We’ve been doing quite a bit of aerial filming over the past 9 months and we love what this new perspective is doing for our work. I’ve (Joe) have been flying single rotor helicopters for about 4 years, but in August I purchased my first multicopter the DJI Phantom. Since then we have upgraded to the much bigger brother, the DJI S800 Evo and this thing is awesome! We are currently flying the Panasonic GH3 but as soon as the GH4 comes out it will replace the GH3.
While out at NAB this April for the annual video conference I decided to bring the S800 Evo along to do some aerial filming. I was recommend The Valley of Fire by a few people and decided I should check it out, and boy I’m glad I did. This place is breathtaking and only 1 hour outside of Las Vegas. It has lots of different colored rock formations and mountains which makes for amazing contrast and colors. I was also lucky enough to catch an amazing sunset with beautiful clouds, it was a mesmerizing view and the colors were just unbelievable!
The DJI S800 Evo is a really great setup, I filmed for two days out in The Valley of Fire one of which the winds were 20mph and from the footage you can’t even tell. Super stable flights and the gimbal does an amazing job of keeping the camera perfectly smooth. There’s no post stabilizing in this video which is CRAZY! Coming from my past copters I’ve always had to use Warp Stabilizer in Premiere CC. So really in love this this setup.
Check out the short film below and scroll down for more technical details –
Technical Details –