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Drones filmed the Sydney fireworks

Happy New Year: Drones filmed the Sydney fireworks for the first time

Happy New Year to all our readers! As the 1st of January 2015 ticks over around the world, spectacular celebrations have commenced, many involving copious amounts of fireworks. One of the stalwart sources of amazing fireworks displays (and I feel I can say this without seeming biased) is Sydney, Australia, who’s fireworks display is typified by the launching of walls of fire from the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. While this display is typically filmed with more conventional methods, like helicopters and blimps, this year, drones filmed the Sydney fireworks, some of which were up to 1000 ft above Sydney Harbour. Check out some of the amazing footage in the video below:

It’s impressive stuff, particularly the couple of shots that were taken by drones from basically inside or very close to the explosion of fireworks – I’m pretty sure one drone was hit too from the looks of it. This was all made possible by Rotor Works, who provided octocopters and pilots for the event, some of which is shown below posing with Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.

Hopefully we’ll see the use of drones to film even more previously inaccessible things in the future. What do you think about the way drones filmed the Sydney fireworks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Twitter (@CloverMoore), YouTube (Telstra) via The Daily Mail

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One comment

  1. That’s awesome. I just got my Walkera QR X350 Pro setup. It’s an awesome GPS aerial drone that I’ll need using for aerial videography for our agency. Drones are awesome. Can’t wait to shoot footage like that.