With the world thoroughly mapped out and discovered from pole to pole it´s more or less here be no dragons these days. Sadly there are places on earth man created himself that he can go no more. Chernobyl in the Ukraine comes to mind. Nearly thirty years ago it became no man´s land*. When Pripyat´s 50000 citizens fled the massive fallout the satellite town had only just gotten the city rights. Almost 30 years later it´s ruins remain. AeroCine put a drone in the air and captured the state of post apocalyptic beauty in a video. And it is as calming as it is unsettling knowing that it already happened again. The footage was shot with an ARRI Alexa XT on AeroCine’s new heavy lift coaxial hexacopter.
The eye in the sky cries. The liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the nazi´s largest death camp, happened 70 years ago. The BBC had a drone flying over the site to put the dimension of the unspeakable horrors into perspective. On a lighter yet slightly creepy side: A brazilian clothing store used drones to fly headless mannequins by office windows to announce their sale to busy executives. Oh my. *Almost.