Being avid winery/vineyard fans and movie-makers one of the things we quickly decided we wanted for this film was to fly a drone over some vineyards. There is a magical sensation you get from watching footage taken from a drone (or helicopter) as it buzzes over a vineyard and last night our hopes came to fruition. We arrived at the vineyard around 5:30pm, took a walk around the Fireside Winery’s Brickyard Hill Vineyard to familiarize ourselves with the lay of the land, set up the monitor and transceiver, and fired up the four-propeller drone. A nice, new Go-Pro camera was mounted on the gimbals connected to the drone which allowed us to move the camera, in flight, and to give us a very crisp and smooth filming experience — no vibration at all!
Our skilled drone pilot (Jeff) accommodated our long list of must-have shots and was incredibly adept at capturing each of them. From slowly walking behind the drone as it flew 5 feet above the ground between rows (not an easy task for a pilot) to flying it on 1/4 mile trips that took the drone over trees and over farm fields and out of sight. We periodically reviewed the awe-inspiring footage back at the car. Incredible! Can’t wait to share it. In the mean time here are a few behind-the-scenes photos I took last night. You can visit our Wine Diamonds Facebook album to see more.
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