About the author : Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

Meet Rodrigo, our chief remote pilot here at Sky Perth, where he's been transforming aerial videography into captivating stories for over eight years. At the heart of Rodrigo's work lies a profound passion for both the art of flying and the art of storytelling. This combination has led his work to be featured on platforms like Netflix, Stan, AppleTV+, Disney+, SBS On Demand, and even internationally with ZDF in Germany.

Rodrigo's aerial videography and photography journey is a testament to his dedication to mastering this unique craft. From capturing the vast beauty of Australia's landscapes to the dynamic energy of urban life across the globe, his work offers viewers a fresh, sky-high perspective. It's not just about the technical expertise of handling a drone; for Rodrigo, every flight is an opportunity to tell a story, to reveal the unseen, and to share a new viewpoint with the world.

Renowned for his collaborative spirit and innovative approach, Rodrigo brings more than technical skills to every project at Sky Perth. Whether working on a documentary, a TV series, or a bespoke project, his focus remains on creating visuals that resonate deeply with audiences. His commitment to quality and ability to capture the heart of a story make him a skilled pilot and a storyteller of the skies.

Do you want to know more about Rodrigo? Check his website: rodmatsumoto.com

If you have ever been captivated by the exciting world of FPV (First-Person View) drone flying, you’re in for a treat. The Sky Perth Team has created an informative and engaging video discussing FPV. In this blog post, we’ll summarize the main takeaways from the video, including how to get started, the difference between analog and digital systems, and the benefits of building your own FPV drone. We’ll also highlight some high-profile projects and recommended simulators to help you develop your skills before taking you to the skies.

Getting Started in FPV Drone Flying

The Sky Perth Team shares their experiences and motivations for flying FPV drones, citing inspirations like @JohnnyFPV and @koldstudios. They break down the differences between analog and digital systems, with digital providing better video quality but analog offering lower latency. The team discusses their first FPV experiences and their main challenges while learning about this new world.

High-Profile FPV Project

The video highlights some notable FPV projects, including Camila Cabello’s 2022 UEFA by Pepsi Co Ad filmed by @BeverlyHillsAerials. This project showcases the capabilities of FPV drones and inspires newcomers to the hobby.

Building Your FPV Drone

Sky Perth Team compares the DJI Avata with custom-built FPV drones, emphasizing the advantages of building your drone. These include the ability to select specific components, more straightforward repairs, and the satisfaction of flying a machine you’ve put together yourself. They also discuss the differences between DJI FPV Goggles V2 and DJI FPV Goggles, with the former being preferred for their improved performance.

Advice for Aspiring FPV Pilots

For those looking to get into FPV drone flying, the team offers valuable advice, such as practising on a simulator before attempting to fly, being aware of the risks associated with flying drones, and learning from the experiences of others.

Recommended FPV Simulators

The video recommends several FPV simulators to help beginners practice their skills, including VelociDrone Simulator, DRL Simulator, and Tryp FPV Simulator. These tools offer a safe environment for pilots to hone their skills before venturing out with a real drone.

Behind the Scenes

Sky Perth Team shares some behind-the-scenes stories, such as a scary DJI Inspire 1 incident and a DJI Inspire 2 battery failure, providing valuable insights into the realities of FPV drone flying.

FPV drone flying is a thrilling and rewarding hobby that can lead to incredible experiences and breathtaking footage. With the proper guidance, practice, and perseverance, anyone can take to the skies and join this exciting community. The Sky Perth Team’s video is a fantastic resource for newcomers, offering valuable tips, inspiration, and recommendations to help kickstart their FPV journey.

Check the podcast we discuss all the mentioned points above.

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