From Dubai to New Zealand, Australia-based filmmaker Matthew Vandeputte continues to amaze wanderlust desk adventurers with the way he brings locations to life in his time-lapse films. Recently, Vandeputte added a DJI Phantom 3 Professional to his already impressive gear list. With the addition, the Belgium-born artist has been transforming his travel films beyond the typical time-lapse videos. Vandeputte told me:
I have always felt that aerial footage, just like slow motion, complements time-lapse footage. I always wanted a drone, but when the Phantom 3 came out, I just couldn’t contain hold myself back anymore and I made the purchase. Instantly, I realized how great of a tool it is for capturing unique content, especially when traveling. Not only are you seeing a location you have never seen before, but you are seeing it from a vantage point that until a few years ago wasn’t possible. I have found aerial clips a great way to establish scenes, making it invaluable for travel films.
Vandeputte took his newly acquired aerial camera and traveled to Noosa, a beach town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Pristine and sunny beaches, rain forest and a National Park complete with koala bears make Noosa Heads (the town’s name was officially changed from Noosa in 1988) an attractive beach vacation location for both local Australians and foreign tourists alike.
So what’s next for the filmmaker known as Matjoez?
Soon I will be embarking on a 4,000km road trip from Sydney to Cairns along the east coast of Australia with two Belgian friends. I am so excited, but also scared of the massive amount of content I will have to cull through when I get home!