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Dronies at Regina Public School Construction Sites - Part 2

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Over the past months, the Java Post Aerial Photography crew has been working on a project for Regina Public School Board, documenting the on-going construction of five new public schools in Regina, Saskatchewan.

On each flight around the five construction sites, we did two passes with two different aerial photography rigs. We did one pass with a "regular" 4K UHD camera rig, and a second pass with a virtual reality "VR" camera rig, consisting of six GoPro cameras - five shooting horizontally and one shooting straight down. In post production, footage from the six separate cameras will be seamed together to create the virtual reality image.

To see an example of how footage from this six-camera cluster looks when it's seamed together by Talking Dog Studios, CLICK HERE. Scroll your mouse around the image to enjoy a 360-degree virtual reality view.

Of course, when you're flying a rig that has six cameras pointing every direction, you're bound to shoot a few "dronies" (like a "selfie," only taken with a drone). Here are a few MORE dronies we captured during a shoot in January 2017.

To see previous dronies from this project, CLICK HERE.

In order to keep our drone in visual line of sight (VLOS) during its flight around the school construction site, Java Post Aerial Photography primary pilot Jack Tunnicliffe controls the drone from the roof of the school. Our drone has just taken flight and you can see the landing gear still in position on the right side of the photo. Jack will retract the landing gear when the drone reaches proper altitude, giving our six-camera VR array a clear 360-degree view.

At the same location, here's a dronie taken from the downward-facing VR camera, showing Jack on the roof (upper right) and our Java Post Aerial Photography ground crew below.

At another of the five school construction sites, the downward-facing VR camera catches Jack (right) and secondary pilot/camera operator Trevor Bennett just shortly after lift-off.

A beautiful but chilly Saskatchewan sunrise peeks over nearby houses as Jack launches our VR drone at another of the Regina Public School construction sites.

To see more examples of the work done by Java Post Aerial Photography, CLICK HERE.

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