice. I shared the link to this topic for my sister-in-law in Redlands that was wondering how the lake is looking.

Thanks Hoomi, hope she enjoyed! More snow this weekend (almost 2.5 feet!) and then more again next weekend....nature and the lake is going to love it
2017-1-14
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Ackdoh
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Dav 0 Posted at 2017-1-14 02:40
On some of these video posts I don't actually see the video or any links to it.  Why am I missing this?

Ahh that is weird! Let me give you the direct link on Vimeo: vimeo.com/198144838 (add https://) for some reason if I paste the whole link, it automatically converts it into the embedded video.

2017-1-14
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Brilliant video, SO well done.  Mind if I ask what font you're using on the opening title?
2017-1-16
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Ackdoh
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Marvin Verbeek Posted at 2017-1-14 10:01
Beautiful footage...i hope to be just as good in the near future with my dji mavic pro

Thanks Marvin, just needs practice is all!
2017-1-17
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Ackdoh
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JamieMink Posted at 2017-1-16 05:27
Brilliant video, SO well done.  Mind if I ask what font you're using on the opening title?

Thx Jamie, it's good ol Times New Roman font!  Sometimes it's best to keep it simple.
2017-1-20
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Breathtaking! I'll definitely have to visit some day.. May I ask if you were using any ND filters for your shots?
2017-1-21
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Ackdoh
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Jit Posted at 2017-1-21 01:43
Breathtaking! I'll definitely have to visit some day.. May I ask if you were using any ND filters for your shots?

Thanks Jit! No filters on these, just on None color mode, -1 on sharpness/contrast and then manually exposed the shots to under expose slightly to minimize the highlight clipping.
2017-1-21
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Beautiful video. Thank you for sharing. Your control is super smooth and your editing is great!
2017-1-23
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You are very talented, glad to see you got a perfect drone I am still waiting on mine =( but soon enough
2017-1-23
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drb1215 Posted at 2017-1-23 20:21
Beautiful video. Thank you for sharing. Your control is super smooth and your editing is great!

Thanks! I tried to be as cinematic as possible on this <3
2017-1-24
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BentonJoyce
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great video! some epic shots in here!
2017-1-24
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Ackdoh
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BentonJoyce Posted at 2017-1-24 21:03
great video! some epic shots in here!

Thanks Benton! And your avatar...lol.  A choice between Phantom and Mavic there?
2017-1-26
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Beautifully done! Wish I had your talent. Taught the kids to ski at Big Bear all those years ago; great memories. Thanks!
2017-1-29
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