Inspired by this aerial video of the LDS Washington DC Temple, I decided to create my own aerial video showcasing the LDS Temple in Idaho Falls where I live:
** Update **
Almost daily now I see the media reporting on another incident involving a civilian “drone.” This one is getting some traction:
It’s somewhat understandable how the woman in this video might have felt threatened. I don’t doubt that she truly believed her rights had been infringed on and that this young man was in the wrong for “spying” on her from his quadcopter. I’m sure she was surprised to learn that it’s not illegal to shoot video on a public beach, even if it’s from a hobby “drone” 100 feet in the air. Of course, she went too far the moment she got physical with the owner of the quadcopter. Props to this young man for staying calm and recording the incident. Had he not had proof, it very well may have been him that was sent to jail. [Read more…]
This post is about building an aerial video drone fleet. This September the company I work for is putting on a large convention in Vienna Austria. Leading up to the kickoff of the event, we are planing a massive road rally with four starting points in major European cities. If all goes as planned, hundreds of company branded cars will converge on Vienna originating from Venice, Prague, Munich, and Budapest.
I’ve been tasked with coordinating four production teams to capture the journey from each of the four origin points. After showing our chairman aerial video and photos that I was able to capture while in the Maldives, it was easy to get approval to put together no less than four Phantom 2 + Gopro Hero 3+ Aerial video/photo systems.
Wether you are building a production fleet or just want to get started with a solid aerial photo and video quadcopter, here are all the parts I recommend.