Kalle Ljung Shows Us A Truly Inspiring Bird’s-Eye Perspective Of Antarctica’s Serene Beauty

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If you’re having a stressful day, things aren’t quite going your way, go ahead and sit down, grab yourself a drink and watch this video. If you’re not relaxed by the end of it, you need to see a doctor. The hypnotic, stabile, smooth motion captured by the DJI Phantom 2, will lower your blood pressure at least a few points.

You can credit quite a bit of that to the skill of the cinematographer Kalle Ljung who had the unique opportunity to spend twenty days in Antarctica on a sailing yacht. Over that period, he used the aforementioned DJI Phantom 2 with the H3-3D Gimbal and a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition to capture some truly incredible images.

What I find so surprising about this film is the color and dynamic range captured by the GoPro Hero 3+. When shooting pure white ice and snow, you’ll often find that your shadows and highlights contrast so far that you lose visual info in at least one direction. The soft, rich in contrast colors in the film can only be described as cinematic. It’s a clinic in what’s possible with a GoPro nowadays.

For those of you out there that have shot with the DJI Phantom 3’s on board camera, you might have a very different experience than with a GoPro. While I’ve seen some amazing images from the Phantom 3, I’ve never seen such mature, professional looking images like the ones displayed in this film.

How about you? Do you have any tips for Phantom 3 pilots out there to get the most out of their drone?

Antarctica

Via Vimeo Description:

This movie was shot during our 20 days trip to Antarctica in December 2014 to January 2015.

We started from Ushuaia in Argentina and went to Port Williams in Chile, rounded Cape Horn and crossed the Drake Passage towards the Melchior Islands in Antarctica. We spent 16 days in the Antarctic and got to experience the most amazing scenery and wildlife before we returned back to Ushuaia.

Filmed with GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition and DJI Phantom 2, edited with Final Cut Pro X.

Music from Music Bed with rights.

Interested in the raw footage, the clips can be purchased from Airstoc, airstoc.com/awesome-footage?utf8=%E2%9C%93&find=antarctica

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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy is a filmmaker, photographer and writer based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Mainly focused on documentary and experimental film, he has produced, directed, shot and edited many short films and a few long form works.

He shoots a lot and often.
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