I recently bought my first drone, registered it with Transit Canada and then took the "Basis" exam so that I can legally fly the drone. I love the way drone footage looks and think that it brings production value to any edit. However, without practice it's just a fun toy and not a tool in my camera bag.
A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said 'I love your pictures - they're wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.' He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: 'That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.' - Sam Haskins
I love sharing that story because it's true, it's not the camera, or drone that will make the shoot or shots look great, it's the person that has spent years practicing, learning and experimenting. Today it's the drone, tomorrow it's something else.
“There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.” - Conor McGregor
I continue educate myself by reading, watch videos, and doing research on what's next in the world of production, marketing and ways to improve myself which in the end improves content.
I have a tattoo on my right arm that reads "A creative adult is a child who survived". I get to play and learn everyday, doesn't sound like work!