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Hornblower

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The Making of the Shark Dronie

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The Making of the Shark Dronie


Florian Fischer & Behind the Mask


Germany


00:00:37:33


What is 'The Shark Dronie‘ about?
Firstly, a 'dronie‘ is defined as a short video self-portrait (’selfie’) shot 100% with a drone (a mix between ‘selfie‘ and ‘drone‘ is: ’dronie’).
Secondly, ’The Shark Dronie’ is a dronie that starts high up over the ocean, goes down, breaks the surface and continues to a diver lay-ing on the bottom of the ocean who is surround-ed by sharks and who is actually piloting the drone.
What? A dronie shot by a diver, underwater, sur-rounded by sharks? Is that even possible?
Yes. And this is how:
Behind the Mask started planning for this dronie in June/July 2015. The actual film was then shot in December 2015 on the Bahamas.
The crew hung a 20 meter (60 feet) carbon pole below the drone with a camera on the end. The diver in the water had a remote in his hands (fit-ted into a under water camera housing) with a 50 meter (150 feet) cable this remote was con-nected with the boat where it operated a small servo motor attached to the real remote of the drone. This way the diver was able to pilot the drone up and down by turning a knob on the under water remote.
To realize that project, the guys from ‘Behind the Mask’ had to construct a carbon pole with a quick connection to the drone, as well as an un-derwater remote for the drone. They had to deal with current, swell, waves, rain, wind, sharks and a drone crash. It was a long way to get every-thing perfectly synchronized, but in the end they made it happen.
‘The Making of the Shark Dronie‘ shows how the idea and vision of an underwater dronie of a diver surrounded by sharks is finally transferred into reality.