Like you’ve never seen them before. Go full screen of course.
Yes, it’s the first day of spring – and lots of green sprouts and pink blossoms to remind us – even in the midst of Motordom. Like this parking lot in Richmond:
But there’s also the marking of the end of winter, evidenced in the mown straw on the roof of the convention centre, beneath which the TED Talks plant seedlings.
A local film company is demonstrating the versatility and uniqueness of using an unmanned air vehicle (drone) to capture stunning footage both indoors and outdoors.
Without the need of an expensive helicopter flight, a GoPro camera was attached to the drones to record high-aerial shots – as well as low-aerial and indoor shots a helicopter would be unable to make.
Not so much a visual essay as a clip reel suitable for other purposes, notably real estate. There’s a preponderance of shots taken along the West Van waterfront – lots of spectacular views and spectacular houses. Most intriguing are the shots best taken by drones – above a crane, below a helicopter – especially those in tightly framed environments, like a snow-bound forest.