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What inspired you to become a DJI Ambassador during the legendary 24 Hour Nürburgring?
Cars and technology have always been a passion of mine, and the automotive culture spawned my interest in photography and video. Visiting the Nürburgring has always been a dream to so many people, and for those lucky enough to live close, it is almost a religious practice to attend the events there, especially the 24hr Race. I wanted to be able to tell a story from a fan’s perspective, about what it's like at such an amazing event. And if DJI could help me, it would be even better.
What did you see during the race and how did you capture it for our audience to see?
We literally made a point to see everything! We talked to pit crews, media workers, track officials, fans, sponsors, and anyone else that we encountered. This led us to be given full-access media passes, and opened up even more areas to explore. To capture the images of the event I used a Canon 70D on the DJI Ronin, which was a perfect match due to the amazing auto focus of the camera for great tracking shots.
How have you used your prize – the DJI Phantom 3?
I love using the Phantom for showing the overall environment in which events take place. It's so convenient because you don't have to find the highest hill, or try to get access to a rooftop, or rent a crane, helicopter, etc. You just pull out the Phantom, send it up, record the shot you need, and boom, you are done. It's an incredible capability to have. Following vehicles, cycles, athletes, animals, are all just so easy to do and I take full advantage of that. Shots over water? No problem. The added perspective of being elevated (and moving!!) is just something that people could not give you prior to drones, and I make sure to include it whenever I can.
DJI follows the successful 2015 partnership with the 24 Hours Nürburgring production company wige MEDIA to bring you the world’s best coverage of the most intense race on the planet.
We work together with a team of aerial photographers and cinematographers who meticulously plan out their coverage of the race from the best vantage points, and use the DJI Inspire Pro to capture it from the sky.
We’re looking forward to share this new perspective with you for the 2016 edition of the 24 Hours Nürburgring.