iPhone 4 Flying Over Piedmont Hills High School

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jrjrdinh, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. jrjrdinh macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008

    Saw it on YouTube and wanted to do exactly the same thing. It was an amateur set up but we were able to do it! We got balloons from Safeway and attached the iPhone 4 to it.

    Arrived at Piedmont Hills track and released it. Anthony Shih was in charge of moving the balloons, Jonathan Tan was in charge of the camera contraption, and I was in charge of the video recordings.

    This was made with no intentions and just for fun.

    Let me know what you think and feedback, thanks :]
  2. cirial macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Pompano Beach, FL
    All that time wasted and all you got was a shot of the football field?

    How'd you get it out of the tree?
  3. Pushkar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    SW London, UK
  4. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    why did you put it in that horrible aspect ratio? You definitely should have put the phone on its side.
  5. camera obscura macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Jesus H Christ I lasted 24 seconds with that music.
  6. esadb macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2008
  7. 101AirAssault macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    I didn't have on the sound so can't complain about the tunes but I thought it was kinda cool. Next time go up higher.... get one of those 1k foot kite twine and send that sucker up!
  8. livingonvideo13 macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2009
    Looks like fun!

    It wold be cool to run a GPS tracking system on the phone and "let it go"
  9. ZGXtreme macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2008
    Next Video to redeem yourself; real music, landscape widescreen orientation, and a beach or Sorority House instead of a football field.
  10. jrjrdinh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thanks for your honest feedback, I will consider doing this again, it was fun.

    Reason it was on a football field was because I was afraid the phone might drop ._.

    If it did at least maybe it'd get some cushion on the grass haha.
  11. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
  12. PC Engine macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2010
    People took videos with their Nokia N95s in remote controlled airplanes/helicopters more than two years ago.
  13. malevolant macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Boston, MA

    Turn phone to landscape mode, tap home button twice, swipe left and click the rotate lock
  14. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    That's a cool idea and it has lots of potential. I agree with the others regarding the obnoxious music and the orientation, but I am looking forward to seeing your next efforts.
  15. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley

    BTW, someone asked for the music it's Take Me Away by Plain White T's.
  16. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    Corey Williams of SMPFilms did this a while back with an old Flip cam. He had it on a really long string and did it in a beautiful area of suburban California. Amazing results: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZet2uA0olg
  17. ref26 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2008
    I thought orientation lock only worked for portrait not landscape?
  18. intervenient macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
  19. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    If only that worked. Rotation lock only works in portrait mode, you can't lock into landscape. Not only that, but the camera overrides the rotation lock anyway.
  20. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    Yeah but at long as you start shooting in landscape, the iPhone will continue shooting in landscape no matter what position it's in.
  21. jrjrdinh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    I changed the music, not sure if it's any better, could someone recommend me some songs?

    Wow you could do that I didn't know, I will try again in the morning sometimes next week where there isn't so much wind.

    I'm planning to go up the hills in San Jose where there are a lot of rich houses, what do you guys think? Should be a nice view up there :]
  22. jrjrdinh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    Landscape View
    New Music
    Go Higher Up
    Going up the Hill for better setting
    Gonna go when it's not so windy
    Fishing Line

    Hopefully it works this time :]

  23. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Enable MobileMe's "Find my iPhone" feature in case your string breaks. If you don't have MM, get the free trial.
  24. jrjrdinh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thanks! I'll be sure to update that, good back up in case it flies away haha
  25. jrjrdinh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    Attempt #2

    Going to do it again tomorrow morning, subscribe to my channel if you want to see it first!

    I'm going to go up the hills where there's a lot of nice houses and send the iphone up extremely high!

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