The beauty of the Italian Dolomites around Cortina d’Ampezzo, seen from above. Captured by a DJI Mavic Air drone.
Since 15 years I’m traveling and guiding photography tours in Iceland. Although I am Swiss, my heart and soul live in Iceland. At the age of 18 I hiked alone through the Icelandic highlands for almost 3 weeks. Since then I go to this magical place several times a year. A year without Iceland is a lost year. But Iceland has changed a lot within the last years – not least because of photographers and filmmakers like me, who are still getting more people to travel to this little country.
Many tourists in Iceland take no account of this fragile nature. They walk over the moss, let the engine run everywhere, leave their waste lying around, …
But far from the Golden Cyrcle there is still a huge wealth of beauties that are deserted and untouched. Let us take care of this unique country. […]
So after i lost my drone a month ago, in the same area where this film is being shot, i went back again after one month to search for the drone in the 2m snow. After 6 hours i was able to spot my drone out of the snow. It was so emotional. But i was not done yet, after i replaced my drone with my drone insurance, i went back after one week to the dolomities to continue what i have started, and made this end film project. How i lost my drone, how i found it, and what i have captured after that? You’ll find out in this video. Enjoy!
RISE is my first aerial short video which showcases the diverse landscape of Oregon from a new perspective. As a landscape photographer/filmmaker, Oregon is a compositional wonderland from the rugged coast to the lush forests. It definitely has something to offer for anyone seeking a little bit of adventure.
This project started for me in 2015 when I first got into aerial photography, I would take many road trips through Oregon gathering more and more footage. Until my hard drives had over 16 hours of aerial content to sort through. My love and passion for UAV filming and photography happened after the first time I went out flying. I have to give a huge thanks to the extremely talented Russell Preston Brown and Barry Blanchard for introducing me into the craft and helping me out along the way.