Santa Cruz for Fox television
Behind the scenes of our X8 remote control helicopter flying over cliffs and ocean in Santa Cruz last weekend shooting aerial cinematography VFX plates for Fox's new show Gracepoint starring Anna Gun and David Tennant. One thing we learned is how difficult it can be to match different video plates using uav technology. As most probably know, its already a difficult task to be able to repeat the exact same move at the same speed and altitude.. let alone its already been a month after the shoot in a completely different location with different environmental properties. However, we pulled it off, having reference to photos and an already animated pre-visual provided by the most awesome VP of Broadcast Design ever ;) He made it easy for us to replicate and execute the shot perfectly from our HD monitors on our mobile ground station, that and being very well prepared (Poison Oak was everywhere) and scouting each location thoroughly.