Xavier de le Rue Wants to Change the Way You Film

The brand new auto-drone is set to revolutionize snowboard filmmaking forever.
© nextlevelaerialfilming.com
By Jason Horton

Helmet cams are sooo 2014… make way for personal drone cams!

A couple of months back, a mysterious video promoting ‘the first autonomous flying camera’ hit the webisphere and quickly went viral – not surprising really: a camera that patches into your smartphone and follows you around the mountain like a you-seeking missile seems too good to be true, right?

Explanation of the technology behind Hexoplus
Technology behind Hexoplus © nextlevelaerialfilming.com

Well, believe the hype. Despite the cries of “FAKE!” in comments sections around the ‘net, #nextlevelaerialfilming is for real, it’s backed by Xavier de le Rue, and it just blew up on Kickstarter, doubling its funding target in the first 24 hours.

Hexoplus drone tracking a rider
Hexoplus drone tracking a rider © nextlevelaerialfilming.com

It’s called Hexo+, and according to its Kickstarter page, $899 is all it’ll cost you to turn you into Travis Rice and your GoPro into Brain Farm (well, in your mind, anyway).

So, with a million dollars of crowdfunding secured for the next stage of prototype development, we caught up with Xavier de le Rue to get the story on how Hexo+ will bring aerial follow-cam to the masses – check out what Xavier has to say in the video above.

If you don't want to miss a single day of RedBull/Snow Next Generation stories, LIKE us on Facebook!

read more about
Next Story