Come Fly with Me!

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.

Please share us with your friends and follow us on Facebook.  Thank you!

~Brad

Drone pre-flight checks
Drone pre-flight checks
Slowly walking behind the drone down a vineyard row
Slowly walking behind the drone down a vineyard row
Flying low and slow over the vineyard.
Flying low and slow over the vineyard.
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