Magic in the Air: Getting the Shot
Each and every FlyOver shot is complex, risky and yet ultimately incredibly rewarding. Each shot involves countless hours of research, dreaming, choreography and planning. For the talented international crew hard at work filming FlyOver Iceland, there's a healthy dose of 'magic' as well.
All told, the film production team aims to shoot 30 epic, unforgettable and inspiring locations in the remotest corners of Iceland. Each must stand alone in terms of beauty and thrill. However, not all of them will make the eight-minute final film. The standards are incredibly high!
We go deep into the process as we journey with the crew to the stunning Goðafoss waterfall in northern Iceland. Goðafoss means "waterfall of the gods" in Icelandic, and it's wide and powerful. The Skjálfandafljót River, which has its source deep in the Icelandic highlands, plunges 12 metres (39 feet) over a width of 30 metres (98 feet). In early summer, like when this shot is being captured, water levels are the highest of the year.
A crew of the country's most expert whitewater kayakers have been called in to drop the massive falls at supreme high water, while a helicopter whizzes just over their heads. It's a complex dance that involves risk on so many levels. Will it work? And will it make the cut?
Meet the crew, see inside the production process and find out how they make the magic happen in Getting the Shot.