Shopify Build-a-Business winner Drones Etc interviewed on Shopify Masters

I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately and by accident I happened to come across Shopify Masters. Obviously its a podcast focused on Shopify however their latest episode was great interview with Shawn Rowland from which I wanted to share. Shawn and his co-founder Jon Baird won the “everything else” category of the 4th Shopify Build-A-Business competition and judging by the interview they have been selling a shit load of drones. 

Shawn and Jon Baird wanted to create their own lifestyle and be able to take care of their growing families.  Motivated by seeing a couple friends achieve entrepreneurial success and Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Work Week, they set out to give it one last shot at starting their own company before falling back to Plan B and getting day jobs. This is a story of how Shawn went from $200K+ in student loan debt and had to re-mortgage his home to turn to a $600K/month ecommerce store.

Listen to the podcast here >



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Go-Pro resolution tips for use with Phantom 2

I was trying to find out what the best setting were to use a Go-Pro with a Phantom 2 quad rotor and I came across some great information at the following link –

Its also worth watching this video which shows you the benefits of each mode when filming with a Phantom 2.

I ended up going with 1440 mode as you can crop the top of the footage off hiding the front rotors which sometimes get in frame when flying forward quickly.

Great cheat sheet to the different GoPro resolutions and what they are best suited for.
go pro resolution guide

My first test shoot in 1440 mode with the top section cropped off in Final Cut

Gardiners Creek flybys with a Phantom 2 and GoPro from Chris Peters on Vimeo.

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