Award-winning aerial filmmaker and photographer Vadim Sherbakov shows us the vast beauty of West Siberia with his latest short film ‘Spirit of Altai.’ It was shot entirely on a DJI Air 2S drone. The Air 2S also happens to be our staff’s top pick for most drone users. The film, which clocks in a little over two-and-a-half minutes, takes the viewer on a tour of an arctic region with snow-covered mountains and a winding river.
‘Spirit of Altai is a short drone film that immerses you into (the) beauty of that region, showcasing spectacular nature that seems almost prehistoric and untouched. From opening landscape of full bloomed autumn to first snow, from emerald green rivers to views above clouds, – this two minutes film takes you on an atmospheric journey across gorgeous nature of Altai,’ Sherbakov tells DPReview.
Vadim also reveals that he used a variety of PolarPro ND (neutral density) filters. He is an ambassador for the brand. When a user on YouTube asked how to achieve this type of cinematic effect with footage shot on a consumer-grade drone, he says that he typically underexposes the footage while recording, shoots in D-Log, and post-processes with DaVince Resolve 17 software. Adobe After Effects was also used for the title. Stills from the project can be found on Behance.