Tankwa Karoo

We wanted aerial shots of a large work consisting of a curving unbroken line forming an elongated oval shape when seen from above that Strijdom draws in the gravelly sand by dragging his right foot. But in the small hours of the night before the shoot, as strong gusts of wind shook the cabin, it was already clear that our chances of being able to fly the drone to get that view from above would be small. Indeed: on site long before sunrise the drone pilot’s wind meter confirmed gusts of up to 35 kilometres an hour – no fly. Going ahead nevertheless, with Strijdom making the work and the crew doing what we could with tripod and gimbal shots, after a few hours we noticed that the wind had died down. The drone went up and we got the views of the work from high above that we needed.

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