Tip of the hat to Visual Suspect, a Hong Kong-based production company, for its latest work. Using the Greek island of Folegandros, the team has created what they are dubbing ‘orbital drone-lapses.’ The three-minute video, titled Low Earth Orbit, used a camera drone to fly in a giant orbit to capture the footage.
It’s undoubtedly stunning. One critique would be to slow it down when it’s orbiting the lighthouse. I already have vertigo. One of the commenters on the Vimeo page for the video brings up an interesting point. Paired with the music, the real-time footage would be a great watch.
How do you make your own? Well, having a Greek Island at your disposal helps for scenery, but it can be accomplished like the timelapses we see everywhere. First, you’ll need a camera drone. Find a landmark to center the camera on and either set the orbital flight or go manual. Then speed up the resulting the footage.