This shot was filmed at Big Sky resort in Montana. The only time we are allowed to fly drones is before public is on the mountain, so we had a relatively tight window to get the shot. I had never flown the FPV drone around park skiers, but luckily, we had a crew of six local park skiers from Bozeman, Montana that rip. We were pretty run and gun, as soon as the drone got to the top of the park the skiers would drop and I would zoom back to the top for the next skier. The skiers were able to get a sled ride to the top after their lap, so we always had a skier ready to go when the drone got to the top. The drone battery only last for about 3-5 minutes, so I had to change batteries quite often. We ended up with some awesome shots and I am looking forward to filming similar content in the future.
About the shot
I reside in Big Sky, MT. I moved out here in 2018 for a job filming at Big Sky Resort. I had never been or heard of the place, I just hopped on the plane and moved my life. The job was mostly filming on-mountain, creating social and long form content for the resort. Another important piece of information was that I had not snowboarded in 6 years prior to moving out here. I had to fake it till I made it, or I was probably going home. Long story short, I was able to pick up big mountain snowboarding and progress my on-mountain filming. I got to keep my job. As the years progressed, I got to meet awesome athletes and film crews like TGR, Warren Miller. Now, I only want to film for the action sports industry and will continue push myself to learn new skills while pushing the boundaries of content.