Drone video shows breathtaking shots of Utah LDS temples

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – You may have seen a new drone video on social media recently. It depicts all the temples in Utah for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images show new perspective that some people are seeing for the first time.

The video shows new breathtaking views of the 16 temples in Utah for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They’re all taken with a drone camera by photographer Dane Christensen of danesdrone.com. He captured angles of the architecture you may have never seen before. On Friday Good 4 Utah’s Brian Carlson talked with Christensen about how he did it.

“Is there a trick to getting it just right?” asked Carlson.

“The trick is, flying is easy, but getting a good shot is really difficult,” said Dane Christensen, danesdrone.com.

“It takes a little bit of getting used to, to kind of finding the right angle and getting the good movement to make what you’re filming look really great. It’s a combination of a lot of trial and effort and having that eye for a good angle, getting the good shot.”

“How long did it take you to film it?” Carlson asked.

“I started back in April and I finished in the end of May, so a good solid two months… I was on road trips a lot, I was traveling all the time, and it worked out,” Christensen said.

“Which ones do you think turned out the best?” asked Carlson.

“My personal favorites are the Ogden and the Provo temples, I think that’s mainly because the lighting was just suburb for both those temples. It was at sunset hours, golden light. For example with the Ogden, I love how the shot just accentuates the structure and the beauty of the temple. For the Provo temple… I was filming with that drone from a whole different angle. I thought – ‘Wow this is actually really beautiful.’ I could really appreciate the landscape the structure and even the design of it.”

“What do you hope people will notice about your video?” Carlson asked.

“Utah is just very unique that we have so many temples in our state, and I think that’s what I want people to get out of it. Whether you’re LDS or not, just appreciate this is part of our culture and our history, and they dot our landscape. I think it’s a new way to look at the temple, a new angle and a new perspective… a new way to appreciate it.”

Now you can appreciate this new perspective for yourself, to see the video click on the YouTube link at the bottom of this page.


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