The challenge with this pitch was to come up with a fun and appealing way to integrate factual information into aerial drone footage.  The goal was to explore as much variety as possible of the different ways this idea could tell a story and deliver historic information.

There was a lot of camera tracking involved to seamlessly integrate the graphics into each shot.  This was just for a proof of concept, so didn't spend too much time with any of the shots.

I played no part in shooting any of the drone footage.
This rusted metal sign (complete with shadows) and the dates 1920-2004 were added to the original footage.
Getting this rusty 3d text to appear semi-submerged in water was probably one of the biggest challenges of this project.
I want to believe.
it wasn't easy to object-track the position and rotation of that floating thing-a-ma-jig.
If you look close, you can see the shadow of the drone on the cliff and again on the title.  I added that shadow because I thought it was an important part of the show conceptually.

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