Tuscany is already visually stunning just to look at, and it’s been home to some of the world’s greatest artists including Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. And in the 21st century, art showcases art‚ with a drone no less.
At least that’s what you get when you watch “TUSCANY Through ART,” a marvelous, visual journey of Tuscany’s countryside, cities, culture and style. This short, 90-second video is a much-watch. If you have time to read this post, you have time to watch the video. It’s inspiring!
In fact, the film was the winner of the 2021 SkyPixel Creative Video Contest. That’s a video contest run by SkyPixel, an online aerial photo and video community run in affiliation with drone maker DJI. Contest judge Mike Bishop called it “one of the most unique and creative short films I’ve seen.”
With it, comes an aesthetically stunning adventure in Italy. It’s not just drone-after-drone shot of pretty Italian views, which has largely been the case among entries in drone video contests. This video is unique. It tells the story of masterpieces from Friedrich, Dalí, and Van Gogh, catching glimpses of European art history and celebrating the beauty of humanity.
“The whole video is built with three pillars: Art, Color, and the Artists,” said Sergiomota, creator of the short film. “I want to show how various artists create a fantasy world full of color through the emblematic landscapes of Tuscany.”
And it serves as future inspiration for aerial filmmakers, who in year’s past might have gotten away from winning contests simply because they had an aerial angle which had been previously unseen. Now that it’s relatively easy to get a decent quality camera drone under $500, having an aerial angle is suddenly not enough to stand out from the crowd. These days, winning drone art contests requires a fresh concept and impeccable execution.
And if you’ve got creative photos and videos of your own to share, you’re in luck. DJI and SkyPixel are currently accepting entries for their SkyPixel 7th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest now through February 21, 2022. A combined $100,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs.