With a little downtime in between projects a couple of years back, Bugeye Films and OddSox teamed up to experiment with flying in the waves (and below the waves ; ), to see if we could get close enough and follow our fast moving surfers while flying from a beach 200/300 meters away.

We also wanted to see if we could use the drone to tell a simple story – and at the same time, try and do “drone time lapse” concepts. By chance we met Brianne and Roberto on the beach of Santa Teresa Costa Rica who let us enter and film their world.

After we released the film to the public, we were contacted by some folks creating a campaign for SouthWest Airlines. You’ll see a little of our El Sueno footage used at the end of the spot.

Starring Roberto Jimenez, Brianne Vuyovich. Director, DOP, Pilot, Editor, special effects: Nicolas Jolliet (DOP, Drone pilot) Produced by Chris Clapinson Drone Camera: Chris Clapinson Assistant Producer: Herve Fulchiron Music based on the song “Sunshine” by Brianne Vuyovich. Arranged by Nicolas Jolliet and Ian Dunbar
Performed by Brianne Vuyovich, Nicolas Jolliet and Ian Dunbar

Recorded in part by Jeff Clays in recording studio Santa Teresa jfrsn.com and Nicolas Jolliet a the Church of the Bon Vivant in Toronto.
Special Thanks to: Itay Santa, Barbara Carr, Kyra Levy, Jeff Clays, Al, Christian and Elion & crew from Silicon Beach, Santa Teresa /facebook.com/SiliconValleyAlleyBeach