Personal, artistic video showcasing the frustrations inherent in the aerial photography industry. Video was created in July of 2011, in Final Cut Pro X, and all footage was shot with personal Sony equipment.
In aerial-survey work, clouds are bad -- they ruin the imagery and don't allow you to collect data.
To keep the illusion of work alive, we've been flying every day in order to appear aggressive and have burnt hundreds of gallons of fuel in doing so.
Knowingly flying in cloudy conditions (just to get a first person perspective because you didn't trust the forecast) is annoying.
There is one aerial-survey company in particular where the pilot is lauded for attempting to fly while simultaneously the operator is criticized for the collected-junk data because the weather was poor (too bad it isn't his call to make).
Work for work's sake.
Music: "Guarantees", by Atmosphere.
Camera: Sony SLT-A55
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm