DJI Phatom2


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Sep 2020
09/11/2020

Hi Focused Cinematography Drone Showreel

Over the years I’ve been flying drones, I’ve had the opportunity to film some truly beautiful places and capture some amazing sights.
Here are just a few of my favorite drone shots over the years, locations include: Maui, Oahu, Kauai, New Zealand, Idaho & Pennsylvania. Enjoy!

Drone Showreel by HI FOCUSED cinematography: HIFOCUSED.com


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Aug 2020
08/09/2020

HI FOCUSED Capturing The Moment Showreel 2020

HI FOCUSED Capturing The Moment Showreel 2020
I’m in relentless search for the perfect shot, the perfect film, the perfect moment.
My pursuit of capturing the world around me, has helped open my eyes
and expanded my awareness to all of the moments all around us. I pause, soak it in and give thanks
for this opportunity to share my efforts at preserving this incredible world we live in.


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Aug 2020
08/08/2020

EPIC New Zealand Travel Film

EPIC New Zealand Travel Film
Join us for our trek across the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
What an epic time we had seeing and adventuring through one of the world’s most gorgeous countries.
Cinematically captured on the Go Pro Hero 7, GH5 and Mavic Pro 2.
Thanks for watching our amazing adventure!
#adventurefilm #newzealand #drone #gopro
#Gh5 #travelfilm #newzealandtravelfilm #cinematic #4K


08

Aug 2020
08/08/2020

Drone New Zealand Travel Film in 4K

Drone New Zealand Travel Film in 4K
Filmed on the North and South islands of New Zealand,
showcasing the breathtaking views and diverse landscape of one of the world’s
most beautiful countries. It’s been a pleasure to film, produce and present this stunning drone film.
New Zealand Drone Film by HI FOCUSED

11

May 2017
05/11/2017

Drone Cinematography

Drone Cinematography has changed so much over the years. I remember starting just about two and a half years ago with a GoPro attached to my Phantom 2 drone flying my drone around Maui, Hawaii. We also had to solder wires to connect it to a transmitter so we could see what we were filming, this is called first person view, FPV. Now drones have cameras already integrated with the drone. For FPV just plug your smart phone or tablet into your controller and you can see what you are shooting and have full control over your camera settings as well as drone settings and various intelligent flight modes. The intelligent flight modes are amazing too! When I had my Phantom two there was really just 3 flight modes now there are many many more. You can do tripod mode for steady slow controlled shots, you can do tap to flight, simply tap on your screen where to fly to, you can do active track, pick a moving object and it will follow it, all pretty amazing and useful too! The quality on the cameras are getting more and more professional too. For me as a professional filmmaker I want the highest quality possible and the current Phantom 4 Pro has amazing quality. It has an impressive 1” sensor, that shoots 4k resolution at 60 frames per second with great clarity and high performance in low light conditions. This is truly a professional camera that can fly. On top of the ease of use, set up time, camera quality and flight modes the Phantom 4 Pro drone has forward and back sensors for obstacle avoidance. I tested them by flying the drone straight at me full speed where it stopped about 6 feet away!  The batteries last about 40% longer too. The Phantom 2 with a Go Pro and FPV was about $2000 now, 3 years later you can get the Phantom 4 Pro with so much more for $1599. Pretty awesome!

DJI phantom 4 pro Drone

With the power and abilities of today’s drones, come regulations. As a drone pilot you are either a hobbyist or a professional. If you make any money from flying your drone you need to get a Small Unmanned Aircraft Pilots license called a Part 107. It’s a multiple choice test, that test extensive knowledge on weather, aeronautical knowledge and reading sectional charts (maps for pilots). It’s no easy test and takes time to study. If you are a hobbyist all you need to do is register your drone with the FAA and of course follow their guidelines.

For me as a wedding filmmaker, here on Maui, the use of drones really add a high production value to my films. It gives the viewer a perspective on the location like nothing else can, especially videoing such scenic wedding venues as we have here in Maui, Hawaii. Flying my drone has given me a renewed appreciation in the beautiful place we all live. My last drone film Drone Maui was featured on KHON News and The Down Town LA Film Festival.

So in a few short years, drones have revolutionized the industry in so many ways. Drones give us a new view of the world that we never had before. With technology advancing so fast and drones still being realitvly new, I’m excited for what the future holds for these modern filming marvels.

Drone Maui as featured on KHON & The Downtown LA Film Festival

Filmed in 4K on the Phantom 4 Pro https://amzn.to/2wNWAe9
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Jun 2015
06/01/2015

Channasy & Adonis / Maui Same Day Edit / HI FOCUSED

Channasy & Adonis / Same Day Edit / HI FOCUSED
Congratulations to our bride and groom on their amazing wedding day!
This film was shown just after their love story film at their wedding reception.
Here’s the link: http://hifocused.com/blog/channasy-adonis-love-story-hi-focused
The same day edit is shot, edited and presented at their
wedding reception that very same day!

Here’s what they had to say! 🙂
“Jordan and the crew captured every beautiful moment we had. Everything from the engagement shoot and all throughout the wedding day. Our relationship with Jordan was professional and at the same time very open. Jordan is very detail oriented, creative, and most importantly very passionate of his work. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to capture your once in a lifetime moment other than HI FOCUSED Cinematography.”

Cinematography by: http://www.HIFOCUSED.com
Photography by: https://sashaprincephotography.com