There is something delicious about a drone. Maneuver the joystick, trip the flaps, train the camera, identify the subject. With a deep sigh, avoid contemplating all that is ahead, then click confirm on your control screen. Watch the brief flash and distortion on your video feed as the missile falls free and ignites. Zoom in on the target. Seconds later, a gout of flame and fountain of body parts.
However, that is not the type of droning we are here to talk about today. Metalheads experience some overlap with technology because we like anything that has power, and being able to see the world from a bird’s-eye-view possesses a certain power that nothing in our bipedal, internal combustion engine world can replicate. A drone is a chance to fly above this world and see what it does not.
For that reason, it’s only fair to pass along a drone video contest sponsored by drone maker DJI. Basically submit cool drone videos, and they do not say that you cannot submit footage from your Predator or Reaper cleansing the Earth of, say, poseurs. The rules are easy enough:
During the week of March 19-24, submit the best drone video that you have filmed, and members of the DJI staff will choose bronze, silver, and gold winners.
The competition is sponsored by DJI Affiliate Program. If you are interested in drones and want to earn commissions, you can join them here.
- The video must be of your creation and involve only content to which you own the rights.
- You must post the video in this thread between March 19-24, 2018.
- Please attach a short description of the video and describe when you filmed it and what you hoped to capture in it that expresses what you like, love, or enjoy about drones.
- You may use any drone and camera combination, including entry level (tiny whoop and other) drones.
- The video cannot include any illegal, immoral, or destructive activity.
If you want to receive DJI products to do reviews in the future, please send your information to the mods so that they can pass it on to DJI. The mods will not retain this information or reference it in other communications.
- Gold (one winner): 40% off a DJI Spark Combo
- Silver (two winners): 30% off a DJI Spark Combo
- Bronze (three winners): 20% off a DJI Spark Combo
The DJI Spark is a mini drone that features all of DJI’s signature technologies, allowing you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired.
Winners will have their content featured in DJI publications, including the website. DJI will add the name of the creator and the original source to any use of the content. When other affiliates promote the content, the content creator will receive extra commissions.
After March 24, the submitted videos will be judged by members of the DJI technical staff who will choose the winners. Good luck!
Members of our team have been working with a variety of manufacturers to try to provide members of the drones and metal communities with ways to afford cutting edge gear that might be really useful for, I dunno, filming a music video. While we have to pair up with corporate sponsors to do this, some sacrifices are necessary to ensure that good people get the good stuff.
And just in case you already have a drone, none of us are going outside without yanking the SIM chips from our phones first. Good luck and hope you have fun.