Beautiful Scotland

Beautiful Scotland - Scotland Aerial Filming

Over the past 8 or so months I've been putting together shots for my aerial showreel. I've travelled around Scotland usually getting up at offensively early times to get good light. I wanted to make a film which really shows what a beautiful country Scotland is. Living in Edinburgh we're fortunate to have some truly magnificent sights on our doorstep..... Enjoy!

Shot on a DJI Phantom 2 with a Gopro 3+ (with FPV) this little Quadcopter is quite incredible. It allows you to get shots that a helicopter couldn't even get into. By shooting 2.7k on the Gopro I was able to scale up the footage in a 1920p sequence to get tighter shots - this allowed me to stay within the CAA UAV regulations. The Gopro was shooting mostly on 2.7k Medium or Wide CAMRAW and was graded with DeVinci Resolve. Despite its size the camera is great as long as there is enough light! Hopefully over the next few months I'll be upgrading to the DJI s900 which can take a GH4 camera.

I found a great website called Suncalc which projects a chart onto google maps which shows you the angle that the sun will rise from at specific times. This was really helpful in planning where to be and when. Fortunately the Met Office and MWIS forecasts were pretty spot on so there weren't too many wasted trips. In the film there are shots from Skye - Quairang, Old Man of Storr. Glencoe (3 sisters), Buachaille Etive Mor, Sgurr a'Mhaim - Devil's Ridge, Ben Nevis, Forth Rail Bridge, Dunbar, Rannoch Moor, Wallace Monument, Edinburgh, Glenfinnan Viaduct, The Kelpies.

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