Drone timelapse has started to become quite a popular thing lately. But it’s only very recently that people seem to be really experimenting with it. The short film, Low Earth Orbit, from Hong Kong based Visual Suspect really kicks things up a few notches.
It was shot over Folegrandos Island in Greece, using a mix of manual and automatic flight modes. They call the technique “orbital drone-lapses”. They’re a great way to really show off the landscape and give a good sense of scale while still allowing you to focus on a point. A very cool result.
It really is a beautiful example of the technique. They say that the clips were shot as video sequences, but suggest that in the future they would be better to use a sequence of DNG files for aerial timelapse. Either way, stabilising in post is a requirement to get the final smooth flow.
I think this video only scratches the surface of how this technique can be applied. I can’t wait to see what people come up with in the future.