A stylish skateboarding video shot with a drone


Behind the scenes:

From Buzzfeed:

The production used Mikrokopter-based drones from this company, the frames and gimbals of which start at about $2000:

Assuming (safely) that this was shot with DSLRs and a reasonably small set of lenses, we're probably looking at less than $10,000 in total equipment cost.

A few years ago these shots would have required a full crew, a helicopter and a mobile crane; today, you can just order a drone from a hobby site and, with a little bit of practice, film them yourself.

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Comment by Jake Wells on December 13, 2012 at 12:52am

That was awesome!!!!! Although the DIYD APP(Aerial Photo Police) are not going to be big fans of this one. They are sure to frown on the altitude, night flying and countless civilians put in harms way during the making of this. Oh well, I liked it.

Comment by Greg Fletcher on December 13, 2012 at 4:27am

Very cool. !..! Look at 2:04 and 3:25 on the first & 2nd vid. That's how Arduplane will fly.

Comment by Peter Meister on December 13, 2012 at 12:32pm

That is simply awesome, really cool video!!!

Comment by Darren on December 13, 2012 at 1:04pm

Damn thats cool! Excellent example of a civilian uas/video package.

Comment by Richard Boyhan on December 13, 2012 at 3:26pm

Very cool video!  What was the gimbal make?

Comment by John Arne Birkeland on December 16, 2012 at 11:01am

I am guessing that the "a little bit of practice" part is the key factor. The price of the copter means diddly-squat without a person with creative vision and the skill factor to accomplish it.


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