November was probably the most exciting and hard working month for us. We went to the United States of America, where we were shooting video spot for singer Sid, who is a rising star in California. We flew to Las Vegas, spent an amazing night there and headed for Grand Canyon the next day. We drew through half of Arizona, which had an impact on us as the land of canyons. Not only because of the Grand Canyon, which was the most breathtaking place we’ve ever flied our drone, but also because of all kinds of other smaller canyons you spot along the way, or some hidden ones that Indians you meet on your lunch break tell you about.
Aerial filming in Grand Canyon
After two days in Arizona, we went to Utah where we spent the night and catch the sunrise in Monument Valley. We are speechless about that place, but the pictures tell a million words anyway:
Aerial filming in Monument Valley at sunrise
We returned back to Arizona, we did a quick stop at Antelope Canyon, which is too narrow to fly RC helicopter in, but it was a perfect place to try out our hand held gimbal.
Walking through Antelope Canyon, filming with hand held gimbal
It was time lo leave the countryside behind, so we took the historical route 66 towards Los Angeles.
After two days in the city we were on the road again, this time to northern California, Mono Lake. We finnaly met Matthew Moore from Moore films there. Singer Sid joined us and we started aerial filming for the video spot. Mono Lake at sunrise can speak for itself:
Drone’s point of view at sunrise at Mono Lake
Flying multicopter at Mono Lake
Drone team at work
And it is even more breathtaking at night:
Mono Lake at night
After two amazing days of aerial filming with the drone at Mono Lake, it was time to go back to reality and return to Europe. On our way back to Las Vegas we drew through Death Valley, the amazing place with altitude under sea level.
After the long flight over Atlantic ocean, when we finally landed in Munich, our friend Andrej, who became our assistant at our aerial filmings, picked us up and we headed to Innsbruck, where we met the ZDF crew from German Television again. This time we were filming the documentary about the Alps, which will be aired on January 2nd in the evening.
The first day we were filming in the older part of Innsbruck and on the ski jump.
Flying multirotor helicopter at ski jump
The second and the third day we were at the mountains in Sölden, filming ski opening and paragliders with the drone.
RC helicopter waiting for it’s turn
Helivideo and ZDF crew after successful filming in the mountains at 3200 m.
It was time to pack our snowboards and helicopter and continue our journey with ZDF crew to Italy, where we were flying in Dolomites.
Hexacopter in European Alps
Drone crew while filming
First person view.
Landing in hands.
November is almost over and so is our aerial filming. But not for long.
Next stop: Canary islands!
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