Antelope Island – Aerial Cinematography
It was this impromptu trip to Antelope island where everything finally came together.
Once again we sent our Freefly aerial contraption to the sky toting a R3D epic. It’s been a two year learning experience, and it was this impromptu trip to Antelope island where everything finally came together. It was a freezing cold day (5 degrees fahrenheit). Our cure to escape the common winter depression was removing our lens caps and finding somewhere pretty to direct our cameras. We set off to the prehistoric Lake Bonneville surrounding Antelope island; a geological oddity that can’t be time stamped, transcoded nor exported. Running this new age gear in these temperatures proposes some serious risks. However, from lift-off to touch-down, each flight performed beautifully; paying off our hard work. Aerial cinematography through the use of drones has taken our story telling capability to a new level, and our excitement isn’t something we hide. Thumbs pressed forward, The Movi powered through the single digit temperatures as it trimmed the water reeds at 40mph. The images we captured were stunning. Now, if we could just find the damn buffalo.
- Director/Pilot Skylar Nielsen
- Gimbal Operator Ian Rigby
- Author Josh Fletcher