Some incredible DJI Phantom II footage by Xavier Portela, shot during a recent trip to Iceland.
“13 Days around Iceland”, was filmed by Brussels-based freelance photographer Xavier Portela. He spent 13 days on a road trip around Iceland at the beginning of March capturing the incredibly diverse Icelandic scenery with the help of the DJI Phantom II. Xavier says: “After New-York and Tokyo I was looking for something different, challenging, out of my comfort zone. The main idea was to take pictures but I also wanted to take that opportunity to realise a video of my trip and that’s why I decided to buy a drone.”
As it often goes the initial idea behind a project often changes, Xavier explains “At first, the video was supposed to be just some nice aerial shots. It’s actually my first project with a drone so I wanted to focus on that. However, after one day driving through Iceland, I was so impressed by the diversity of the landscapes and this infinite road number 1 that I had to capture some footage from the car too!”
In addition to the DJI Phantom II, Xavier also used a Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal to stabilise the GoPro. With regards to cameras, he used a GoPro Hero 3 Black edition on the drone and a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition on the car; both with the Protune Mode ON, 2k, 30fps. For post-production he used Adobe Premiere for editing and Davinci Resolve 11 for colour grading.
The music in this clip is “In the Shadow of the Colossi” by Doug Kauffman.