In 2008, the quest of Chicago resident Joey Helms to find an outlet for his creativity led him to purchasing his first DSLR camera. In the years that followed, the photographer traveled the world, capturing stunning landscapes, and experiencing the world’s most diverse cultures. In 2015, he chose to apply his what he had learned in photography to a new chapter in his life: dynamic cinematography.
Late last year, that decision led Helms to purchase a DJI Phantom 3 with a GoPro Hero4 Silver camera. In just two weeks, he quickly shot his first aerial video of Chicago, to which the public responded impressively and positively. So he decided to make a second video, and to take some more time for it. 7 months, to be exact.
Helms’s new 4k masterpiece contains some of the most cinematic and breathtaking views on his hometown. Academy Award winners in this film are the John Hancock Building, the West Loop, the United Center, Lake Michigan, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and many more.