A remote controlled helicopter with a remote controlled video camera was shooting aerial footage of Burning Man for a documentary.
The high-tech electrical RC Heli belongs to Copter Kids, a small company that specializes in shooting aerial footage from Remote Controlled helicopters, which is much cheaper than using a real helicopter and allows close shots and fast motions that cannot be done with full-size helicopters. Their equipment is fully customized and electrically powered, with for very low-noise operation. Their Heli can fly for about 8 min on a Lithium battery. One person pilots the Heli, and another person controls the camera, which broadcasts real-time video to a monitor on the ground.
For more info, check out their website at copterkidsllc.com.
For the Burning Man rules about using drones at the event, go to: burningman.org/event/black-rock-city-guide/drones/.
Photo taken at the Burning Man 2012 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).
Burning Man Festival
Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.
The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert. A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.
The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man). The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.
If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.burningman.org.
Burning Man 2012 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)
For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.