A drone has been on my list of things to invest in for quite some time now, but I seem to suffer from some form of FOMO, where I think that if I buy one now, a cooler, cheaper version of it will come out in 2 months. I know, I know, that's just the way consumer electronics world works, but you get what I'm saying, right? Hmmm, maybe that's why I still have a 10 year old Panasonic Plasma TV. Pssst, the picture quality is still amazing. ;) Anyway...Drones! Ya, I'm gonna get one soon, I promise.
The reason I want to get a drone is primarily to give my Stock Footage portfolio a boost by adding some amazing cinematic drone footage to it. We here on the West Coast of Canada are blessed with an over abundance of amazing natural landscapes and I figure it would be to my advantage to capture some of it with a Drone. The DJI Mavic Mini seems to check all the boxes regarding what I need in a drone for now; 2.7K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, 3 axis gimbal, decent flying time, etc. Everything I would need to get going I think.
I found a cool video from Jeven Dovey, who has a great Youtube channel if you're into adventure photography and film making. He's got some really good tips and tricks he shares, so if you feel inclined, give his channel a peek. This video goes over his thought process on how to get some killer cinematic shots using your DJI Mavic Mini Drone. Check it!