In 1858, French photographer Gaspart-Felis Tournachon invented aerial photography. by shooting photos of Paris from a balloon. Unfortunately, those pictures no longer exist. But we do have an aerial image taken two years later by James Wallace Black. He titled his picture “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It.” A hundred and thirty years later, another Frenchman—Yann Arthus-Bertrand—published “Earth from Above,” which gave people around the world startling photos taken from all sorts of aircraft. In that tradition, of expanding our perceptions, Russian filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov gives us Vindur, Icelandic landscapes shot from a drone.
Vindur, which means “wind” in Icelandic, was shot using a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone. The filmmaker used Polar Pro filters and edited the movie in Adobe Premier. He also employed Adobe After Effects, and Magic Bullet
Sherbakov is an accomplished art director, photographer, and producer. But his extraordinary short movie, which was a semifinalist at the CineFest film festival in the drone category, teaches lessons that novices can use in their own work. Of paramount importance is the fact that editing creates a coherent story.
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Vindur was chosen as a Mobile Movie of the Week.