In April 2016 I featured a video of one of my favorite places on Earth: Lofoton, Norway by the brilliant filmmaker, Dennis Schmelz. Well, Schmelz is back at it again, this time with The Beauty of Greenland in glorious 4K.Places like Greenland are revered with photographers and videographers alike for their stunning vistas and fjords, but also for their unparalleled light. Everything seems that much crisper, sharper, and cleaner; this comes across beautifully in this video. Sailing through the midnight sun would be a memorable experience for anyone and in July 2017, that's what Schmelz did.
The gear list is surprisingly modest given the grandiose nature of the video. There are of course lots of sweeping drone shots which were created using the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and the DJI Mavic. The camera used is the Sony Alpha a6500 with a Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS and Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS and a Zhiyun Crane v2 Handheld Gimbal. Given the quality of Schmelz creations I always expect more of an eye-watering selection of kit but I am then always pleasantly surprised. It really goes to show that you can shoot beautiful travel videos with as professional a feel as one can reasonably expect, without offloading tens of thousands of dollars to do so.