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Soaring Over Iceland

Feb 11, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by Peter Stulz, xoio

The computed-generated imagery firm xoio recently branched out into aerial photography, filming this splendid footage of Iceland's unspoiled lava fields, glaciers, geysers, and hot springs. Each scene was captured with a GoPro mounted on a Phantom 1 quadcopter—in other words, a high-definition camera wedged onto drone—which allowed for some truly remarkable sights of the island's many ecosystems.

While this is xoio's first project filming real, physical environments, it's not the firm's first attempt to capture the stark atmosphere of the North Atlantic. In 2013, they produced "Icebreaker," an animated film about a ship's journey through northern Greenland.

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Author: Chris Heller

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