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Watch This Stunning Video Of Dallas From High Above

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Have you seen “Dallas From Above,” the 4-minute video that features Big D from a unique vantage point? ";s:

It’s been called masterful, beautiful and stunning.

Have you seen “Dallas From Above,” the 4-minute video that features Big D from a unique vantage point? Filmmaker Brian Aiken used a drone – a DJI Phantom “unmanned aerial system” -- to film high above Dallas. It showcases Klyde Warren Park, the Dallas Arts District, the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge – and some Dallas traffic (of course).

But the video also features things that might not come to mind when we think about Dallas, including bicyclists on trails, teens playing basketball and kids sliding down a sculpture.

Take a look at "Dallas From Above"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXk4v6Am5mk

Aiken’s film seems like a great promotional video to show off Dallas.

Speaking of promotional videos, the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau has its own video that sells Dallas – it just posted this online earlier this month.

Take a look at the convention bureau's "Dallas: Bigger Than Ever"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3akRcTZ64cQ#t=33

So it’s the battle of the videos. Which one does a better job of telling Dallas’ story?

Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees keranews.org, the station’s news website, and manages the station's digital news projects. He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.