Apparently it's been 3 years since I wrote. What happened? Where are you now? I've been making book covers for romance novels, you'll find a bunch of them on Amazon kindle. Don't read them though, they are filthy. Just look at the cover. Actually, don't look at the covers either, they are filthy. I've been busy.
I bought a mini quadcopter, they are awesome. If any new pilot is planning on dropping like $200 on a drone, I would recommend first dropping $30 on a mini one which is amazingly good at crashing. I mean, I'm getting better at flying (still nose-out flying, I usually crash nose-in) but crashing is to be expected when you fly a copter indoors. It's a bit loud for an indoor toy, but it's like a flying vacuum cleaner in the sense that it scares the shit out of the cats. I wouldn't recommend flying a full size drone indoors, I can imagine that would proceed badly for everyone involved. You can even build your own or fly POV if you have the setup for it. One thing, buy spare propellers AND extra batteries. The battery lasts for an appalling 5-10 minutes but you can charge up 5 at once and fly long enough to maybe get bored.
I built a green screen studio in my friend's apartment using bristol board, tape, ten thousand cheap ass desk lamps, tape, tape and adhesive strips. Yes, the tape is visible more than the rest of the the screen, can't really avoid that. But if you tweak the chroma key settings, push the screen white balance a bit farther, I found you can hide the tape almost entirely. So, green screens on the cheap DO WORK in case anyone was wondering. I would prefer a nice muslin screen but I'm not about to buy one.
Photoshop CC is cool, but I feel very cramped for some reason. I think the text is bigger or something, the tools make me feel claustrophobic. I press TAB alot.