Filmmakers used drones to film stunning environmental documentary #drone #droneday
Photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal made their new film Watermark to show us how humans interact and use water all over the world. In The Making of Watermark, the creators tell us about their experiences in making the film and their use of certain technologies to capture stunning images. via Fast Company:
One of the things that made the film possible was technology, especially drones. “In China, the only way to get a helicopter is to make a deal with the military,” says Burtynsky. “It takes months to get clearances, and it costs an arm and a leg.” When the filmmakers needed to fly over the massive new Xiluodu Dam, or a fish farm in the East China Sea, they turned to small remote-controlled helicopters instead.
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
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