Sun’s out, drones out! Spring has sprung in Ireland and the good weather means excellent conditions for flying drones and getting unbelievable aerial videography.
Over the past several years, drone footage has become common place in video ads and brand videos, as it offers a refreshing new perspective and added depth to the medium. Having said that, drone flying is an art form and requires skill as well as planning to achieve the perfect shots.
Here are 5 of our favourite examples of stunning drone footage.
Thinking of flying a drone? Read our guide to flying drones in Ireland, and you’ll be in the air in no time.
1. Red Bull Fox Hunt
The Red Bull Fox Hunt, a world renowned biking event, returned to Ireland this year. The event hugely popular event mimics a real life fox hunt, as amateur bikers act as hounds who have to outrun the Fox – world champion, Gee Atherton.
See some of the incredible footage that Red Bull captured of the downhill race.
2. Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon
In 2016, we took flight at the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to capture the thousands who took part in the the iconic Dublin charity race. We fly high above Merrion Square on the June bank holiday and got a birds-eye view of the city.
3. Danny Macaskill – The Ridge
Danny Macaskill took a death-defying bike ride along the treacherous Cuillan Ridgeline on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and his drone followed him the whole way. The resulting video was spectacular.
4. The Wild Atlantic Way
Drone videographer Raymond Foley’s footage of the dramatic Ireland’s dramatic western coastline went viral – and for good reason!
Iceland has one of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. From rocky terrain to waterfalls, glaciers and of course, the northern lights.
This beautiful drone footage gives viewers a chance to see Iceland’s natural beauty from dizzying new heights.