Rome by Drone

I realize that I’ve been M.I.A. the last few weeks and I do have a good reason for that – have been insanely busy getting ready for the New York Premiere of The Human Face of Big Data!  I’m excited for several reasons, but mostly because this will be my first big film premiere – not to mention this is my first time visiting New York.  I probably won’t have much time to see much as my calendar is already filling up with meetings and appointments in my short visit but I’m happy with the idea of wondering through Manhattan for a few hours.

When I saw this short video, it made me happy for several reasons:

  1. It made me reminisce on my trip to Rome a few years ago.  I remember the city being a lot more crowded but then again, I was there over New Years and I’m pretty sure all of Italy decided to go to Rome.
  2. I love the camera movement and the editing – it’s mesmerizing.

OLIVER ASTROLOGO

It’s amazing how quickly drones have taken over ariel filming in the last year or so.  I’ve actually worked on a couple of projects that used a drone of sorts to get the higher elevation shots that a crane couldn’t reach.  They are so versatile and the camera movement is a dream.  I’m not crazy about the number of drones that I’ve seen cruising past my living room window in the last few months, but I can’t complain about not having to have a dolly and tracks to get the camera movement I’d like.

If you like this video, you should check out some of the others on Oliver’s vimeo page.  The video in Vietnam is equally beautiful.

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