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  1. I filmed a few more shots, of activity near the lagoon (locals use the heat coming from the earth to cook some local dish specialties, but when I added those to the first edit, it didn't seem to flow well with the rest of the video, so I didn't include those shots in the final edit. There is a village near the lagoon with spa treatments using water coming from these areas.
  2. Shot this video while on vacation in the Azores a couple months ago. This is the Lagoa das Furnas, a lagoon on the eastern side of the main island of the Azores archipelago. Aerials were shot with the DJI Mavic Air.
  3. ? on the english as a second language ! It shouldn’t be a problem, the Azores are visited by many foreigners so people in restautants, hotels and landmark sites are used to speaking english. I’m creating other films of the Azores, I’ll post them here ik the near future so you can see. In the meantime I shared a few photos on instagram, if you scroll through my feed, you’ll see some of the sights I mentioned. i’m @nb_visual if you search for me there.
  4. Hi, this video was just focused on this landmark in the Island of Faial, which is one of the Azores islands. I have a few other videos on the backlog with views from the main island (Sao Miguel) and also from tbis one (Faial). As for flying a drone there, I didn’t have any issues and used mostly common sense. You can check This is the national aviation authority website for information on where you can / cannot fly throughout Portugal. Most places you can fly without any formal authorization as long as you are flying within the altitute limits and distance to airports for a given region (the website has a google maps layer that shows those areas). I try to fly where there aren’t a lot of people, where I’m not disturbing anyone and respecting any altitude limits. If you have a smaller drone like the Mavic I would bring it along on the trip regardless of the time of the year. The weather in the Azores can change significantly throughout the day anytime of the year. You can gave rain in the morning and bright blue skies in the afternoon (or vice-versa) any time of thr year. It’s a temperate climate with mild temperature throughout the year. Recommendations ... Not sure what island(s) you are going to, but I would recommend visiting the main island (Sao Miguel) and the following spots there: West Side of island: - Lagoa das Sete Cidades - Miradoro da Boca do Inferno (short, easy trail that overlooks the Lagoa das Sete Cidades) - Lagoa do Canario North / Middle of Island: - Tea plantations (try the Gorreana Tea plantation) - Nordeste (small villages on the northeast) - Lagoa do Fogo (beautiful lake in the middle of the jsland, suggest descending on one of the trails near one of the parking lots) and go down to the lakeshore, beautiful untouched natured here) - Ribeira dos Caldeiroes (short trail running through a couple of waterfalls, lush vegetation) South / Southeast - Lagoa das Furnas (volcanic site) - Eat “cozido” at the Furnas Village (this is a traditional dish and here they cook it with the earths heat near the volcanic site - Parque Terra Nostra (beautiful park, showcasing the Azores biodiversity, you can also swim in natural jacuzzi heat by geothermal fountains and swim in a large heated pool with iron water, also from geothermal activity). The main city (Ponta Delgada) is nothing special, so if you’re short on time, no need to stop there other than to sleep. I recommend a minimum of 5 days in the island if you can, so you have pkenty of time to enjoy each site. I recommend getting a rental car. If you stay near Ponta Delgada (the capital) you can get to the west side in about 30-45 mins, same thing going east or north. Food is difficult to recommend there are tons of options everywhere so I would redirect you to something like Tripadvisor. As for Faial (the other island I visited) you have this volcano I filmed, another volcano in the middle of the island (you can walk on a circular trail around the edge of the crater ~2h30 mins walk and then you have the town of Horta, with it’s famous marina where sailors stop on their way to Europe to refill and rest). Let me know if you’d like more info on the main island and Faial. Nuno
  5. I've been experimenting with improving my storytelling skills and getting better at weaving a story on my videos. I shot this video during my vacation in the Azores, near the Capelinhos Volcano that erupted from the sea about 60 years ago. The video starts with a quick historic overview and then shows you what it looks like today. Aerials were shot with the DJI Mavic Air.
  6. With the weather improving here in Portugal, it was time to take the dust of my trusty Phantom 3 Standard and to fly with it. Hope you enjoy the video below, where I tried to capture the beautiful light at the end of the day by the ocean.
  7. Hi ! Thanks ! No, this was shot with manual exposure, but did have to make a few corrections in post in some of the overhead shots as the original footage was a bit overexposed. Also there's some light color correction / grading throughout the video to try to balance the colors of the Canon and the DJI drone.
  8. Last summer I hiked through an old roman route in the north of Portugal and found a beautiful 1st century Roman bridge near a river with natural pools. This short video captures sections of the trail and aerial views of the bridge and river. 
 Hope you enjoy !
  9. Hi, thanks for watching and for the constructive commentary. It is true what you say about the story. I do try to make more of the type of videos of mixing ground and aerial footage as I find it creates a more dynamic experience for the viewer. In this particular video, I didn't have anyone to film and also my DSLR was being repaired :). The horizon on this one was though. I calibatred the gimbal before the flight, seemed to be ok, but it was very windy at the altitude that I was flying, I think that contributed to some of the drift. I did compensate a little for that in post, by twisting the frame and cropping the shot a little bit, but it might still be visible in some shots. On the castle hike aerials, if you look closely there's actually no horizon tilt, but there is a bit of wobbling / jello in some shots, that is because one of the gimbal shock absorbers broke during that flight while doing an orbit around the castle. I only noticed post flight, so tried hide those shots in the edit where they were most noticeable. I'm using the DJI Phantom 3 Standard with manual exposure and all the rest are standard camera settings, I color correct and adjust the exposure in post, mostly to add a bit more contrast or warmth to the images. Thanks for watching, let me know if you have any further questions / comments.
  10. Last one of today's posts, shot a short video of a bank of sand dunes near a beach west of Lisbon, in Portugal. The beach near the sand dunes is called Guincho, near the village of Cascais.
  11. Shot this in September 2017. It is a video about a dam in the south of Portugal that is used primarily for supporting agriculture irrigation. I was surprised to see it completely dried out and was even able to drive inside the dam ! In January 2018 it's still empty.
  12. Shot this a few months ago during the summer, while hiking to the top of a 12th century castle in the North of Portugal.
  13. I was organizing and archiving my 2016-2017 footage and this idea of creating a short video with a message started to emerge. I eventually decided to give it a try, picked a text that resonated with me and then selected footage and music to amplify the message. The result is "20 years from now" ... check it out below and let me know what you think ! All aerials captured with a DJI Phantom 3 Standard.