I'm not prone to hyperbole, so when I say "this is amazing," I mean it. We all know there are some brilliant filmmakers out there, and when they push a new technology to its limits, the results are remarkable. Check out this montage of some of the best of the past year.
The New York City Drone Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to its namesake. Companies such as DJI, NBC News, Adobe, and GE have all signed on as sponsors, while the 2016 version featured 350 submissions from 45 countries, with over 5,000 people in attendance. It's a testament to the ever-burgeoning popularity and new avenues of creativity these devices have opened.
They're currently filming Fast and Furious 8 here in Cleveland, and downtown has been aflutter with smashed cars, explosions, and you guessed it, drones (a lot of them, actually) zooming in-between the densely packed downtown buildings, getting shots that not even a helicopter could get. As these devices become more and more ubiquitous, it's great to see filmmakers of all levels embracing them and showing off their talent and unique perspectives. Do you have any favorite shots from your drone work? Share them in the comments!