This image is not cgi or a miniature; it is a real mountain slope where artist Sonja Hinrichsen created this beautiful pattern simply by walking in circles. The robotic perspective of this concept is the way the photos and the video were shot, not by a helicopter but by a small (but quite expensive) octocopter by video production company steamboat aerials. The Cinestar8 costs around 10k $ but it can carry the ~400gr camera while being stable enough to produce this result. The video is similar to that of a hugely expensive helicopter shot or even better considering the lack of downwash a helicopter creates. This video is already very popular but almost no-one cares how it was shot, most people focus on the art-concept (reasonably so), maybe drone filming is starting to become quite mainstream. You can enjoy the full scale of it at this video on vimeo and you can find high-resolution aerial images here.

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Comment by Ellison Chan on February 23, 2012 at 10:39am

Awesome.  Crop circles, and Nazca Lines, all explained in one shot.  Who says it has to be aliens.

Comment by Dave Wicks on February 24, 2012 at 12:46am
Love it! Can't wait to get an AP unit up in the sky!
Comment by JP on February 24, 2012 at 12:31pm

That is really really cool! I love the profile pic of Rabbit Ears pass! :D I snowmobile up in that area all the time. 

Comment by Anish on February 25, 2012 at 6:22pm

@chris cinestar 8 allows u a go pro ,suspect the camera mount is going to be another 20% of the more hardware to connect all this up


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