DJI has appointed French aerial photographer and film director, Yann Arthus-Bertrand as a DJI ‘Master’.
For the first time ever, the artist decided to deploy DJI drone and cinematic camera technology while shooting the film ‘Woman.’
The DJI Inspire 2 drone with a Zenmuse X7 camera was used on location, supported by a DJI team.
Ferdinand Wolf, creative director at DJI, said: “When the pioneer of aerial photography, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, adopts DJI technology, magic happens.”
He added: “Our team helped Yann to capture beautiful shots that would not be possible with a helicopter. DJI is proud to assist this great artist in his long-term commitment to highlight the achievements and challenges of humankind and to draw attention to the need to preserve our planet and natural environment.”
Since July 2017, DJI has been working closely with Yann Arthus-Bertrand, co-director Anastasia Mikovaand their production crew on several location shoots to facilitate adoption and access to the early deployment of the Zenmuse X7 camera with its Super 35mm sensor.
Arthus Bertrand said: “The sensation of flying a camera while staying on the ground is a totally new and amazing experience for me.”
He explained: “We are able to shoot aerial images from a completely new perspective, and I am convinced that I will continue using drone technology for my work in the future. I wanted to be as flexible as possible when filming the environment and the women who will be the true heroes of the movie. A drone is incredibly easy to use, which facilitated our work in this complex set-up significantly.”
Watch the first DJI Masters episode with Yann Arthus-Bertrand here:
The movie is due to be released in 2019.