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.
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: