Filmmaker Ellis van Jason has printed a video the place he takes his first-person-view (FPV) drone straight over the sting of Angel Falls, the tallest waterfall on the planet. With out any such drone, the jaw-dropping view would in any other case be inconceivable to seize fairly like this.
FPV drones have traditionally been used for racing, however with the introduction of higher and smaller cameras and particularly because of DJI’s foray into the sphere with its FPV that made entry to any such drone extra mainstream, creatives have been utilizing them to seize some really spectacular footage. In simply the final yr, a number of the most spectacular aerial movies have been produced with FPV drones and filmmakers appear to be consistently one-upping one another.
Whereas filmmakers like Minessota-based Jay Christiensen of Rally Studios have used FPV drones to seize quick tales that tour totally different artifical areas, others like van Jason use them to seize unbelievable pure scenes in ways in which have been beforehand inconceivable.
Not like typical drones, FPV drones are managed utilizing a headset that has a reside transmission of the flight that places the pilot in a visible place that feels to them as if they’re driving the drone from a tiny entrance seat.
Many drones are able to displaying the angle of descending down the waterfall, however solely FPV drones have the aerial pace and maneuverability to take action in a means that makes the pilot — and the viewer — really feel as if they’re flying.
“It’s such as you’re a chicken,” van Jason says to CNN. “You may fly wherever you need.”
Van Jason, a Swiss-based pilot who additionally runs a digital class on FPV cinematography, has been touring all over the world to seize totally different pure scenes from the first-person aerial perspective. He has beforehand shot the Faroe Islands, Madeira, Portugal, the Philippines, the Dolomites, and the Matterhorn by the first-person perspective.
Angel Falls is the world’s tallest uninterrupted waterfall with a top of three,212 ft and a plunge of two,648 ft. That huge top is flown in about 17 seconds from the highest to the bottom as van Jason pilots his tiny drone so near the water, droplets splash on the digital camera.
He describes his flight over Venezuela’s Angel Falls as a “bucket checklist” merchandise that he has been desirous to seize for a few years. To make the movie, van Jason spent two weeks touring by the jungles of Venezuela and explored the world by boat, foot, helicopter, and drone.
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