Yesterday I received in the post a DJI Osmo Mobile. After a fan fair of reviews and praise on the internet, I decided to take the plunge and purchase one. Unfortunately, after only one day of usage, I Have decided to return it for a full refund.
It has bugged me as I was really looking forward to spending the next few weeks being creative. I intended to travel to interesting and visually appealing places and document it.
Issues with DJI Osmo Mobile
One of the main issues I came across was how slow it was to adjust and counter any movement. While I tried to film a friend on his BMX, a simple left to right motion took far too long. In an attempt to be creative I tried to compensate with the control stick to speed up the pan. However, this did not yield any visible improvements. My opinion is that this is targeted at consumers who will focus on vlogging. Whereas, my usage would be of varying styles which would require more responsiveness.
So because of these reasons, my future video plans have changed and I’m pretty gutted with how poor this piece of kit is, especially considering the price. Maybe my iPhone 7+ was too heavy for a speedy movement, but I’ll have to return and invest in an old SLR camera instead.
Until then, do expect a delay on video content for a month or two while I save to purchase a camera. If you know of a camera that is great in low light and shoots 1080 60fps, please let me know.
Over the past few days, I have been revisiting old videos I produced for such companies as Vital BMX, Total BMX, and various others brands to showcase on this site. While viewing these videos I came across this video I produced of Jack Dumper.
Jack was the first person I filmed where I felt I had to put as much effort as I could into getting his story across. He was born with only one arm and has gone on to inspire so many people with his riding. Using his hoodie as a makeshift arm and support to balance and pull tricks is a testament to how resourceful and incredible he is. Not only is Jack one of the most talented people I’ve met, he is also one of the most humble and wisest people.
Please take 3 minutes of your time to watch this short video we produced back in 2015.
Meet Jack Dumper – A One-Armed BMX Rider on Vital BMX
After suffering fairly bad sunburn from a full day of riding the previous day, riding didn’t work out too well today. However, I did manage to snap this shot of Jack Dickinson.
After succumbing to the heat, myself and George headed into town for new shoes. I snapped this portrait of George Taylor outside Two Seasons in Worcester.
Dean Cueson is one person who helped kickstart my career in media and filming. Since then we parted ways when I quit filming and unfortunately had to sell my bike due to financial reasons.
That was until recently when Dean reminded me that he was at University in Worcester. This has allowed us to hang out more and ride together since I recently acquired a new bike.
Being such a good rider that he is, I love taking photos of his riding using my iPhone 7+
Today we visited Hereford skatepark, a park I used to visit frequently and a park that Dean has only visited a handful of times. If you do not know Dean, he likes to go fast and high. Hopefully, this photo will articulate that fact.