New England is known for its spectacular display of colors during the foliage season. Each fall, billions of leaves change from green into a kaleidoscope of colors. With the help of a drone, I was able to film this breathtaking phenomenon. I flew for hundreds of miles and accumulated over 24 hours of flight time this fall. Whether it was flying through clouds at sunrise or soaring above treetops at sunset, I loved every minute of it. I look forward to flying around New England again next fall, but in the meantime, be sure to stay up-to-date with my latest work via social media:

Music: Uncharted by Evocativ licensed through

This film was shot, edited, and uploaded in 4k (4096×2160)

I first started playing around with drones in 2012. At the time, I gathered a group of like-minded engineers and we spent a year constructing a flying robot that could follow and film someone. Our drone was awesome; it was equipped with a rigid GoPro Hero2 and utilized four 2-liter bottles as landing gear. Flying our DIY drone around campus definitely raised some eyebrows, especially when onlookers noticed the prominent pieces of duct tape holding the landing gear together. If you are interested in seeing the drone in action, feel free to check out “UVM In Motion”

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