Phil Gioja was invited to Mount Pleasant IA to shoot a video focusing on a new, redesigned hand control option on a township-owned road grader. The operator generously gave us a full morning, not only talking about what it takes to grade the perfect road, but also showing us how it’s supposed to be done.

Rain threatened and high winds whipped through the countryside, making this otherwise simple project a bit more challenging, but Phil used gopros, a small drone, and a DSLR camera to shoot the footage needed for this video.