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Return To Burning Man With This High-Flying Drone Tour

Feeling the Burning Man blues? Let this drone flyover take you back to Black Rock City.
September 8, 2014, 5:30pm

Ah, Burning Man 2014. There was music. There was dancing. There was a giant projection-mapped skull. There were drones—many, many drones. The worst part about the anything-goes arts and culture event? Like all good things, it eventually came to an end. But for drone videographer and DJIDirector of Aerial Imaging, Eric Cheng, choice vantages over and above the week-long Black Rock City spectacular provide the perfect antidote to all your post-festival withdrawals.

Drone's view of Burning Man 2014 from Eric Cheng on Vimeo.

Spanning hours of flight, and the days and nights that comprised this year's Burning Man, Cheng's originally live-streamed footage captures art exhibits, parade floats, kooky DIY future-bikes, and even the festival's triumphant closing ceremony, all set to groovy, psychedelic beats. A master of the elements, using his trusty DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, equipped with a Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal, GoPro HERO 3+ Black, DJI Lightbridge and a Lilliput monitor as FPV, Cheng was even able to stream one of Burning Man's signature occurrences, the desert sandstorm, from on high. It's a soaring, timelapsed tribute to Burning Man 2014, and we've shed many a dust-filled tear over the fact that it'll be another year before we can return to the desert.

Below, stills from Eric Cheng's Drone's view of Burning Man 2014:

Visit Eric Cheng on Vimeo, and on his website, for more high-flying videography.

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