Freelance filmmaker living in Los Angeles.
Here's some stuff I shot with Phantom 3 Pro in Colorado a couple weeks ago. My thoughts about the drone are on the youtube link. (BTW no post stabilization was done to this, the gimbal is pretty solid).https://youtu.be/TZgEmANn7qI
I moved to LA 8 years ago after finishing film school on the east coast. I didn't know anyone and just wanted to make movies. I would just search craigslist all day and submit to anything, PA, camera op, editing, whatever. This led to meeting some people on sets who were also just starting out and we all kind of banded together and grew together in our careers. Now we all work constantly and hire each other on various gigs from TV shows to films to commercials to web content. Next month I'm finally going to be directing my first feature and will be working with some of those same people I met PAing with 8 years ago. My best advice is to just get out there and get on as many sets doing anything you can to make contacts. Work for free or cheap when you have to. Build up a reel over time. If you're going to be a director, DP, editor, etc having a website is a must. Work hard and be personable. In the end it is a lot about who you know but your work will also speak for itself.
Premier already natively supports Canon dng sequences from Magic Lantern.