Aerial Cinematography | Golden, Colorado
The years have taught me that it’s important to step away from client work and re-charge the creative batteries every once in while, so that’s exactly what I did this weekend. I threw tquadcopter in the car, and met a friend at what turned out to be one of the most absurdly beautiful filming locations I’ve ever shot in.
One of my good pals introduced me to an AMAZING location on Saturday that has instantly become one of my favorites. This place is insanely beautiful, and a TON of fun to fly in!
It’s a little horseshoe canyon, that for obvious reasons, is extremely popular with Colorado’s rock climbers and slack-liners. In a relatively small area, there are thousands of really interesting, jagged rock formations that seem to transform and completely change in appearance, depending on the angle and altitude.
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised, standing in a canyon, surrounded by granite slabs that are probably full of iron deposits, but my little Phantom had a really hard time finding enough satellites to fly in GPS mode, so I was in fully-manual ATTI mode 90% of the time. Normally, not such a big deal, but I was trying to squeeze into a lot of tight spaces, and the thermals in the canyon blew the copter around quite a bit. It was kinda hair-raising, but also incredibly fun! I”ll definitely be going back for more!