DJI was first-in (for the right price/product combination) and we all couldn't believe this product was available. The large majority of DJI reviews alleviated our fears of investing and when we started using the product ourselves we were "in heaven". But consumer demands quickly change and it's a whole different market from when DJI started.
Plus "the hostile regulatory environment" is a major concern. I took my drone to North America (I am from Indonesia) and I couldn't fly it because I had to be 6 miles from the nearest airport .... this included small farmer landing strips ... and with a USD20.000 possible fine, there was no drone joy to be had.
This is about 12-13 years ago but when I ordered the "Make Your Own Damn Movie" book from the US it took 4 months to arrive to Indonesia, customs taxed me 2 times the value of the book but dang, was it worth the read.
The underlying message of the book, and basically the key to all things NoFilmSchool is just to get out and do it. Be creative, use what you have. The rest will come.
Thanks for the link Gleb! Watched it 5 times in a row!!
Great article NFS, thanks, and also thanks to other posters for additional links. I always thought that you don't really need release forms when you are doing documentary interviews because the camera is right in front of the subject's face, they are set up with a mic, and you start off with "can you please tell me your full name and title, for our editor", which makes it blatantly obvious (I thought) that they agree to being filmed. Anyway, this is great.
Ouch @Ramon, your post makes me think you have a stake in this 3D tech.
Maybe it's because english is my second language but I cut through the grammar and found Carlo's post quite interesting, since I love to dabble in new tech but have no idea how it works. I also find real value when people take the time to post their "opposing opinion" as it gives the reader something to think about, rather than taking the article for face value, spending 50 bucks, and then possibly being disappointed.
This is what I got from his message ....
Note: This is my own translation ... Carlo, forgive me if I am totally off.
"This seems more of a toy to me than something practical as the inventor fails to take into account some fundamental stereoscopic shooting rules. First, when you are shooting with a superfisheye (like the GoPro lens) the 3D device can't have the mirror rotated too high (like the Vitrima seems to do). This is because it causes too great a variance between the right of right picture (which is taken from the curve of the external lens) as compared to the right of left picture (which is captured from the center of the lens). What you end up with is too great a variance of pictures between the left and right eyes which can cause eye strain.
I personally believe this device was not developed with much understanding of the process and instead of factoring biology into the development of this device, they only used mathematical formulas."
...... to end my overly long post: Was Carlo acting indignant and seemingly on a very high horse? Possibly, but to resort to name calling and additional slurs on his use of grammar is uncalled for. NoFilmSchool has an international audience, and I - as an Indonesian - don't want to feel that I can't post comments just because my english is not perfect.