Oberon-based video producer Ian Fowler has made significant contributions to a recent YouTube advertisement in the United States featuring right-wing voters declaring support for 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
The video, produced by The Lincoln Project, features aerial footage filmed by Mr Fowler a few years ago when he was living in New York City.
"I filmed a series of aerial shots via drone around New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine for a fall [autumn] promotion, and The Lincoln Project picked up a few of those shots," he said.
"The Lincoln Project comprises a group of ex-Republican supporters trying to prevent the re-election of US president Donald Trump through endorsing Biden."
Mr Fowler has been involved in video production for over three decades, contributing aerial footage to television commercials, and settled in Oberon 18 months ago.
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"You originally had to shoot aerial footage from helicopters but since drones have come along, we've been able to experiment more with camera angles and filming techniques," Mr Fowler said.
"I had a hand in shooting a scene for one of the Mission Impossible films in Cuba, which was one of the first films to implement drone photography."
Mr Fowler also worked on the film version of The Club in 1980, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring John Howard, Jack Thompson and Graham Kennedy.
Since relocating to Oberon, Mr Fowler has added a few local real estate promotions to his credits, as well as a series of aerial videos documenting the August snowfall around the region.
"We came back from the US to be 'live-in babysitters' for my daughter, who works in Sydney three days a week as a brewer," he said.
"My film work this year has mostly consisted of side and passion projects, but I still send clips to my son, who is working for NBC."
Mr Fowler said the key pleasure he draws from aerial filming is the opportunity to record a very different perspective of the world's landscapes.
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