Aerial views of some of the island’s most picturesque landscapes have been put on line by an American company which was filming here recently.
The views of Maughold Church and churchyard were filmed using a drone aircraft by a commercial film maker while the team visited on an unrelated filming job.
The footage was featured in an internet technical magazine called The Verge and can be found at www.theverge.com/2013/9/29/4783888/watch-this-dji-phantom-gopro-hero-3-fiction-product-test
The Isle of Man sequences are featured among a montage of scenes which take in exotic locations such as Hawaii as well as Scotland.
Also featured in the Isle of Man is Port Erin beach, lighthouse, marine station and Milner’s tower with shots of what could be one of the island’s glens.
The Verge is an American internet magazine for technology science arts and culture which featured the footage.
The film maker, FCTN TV, puts together promotional footage for a range of organisations and decided to do some product testing using the drone aircraft fitted with a camera. They took it to various locations where they were doing filiming work and the result is the footage on-line.
A note on the company’s web site says: ‘While travelling to places like The Isle of Man, Hawaii, the East Coast of Florida, and in our backyard in Winter Park over the last four months, we made sure to bring the DJI Phantom (drone aircraft) along with us.
‘Here is a reel we put together of some of our favourite footage. Let us know what you think..’ The film is also on their website.
By the beginning of this week, the video had had 9,000 views, with 4,000 within one day, and the article about it had been shared on Facebook 300 times.