The idea is to connect businesses with interesting locations, products, or services to FPV pilots and embolden new strategic partnerships. The information on this page has an intended audience of a business owner, land owner, or business considering collaboration with FPV cinematography.
FPV stands for First Person View. FPV flight is possible exclusively because of cameras in the front of the drone sending back zero latency video feeds. The returned video feed is most commonly fed into goggles where the pilot or spectator is virtually strapped to the front of a high performance drone.
A lot of things. One key difference is how FPV pilots build and maintain their drones.
Very important is how FPV drones do not rely on accelerometers or auto-stabilization, generally referred to as "acro" or rate style flying. Using a raw form of flight the pilot and drone together fight gravity, wind, and positional needs in real time as if driving down the highway in an automobile. The rate style of flight allows flips, rolls, stalls, spins, and quite interesting results.
The video above came from "the flow" of that particular flight with super-cross riders. The combination of fast, fast moving, and acrobatic is what makes FPV cinematography powerful.
FPV flight has no return to home, obstacle avoidance, or fallback to safely land. The pilot assumes all control of the aircraft including quality of data signal, quality of video feed, spotters for air and ground, and on screen display information and flight feedback.
Another key element in most FPV capture is how the HD camera is attached to the aircraft. Cameras do not use any stabilization and are fastened on the frame to survive punishing G-force and inertial delinquency. FPV flight can also act like a boom or robot assisted shot but come from and go to places unique to a drone.
The above footage was captured by a drone that weighed about the same as a regular iPhone.
First the obvious such as scenic areas, beautiful landscaping, and anything beach. The flight style likes to "poke and dive" meaning ascend through terrain like the tree canopy or fall with a tall object respectively. Any terrain where a highly agile and greatly over powered small machine with a camera can go sounds like fun.
Office buildings often have open and meticulously maintained common areas and parking lots, very fun. Any non-swampy tropical beach-having or influenced area should work. Any well manicured outdoor area including farms can provide stunning lines and flight patterns.
If you were going to be that squirrel high on cocaine with a jet pack, what would your ideal nut farm look like?
Caring is up to you! As social creatures who are excited about this technology we encourage everyone to take another look at drones and experience FPV. We aim to provide an engaging crossover and are excited to meet new people and fly new spots. Every pilot in FPV is thankful for the views, flights, and new perspectives FPV provides. No FPV pilot will ever look at trees the same way. Passion of this type should compel any forward thinking person to reach out and get to filming! Start with an email.