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Empty San Francisco

Empty San Francisco

In the midst of the COVID-19 shutdown, filmmaker Dan Denegre of Space Race Studio headed to the streets of San Francisco with his drone. There, he captured this surreal and disquieting footage of the normally bustling city all but shuttered. Similarly haunting footage is popping up all around the world.

Moscow by Drone

Moscow by Drone

Timelab.pro presents an absolutely stunning montage of aerial photography it captured around Moscow. The ultra high-def video – shot with a DJI Inspire 2 drone – is flooded with detail, contrast, and color, and reflects both the new and old sides of the Russian capital.

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Demolition Drone Flight

Demolition Drone Flight

FPV drone fanatics Rotor Riot managed to score an amazing opportunity to fly – and then dive one of their drones right into the site of an old power plant as it was being imploded, thanks to the guys at Total Wrecking & Environmental. The resulting footage, while brief, is truly epic.

Abandoned Castles

Abandoned Castles

The Burj al Babas project planned to create a subdivision in Turkey filled with personal castles for the wealthy. However, economic woes caused the project to fail. Now, hundreds of these odd little castle McMansions remain as the world’s strangest ghost town.

Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds

Photographer and world traveler Ivan Bondarenko takes us on an aerial tour of one of Earth’s most spectacular locales, the lush, greenery-covered limestone hills near Guilin China, reminding us yet again how amazing our planet is. Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Muscle-Up

Muscle-Up

Photographer Robert McIntosh created this impressive one-take shot using a deftly piloted palm-sized drone, a stripped-down GoPro, reverse playback, and the After Effects plugin ReelSteady to smooth out the motion. Here’s some of the raw footage prior to stabilization.

Gladius Submersible Drone

Gladius Submersible Drone

A remote-controlled underwater drone which allows you to capture full HD video (4K model also available) and 16 MP stills using its waterproof camera and LED lighting. It comes with a 30m (~98 ft.) tether, but can be upgraded to operate at depths up to 100m (~328 ft.).

Chicken Bucket Airplane

Chicken Bucket Airplane

Peter Sripol and his pals like to fly r/c airplanes, but he tried something a bit different for his latest flyer by building a plane that uses two spinning KFC buckets to get airborne, courtesy of the Magnus Effect. Flight KFC185 hits the skies around the 11-minute mark.

GoPro Karma Drone

GoPro Karma Drone

GoPro’s long-awaited drone not only captures smooth footage, but folds down to fit in a backpack case, works w/ GoPro 4 and GoPro 5 cameras, has a detachable stabilizer grip for ground level shots, and comes with an easy to use touchscreen FPV controller. Drops 10/23.

GTA 2 Live

GTA 2 Live

It’s but a distant memory, but Grand Theft Auto was once a top-down shooter. Votja Paul decided to replicate the classic view of GTA 2 by capturing real-life action with a drone. The God’s Eye View is still one of our favorite cinematic tricks.

Russian Air Force Museum Drone POV

Russian Air Force Museum Drone POV

This flyover of Russia’s Central Air Force Museum provides a unique perspective on these retired Russian airplanes and helicopters parked in the snow. The Concorde’s cousin Tupolev Tu-144 on the far left side is our favorite.

Candy Delivery Drone

Candy Delivery Drone

An autonomous drone delivers a chocolate bar across Hong Kong. YouTuber Sky Frog explains that it wasn’t a simple process. Read his guide on the video’s description to find out how complicated it actually was.

Drone over Hong Kong

Drone over Hong Kong

Team BlackSheep took their Discovery PRO first-person quadcopter into the skies in the remote outskirts of Hong Kong for a stunning view of its incredibly green mountains and spectacular scenery surrounding the area. More here.

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Drone over D.C.

Drone over D.C.

We’ve seen tons of cool POV drone footage before, but the spinning straight down shot at the beginning of this clip shot using a DJI Phantom 2 quadrotor is alone worth the price of admission, despite the less than scenic locale.

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