The winners of the SkyPixel 2021 Creative Video Contest were recently announced. The top prize was won by Italian filmmaker Sergio Mota. With his entry TUSCANY through ART, he single-handedly introduces a whole new genre of drone video, namely an ode to classical painting. The result is a flashy journey through a colorful fantasy world.
Drone video meets painting in ‘TUSCANY through ART’
Mota’s video is first and foremost an aesthetically stunning visual adventure set in Italy. As a viewer, you will be taken on a journey past the masterpieces of Friedrich, Dalí and Van Gogh, catch a glimpse of European art history and experience the most beautiful of what mankind has produced.
“The whole video is based on three pillars: art, color and the artists,” said Sergio. “I want to show how different artists create a fantasy world full of color through the iconic landscapes of Tuscany.”
Sergio used a DJI Mavic 2 Pro to make the drone shots. He shot the ground images with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K camera, in combination with a Ronin S. The 3D models that appear in the video were obtained by Sergio from Sketchfab.
Judge Mike Bishop – a drone video maker himself – raved about the entry. “I consider this drone video to be one of the most unique and creative short films I’ve ever seen. It’s a clear winner, in my opinion.”
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