Incredible footage reveals different perspective of huge Somerset fireworks display – Somerset Live

Grant Smith operates the drone which captured stunning footage of the ‘Fireworks at the sea’ event
Spectacular footage of the Grand Pier's 'Fireworks at the sea' event in Weston-super-Mare on the weekend (November 13) has been captured from the air.
Grant Smith, 42, from Bristol, used his handmade first-person view (FPV) drone to capture the display from an angle that has never been seen before.
Mr Smith, who used to fly the drones for a hobby, has now found himself collaborating with many companies across the region.
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He told SomersetLive: "I used to fly drones as a hobby, and it progressed from there really.
"I have now collaborated with Bristol Old Vic, Virgin Balloons and hopefully more to come".
The FPV drones used to film the Weston-super-Mare fireworks display are completely manual, controlled by an individual wearing a pair of goggles very similar to that of a virtual reality game.
Mr Smith added: "The new drones take a while to master, as you have to be controlling them all the time. They can't simply hover like other drones can.
"I had a friend with me who acted as a 'spotter', somebody who watches the drone as I control it with the headset on.
"There are a lot of hours of practice needed before you can go out and collect footage."
Mr Smith filmed the display from a room inside the pier, which the drone can be seen leaving at the beginning of the video.
Quite amazingly, the drone used to film the fireworks in this case, was in fact made by Mr Smith himself.
Using a 3D printer, he created the GoPro mount antenna holder, feet and other parts of the machine.
He also has a number of different sized drones for different purposes (this is the biggest and fastest, capable of 100mph) and different cameras depending on the side of the drone.
The fireworks footage is not the only spectacular footage Mr Smith has recorded, a quick look on his Instagram reveals a wide range of video including a view of the sunrise over Bristol like you've never seen it before.
There are even flying tours inside Weston's Grand Pier which you don't see very often.
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