10 months ago
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the value of a cinematic drone video capturing all your epic moments from a single vacation? Black Tomato is offering just that with it’s “Drone the World” service.
The high-end travel experience pairs you with a professional drone photographer—handpicked from the coterie of industry experts that have worked on Hollywood blockbusters like the James Bond and Stars Wars franchises, as well as National Geographic documentaries—to create a bespoke adventure with a unique souvenir to remember it all. Among the filmmakers currently available for hire are Tim Browning, who kicked off his career on the first Matrix film; and Oli Mydral, an Icelandic national who’s drone photography company, Ozzo, is widely recognized as an industry leader.
Drone the World brings “a new dimension” to vacations, says Black Tomato co-founder Tom Marchant. He believes there’s something to be said about not having to worry about documenting your trip. “Along with being able to see your travels from a whole new vantage point, it also allows clients to focus on the experience, which is truly special, instead of worrying about getting the right shot,” explains Marchant.
To take your trip to new heights, just start by picking your destination with one of Black Tomato’s regional experts that can help you plan the ultimate getaway personalized to meet your tastes and expectations. While the agency offers this service in 94 locations, these 10 destinations are among the most popular for those that opt for the drone service: Mount Rinjani in Indonesia, Norway’s Lofoten Archipelago, Western Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, Cambodia’s coastline, Victoria Falls in Zambia, Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, Northern and Eastern Thailand, Iceland’s Jökusárlón Ice Lagoon, and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Once the trip has been arranged, you’ll meet with your personal drone cameraman to walk you through exactly what he or she will be doing on your trip. Then comes the fun part: the trip itself. Sit back and relax on your chosen journey, or take a hands-on role by helping to produce and edit the video alongside your filmmaker. Upon returning home, you’ll receive a nice featurette to remember the journey by.
Prices vary depending on the location and cameraman you choose; and the total cost of your trip will include the drone photographer’s flights, accommodations, travel expenses, and fees. A long weekend in Iceland might cost, for example, around $13,800 (including the filmmaker’s costs and one edit). A more robust trip package might include a two-week journey through Western Mongolia and the Gobi Desert for about $50,000.
To book a trip or learn more about the package deals, head over to Black Tomato by clicking here. Enjoy a preview of what your next trip to Myanmar could look like below.