We Went to visit some friends in New York for Thanksgiving last year, and whilst there was treated to an open-door helicopter flight over New Jersey and Manhattan. It had snowed the day before so had a fantastic view.
We booked the flight in advance with a company called FLYNYON (https://www.flynyon.com). Brilliant service, made you feel safe as the team directed you and tested you on specific terms and helped you with your safety gear. Word of caution, I forgot tech didn’t do so well in cold temperatures, it’s freezing up there, my camera kept dying, but luckily after a short hug I was able toget a few more minutes of footage before the battery died again. Plan ahead!
I didn’t want to just edit the footage down to a long cut of flybys, so I decided to bring the 20minutes of footage down to four, and present it in a way that featured the best moments, whilst playing with the grade and having fun with the footage. I heard the track I used years ago and used to have it on my iPod, always wanted to use it for an edit. It’s Lykke Li – Little Bit (AutoErotique Bootleg RMX).
I had been desperate to go to New York since I was 10, so 22 years later it finally happened. Definitely fell in love with the place and will for sure be going again.