Published: 15th May 2020
These boys from Hubballi-Dharwad shot a video to showcase their unpopulated beauty during the lockdown
The boys made it a point to cover all the prominent places of twin cities hence they have shot more than 30 different places only in three days
We have seen drones being used in different cities at the times of disasters like floods, as a weapon during wars, or even to spray pesticides in the fields. Similarly, during the COVID-19 lockdown, many state governments took to drones to reach out to people and warn them to stay inside their homes.
But in Dharwad, four college students used their drone to shoot and showcase how beautiful the twin cities look when there is less movement of vehicles and decrease in pollution. Vinayakumar Pattar, Santhosh Korishettar, Vinayak Hulihalli and Nischal Mudennavar took three days to shoot some of the important and highly populated areas both in Hubballi and Dharwad.
Vinayak who is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at JSS Institute Of Speech & Hearing has been into photography and video shoots for three years. He explains, "It took us three days to shoot this video of the twin cities and it was one of the best experiences we had. Every metro city in India, as well as tier-II or III cities, have shot their videos using a drone. We thought we must have one video of our city too. Hence, we started on this journey on April 29 and finished it by May 1. We have been able to capture more than 30 different places including educational institutions, places of religious importance, important junctions, bus stations, railway stations, lakes and much more. "
Before Vinayak and his friends set out for the shoot, they wrote a script and kept their shooting equipment ready. "We captured whatever we wanted at different times of the day from sunrise to sunset. The drone that we used to shoot was DJI Phantom-4 which got us beautiful wide, long and close shots. My friend, Nischal who has been into photography edited these videos and when it was ready, we posted it on our YouTube channel, The Intent Studios. So far we have got more than 73,000 views," says this young boy who earns at least three lakh rupees per year through photo and video shoots for weddings and corporate events.
Their video has also been tweeted by the Hubballi-Dharwad Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepa Cholan. Vinayak says, "Initially, she gave us permission for a day to shoot the video. But after they saw our dedication and work, they allowed us for two more days. We too worked day and night capturing as many places as we can. We were surprised to see the DC posting this video on twitter. Finally, our hard work has paid off."
Their video HUBLI DHARWAD LOCKDOWN DRONE VIDEO is available to watch on YouTube or you can click on this link: https://youtu.be/OSKKxPizmXc