Roel Reiné uses a small drone helicopter on location scout in Africa

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It was always a wish for Roel Reiné to use some kind of flying angle with a camera, while he is searching for locations to film. Roel used a Hexakopter during the shoot of DEAD IN TOMBSTONE, but this was very time consuming and the drone was very unstable.

Now a year later Roel Reiné uses a small drone helicopter, the Quadcopter DJI Phantom and a GoPro Hero3 to look around from the air during an extensive location scout in South Africa, . Small enough to fit in a small carry-on case, the DJI Phantom is a GPS controlled RC chopper that makes very stable shots from very high angles. On the game reserve and state park close to Johannesburg, Roel is checking out locations for his next movie SEAL TEAM 8. This time he was able to watch from extreme high angles to make sure he has found the right place for the big actions scenes that will take place. This time he was able to watch from extreme high angles to make sure he has found the right place for the big actions scenes that will take place. The chopper will also be used during the shoot of the movie. The GoPro Hero3 shoots 60FPS on 1080p HD and shoots even 24FPS on 2.7K. That is an incredible resolution for such a small camera. Roel has destroyed many GoPro's during the filming of DEATH RACE: INFERNO, but now he will use the footage from the air to similate shots from militaryi drone planes that the SEAL TEAM is using in this movie.

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"It is an incredible exciting time for directors like me. The new camera's and camera-toys that are now available, makes it more and more possible to do the impossible shots." - Roel Reine

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