Description: Ryan Hoag talks to Simen Haughom, an 18 year old from Norway, whose viral videos have reached over 60 millions views on social media! Hear what inspires him on this episode of the Drone Dish!
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And for more amazing aerial views, check out AirVūz.com VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Ryan Hoag: Welcome to the Drone Dish. Today, we have Simen Haughom, who's quickly becoming an internet sensation. Simen, good evening. Simen Haughom: Good evening. Ryan Hoag: Hey, we really appreciate you taking time out of your Friday night. Now, you have almost 70 million people that follow your work, are impressed. You're only 17 years old. You're living the dream of, pretty much, any artist. What's your secret? Simen Haughom: [00:00:30] Well, it's just unbelievable. I can't imagine how many people it is who has watched my video, and it's very fun for me, but it's quite unbelievable for me. Ryan Hoag: You have one video, in particular, Kjerag from the Air, that has garnered 60 million views, or so, on all types of social media. Where was the inspiration for that video? Simen Haughom: You know, I just hiked up with my dad into [00:01:00] Kjerag, an ordinary Wednesday after I'd been to school, and I had no idea that so many would be interested in the video. You know, I just took up my drone that I got in birthday presents, some months before, and it was just amazing to see the response and already from the first minute I uploaded it to me and my dad's Facebook page. It just took off, and it was just amazing to see the response. Ryan Hoag: I know it gave me a feel of [00:01:30] Norway being a place I have to visit. What makes Norway so incredible from that bird's-eye perspective? Simen Haughom: I think it is the spectacular mountains and the heights, you know, and the fjords, of course. You can see the fjords and the mountains, and it's just awesome to watch, especially, when you get it from a bird's perspective, because you can see how high it really is. It's just amazing. Ryan Hoag: Norwegian Nature, is another video you've [00:02:00] uploaded on our site, and one of my favorites. Where did that inspiration come from? Simen Haughom: You know, I just wanted to take many shots from the place where I live, and I have taken some sunset shots and some of them from Kjerag and some other places. You know, I just wanted to show the people, who follow my page and follow my videos, show how beautiful the nature in Norway is. [00:02:30] That's my inspiration. Ryan Hoag: Preikestolen from the Air, is another video you've uploaded. What's the background on that? Simen Haughom: That's a nice background. You know, I'd been to school, and I came home. You know me, I talked to my dad, and we saw a weather forecast. It just looked awesome, and then we just figure out that we would do the hike and sleep at the Preikestolen. I was going to school the day after, [00:03:00] so we had to shot the drone clips, you know, in, I think it was five hours. We didn't got so much sleep, but it was a very nice experience, and we also got a very nice lighting on the video. We got the sunset and sunrise also. It was a very nice experience. Ryan Hoag: If I were to come out to Norway, where would you suggest that I take my drone to fly and what time of year? Simen Haughom: [00:03:30] I think the Spring is a nice time, because you have some snow on the mountains. The nicest place, if you ask me, is Kjerag, where my most popular video has been made. That is because, you know, you just got everything. You got the stone between the cliffs. You got the very big high, you know, 1000 meters straight down, to the amazing fjord called Lysefjord. And you know, it's [00:04:00] the nature there is something special. Ryan Hoag: And where can we see more of your work? You have a website, yes? Simen Haughom: Yes. I have a Facebook page. If you just search at I love Sildar on Facebook, you get a page, which is where I upload most of my videos, and my dad also posts some pictures. Of course, on airvuz, I will upload videos. Ryan Hoag: Great. Well, we hope that you take some more of those Facebook [00:04:30] videos and upload them on our site, because we're certainly impressed with what you do. Hey, 17 years old, continue to amaze. Hey, good luck to you and thanks for being a part of our community. Simen Haughom: Thanks for having me.