Okinawa Karate 100 Kata event drone video

Looking down on the event. Shot with the DJI Inspire 1

I recently had the pleasure of getting up before sunrise and up to Zakimi castle ruins here in Yomitan, Okinawa to try filming the 100 Kata Karate event with the DJI Inspire 1 drone with the help of my partner in crime Keith Smith.

The idea was that each of the various groups of Karate groups would perform their kata 100 times. So with the ideal traditional looking Okinawan location, a whole bunch of karate guys and girls,  plus a sunrise that added up to make for some interesting photos and video.

Getting the drone set up with Keith and our good mate and famous nature/underwater photographer Shawn Miller (Okinawa nature photographer) dropped by to say good morning. 

Shot with the Fujifilm X-T1 and cheap Rokinon 12mm f2 manual lens. 

And last but not least the video I put together using Final Cut Pro X and shot entirely with the Inspire 1. Still learning this whole video editing thing but having fun with it. Hope you enjoy!


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