Santiago de Compostela: A View From the Octocopter

Microcoptervideo is a Spanish company that specializes in shooting videos using small remote-control helicopters called “octocopters.” (You can see the one used in this video here; and if you want to build one yourself, you can find instructions here.) Since these small helicopters go places where normal cameras can’t, these newfangled cameras can offer views that are simply out of this world.

The latest video gives you a tour of the medieval Santiago de Compostela Cathedral located in northern Spain. It starts with beautiful views of the exterior, but the most impressive shots are saved for inside the cathedral, especially when the octocopter soars high above the chamades of the organ, giving us an incredible look at the choir.

Some of these views have been captured as stills and can be seen at Flickr. And don’t forget to enjoy some more of those wonderful octocopter videos on this Vimeo page.

By profession, Matthias Rascher teaches English and History at a High School in northern Bavaria, Germany. In his free time he scours the web for good links and posts the best finds on Twitter.

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  • Jim Pratt

    Absolutely incredible. Can you please let me know what this music is?

    I want one of these octopers!!!

  • Matthias Rascher

    Here’s the music used in this video:

  • ankle.brambledom

    Nice visuals, but resoundingly pretentious, bombastic, turgid, overwrought, and dumb music.

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    Your completely correct on this writing!

  • Camino de Santiago Pilgrim

    A fine technology, and a beautiful cathedral, but the video is too long by half and its editing is incoherent.