We recently witnessed some amazing drone footage of an Icelandic volcano in action. Photographer Garðar Ólafs went one better by flying his drone directly over the volcano’s vent, sacrificing his equipment to bring us this spectacular footage. We only wish we had an exterior shot of the drone melting.
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Photographer Joerg Daiber of Spoonfilm takes us on another eye-opening virtual vacation, this time through the hills and mountains of Romania. Along the way, you’ll visit Maramures, Bucharest, and the surprisingly idyllic region of Transylvania, along with both the fake tourist trap “Dracula’s Castle” and the real one.
Street trials and mountain bike rider Danny MacAskill once again shows off his skills in a dramatic way. In this short film by Peny, he heads to Scotland’s Dubh Slabs, and takes his bike on a wild ride down the steep and slippery rock formations. The Arcade Fire track No Cars Go serves as the perfect accompaniment to the visuals.
Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is slated to open in early 2021. From the looks of this flyover of the park, it’s going to look amazing when it’s all done, transporting Nintendo fans into the heart of their favorite games. We spy Peach’s and Bowser’s castles, a Mario Kart ride, and a Toad House among other details.
With the help of Tac Gas, drone pilot NURK FPV had the rare opportunity to visit an abandoned gas and oil platform. There, he zigged and zagged his aerial camera through the rusted out facility, capturing some fascinating and truly unique visuals. The over-water footage had us hanging on for dear life.
Photographer Joerg Daiber of Little Big World presents another wonderful tilt-shift video, this time capturing the deserts and hills of Azerbaijan, which sits at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. While you’re stuck home unable to travel, be sure to check out Joerg’s YouTube channel for a virtual trip around the globe.
Rctestflight shows off some eyepopping desert aerial photography, the most impressive of which are the nighttime shots starting at 1:09. They used multiple drones – one to capture the imagery and another to provide illumination using a powerful 1kW LED light source.
North Korea’s leader may be in a war of words with much of the world, but Aram Pen’s aerial video over the sprawling, though oddly still capital city of Pyongyang reminds us of the millions who live there who deserve a chance at a peaceful and happy lives like the rest of us.
While it’s not likely to produce the kind of smooth and controlled video of a pricy drone, the AER looks like a fun way to capture short snippets of aerial footage and overhead stills on the cheap. It’s made from sturdy foam, and protects your camera from impact and water.