Whatever attempts you’ve made to get a selfie while performing some sort of sporty moves have just been eclipsed greatly by a guy who tied a string to his iPhone 6.
Nicolas Vuignier, a professional freestyle skier from Switzerland, uploaded his latest video to his YouTube channel on Friday. He says he has a passion for technology and filmmaking, and in the description for the video titled Centriphone, he says, “After almost two years of tinkering and tweaking I finally achieved the result I was looking for.”
That result is an amazing 360-degree, slo-motion capture filmed entirely with an iPhone 6 that Vuignier spins over his own head as he skies down a mountain. And this isn’t the bunny slope. Vuignier is kicking up powder, dropping off rock faces and even performing tricks in a park while filming. He says no phones were harmed in the making of the video and he still uses it everyday.
The technique seems like the precursor to what will inevitably be selfie drones buzzing over not just ski resorts, but anywhere people want to film themselves from on-high. A video for the Lily Camera, in fact, opens with a snowboarder tossing a drone in the air as he sets off down a mountain. Lily Robotics has collected 60,000 pre-orders for its flying camera, amounting to a potential $34 million payoff, GeekWire reported last month.
We’d love to see how Vuignier fashioned the phone to the string, and he promises a making-of video is in the works. In the meantime, his YouTube channel offers up other videos with GoPro footage and whatnot. And check out this beautiful night-skiing-with-a-flare thing that all the kids are doing: