The advantage of having your individual social media platform is that your customers do many of the advertising and marketing for you. Just as GoPro has inspired its prospects to successfully promote merchandise by posting their finest movies, DJI’s Skypixel provides an equal for aerial pictures.
Today, the platform has chosen the winners of its 2017 aerial video contest. The finest entries have been chosen from all around the world, from the Dolomites in Italy to Cape city and the Isle of Skye.
three,000 submissions had been whittled all the way down to 20 throughout four totally different classes: Nature, City, Sport and the People’s Choice.
The Grand Prize
The Grand Prize, chosen from the winners of the three classes, went to xiaoxiao with the video ‘EPIC OF TANNA’. The video showcases breathtaking views of a volcano and the surroundings in Tanna, an island in Vanuatu over the South Pacific Ocean.
The Grand Prize winner will obtain a DJI Inspire 2 Premium Combo, Nikon D750 Body + 24-70 mm VR 2.eight Lens, Suunto Spartan Ultra Copper Special Edition (HR) Watch, LaCie d2 Thunderbolt three Hard Drive, an Oakley Latch Prizm Sunglasses and a Tourism Australia Travel Package.
“The amazing footage we’ve received throughout this contest reflects the growing interest around aerial videography and the creativity made possible with drone technology,” stated Danny Zheng, DJI Vice President of Marketing.
“This new art form really allows us to gain new perspectives and discover places that are otherwise out of reach. We congratulate all the winners and participants for sharing their stories and allowing us to experience the extraordinary beauty of this world in an entirely new way.”
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The Best of The Rest
As properly because the Grand Prize, every class additionally included a First, Second and Third Prize. The First Prize from the Nature class went to Vadim Sherbakov, whose work ‘Icarus’ captures spectacular views from the rocky cliffs of Isle of Skye to the mighty Dolomites in Italy.
In the City class, ‘The City of Cape Town’by Luke Bell, takes us on a fascinating aerial tour round city, throughout seashores and into the mountains.
In the video ‘MMP3 – 2D RUN,’ Marin Kafedjiiski movies a parkour artist leaping throughout rooftops, bridges and rivers in a number of the most surprising locations. His gorgeous submission gained over the judges in the Sport class.
Separately, the highest ten most favored movies had been acknowledged for his or her superb work with the People’s Choice Award and varied prizes from DJI, LaCie, Suunto and Oakley merchandise.
Who Chose the Winners of the Skypixel 2017 Video Contest?
The successful movies, chosen from three,000 submissions, had been chosen by a judging panel consisting photographers, filmmakers and inventive administrators.
The lineup included Phil Pastuhov, an aerial director of pictures whose credit embrace The Lord of the Rings, Godzilla and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Also on the panel was Filipe DeAndrade – 10-time Emmy successful Director of Photography – and Josh Raab, Multimedia Editor at TIME and professor on the International Center of Photography.