The filming has wrapped up and spectacular high-definition aerial footage of Nebraska's diverse landscapes, monuments, people and attractions have been captured on video.
The footage was shot by Skyworks using a low-flying helicopter from July 3rd to the 10th. NET, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Tourism Commission and Nebraska Game and Parks collaborated to hire the London-based firm to acquire this new image collection.
The Skyworks team specializes in top-end aerial filming, creating footage and shows for broadcasters all over the world including National Geographic and the BBC. Interactive content will also eventually be created using the US-built cineflex gyro-stabilized system for filming in full HD.
"This footage will provide incredible depth and quality images of our state which we'll all use to inform and educate our citizens," said David Feingold, NET interim general manager. NET and its partners expect to utilize this new image collection for use on websites, documentaries, publications, and for live presentations.
"In addition to having highlights of this footage available on YouTube to generate interest and enthusiasm about Nebraska's amenities, we will be receiving many hours of raw footage which we hope to utilize and incorporate into the Commission's new advertising and marketing campaigns," said Kathy McKillip, director of the Nebraska Tourism Commission.
"It was a pleasure to partner with such enthusiastic agencies that are also eager to promote the uniqueness that Nebraska has to offer. We are better together and we look forward to increasing our partnerships and strengthening collaborations," she said.
According to Christy Rasmussen, communications director for Nebraska Game and Parks, "This project will allow us to showcase the wealth of our outdoor amenities. A big part of the good life in Nebraska is enjoying the outdoors, from our state park system to fishing or viewing wildlife."
To watch the video, go to www.visitnebraska.com. The content is also available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD_iSqmypfg&list=PLXD21_OtYuStsHbyAA2oEacQUhGKr4HPM&index=7.