Shane Buchanan

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  1. Thanks for the replies, everyone! Iceland restricts drone usage at the most popular tourist sites. I, basically, drove along the highways until I found something I wanted to film and stopped at a pull-off area, set up my drone, and flew. The black beach scenes were at a very popular area, but I tried to keep people out of the footage. I almost lost my drone there as the winds were 40-50mph, but I had to get the footage. It was breathtaking. There were no signs in those areas restricting usage. Still, this was only the southern/southwest part of Iceland, which is the most frequently visited, so next time I hope to film western and northern Iceland, as they are much more remote and have less tourists. Timing of the year is key too as summer is the busiest. Winter is great scenery but roads may be closed due to winter storms. All in all, it was an incredible experience. If you get the chance to go, do it. It's a videographer/photographer's dream.
  2. Hey everyone, I am new to this community, but did pass my Part 107 this past January using UAV Coach materials. I have a film business in Abilene, TX and we have just surpassed our 1 year anniversary. We do mostly weddings, but have done a few corporate vids, and recently, we traveled to Iceland. I made an Iceland film and just wanted to share here on the forum. I have just launched a youtube channel and am hoping to get into more short films, as well as, increasing drone usage in my films. I wish I would have upgraded to the Mavic 2 before this film, however, I am still pleased with a lot of this footage. Let me know if you like the film and follow me on social media and youtube if you desire! Also, hit 4K if you have the capabilities!