“Icarus” is my non-narrative short drone film and really a homage to an awesome piece of technology, Phantom 3 Pro, that travels with me for the past 2 years to many many locations. From rocky cliffs of Isle of Skye to the mighty Dolomites in Italy. From unearthly Icelandic landscapes to lake belfry in Russia. Never in a million years have I though it would be possible to capture worlds beauty from this new and exiting prospects. New technology gives us this creative freedom and I am going to explore it furthermore.
Vimeo Stuff Pick and SkyPixel 2017 Video Contest First Prize (Nature) winner
Camera - DJI Phantom 3 Pro
ND filters - Polar Pro
Editing - Adobe Premier
Music and sound effects - Adobe Audition
Grading - Magic Bullet Looks
Post Production - Adobe After Effects
I had been to Bali, Indonesia several times earlier in my life but never as an adult, so when I saw an airline deal for a cheap flight there, I immediately bought it. I was traveling by myself and had no set plans until the week I left for Bali. I ended up meeting 3 Indonesian guys through Instagram and explored the island of Bali with them.
This is a compilation of drone footage I took all around the island and smaller surrounding islands. I had just purchased my DJI Phantom 3 Profesional drone a few days before I left so this video is of my first drone flights.
Special thanks to my three new friends that showed me around Bali.
Also thanks to http://www.theflightdeal.com for having that great deal that sparked the trip.
And thanks to my friend Daniel (http://www.instagram.com/danielpeckham) who helped convince me to get a drone.
For the locations in the video I have a blog post here: http://www.michaelmatti.com/Blog/2015/2015-Bali-Indonesia-Trip
Shot in 4k on a DJI Phantom 3 Professional
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro
Music: Coming Home by Josh Etheridge
Licensed from song freedom
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