In his behind-the-scenes video, Wu explained, “Drones are amazing for creating imagery, not just as flying cameras, but also as flying light beams.”
Wu used the Fiilex-equipped Solo to “paint” landscapes with light, illuminating only certain portions of the mysterious scenery. The forced focus and perspective draws the viewer’s eye exactly where Wu wants it — creating a sense of unknowing and defamiliarization with the subject.
“The central idea of the aerial light was to illuminate an otherwise obscure landscape, evoking a new mood and atmosphere, and also the fantastical notion of planetary exploration,” Wu said in the video.
While the video itself is stunning, the final shots
from Wu’s shoot are remarkable — which Wu attributes, in part, to the precision of his technological tools.
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