Nebraska landmarks from acrossthe state will be captured on high-definition (HD) video by air and used toshowcase the state's diverse landscapes, monuments, resources and attractionsfor future productions to benefit Nebraska.
Residents across the statemay see a low-flying helicopter July 3 through 10 as Skyworks films Nebraskafrom the air.
NET, the University ofNebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Tourism Commission and Nebraska Game and Parkshave collaborated to hire the London-based firm to acquire this new imagecollection.
"This footage will provideincredible depth and quality images of our state which we'll all use to informand educate our citizens," said David Feingold, NET interim general manager.
"We're all really excited atthis opportunity to capture the best of Nebraska from the air in stunning HD,"he added.
NET and its partners expectto use this new image collection for use on websites, documentaries,publications and for live presentations.
The Skyworks team specializesin top-end aerial filming, creating footage and shows for broadcasters all overthe world including National Geographic and the BBC. Interactive contentwill also eventually be created using the US-built cineflex gyro-stabilizedsystem for filming in full HD.
Nebraskans can follow theflight route in real time at netNebraska.org/skyneb.Visitors to the site will see just-shot footage as well as background detailsand a daily travel blog from the crew. Twitter users can also follow theSkyworks' Twitter feed at #skyneb.
"This footage will serve as atestament to Nebraska's beauty and inviting recreation which will help ourmarketing efforts to expand tourism statewide," said Kathy McKillip, directorof the Nebraska Tourism Commission.
According toChristy Rasmussen, communications director for Nebraska Game and Parks, "thisproject will allow us to showcase the wealth of our outdoor amenities. Abig part of the good life in Nebraska is enjoying the outdoors, from ourstate park system to fishing or viewing wildlife."
"We are delighted to have thechance to film in Nebraska," said Colin Mills of Skyworks. "The combination ofgreat landscapes and the human history of the state makes for a wonderfulchallenge: to tell some of Nebraska's stories from the sky."