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Man And Drone Explore 15,000km Of BC, Alberta & The Yukon In 4K

What does 15,000 kilometres of driving between locations in Western Canada accomplish? It allows you to capture epic drone footage of British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon – the nation’s smallest federal territory. Aerial shots of the Canadian wilderness show off the best of the west with mountains, valleys, lakes and so much more:

The “insane drone montage” titled Canada – The True North was filmed during August and September 2015 by a one man team. The 4K drone footage was filmed, flown and edited by Will Lindsley aka “Man And Drone” – ‘the epic drone adventure channel’ on YouTube. He cites the total cost of his 9 week trip, without equipment, at around $4000 USD.

Lindsley documented his entire trip in a making-of post which details his drive up from San Francisco to Seattle, train from Seattle to Vancouver and 15,000 km of driving and sleeping in a car to explore beautiful BC, Alberta and the Yukon. The post also breaks down the film scene by scene, location by location.

Recognizable locations across British Columbia include

  • Lake Chilliwack
  • Lions Binkert Trail
  • Golden Ears Provincial Park
  • Squamish
  • Harrison Lake
  • Mount Robson
  • Takakkaw Falls
  • Alaska Highway.

Locations in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park and Banff National Park feature Alberta to the fullest:

  • Lake Moraine
  • Patricia Lake
  • Whistler Mountain
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Peyto Lake
  • Old Fort Point
  • Edith Cavil Glacier

Locations in the Yukon include Carcross, Kathleen Lake and Kluane National Park.

Main footage was captured on a DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone while time-lapse shots used the Nikon D5300 with an 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 VR Lens. The music featured in the video is “Pioneer” by Ryan Taubert. Editing software used was Adobe CC 2015.

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Written by: Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch

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