Take to the skies with a group of drone devotees who are advancing the art and science of personal aerial imaging.
- [Voiceover] Since the early Wild West days of aerial photography... - [Voiceover] This particular group of people just gathered around the love of aerial imagery. - [Voiceover] I was so fascinated by seeing my surrounding from 30, 50, or even 100 feet up. - [Voiceover] We're in the midst of a technological explosion and a revolution that is all being facilitated by the fact that we can have sophisticated cameras aloft. - [Voiceover] It's just a beautiful view from up there.
In this short documentary, Flight Club's aerial imaging pioneers share their stories and their passion for this emerging art form. See how sophisticated cameras and gimbals have made high-quality aerial imaging more accessible than ever, how cutting-edge software can convert quadcopter footage into 3D maps, and how aerial imaging can help educators incorporate art into STEM curricula.
You'll meet members who have helped fuel the aerial revolution, including Russell Brown, creative director at Adobe Systems; Eric Cheng, who took his expertise at underwater photography to the skies; Barry Blanchard, a jeweler and lifelong technologist; and Mark Johnson, who creates forensic visualizations for the legal field. And you'll meet Romeo Durscher, who left a 13-year career at NASA to start an education program at DJI, the maker of the world's most popular quadcopters.
These and other early adopters have helped bring about the new era of personal aerial imaging. This documentary celebrates both the tools and the spirit of lifelong learning and sharing that helps all new technologies grow and evolve.