How to fake a drone shot with a light stand by Chung Dha
Our friend Chung Dha shared on his YouTube channel a way to fake a drone show using a cheap light stand:
Drones are expensive and flying them low over a crowd is dangerous and prohibited, so this video I am going to show you, how I achieve my drone like shots which are in reality a boom shot. As I am just booming an action cam up high.
However you need to have a well balanced setup, your hands is closest to the center of gravity on the bottom and best to achieve that is with a light stand and a very lightweight camera like an action cam. With your hands closer to the center of gravity it becomes more stable and enable to get quite stable shots and adding je a bit of warp stabilizer on them will make them perfectly stable.
My setup is about 80euro with SJ4000 bought for 30euro and the Calumet mini light stand for 40euro and 11 bucks for the micro SD card.