Last month we were blown away by the flying skills of drone pilot Jay Christensen when he wowed the world with an incredible journey through his local bowling alley in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Well, the ace pilot has returned with another stunning effort (top) that will not disappoint.
Swapping the bowling alley for Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, this time around Christensen uses his first-person-view (FPV) drone to dodge, weave, and dive among the mall’s plethora of attractions.
Carefully choreographed and with a soundtrack added later to bring the scene to life (and eliminate the sound of the drone!), the 137-second single-shot sequence is, we’re sure you’ll agree, a fabulous achievement.
Just like his bowling alley success, Christensen takes us on a breathtaking journey, pulling some awesome moves through the tightest of spaces for footage that’s bound to inspire drone pilots both new and experienced.
Christensen’s bowling alley video even caught the attention of Hollywood, with a number of people in the movie industry dropping high praise on the talented drone pilot.
Lee Unkrich, director of the award-winning 2017 movie Coco, described the video as “one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen,” while Todd Vaziri, a visual effects artist who’s worked on the Stars Wars movies and a string of other major hits, commented, “This kind of wonderful photographic innovation adds to the language and vocabulary of cinema. Just beautiful.”
We can’t wait to see what kind of response his latest piece of work receives.
For more amazing FPV drone videos, take a moment to check out Digital Trends’ selection featuring pilots at the very top of their game.
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