The Noor is a non-narrative short drone film shot entirely on DJI Mini 2 in beautiful landscapes of frozen Baikal lake in the Eastern Siberia region of Russia.
Noor (Нуур) is a Buryat word for lake, and Buryat is ethos people who have populated this area for many years, so it was appropriate to use their beautiful word for this short film.
The region of Baykal lake is famous for winter travels due to fact that this world’s largest pure water lake gets frozen and became one of the most beautiful sites in the world. Rocky clips froze during the storms and get white lower parts together with dark blue see-through ice make it amazing to photograph.
My main goal as a videographer was to portray Baykal lake from a bit different perspective. Nowadays it’s a fun and lively place with many tourists and photographers, but I want to show how it would feel for a people who lived there many years ago. A single traveler trapped in a frozen environment stood against the harsh condition, witness the raw beauty of this place. I tried to translate that in a way of sound, cinematography, and color. I hope you enjoy it.
So sit back and enjoy the ride.