Drone… the good kind

Medlock Fields_stylized-1090361lgWhat do you do when your ladder won’t reach?… you learn to fly!

I started out with that arm flapping thing — and sure, I could get a little lift but there was no way I could also operate a camera — so I added a drone to my collection of camera platforms.  My drone had a nasty on-the-job accident a few months back (I don’t want to talk about it) but that hasn’t kept me grounded.  The new improved model should be in soon, but in the meantime, I’ve been working with a hand built, duel control drone.  For this model, the pilot controls the aircraft, while I control the camera.  This is a great combo for difficult flying conditions like populated areas or obstacles in close proximity to the ideal shooting angle.  I’ve been shooting both video and stills with the drone.  For this particular shot, my client needed stills of some baseball diamonds for a commercial display.  This is the first of many.