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This Short Film Is Lit Entirely By Drones

Drones have been widely embraced accepted in the film and TV industry and now it seems they have found a new use.

This short film entitled “mémoires” was lit entirely by drones, that had LED lights mounted to them via a gimbal. 

“I think its this is an absolutely revolutionary way of film lighting — both in a creative and technical sense — allowing for both very traditional (big crew) setup with a very tiny crew and also creating some surreal, nearly painterly lighting effects that I haven’t seen before”

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Of course, this was not without some challenges.

“Because the light was hard mounted, all drone movements would translate into the light,” Sessler writes. “While flying, this usually isn’t a huge issue (it is less noticeable), in a stationary shot every little movement of the drone (compensation for wind) would result in a shift of the light beam and become very noticeable.”

I think it is safe to say it was worth the effort as the results are truly breathtaking. Watch the 2 and a half short film below.

James Davis

A passionate drone enthusiast, travelling New Zealand whilst blogging about the thing he loves - Drones :)

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