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The Tallest Sculpted Tower in 4K - DJI MAVIC PRO
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3zooz Q8i
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Hello! Here is a new video that I uploaded today. I filmed Al-Hamra Tower in Kuwait which interestingly the tallest sculpted building in the world but definitely the tallest in Kuwait. I hope that you like the video!



Let me know what you think! Any comments or suggestions are welcome; especially on matching the video with the sound as it's something that I didn't really care about before.
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stratosHD
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Nice Im sure it was tempting to do a 360 flight around it .  Good vide but a bit risky flying so close to the cranes
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Ex Machina
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Wow! Nicely done with tastefully timed edits. Dug the music, too -- who is that? Also, what's the purpose of that crane-like structure at the top, if you know? Thx.
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To my ears, you're slightly to early on some of the transitions. Listen to the drum beats. Those are what you want to sync to as they are the backbone of the music and will feel more natural when you sync your cuts with them, at least to western ears.

Also, the music is mostly in 4/4 time and you switch on 2 or 4 it seems. Again, this is probably more natural for you, but would be the opposite for western music and transitions happen on 1 and 3.

You may also wish to add the element of speed in your video too. Speeding up or slowing down the video itself is another way to keep engagement high. It adds something interesting since your subject is not moving.

Varying the angles more between shots can help too. There are various cuts you make that are similar heights, but just slightly different angles. You also have some top down ones and those look great. Spread them out more between the other ones and it will seem more interesting.

Thoughts from an editor friend who is sitting next to me.
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hypnotist
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-1-19 19:30
Wow! Nicely done with tastefully timed edits. Dug the music, too -- who is that? Also, what's the purpose of that crane-like structure at the top, if you know? Thx.

Cranes like that are used to build the building in the first place like you see in the slightly shorter building next to it. They are left on some buildings for maintenance needs, for instance lifting telecom equipment to the roof or even air conditioning units way below. Most cranes are taken down after construction, but some either can't be removed or are there for maintenance.
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cluc
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Very nice, good stuff
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stratosHD Posted at 2017-1-19 19:23
Nice  Im sure it was tempting to do a 360 flight around it .  Good vide but a bit risky flying so close to the cranes

Yeah but I don't think that the Mavic will still be connected.
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-1-19 19:30
Wow! Nicely done with tastefully timed edits. Dug the music, too -- who is that? Also, what's the purpose of that crane-like structure at the top, if you know? Thx.

Thank you! Its "Mast". I found it on the free Youtube library. I think that the crane is used for moving large objects? But I guess it's also used to lift the carrier or whatever it is for cleaning purposes (The other side of the building is glassy). But I'm not 100% sure about it
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hypnotist Posted at 2017-1-19 20:56
To my ears, you're slightly to early on some of the transitions. Listen to the drum beats. Those are what you want to sync to as they are the backbone of the music and will feel more natural when you sync your cuts with them, at least to western ears.

Also, the music is mostly in 4/4 time and you switch on 2 or 4 it seems. Again, this is probably more natural for you, but would be the opposite for western music and transitions happen on 1 and 3.

Hmm great point and I'll keep that in mind in the future! I really appreciate it. I kind of cropped few shots just to be able to fit another without paying attention if I'm actually being consistent with my editing. Again, Thank you!
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Freewell
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looks stunning
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A1000
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Nice footage and very smooth. Great example of what's possible.
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Kevin16
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That's great quality.  Well done.  Imagine what an Inspire 2 could do there!  
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ReinertA
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Great video!!
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Ex Machina
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How do you get the smooth gimbal pitch changes?
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-1-20 09:35
How do you get the smooth gimbal pitch changes?

I barely move it (a very light touch/turn) and I keep the pressure almost constant + many of my shots are a bit more dynamic. I'm sliding on a side and sometimes even going to the front or back, changing the altitude, turn to a side "semi-orbital", AND moving the gimbal at the same time. Would you really notice any simple mistakes? not really. But if you rely completely on moving the gimbal for a shot and it's not perfect, guess what, its gonna look bad (Post editing might help).
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3zooz Q8i Posted at 2017-1-20 13:30
I barely move it (a very light touch/turn) and I keep the pressure almost constant + many of my shots are a bit more dynamic. I'm sliding on a side and sometimes even going to the front or back, changing the altitude, turn to a side "semi-orbital", AND moving the gimbal at the same time. Would you really notice any simple mistakes? not really. But if you rely completely on moving the gimbal for a shot and it's not perfect, guess what, its gonna look bad (Post editing might help).

I guess practice makes perfect? I'm not there, yet. ;)
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