Orbital Drone Lapses

As owners of a drone, we realize they can be nuisances, but also have the ability to capture beautiful, breathtaking footage that would be impossible to get otherwise.  Visual Suspect has a gorgeous video where they explore the concept of orbital drone-lapses, or orbital drone movements, where the drone flies in large circles to capture smooth, overarching viewscapes. The result is somewhat disorienting at first, but undeniably impressive.  The video footage is shot in Folegandros Island, Greece. Via Sploid:


Orbital drone movements are the ones with power to convert two dimensional images into dancing focal layers escaping out of the frame. We wanted to further explore the technique, with high altitude long orbits, along with ones very close to the ground, we call them “Orbital drone-lapses”. These shots are a mix of automatic and manual flights.

Low Earth Orbit is a zone between earth’s surface and 2,000km, where we find most of our satellite system orbiting around our planet, together with the international space station.

A romantic attempt to step aside for a while gravity and atmospheric forces, bringing these orbits closer to the ground.