Fly Fishing Video with my RC Multirotor Helicopter

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Adidas4275, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Adidas4275 New Member

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    Hey guys I started building a RC multirotor helicopter to take aerial video and pictures for my own enjoyment about a year ago.

    This summer I took it to Wyoming and Alaska and flew/filmed.

    While I was in Alaska I was able to make a couple promotional videos for the place we stayed (didnt get paid for it, as I am merely an amateur just having fun)

    Anyways, here are my videos from the couple fishing trips. Let me know what you think! Thanks guys

    Wyoming (only some fishing clips)

    Wyoming Idaho (no aerial, just shots from the ground)
    South Fork of the Snake River!

    Check out my pictures from the trips here



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  2. KerryS Ignored Member

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    You call yourself an amateur but that is some pretty nice work. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I'll second what Kerry said. That is exceptional work! Thanks.
  4. Evan Salmon Member

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    Very nice. Thank you!
  5. nomlasder Active Member

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    Please share some photos of your gear and set up. Very cool hobby. What tricks have you learned?
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  6. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Very good stuff, for sure, but I'd rather be the guy fishing ;)

    Thanks for sharing your obvious talents, those videos and pics tell the story.
  7. Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    WOW! That's some good stuff. Thanks for sharing with us. Would you give some details about your RC 'coptor? How big is it? Powerplant? Camera(s)?
  8. Adidas4275 New Member

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    hey thanks guys......... I have been gearing up for the last year to really start to learn how shoot some photography and fly my helicopter.

    I enjoy fishing and I have done small stream fly fishing for a while, but nothing like the stuff in Alaska. I got my hands on a fly rod each of the days...

    I am high school science teacher and soccer coach, so the summers I can travel, take some pictures and do some fishing. I enjoy learning new things and being outdoors and on the river is a lot of fun.

    More details can be found here:
    My own personal YouTube Site:
    The Lodges YouTube Site, I have 2 more videos that will be made public there soon:

    Camera for the aerial shots were Nex-5n by Sony and the Sony PJ760v

    Here is are a couple shots of my helicopter
  9. Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Hi Addidas.

    Thank you for the exceptional shots.

    My 12 yo son is intersted in RC. He has purchased and crashed a few hellicopters. They were cool untill the crashes destroyed them.

    Questions re your camera:
    1. It appears you can see the view of the cameral real time while the helicpoter is flying. Is this true?
    2. If so, can you a. remote zoom in an out. b.remote pan and tilt. c. focus?

    That looks like a really cool tech toy.

    Your videos look like a pro produced them. Thanks again.
  10. Dan Cuomo Active Member

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    Extremely cool. My initial reaction was that I'm sorry you didn't get paid - hope you at least worked out a comp deal of some sort - as your work looks as good ae what is regularly seen from the "pros." Truly nice work.
  11. LDH Larry

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    Love the video! The Wyoming creek shots were especially great.
  12. Steve Call Active Member

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    Really outstanding. On the first video it looks like the guy with the net got a heck of a work-out!
  13. Bruce Baker Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Truly outstanding! Looked very professional to me.
  14. Josh Stroud Active Member

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    Awesome videos, nice job.