The eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano attracted thousands of spectators this spring. Naturally, there were many photographers and filmmakers among them, so we’ve seen some epic footage and photos of the event. But Joey Helms’ aerial video is probably the closest we’ll ever see an active volcano. Joey flew his drone so close to the volcano that he literally crashed it into the exploding lava.
I’ve heard of cyclones, I’ve heard of reindeer, but a reindeer cyclone? This is totally new to me. But it’s a thing, it looks incredible, and a drone pilot managed to capture this phenomenon from above. Science girl posted the video on her Twitter account, explaining what stands behind this unusual behavior.
Videos of erupting volcanoes and molten lava have always fascinated me, ever since I first saw them on TV as a kid. And thanks to drones, we can get closer as never before to this incredible force of nature. Bjorn Steinbekk risked his beloved drone to bring us this incredible footage that takes us on a flight right over an erupting volcano!
I’m not an Apple fanboy by any stretch of the imagination. Before the iPhone 3GS was released, I hadn’t owned an Apple product since the Apple IIe, and I haven’t owned iPhones in a few years now, either. But I have to say, this footage from aerial photographer and filmmaker Toby Harriman shot on the new iPhone 12 Pro is just gorgeous.
Toby was given the chance to test out the newly announced iPhone 12 Pro to see how the hardware handled the challenges of his typical shoots – which means shooting from a helicopter. So, that’s what he did, filming from the air over the beautiful San Francisco bay.
When filming with a drone, you can sometimes see things that aren’t as obvious as when you’re down on the ground – or in the ocean. This is what recently happened in Australia when a drone operator filmed a close encounter between a surfer and a shark. Thanks to the drone footage, the pilot was able to warn the surfer so he could safely return to the shore.
The outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus had us all concerned, and the city of Wuhan is where it all began. Its citizens have been living in a government lockdown since 23 January, and the city streets look almost deserted. News agency AFP recently shared a drone video of Wuhan showing what it looks like when an 11-million people city turns into a ghost town.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro was made with high image quality in mind. And what happens when you modify the Mavic 2 Pro’s camera to shoot infrared? Well, you get a stunning and surreal aerial footage. Philip Bloom had his drone camera converted and here’s the video showing just how amazing it looks to shoot infrared video from air.
There have been a few reports across Facebook groups, YouTube videos, and various forums across the web on sharpness issues with DJI’s new Mavic 2 Pro. Despite housing a camera branding the Hasselblad name, people aren’t happy. But are things really as bad as they might appear?
Tom David from Tom’s Tech Time puts the new Mavic 2 Pro head to head against the Phantom 4 Pro to see how the two compare. Surely the new Mavic 2 Pro with a Hasselblad camera should beat the pants off the two-and-a-half-year-old Phantom 4 Pro, right? You’d think so.
When you first get a drone, every single video you shoot looks amazing. At least to you, the person who made it. Because you made it. But after a while, when the initial buzz has worn off, you look at your footage and perhaps feel a little deflated. It wasn’t as good as you remembered it being. So, you need to push yourself. Use drones in a more interesting way. Use them to tell a story.
In this video, Dirk Dallas of From Where I Drone walks us through five cinematic drone techniques. Each can be used to help tell a different part of your story and connect with the viewer in a different way. And, they’re visually impressive manoeuvres, too.
One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea in Hawaii’s Big Island, erupted on Thursday. The eruption is threatening hundreds of homes, as molten lava is bursting from fissures that opened in the Leilani Estates. Mick Kalber has filmed the eruption from a helicopter. It shows the biggest fissure eruption he has seen so far: it is impressive, but at the same time truly heartbreaking.