Enjoy the view from Oregon
Check out this very amateur video featuring some of my favorite spots in my home state. Please enjoy in full screen.
Here are a few shots that didn’t make the cut (often because they weren’t recorded in the right resolution):
What I learned
I’m a bad drone pilot.
I need to work on smooth turns, and doing more maneuvers than simply panning the camera up or down, which got really old in this video.
4K and 60fps or bust.
I have some stellar shots at the Oregon coast (some of them are featured in the Outtakes above), but I recorded them in 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second instead of 4K and 60. That limited what I could include in the final video.
AI music is the real deal.
I barely scratched the surface with AIVA and will use its track editor more next time, to customize the auto-generated song more. For example, the ending of this song is super abrupt and I’d have loved to smoothen that out a bit.
Under the hood
These shots were recorded in 4K by my DJI Mini 2 between 2020 and 2022 across western and central Oregon.
I edited the film in After Effects and created the music with AI using AIVA, a super easy tool to generate AI music (with a free subscription too!).
I used Mapbox to design the map.