Video: SCOTLAND – A Drone Showreel

Wieder einmal wunderbare Aufnahmen aus dem Land unserer Träume...

Unserer schönen Sonntagstradition entsprechend wollen wir auch heute den Tag mit einem Video über Schottland oder eine andere Whiskydestination beginnen – und wie so oft zeigen wir Ihnen Aufnahmen aus der Luft, die von einer Drohne gemacht wurden.

Diesmal stammt das vier Minuten lange Video von Kirk Watson und nennt sich „Scotland – A Drone Showreel“ – und genau das ist es auch: Eine Zusammenfassung wunderbarer Bilder und Stimmungen der schottischen Landschaften. Diesmal lassen wir auch den Autor selbst zu Wort kommen – und falls Sie mal jemanden brauchen, der Ihnen wunderschöne Bilder machen kann: Kirk Watson und seine PerfectviewProductions haben sich mit diesen obenstehenden und auf Youtube abrufbaren Aufnahmen wirklich mehr als empfohlen…

This showreel shows a few highlights from the last 12 months of work with my drones:)

The first eight clips are the Cairngorms near home. This was my first trip out on my own with the new DJI Inspire 2 with X7 Camera before a few jobs I had with it so I could get used to it. The best new thing apart from the great footage from 14 stops of dynamic range is the fact I have four prime lenses. You’ll see from the clip of myself walking on Facial Ridge the 50mm (35mm equivalent to 77mm) is great for giving a different look from the standard wide angle drones all have. Brings the background closer to me in this shot. Same lens was used with the shot of the top of Shelterstone crag and the couple on the summit of Ben MacDui.

The next five clips are of the Strathspey Steam engine (based in Aviemore). This was an awesome day on the job where I had sole use of the train for my filming:) I used the DJI Inspire 1.

Then we head to the Western Isles for seven shots with the opening shot of the CalMac ferry coming into Stornaway. This is within the ATZ of the local airport so I had to co-ordinate this flying with Air Traffic control to do this. They were super friendly like everyone out on the Western isles:) Some great beaches and seascapes out here. A wave sport kayak clip from the Moray Coast was thrown in here to from an advert I made.

Into a bit of Rock Climbing next while filming for Glenmore Lodge and their youtube channel. First two shots are at Reiff climbing then onto Stac Pollaidh for a mountain day. The long shot of panning round into Dave and Jon climbing is one of my favourite. The shot was too long to play in full for a showreel. It does make for a very atmospheric shot though. These were all filmed with the DJI Mavic Pro. (easiest drone to climb a hill with:)

The 32nd shot with the old tree, is a sunset shot of Cairngorm with the 50mm lens on the X7 Camera.

3 shots of an Army truck for a TV program. With the Mavic and Inspire 1. The third shot was in an amazing corridor of trees that were super tall. This was filmed on an estate in Aberdeenshire where the crew stayed and filmed for part of the show.

Two tree shots to swap from summer to winter. Summer shot from the X7 camera and the winter one from the Mavic. I do love the trees covered in snow in the winter.

Few winter shots of Glenmore lodge filming of Mountaineering skills and Ski mountaineering. We then finish on several shots from the summit of Sgor Gaoith in the Cairngorms. These shot were with the Mavic Pro for a Casio GPS watch advert. The tops of the hills were clear for only 30 minutes that day (I know this from friends running ski mountaineering courses up on the tops that day) and we happened to be there on the summit just as it cleared. Great shots and would be very hard to re-create again but hopefully I will:)

If you ever need a drone pilot for your shoot give me a shout and check out my website

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