OFFICIAL SELECTION - Flying Robot International Film Festival 2017
This short video shows some of the aerials I shot of Hurricane Harvey flooding in Texas. As you will notice, the flooding is immense just in this small portion of Houston. Watch and then multiply what you see by three or four hundred to get a rough idea of Harvey's flooding. A hurricane's impact can be categorized in three ways; storm surge, wind, and flooding from rain. While Katrina is the queen of surge, Harvey is the king of flooding - dumping a record 50" of rain across the Houston area. Harvey also produced tornado-like wind damage where it made landfall father south.
I shot this material on 4K using my DJI Inspire 2 and a DJI 17mm f/1.7 lens. You'll notice a little rocking due to some some high wind gusts. Overall, I think it managed the conditions well. None of the shooting locations were in controlled air space and were cleared with law enforcement prior to flight. The pilot is FAA certified and has 30 years of experience filming in disaster areas and around severe weather.
The sad but beautiful guitar piece is by Joey Stebanuk, joeystebanukmusic.weebly.com.
This footage is available for license exclusively through StormStock, stormstock.com.
Thanks to the Flying Robot International Film Festival (http://friff.co) who graciously selected this short film for their 2017 event.