Next Level Video – DJI OSMO Accessory Review

If you’re interested in adding smooth motion, cinematic video production to your skill set, the newly-released DJI Osmo is a must-have piece for the gear bag. As excellent as this tool is for FPV and interview work, adding a few key accessories can help take your creative vision to the next level.

In this tutorial, we’ll jump in and take a hands-on look at a couple of game-changing add-ons.

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Guest Blogger: Mark Morrow

Huge thanks to my friend, Mary Lu Saylor of GrowGreatCompanies.com for a recent conversation on using social media to aid in locating a market and acquiring traction in business.

A 30-year veteran of the television industry, Mary Lu is a two-time Emmy-award winning journalist and social media specialist with a knack for sharing valuable information, and fostering strong relationships within the community.

Check out her Blog at socialmediamarylu.wordpress.com.

Social Media Mary Lu

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I love bringing new ideas to share with you about social media through some very special connections. Mark Morrow is a very talented photographer that I daresay I was stalking a bit…ha ha on Instagram.  I saw some of his pictures which evolved into me engaging him in a bit of conversation. His beautiful photographs of our city and the surrounding mountains are breathtaking.  He reached out to me via Facebook where we were able to continue conversations in a little more depth.

I would encourage you to check out Mark’s work. Use this blog as a tool to share with others who would be interested in photography.

What social media platforms are you on?  And how do you use social media?

At the current time, I’m located on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google + as well as my personal Blog hosted via WordPress.com.

What platforms do you feel are the…

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In for a Landing

R/C Pilot Vic Ingraham, Roanoke VA
R/C Pilot Vic Ingraham, Roanoke VA

Last weekend I happened upon this kind gentleman as he was unloading a rather large remote-controlled (R/C) glider from his vehicle.  His name is Vic Ingraham and he lives and works here in the Roanoke Valley.  I was curious if he would be opposed to my filming his launch (and what I could of his flight) with a GoPro-mounted Dji Phantom. More than interested to oblige, we quickly set up to shoot his take-off.

To do so, Vic firmly tosses the craft upward and forward, and engages a small electric motor to assist in climbing to altitude. He then turns off the motor and soars freely, sometimes for hours on end.

I’ll have more on my experience with the Dji Phantom in an upcoming post.  Here’s a short clip of Vic’s launch and surrounding scenery.

After roughly ten minutes of flight, having attempted in vain to chase Vic down with no FPV (first-person view) source, I decided to bag the quad and grab the camera as Vic was approaching to land.

Thanks for visiting, hope you had an excellent Christmas season and enjoying a well-deserved calm after the storm.