An aerial short film, “The Sinking Ship” of the SS Palo Alto, also known as the Cement or Concrete Ship. She was built at the end of World War 1, though never saw any battle. In 1929 she was brought to Seacliff State Beach in Aptos, CA and parked permanently. I remember being able to walk out onto the ship when I was a kid in the 90’s, though today it is totally closed due to deterioration (as you can see in the video!)
Now it is home to many birds and sea animals that you can see in this film, such as sea lions and dolphins. Too bad there were no whales nearby when I was shooting!

Shot in about 30 minutes in the early afternoon of September 8th, 2015 while the wind was still calm.

Filmed, flown, and edited by Devin Kumar.
Music: “Eyes Wide Open” by Tony Anderson, licensed by The Music Bed.
Shot with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional quadcopter. ND Filters by PolarPro. Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Download the 4K version on the Vimeo page.

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