Videographer Flies Drone Straight Into Fireworks, Looks Better Than Blasting The Death Star

Jul 5, 2014

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Videographer Flies Drone Straight Into Fireworks, Looks Better Than Blasting The Death Star

Jul 5, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you are not tired from watching fireworks footage, here is something I don’t think was seen before. Videographer Jos Stiglingh took his DJI Phantom 2 along with a GoPro Hero 3 silver and flew them right into a fireworks show. Some of the footage is shot above the action, but some of the footage is shot with sparkles and debris flying around the camera (see the first photo after the jump).

I don’t actually think there is another way of obtaining such footage. And while I can’t vouch for the safety of such practice (either of the drone or of the spectators) Jos reports that the drone was unharmed. 

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The results are staggering and are in a close match to the footage of blasting the death star. If only George Lucas had drones back in the days.

http://youtu.be/DOFgFAcGHQc

[Fireworks filmed with a drone via gearjunkie h/t Stefan]

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10 responses to “Videographer Flies Drone Straight Into Fireworks, Looks Better Than Blasting The Death Star”

  1. theferdi Avatar
    theferdi

    *than

  2. Kimmy84 Avatar
    Kimmy84

    Very cool. I hope the videographer alerted the authorities prior. I see a whole lot of copycats now flying thier RC helicopters into fireworks now.

    This looked to be over water, so even if the “drone” was damaged, there was little chance of anyone or thing being hurt, but I see others not thinking that far in advance.

    1. ext237 Avatar
      ext237

      Its amazing how dangerous these RC helicopters have gotten. All of a sudden anyone using one needs to “alert the authorities”.

      People were using flammable liquid to propel RC helicopters with metal blades back in the 70’s. Gunpowder propelled aluminum rockets with metal 35mm cameras inside back in the 60’s. Where are the articles about death, mayhem, and fireballs back then?

      But OMG beware of plastic helicopters.

  3. Ryan Conway Avatar
    Ryan Conway

    Amazing RT Videographer Flies Drone Straight In2 Fireworks, Looks Better Than Blasting The Death Star http://t.co/ZeSijoPFNO

  4. patiferoolz Avatar
    patiferoolz

    CON TEEEEEEEE

  5. Dene't Bryant Avatar
    Dene’t Bryant

    Wow!

  6. Dan McQuade Avatar
    Dan McQuade

    That is some awesome footage.

  7. Amaryllis Avatar
    Amaryllis

    A-ma-zing. Love it, thanks for sharing :)

  8. cinesinner Avatar
    cinesinner

    Played in reverse it would be even bettar. Wish the city weren’t in the backround though.

  9. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    Very cool video… But I could do without the music.