Like me, you have probably come across the video recently made by Visit London celebrating the city's Top 10 attractions. We came in at number 3, hooray.
You may have also heard that some of the footage in the video was shot using a photography drone. That is, a remotely-controlled flying device with a camera attached to it that allows the user to photograph or film up to hundreds of feet in the air.
I was watching a television news broadcast when I heard about the video being shot using a drone. The newsreader directed viewers to the station's website to see it. So I went to their website, but there was no footage of the drone, just the Visit London video.
But where is the drone, I thought? I want to see the drone. Won't somebody show me the drone?!
Thankfully, our very own press office stepped up with this snazzy little video of the drone taking off and soaring over our great building. The shoot took about an hour and a half, filmed in 30-minute slots, and actually required permission from and co-ordination with the national air traffic control service (NATS) and the Civil Aviation Authority!
It's pretty cool, I'm sure you'll agree. And now you, like me, can consider your drone footage desires satisfied.
In related Visit London/Museum video news, why not check out this interview with Jon Ablett, our Curator of non-marine Mollusca and Cephalopoda, as he takes a mini tour of the Museum talking about his favourite things. The video is part of The London Story series.