Ariel filmmaker Stephen Forster has created an extraordinary masterpiece (above) that captures the breathtaking beauty of a volcanic eruption.
Shot using multiple DJI quadcopters, the video captures an explosion that began in March 2021 at Geldingdalir on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula. Forster’s mind-blowing footage is enhanced by a master editing work that takes the production to another level.
Forster wrote in the accompanying video of the comments, “spent many days and nights in the volcano.” “It was such an incredible adventure. Every day the volcano looked completely different. “
The Swiss-based artist used three Mavic 2 Pro drones to capture footage that he later edited to create his extraordinary video. He said that it was “pure luck” that one of his quadcopters made it through a scorching hot lava spray. However, it was not completely unsaturated as it returned to a “completely melted” basis and now has “so many flaws and flaws that it is fun to fly.” But, amazingly, it is still capable of capturing photos and videos.
Until recently, such a video was not possible, after all, no helicopter pilot would ever be allowed to fly close to a volcano in full flow, not any crazy man who wants to risk it, Of course. But with consumer drones now equipped with high-quality 4K cameras, the possibilities are endless for talented filmmakers with polished flying skills.
Forster, 32, has been away from nature photography and filmmaking since 2008, spending seven months worldwide (in ordinary time, at least), to capture material and conduct tours for others Eager to know the trick. business.
Of course, if you are a drone enthusiast and now you are considering hight sailing it to your nearest elimination volcano (yes, as there are plenty of them right now), make sure to do your research in advance. The current volcanic activity in Iceland carries a lot of explosive activity, but many such events are certainly extremely dangerous and can cause massive destruction. And note – relatively quiet explosions can also release toxic gases that pose a threat to human life. For example, the government of Iceland said of the current explosion that people are advised to “stay away from valleys and other places where poisonous gases may accumulate.”