You may remember James Kingston from this post. Some of the stuff he does is a bit nutty, so when I saw the title of his latest video: It Finally Happened, I guessed that he had thrown a seven. Climbing tall things may be thrilling and yield some amazing shots, but it’s also incredibly dangerous, and one day, the videos will just stop.
I wondered if It Finally Happened was the video that he had made, with instructions for friends and family to release it should gravity get one over on him.
But no… I think he is saying that he has finally got a DJI Mavic Pro (like many other Youtube “celebs”) and that this is his first video flying it.
If you want to see the droney bit, it’s about halfway through – you’ll need to start from somewhere around 8:35. Featuring an impressive hand launch, some frankly terrifying footage of him standing an awful long way up from what appears to be a very solid ground, and copious use of the Mavic’s Intelligent POI (Point Of Interest) Mode. (As I have tested previously here.)
Once again, I am reminded how good editing can make a difference to Mavic footage, and once again, I remind myself that my PC simply won’t allow me to even start to learn this sort of thing and that one massive technological purchase a year is – sadly – probably enough.