This video is simply breathtaking. Gorgeous scenery combined with soaring, silky-smooth video shots give viewers an exhilarating experience usually reserved for eagles.
The secret is using a drone to carry the camera to places a person with a tripod could never reach in a million years.
Making spectacular videos gets easier and easier as technology improves by leaps and bounds. The technology I speak of goes way beyond improvements in resolution or signal to noise ratios. That’s all well and good but giving viewers a vantage point from the clouds is a feat sure to impress even the most demanding viewers.
Before drones, getting aerial shots meant you had to use either a helicopter or an airplane. Both are expensive. Both are very difficult to shoot from unless they have been engineered to contain a steady-camera mount. That of course is an extra expense.
Without such a mount, your shots are guaranteed to be shaky. Shaky video looks tacky and turns viewers off.
Drones are also superior to helicopters and airplanes for video because being smaller, they can go places a larger vehicle can’t.
I recently was asked to make some comments about drone video production for a series of expert interviews on the subject of drones. I was happy to oblige.
You can find the interview about drones at this link.
If you are interested in using drones for video, the interview will give you a few pointers on what to look for in a drone.
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Lorraine Grula, video producer