WATCH: Drone footage from lift tower captures stunning 360 views of Northampton

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The drone operator was asked by the lift tower to capture the footage

A local man who has recently turned his drone flying hobby into a business has captured breathtaking footage of Northampton.

Mark Johnson, from Moulton, worked as a sales manager until recently when the company he worked for went into administration.

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After using a drone for around six years, Mark decided to transform his passion into his work and set up 360-drone.

Panoramic views have been captured of the town. Photo and video: Mark Johnson.Panoramic views have been captured of the town. Photo and video: Mark Johnson.
Panoramic views have been captured of the town. Photo and video: Mark Johnson.

As well as completing commercial projects, the camera man also flies his drone over places on interest that the whole community can enjoy.

Recently, he was contact by the owner of Northampton's lift tower asking if he would take on the challenge of climbing the tower and filming the town.

Mark said: "I have a friend who knows the owner of the lift tower and he had seen my footage and asked me if I wanted to come in and film.

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"It's an epic building and instead of getting the lift, I filmed it with the 360 camera and climbed the 18 flights of stairs.

"I was blowing by the end of it."

The result is panoramic footage over miles of town. Iconic Northampton landmarks can be picked out of the masterpiece.

Mark added: "I also take aeriel shots of villages and places across the county that I share on Facebook and people can watch and download.

"All I ask is that people like and share my footage."

Since sharing the lift tower footage on his social media, the video has been popular and has been viewed more than 3,000 times.

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To watch more of Mark's work, visit his Facebook page, which can be found by typing into the search bar.

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