From Sea to Seattle | Long Form Aerial Cinematography
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Contributor Yi Jun Luo created this excellent drone pull-out shot of the waterfront of Seattle, Washington. Facing the city's skyline to the west from Puget Sound, the video will give you a nice views of the city's tallest building as of 2019 - the 76 story Columbia Center, which stands 286 meters or 937 ft. (right). On the left you will see the under-construction Ranier Square Tower, which topped out in 2018 as Seattle second-tallest skyscraper at 259 meters or 849 ft., and 1201 Third Avenue, the third-tallest.
Inspired by Cinematographer/Director Phil Holland’s Sea to City long form aerial shot over Manhattan, New York in 12K. I have decided to create a “similar” clip with my aerial cinematography setups AKA DJI Mavic 2 zoom( I wish I had the helicopter and three Red cameras to film this in 12K…). I used to live in Seattle many years ago and looking back it was a quiet but still vibrant city. Now with many new buildings going up in such a rapid rate, the city of Seattle is developing much more quickly than I could have imagined. I have always wanted to capture some aerial footages of this special city before it becomes unrecognizable in a few years. So I filmed a short aerial clip while I was at Alki Beach in West Seattle. I had to fly over the sea from 2 miles away where Alki Beach was. However, I was not able to enter the city with my drone because it was in controlled airspace,(gotta obey the law) and I was also having strong signal interference because of all the radio towers within the city. Which all makes the idea of having one perfectly long aerial shot nearly impossible. As I was flying over the sea the wind could sometimes pick up and affect the drone which broke the continuity of the shot. Music - Hydra by Huma-Huma from Audio Library.