Cinematography is the photography of moving pictures, and one of the most revolutionary changes in the technology of cinematography is the move from analog to digital film. In turn, one of the most exciting uses of digital cinematography is aerial cinematography.
Although taking film from an aerial position is not revolutionary—early pioneers simply attached cameras to kites—compact digital cameras provide cinematographers with more filming options and make aerial cinematography more accessible for lay cinematographers. Coupled with the current rise in inexpensive RC drones, digital cameras mounted on such devices provide a quick entry point into aerial drone cinematography.
And this marriage of technology isn’t just being used to get establishing scene shots. If you want a good example of how incredibly innovative aerial drone cinematography can be, look no further than this short editing we created:
The Art Of Aerial Cinematography | Footages [vimeo]:
Above America, Across The Sky, Pacific Coast Highway, Antarctica, Balance, Beautiful Scotland, Brain Farm Aerial Reel & Digital Cinema Reel, Camp4 – The Reel Story, Renan Öztürk’s Reel, Doğa İçin Uç – Gökyüzünden Türkiye’nin Doğal Güzellikleri, DreamRide, Fly Geyser, Friends in High Places Trailer, GoPro Hero3 Black Ed. Video, Helicam Services Showreel August, Iceland Teaser, Ishtar x Tussilago, Jordan From The Air, Koh Yao Noi, Maldives From The Air, N O R W A Y, Nepal, I love You #1 #2, Over The Grand Canyon, Perspective, Postcards From Pripyat, Chernobyl, PYRÉNÉES D’AUTOMNE, Sony A7R Commercial, South Dakota, The Journey, The Ridge, Tony Aerials, Transilvania, Turkey Home Turquoise, Víðsýni – ICELAND, Vindur
Editing: to travel is to live
Music: So Long / Youtube Open Library