Flying in Bay Head, NJ

I bought my drone over a month ago now, but between travels and weather, I haven’t really had many opportunities to fly him. Yesterday had the best conditions in a while, so I went up to Bay Head beach to take him for a spin.

I’ve been really inspired by the likes of Casey Neistat and Ben Brown who shoot some amazing footage and I thought I’d give it a try myself. It’s the next best thing to viewing the world from the window seat on an airplane!

Flying the drone itself isn’t super complicated. Flying the drone smoothly and making the shots interesting is a whole different challenge. Then comes putting together the footage into a video, which I’m a complete noob at. This little two minute video took me about 3 hours to edit together in iMovie because I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. It’s better than the first one I made though, so I’ll take that as a win.

I’m actually more interested in photography with the drone than I am with videography, but it’s fun to have this creative challenge to stretch my skills and give me an excuse to get out of the house instead of working on the computer the whole day.

Here it is:

More to come, hopefully! I’m trying to find some other spots that might be interesting. I know a boardwalk with rides and the like would be cool, but I’m still too new to feel comfortable flying around that many people and objects. I managed to fly the drone right into my legs yesterday and left some nice battle wounds. Wouldn’t want to impose that on anyone else.

If you have any tips or suggestions, please share in the comments!