Some really fantastic video footage there. I would keep looking for appropriate music and go with cross dissolve or other smooth transitions rather than what you have. You don't want to call attention to quirky transitions and away from your great footage. Just my opinion. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes.
Interesting, learning to evolve as you become more familiar with editing happens over time. I would say good frame drop effects were used. Transitions are important as well as duration of transitions and timing, I might add some footage of looking sideways as you fly (careful to not tree smack) and footage looking backwards as you fly adds depth/perspective to any footage. Very slow low footage of the area also might add to the experience.
Hi there, I like the subject and the footage, but have to agree with the others the music wasn't to my taste...but hey I'm an old guy. My way of doing it is to keep it to about 4 mins maximum, and add some catchy middle of the road tunes just in case they get bored with the video (",) Keep up the good work. Regards Ian.
One easy and safe way to get these backwards flying shots as mentioned is simply to reverse the clip in post. Makes for an interesting moment if you can set it up to fly very close to, let's say a tree branch, flying forward and passing just over or under it, then in post, reverse the clip to reveal the subject/object.
Use the same tactic in reverse, carefully flying backwards to reveal, then ascending, then reversing that in post. Makes for a tense moment. (Picked that up here in the forum BTW)
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