Intel + Olympics Virtual Reality

Aerial Photography in Colorado

In top secret fashion Visionary Aerials teamed up with Colorado based cinematographer Brook Aitken to shoot a series of images for Intel's Olympics Virtual Reality campaign.  The still photography unit with which we were working required an aerial perspective with a high quality image. To achieve this we flew the DJI Inspire 2 with the X5S camera platform.

 December 2017. Copper Mountain, Colorado.

December 2017. Copper Mountain, Colorado.

 We shot at a few locations high in the Colorado Rockies including Copper Mountain with a series of athletes decked out in Olympic bibs.  We worked with Copper Mountains staff to get the proper risk management (insurance) and flight logistics to insure a safe operation.  The flight rules required staying 200ft away from chairlifts and operating over a closed run. 

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Shooting simultaneously with Olympic still photographer Jason Evans and his team required a close and accurate communication to perfectly time the ski racing athletes lightning fast slalom runs.  Add in cold temperatures and high altitude with gusty wind conditions made a simple task into more of a challenge.  Fortunately we were able to achieve what the client and team wanted.  

 A female slalom skier carves into a turn at Copper Mountain in Colorado. 

A female slalom skier carves into a turn at Copper Mountain in Colorado. 

A second location near Leadville, Colorado provided a space for cross country skiers to show their stuff.  We were transported by snowmobile to our location in a snow covered field and setup our base of operations complete with helipad and monitors for client preview.  We worked closely with a DIT on location to insure client satisfaction and data security.  

 December 2017. Leadville, Colorado.

December 2017. Leadville, Colorado.

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Imagery captured on location in Leadville, Colorado was later post processed by Intel's Agency Inside. It was included their Pyeongchang Winter Olympics virtual reality print campaign. 

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We thrive on working in challenging environments and conditions including high altitude, cold and wind.  Contact Visionary Aerials if you are looking for a drone team to make your projects come to life.  We are flying the DJI Inspire 2 with the X7 camera package capable of 6K cinema DNG raw featuring 14 stops of dynamic range to capture spectacular images in any environment.