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Pro Drone Reel from Belgium

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KH Aerial reel

Kelly's Heroes

Drone pilots aspiring to become professionals will appreciate this inspiring reel from Kelly's Heroes, one of the top pro aerial filming companies in Belgium.  The video features a beautifully-edited mix of cinematic landscape, action, and "people" shots, mostly shot on the plains and in the cities of this West European country.  From highway chase scenes to beautiful shots of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Atomium spheres in Brussels, you're sure to enjoy this well-narrated piece.  

Bruges: Belgium's Cultural Treasure

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Bruges - Belgium

c13studio

Contributor c13studio brings us this amazing drone's eye view of the medieval town of Bruges, Belgium.  Situated in the West Flanders province, Bruges became an important town in the cloth trade during the late Middle Ages, at one point arguably the most important commercial city in Western Europe.  Incredibly well preserved, it's a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  Sometimes referred to (along with Amsterdam) as the Venice of the north due to its canals, Bruges was the shooting location of the 2008 film In Bruges.

Antwerp: Great Harbor of Belgium

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Droning the Harbor of Antwerp, Belgium

11 Shots Media

Contributor 11ShotsMedia created this drone video of Antwerp, the great Belgian harbor city.  Surprising to many, the city is actually Belgium's largest city proper, although in terms of metropolitan area Brussels is larger.  Antwerp is located in Flanders (northern Belgium) on the Scheldt River, near the end of its run where it flows into an estuary and thence to the North Sea.  The city's massive seaport is one of the busiest in Europe, second only to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Dinant: City on the Meuse River

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Dinant, Belgium: DJI Mavic Pro

mrgilchen

Contributor Mrgilchen created this aerial tour of Dinant, a small town in Belgium which was the site of a famous atrocity in the first weeks of World War I.   When Germany invaded France through Belgium in August, 1914, the fortress at Dinant on the Meuse River represented a formidable obstacle.  Following a hard-fought battle, German troops are alleged to have executed hundreds of civilians here, an act which helped to inflame public opinion in Allied and Neutral countries.  

Brussels: Belgium's Capital City

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AMAZING BRUSSELS BELGIUM

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This video will provide you with a drone's eye view of the city of Brussels, capital of Belgium and the second largest metropolitan area of the Benelux countries of Western Europe after Amsterdam.  Since World War II, Brussels has played an outsized role in European politics as the de facto capital of the European Union.  The video will show you the mix of old and new that is so characteristic of Brussels, including footage of the landmark Atomium building, a museum structure built in the late 1950's.

DVOW Finalist from Belgium

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Hannah

Kelly's Heroes

Belgian contributor Kelly's Heroes created an instant drone video classic with this amazing film, which was created to help promote the Comic Arts Museum and Hotel in Ghent, the great medieval city in the country's Flanders region. It tells a human story, set against a beautiful backdrop of the Benelux landscape of plains intermixed with hills.  The video combines both elements beautifully, and it was nominated for the Drone Video of the Week Award in one of the contest's first weeks.  

Brussels' Atomium Landmark

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Atomium: The famous landmark of the World Expo 1958 in Brussels by night

BeemFlights

Top contributor BeemFlights created this amazing drone video of one of the top sights of Brussels, Belgium: the Atomium.  Now a museum, the building was originally built in connection with the World Expo held here in 1958.  THe landmark is distinguished by its nine stainless steel spheres, each of which is 18 meters (about 60 ft.) in diameter and which represent atoms of the element iron. It's situated on the Heysel Plateau in the northern part of the city.  

Fort Breedonk

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Fort Breendonk

Brent De Bleser

Contributor Brent De Bleser created this rather haunting drone video of Fort Breendonk, a Belgian fortress in the north-central part of the country.  It was constructed prior to the outbreak of World War I to protect the port of Antwerp, which was eventually overrun by the German Army as part of its invasion of France.  In World War II, it was again captured by invading Germans, and developed a fearsome reputation (by Western European standards) as an SS prison camp.  

DVA Finalist from Belgium

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"Drift"

Kelly's Heroes

Created by the Belgian contributor Kelly's Heroes, "Drift" is a short that tells the story of a young boy named Oscar and his imaginary friend.  The film uses a technique that the creator calls Anamorphic retrozooms, which can only be understood by watching the film.  Suffice to say it's an extremely creative use of the power of the modern drone to make incredible content.  This video was a finalist for the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Originality category.  

Limburg's "Transparent" Church

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Reading Between the Lines

Brent De Bleser

Check out this amazing drone video of a "see through" chapel in Belgium, compliments of contributor Brent de Bleser.  It's called Reading Between the Lines, for reasons which will become obvious when you watch the video.  It depends greatly on the angle at which you are seeing the structure; from most angles it appears to be a "normal" church building.  Built in 2011, the church is in Limbuirg, one of the country's Dutch-speaking provinces.  

Antwerp: Belgium's Second City

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Antwerp, Belgium - 2018 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Take an aerial tour of Antwerp, Belgium in this beautiful drone video, compliments of contributor bartreding.  Situated near the mouth of the River Scheldt, Antwerp is actually the largest city proper in Belgium, although in terms of its metropolitan area it's second to Brussels.  The city has a storied history as a trading and shipping center; at one point in the 16th century it was the most important city in Western Europe, and its port is still one of the busiest in Europe.  The video was shot with a DJI Mavic Air drone.

Doel: Threatened City on the Scheldt

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Doel, Belgium - 2018 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Check out this beautiful drone video of Doel, Belgium, compliments of contributor barteding.  Doel is situated on the River Scheldt in the province of East Flanders, in the north central part of the country.  The town dates to the 13th century.  The city is at risk of extinction due to the next planned phase of expansion of the Port of Antwerp, which lies just upstream of Doel and is one of Europe's busiest ports.  This video was filmed using a DJI Mavic Air drone.  

Drone Tour of Bruges

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Brugge, Belgium - Drone View

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Bruges, the capital of Belgium's West Flanders province, is considered one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe.  Due to its strategic location relative to the North Sea, Brugge was at one time one of the most important commercial cities in Europe.  It sat at the crossroads of the Hanseatic League and Southern European trade routes, and at its height in the 15th century it was by some measures the world's most important city.  See it from above in this drone video by contributor ra.  

Leuven: Belgian University Town

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Leuven, Belgium - 2018 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Contributor Bartreding used a DJI Mavic Air drone to create this aerial tour of Leuven (Louvain), Belgium.  It's the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in the middle of the country.  This medieval town is home to KU Leuven, the oldest university in the Low Countries.  Leuven was the site of an infamous atrocity at the outset of World War I, when invading German soldiers pillaged the town, killing hundreds and burning over 230,000 volumes at the university's library.  The incident shocked world opinion.

Antwerp: Port on the River Scheldt

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Port Of Antwerp - 2018 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Here's a drone's eye view of the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, compliments contributor Bartreding.  Situated about 0 km (around 50 mi.) from the mouth of the River Scheldt, the port handled over 10 million 20 foot equivalent container units (TEU's) in 2017.  That made it the second busiest container port in Europe that year, second only to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.  It's also a major bulk cargo port; measured by total tonnage it's also #2 in Europe.   The video was shot with a DJI Mavic Air drone.  

West Flanders: Oostende

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Oostende, West-Flanders - 2018 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Oostende, Belgium is the largest city on the Belgian coast.  Founded in the 13th century, this city in West Flanders has played an important role in numerous military conflicts by virtue of being on the North Sea.  Famously, the city played a key role in the 80 Years War, by which the Netherlands (which included modern day Belgium at the time) gained independence from Spain.  The Seige of Oostende lasted from 1601-04, during which about 80,000 on both sides were killed or wounded.

Abandoned Coal Plant in Hainaut Province

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Abandoned powerplant in Charleroi, Belgium - 2018 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Contributor Bartreding used a DJI Mavic Air drone to create this fascinating aerial video of an abandoned power plant in Belgium.  Built in 1921, Power Plant IM is situated in Charleroi, a city in the Hainaut Province in the west-central part of the country.  Originally a coal-fired plant, it was retrofitted in the 1970's to be able to burn natural gas as well.  The plant accounted for 10% of Belgium's CO2 emissions and was closed in 2007 as part of the country's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.   

East Flanders: Dendermonde

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Dendermonde, East-Flanders - 2018 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Contributor Bartreding used a DJI Mavic Air drone to create this aerial video of an important town in the East Flanders province of Belgium.  Dendermonde dates to the 13th century, although the city was built on the site of a considerably older fortress.  The city was of considerable military significance during the 80 Years War for Dutch independence, as well as the later struggles to contain the ambitions of France's Louis XIV.  The city is situated on the River Dender, a tributary of the Scheldt. 

DJI Mavic Air over Antwerp

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Antwerp, Belgium - 2019 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

A port city in Belgium, Antwerp has quite the history; during part of the Middle Ages it was amongst the 2-3 most important cities in the world. In its center lies the Diamond District that has been housing diamond traders for thousands of years. Flemish Renaissance architecture can be seen throughout the city, mixed in with new-age, artistic buildings. Both can be seen in this aerial video by drone pilot bartreding. He flew the DJI Mavic Air to capture shots of the city that lies on the banks of the Scheldt River.

The Fondry of Dogs Chasm

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Fondry Des Chiens 2019 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Check out this drone video of a very well known geological site in Belgium, compliments of contributor bartreding.  It's called the Fondry of the Dogs (Fondry Des Chiens), and it's a large chasm caused by the action of rain on the limestone which is characteristic of the Calestienne region.  Due to the unique soil conditions created  by the erosion of the limestone, the Fondry is also known for some very unusual fauna species.  The video was filmed with a DJI Mavic Air drone.    

Old Fortress of Liège

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Fort De La Chartreuse, Liège, Belgium - 2018 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Contributor bartreding took this fascinating drone vide of Belgium's Fort de la Chartreuse.  It's situated in a district of Liège, the main city in the northeastern corner of Wallonia (the southern part of Belgium).  Sitting at a strategic point in the Meuse River, it occupies some of the most fought-over territory on the European continent.  Abandoned as obsolete in 1891, the forts which replaced it represented some of the world's strongest and inflicted great damage on the invading German Army in 1914.  

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