I made a Drone video
for Youtube. I posted the first shot from it on Facebook during the 3rd presidential debate. Itwent crazy with my friends and peers, lots of likes and comments. In less than 12 hours after posting my first real Drone edit, I have 2 offers for paid work. Now, I have not even owned this thing for a month yet. I’m still very much a learner and not as proficient at it. It makes me nervous about doing this for other people’s projects before I feel entirely confident that I can achieve the shots a producer or director (that isn’t me) wants from me. This DJI Phantom 3 4K can do most things and do them easily, but I feel a weight upon my shoulders when it’s for someone else.

I took the intern to Highbanks Metro Park and got the footage
Wed afternoon. We spent a lot more time walking to the observation deck than shooting. I didn’t even wear out both batteries all the way. This was the most ambitious flight I have attempted, and it’s pretty tame by most drone standards. Once I lost sight of my Phantom, I was paranoid, worried, and terrified. I spent half the flight just trying to get the drone back into visual sightline.

Everything is in flux at the moment. It’s like life has it a kind of pause button. My future is like a major crossroads before me and not every path is clear, so I cannot move entirely forward until things settle, and I can make a more informed decision. I don’t want to have to start down a road only to turn around after a couple months. As it is, I just float around not unlike my drone, hovering in the same few spots letting things fall into place.

I prefer to be more proactive. At the same time, my contentment does not suck. Not sure what I can do other than let things take their course.

I’ve gotten on some political spots. I was expecting (hoping) to be doing this for the last 2 months, but alas, getting a few at the last minute is still quite nice.

Aside from that, my only real news is that I have successfully reintegrated my cats. Vladimir Jack Bauer and Lorenzo Lamas Jones are lying together as I type this. No incidents, no random attacks of bloody violence, just chilling out. The little evil princess kitty just wades around between all the non-action doing as she pleases.

Life is pretty darn good if you ask me.

“I don’t know where I’m goin’
But I sure know where I’ve been
Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday
An’ I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time
Here I go again, here I go again
Tho’ I keep searching for an answer
I never seem to find what I’m looking for
Oh Lord, I pray you give me strength to carry on
‘Cause I know what it means to walk along the lonely street of dreams”
– Whitesnake

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Peter John Ross

A filmmaker, a dreamer, and the world's only Dan Akroyd Cosplayer


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