Uncle Toad’s Live Racing Drone for Snowboarding Event
Uncle Toad’s live racing drone provides viewers of the Natural Selection Tour with an unbelievable point of view.
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
The Los Angeles based media group Uncle Toad’s, an award-winning production company, was recently chosen to develop and implement a first-of-its-kind camera angle for the Natural Selection Tour snowboarding event.
The Natural Selection Tour, a British Columbia based freestyle snowboarding event founded by professional snowboarder Travis Rice, wanted a camera angle that could follow snowboarders without requiring the physical presence of a camera operator on the event course. This camera would also need to be able to live capture any and all variations of a snowboard run, as the event features no set course. It became clear that a specialized drone was needed, but no existing drone met all of the necessary requirements.
In partnership with world championship racer Gabriel Kocher, Uncle Toad’s created the first ever live…