We can’t dive down a waterfall, especially if it’s the tallest one in the world. But thanks to technology, we can see what it would be like from the safety of our home. Drone pilot Ellis van Jason sent his FPV drone down Angel Falls in Venezuela, the world’s tallest waterfall, and ended up with some impressive footage that he shares in his latest video.
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.
Every now and again, a piece of content comes up, whether it’s a photo project or video or whatever that just makes your jaw hit the floor. And you wonder, after you watch it, just how they could follow up from something so epic and amazing. One such piece of content was the video we saw recently from drone pilot Jay Christensen.
In it, he flew a drone through a bowling alley with such skill and finesse that it even caught the eye of James Gunn (who now wants him to come shoot on Guardians of the Galaxy 3). Well, now, he’s done it again, with an amazingly choreographed flight through the Mall of America. And it’s even more epic than the bowling alley!
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 always amazed by well-made FPV drone videos, like this one or this one. So naturally, I really enjoyed it when I stumbled upon this footage that makes the ordinary look extraordinary. Right Up Our Alley shows a bowling alley from a point of view of a drone and a very skillful pilot!
With most drones that have built-in cameras with stabilisation, we typically see fully motorised 3-axis gimbals that can compensate for just about any movement of the gimbal and keep the camera locked onto the subject. For those that don’t have built-in cameras and gimbals, most people typically attach something like an Insta360 ONE R, GoPro or DJI Osmo Action and rely on electronic image stabilisation and horizon levelling.
But horizon levelling has one big issue. It has to zoom in and crop when it’s off-axis. Can a single-axis gimbal solve this issue and always allow your camera to see the full, wide field of view of which it’s capable? According to Nurk FPV, yes, it absolutely can. And in this video, he shows us why with the Quark single-axis gimbal.
I love seeing well-executed stunts and amazing drone footage. So, why don’t we have both? Stunt school from France, Campus Univers Cascades, has recently shared a mind-blowing video showing off its students’ skills and some crazy drone footage. Sit back and enjoy the intense and stunning four minutes of this pretty epic video.
The Arecibo Observatory’s telescope in Puerto Rico, the second-largest radio telescope in the world, collapsed on 1 December. The massive platform crashed into its disk below and was completely destroyed. The terrible incident was captured on both the control room camera and drone. Space.com shared the footage with the world, so you can see exactly what happened.