A collection of the drones and drone accessories that I use for all of my aerial filmmaking and photography.
DJI PHANTOM 4 PRO [OBSIDIAN EDITION]
This this is my baby! I’ve consistently found the DJI Phantom 4 drone line to have superior image quality than the other drones available. The Phantom 4 might not offer as much portability as something like the Mavic 2, but with my drone bag and desire for the highest image quality possible from the sky, I still prefer my DJI Phantom 4 over the other DJI drones currently available. Every shot from the sky on my YouTube channel and Instagram feed is taken from this bad girl and the fact that it comes in a matte black color (Obsidian Edition) makes me love this this drone even more.
DJI PHANTOM 4
This was the first drone I ever bought and my filmmaking and photography has never been the same since. Although I use the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian Edition as my main drone, this Phantom 4 in classic white is my backup drone in case I ever need a second drone or in case anything ever goes wrong with my Obsidian. For the price that this drone currently sells for, you can’t go wrong with the stellar image quality and amazing camera angles you can get from the air. If you want to take your filmmaking and photography to the next level, getting a drone is never a bad place to start - and this puppy will get the job done at a steal of a price for what it’s capable of.
POLARPRO PHANTOM 4 PRO ND FILTERS
Although DJI lessened the need for ND filters with the adjustable aperture in the new “Pro” model of the Phantom 4, make no mistake: you’ll still need them - especially in harsh lighting conditions. You probably won’t need as many ND filters as you’ll need on the base model DJI Phantom 4 (see below), but these are the three ND filters I recommend you pick up for your DJI Phantom 4 Pro. They’ll come in handy so that you’re never limited by what you can film in certain lighting situations.
POLARPRO PHANTOM 4 ND FILTERS [6 PACK]
Because there is no adjustable aperture in the base model of the DJI Phantom 4, you’ll need several ND filters to adjust the amount of light entering your drone’s lens, thus allowing you to obey the 180-degree rule when filming. I trust PolarPro for all of my ND filters needs and drone accessory needs and this 6 pack of ND filters for your Phantom 4 drone is no exception. Consider these essential for professional aerial filmmaking and photography with your Phantom 4.
POLAR PRO PHANTOM 4 PRO GIMBAL GUARD
Now that you’ve got those motors protected with motor caps, the next order of business is protecting the gimbal and lens. This PolarPro lens cover/lock is the gimbal guard I’ve been using on my drones since the start. It locks the gimbal in place while also protecting the lens of your DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to ensure that, once again, your drone is never damaged upon transport. Another must-have done accessory in my book.
ANBEE PHANTOM 4 MOTOR CAPS
If there’s one part of your drone that you want to keep completely protected (aside from the lens and gimbal of course), it’s the motors. The motors are the life and blood of your drone and you’re going to want to keep them in the best shape possible. To do that, you’re going to need some good protection during transport. That’s where these things come in. For only a couple bucks, these silicone motor covers slip right on and off of your Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro motors. I don’t bring my drones anywhere without them and, in my opinion, are a must-have for any drone owner.
DJI PHANTOM 4 HARNESS
Let’s face it. Flying drones isn’t easy. At any given time while your quadcopter’s in the air, you have a million different things you have to pay attention to and focus on. Wearing this harness takes having to worry about dropping your remote controller out of the equation while also improving movement accuracy because of the increased thumb control you’ll get. Whenever I have to fly my copter and get very precise with my drone movements, I throw on this harness on to ensure the most cinematic shots possible with my DJI Phantom 4 Pro and DJI Phantom 4.