Being able to fly and see the world from a bird’s perspective has always been the dream of mankind, and has, for centuries, inspired people all over the world to invent machines that can take a person into the sky. With the advent of photography, a look down on the world from high above became possible even for those that had to stay on the ground. Recently, aerial photography and videography have become much easier thanks to remote operated camera drones.
One of the latest projects involving camera-equipped multicopter drones is a video series called “Eye Spy,” realized by NYC-based production studio Cavort, in cooperation with Ambience Lighting. In their series, Cavort and Ambient set out to provide us with unique “drone’s eye” views of some of the world’s major cities, including (so far) New York City, San Diego, and Sydney. Thanks to the use of small and easily maneuverable drones, the “Eye Spy” series provides a unique perspective on these cities – one close to what we assume our cities must look like to a bird.
Even though each clip is only about two minutes in length, Cavort and Ambient manage to capture the unique spirit of each of the cities featured in their series. From San Diego, we get to see lots of beaches, rocks, and classic architecture, which makes us want to spend our next summer holidays there. Their New York video features lots of skyscrapers, cramped apartment buildings, and the city’s many bridges, and thus manages to induce that certain kind of claustrophobia that a first-time visitor wandering the streets of Manhattan may feel.
Finally, their Sydney video shows some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Harbor Bridge and the opera house, but also its parks and beaches. For future iterations of the series, Cavort plans to travel to Melbourne, Chicago, Belgrade, and Edinburgh, and potentially even more places throughout the world. If you want to be among the first to see their next video, make sure to check out their Vimeo channel as well as their Facebook page.
(Via Laughing Squid)