Object of Interest shots over coastal Poland
Sometimes finding the magic in a seemingly ordinary scene can only happen from behind a pair of FPV goggles. FPV pilot and contributor Lukasz Lewenda had this very experience when he came across this spot along the seashore. Watch as a simple beach with some boats parked in the sand becomes cinematic FPV bliss once his quadcopter takes flight in this drone video.
Side Follow + Reveal shots by JohnnyFPV
JohnnyFPV is at the pinnacle of the FPV world. He is a competitive racer, having competed on multiple DRL seasons and enjoying lots of airtime on ESPN. Where he stands apart though is with his highly cinematic freestyle content. He has traveled the four corners of the world, making epic videos and helping to create content for TV commercials and even feature movies. Watch this epic reel and you will understand why he has by far the largest social media following of any FPV pilot.
Side Follow + Reveal shots over Action Sports
In this memorable FPV video, contributor JZFPV was able to film an X Games Gold Medalist running the paces on an extreme skateboarding course. This video was chosen as a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest, and you will see why once you catch a glimpse of the moving madness found on this awesome mega ramp! This video has been nominated as a Finalist in the Extreme Sports category for the second annual Drone Video Awards.
Side Follow + Object of Interest + Reveal Shots
What happens when the one of best FPV pilots in the world teams up with the best content creator Sam Kolder? In the Caribbean island paradise of the Dominican Republic? Creative gold! Watch as JohnnyFPV puts his skills to the test flying around Sam Kolder while he performs insane cliff jumps. This is cinematic FPV at its best and in a stunning tropical location on the southern coast of this amazing island.
Tilt + Reveal Shots of coastal Australia
FPV superstar Harley Queen FPV took her quad out for a coastal coast on the edge of Australia. Her smooth flying style in combination with the rushing waves and choppy cliffs, at golden hour make for a perfect cinematic flight. Cut between the first person views are pops of local wildlife and the scenic beach, but each frame is quintessentially Harley Queen FPV!
Reveal + Side Follow shots over Audi Nines
Action sports and FPV drones is one of the best combinations that this industry has to offer! In this edit by top drone racer and FPV freestyle pilot JohnnyFPV, watch as he follows some of the world's best freestyle skiers at the Audi Nines competition at the Sölden ski resort in Tyrol, Austria. This amazing FPV film was nominated for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in the Spring of 2018 and was our Winner in the Extreme Sports category for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
Tilt Reveal shots over the Pyrenees
With a description that says "jello party" you knew this flight had to be good. Vasiliz uses his tremendously smooth flying skills to his advantage in this piece as he takes us over the snow-capped trees, diving down the mountains and through an empty chair lift. This flight is nominated in our 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards for FPV Freestyle Flow.
Tilt Reveal + Object of Interest shots over landmark
Top FPV pilot and drone racer JohnnyFPV, who travels the world making FPV freestyle videos, created this magnificent video from Mada'in Saleh, an archaelogical site in northwestern Saudi Arabia . With full permission from the requisite authorities, he gives us a unique view of one of the world's most iconic desert landscapes, from the vantage of a quad-mounted GoPro. This was the Winning video in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards in the Cinematic FPV category and was FPV Video of the Year.
Side Follow shots over exotic cars
The chill backdrop of his home state of Colorado is usually the focus of FPV drone pilot FlyLife...except when he had a chance to chase a Lamborhghini Aventador at sunrise. This exotic supercar owns all roads and steals all scenes, but when those scenes are captured by a nimble, racing FPV quadcopter, the car chase hits new levels of excitement. Looks like the morning 'golden hour' can be just as exciting...
Object of Interest + Top Down Shots of car chase
FPV drone pilots are beginning to get the attention of car companies and marketers, who see the power of using camera-mounted racing drones to film sports cars from the air. The perspective is unique, much different from the one afforded by gimbal-stabilized drones such as the DJI models. In this video, an advertising company teamed up with some top drone racing pilots to create commercial for a car dealer by chasing a car through the streets of Minneapolis.
Object of Interest + Tilt Review Shots of winery
Watch out — this FPV freestyle session is a real vine burner. FPV pilot mrgeeseeks takes us on a cinematic flight through a Napa Valley vineyard in California, USA. As his quad cuts through lines of grapevines we taste some notes of juicy with a real punch. This FPV flight is just a sampling from this talented pilot. Once you've had a taste, check out his other sweet FPV videos!
Side Follow shots of car chase
Watch out for those cones! Don't worry, FPV pilot Mac FPV is right on track with this cinematic car chase footage that was taken at the golden hour. As the race cars speed through obstacles on the road, Mac rolls and spins around the cars in the air. Watch this flight as he does laps around these autos with ease.
Reveal Shots with a Micro Drone
We guarantee you've never seen micro drone footage quite like this! FPV pilot extraordinaire, KatsuFPV, teamed up with Japanese model group "Onnanocos" to create this brilliant drone video. Staged in a Japanese high school, he flew a 1.6" drone equipped with a RunCam Split Mini FPV camera through narrow gaps and around the school girls. The result is a creative, beautiful, and smoothly orchestrated flight. This video was a Winner in our Drone Video Awards' Micro Drone Angle Mode category.
Tilt Reveal shots over the Canary Islands
The smallest of the Canary Islands, El Hierro, is paradise for those looking to escape the daily grind but it's also perfect for first person view (FPV) drone pilots, especially freestylers. FPV Pilot Lougedo explores all the amazing features of El Hierro with his racing quadcopter. Remembering that he is flying with video goggles, see how he zooms between gaps in the wave-lapped rock formations on the island's Atlantic coasts and high above the sharp mountain ridges.
Object of Interest shots over a slackliner
With the rugged yet scenic Black Hills of South Dakota serving as a backdrop, Airblastr's stunning capture of a brave individual working his way across a 250 foot slackline is a sight to behold (but of course even better when seen up close and personal, via's Airblastr's FPV drone). This amazing and highly cinematic FPV video was a finalist for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest and is definitely worth a view...unless you're ready to hook up to a slackline yourself.
Birdseye shots over fresh snow
Opening with tight, crisp shots of the quad caked in fresh snow, mrram_fpv knows how to set up a cinematic FPV piece. Set against a backdrop of snow-capped evergreens you'll feel like you're watching a clip out of a Superman movie thanks to his smooth flying and slick editing skills. The backward-facing shots rushing through an alpine forest are just the proverbial icing on the cake. This is a FPV Freestyle Cinematic nominee in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
Reveal + Orbit + Side Follow shots
Cutting, jagged rocks and deep cliffs that dive into the sea are no match for Ramboaripratama in this best of 2018 cinematic FPV demo reel. Mixing in dynamic shots first trailing a dirtbiker, then circling around a motorcycle stuntman with powerloops through bandos, and rolling glides alongside trains with long range shots over the fields, it looks like it has been one heck of a year for this FPV pilot.
Orbit shots around military aircraft
For those who are interested in Cold War era military aircraft, prepare to be blown away by this FPV video from contributor craig_dt. He managed to fly a racing quadcopter around the Russian Air Force Museum. The museum is located in Monino, a suburb of Moscow. Watch it and you will see some of the most amazing aircraft ever flown by the Red Air Force. You will see a wide range of Mig and Sukhoi tactical fighters, the TU-44 supersonic transport, and even some experimental aircraft.
Reveal + Top Down shots over French Alps
Before Autumn was even in full swing, Winter decided to take over FPV pilot Nicolas Gaillard's village. The colors of fall peek through a fresh dusting of snow and heavy mist as he smoothly makes his way through the trees. The moody effect of the colliding seasons makes this an FPV flight you'll want to watch over and over.
Object of Interest shots over landmark
SustoFPV flew his racing drone over the waters at the southern tip of the Japanese island Honshu near Itsukushima Shrine; this landmark is the only shrine in the world to have been build over surface of the sea and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The breathtaking film shows off the shrine from every angle (like only an FPV drone can) was a finalist for the Drone Video of the Week contest and has been a favorite amongst viewers.
Object of Interest shots of Icelandic horses
This cinematic freestyle flight from FPV pilot littlewing fpv is about as wild and free as the beautiful creatures he chases. Soaring through the Icelandic horses' pasture and surrounding farmland, he flies with both technical and graceful skill. Keeping his quad up to speed with the galloping horses, he slows the aerial footage down revealing the rhythmic agility in their stride.
Tilt Reveal shots over Italy
In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie choses who will live and who will die on the battle field. Then she picks her few from the dead to come live with her in Valhala, where they will prepare for the epic battles of Ragnarök. She's pretty epic. It's easy to see why Cst FPV was inspired to name this cinematic mountain flight after the mythical warrior women, because it too is epic.
Tilt Reveal shots + special editing
Between the black and white filters, the mirorred imaging effects, and smooth soaring you really will think you're in an imaginary land or walking on the moon. This long range flight by vasiliz rips down the mountain side and through the snow, using editing tricks like reverse, speed, and duplicity to his full advantage.
Object of Interest shots around artists
Cinematic FPV continues to push the boundaries in aerial filmmaking. The ability to virtually latch on to a subject flipping through the air, ripping around corners, or floating in the air at such tight proximity brings a new level of awe for any viewer. This piece by BlinKFPV gives the viewer a new appreciation for the talent and strength involved in the acrobatic artists' performances.
The milky, strawberry sky in this cinematic FPV flight by Gareth Hayman seem straight out of a dream. That dream-like state continues in his flying style, which is so buttery smooth and intentional you truly feel like you are one with the quad. Long Reef Headland in Sydney, Australia is where Gareth flew to make this video; it's an area known as one of the most intersting geological places in the area.
Known for its mild climate and year-round warm weather, Lanzarote is quite the island to behold from an FPV perspective. In this cinematic flight by hardc0re you can get a taste of the island's beautiful beaches and rocky, volcanic landscape. Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views!
When you find out this is JulienM FPV's first FPV video, you kind of freak out. If this is his first, we can't imagine what is to come from this fresh-faced pilot. He shows us the island nation of Madagascar. Located in the Indian Ocean, its tropical jungles, unique trees and rock formations, and beautiful beaches can be seen via camera drone, FPV quad, and ground camera in this entertaining edit.
A dot of an island in the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island has earned itself a name as an adventurer's paradise. Located east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius the tiny island features coral reefs, beautiful beaches, and a volcanic rainforested interior all of which can be seen through the eyes of this dynamic and cinematic FPV video by Nicolas Gaillard.
Have you ever seen a drone video from the inside of a waterfall? Pretty sure you haven't... Not until now! FPV pilot airblastr had this crazy idea to fly through the icy curtain of a waterfall and he actually did it. No quads were harmed in the filming of this Drone Video Awards' FPV Freestyle Cinematic nominated video.
The USA's Great Plains are known for many isolated rock formations which seemingly spring up out of nowhere. In western South Dakota, there's a large area where the rocks are the rule rather than the exception - it's known as the "Badlands", and they are generally considered the most scenic part of the entire Great Plains Region. In this first person view (FPV) video by contributor and FPV pilot Badlandr, you'll get to see the South Dakota Badlands from an entirely new perspective.
It doesn't take long to see why this video was voted as the best of the week in our Drone Video of the Week contest. Sekile sets the scene with dynamic close up shots of his Armattan Chameleon, then flows right into some excellent tree work. His unqiue editing style helps build the piece, however the real beauty of the video is around fifty seconds in where his quad gets within inches of bikers and fourwheelers. Talk about catching some lines!
This one is like going from living in black and white to seeing in color, literally. Transitioning from black and white to full color and back, El Buho shows us what it would feel like to live out your wildest childhood dreams of flying through and around your neighborhood playground.
We've talked to many pilots who think about what music they want to use in their edit before they start flying. It helps them make sure their flight style stays in line with the finished product's vibe. However, this new "one pack" and "one track" idea airblastr is putting out there ups the ante. He's let the music inspire the flow, something that becomes pretty clear once you sit back and watch the piece.
An aerial FPV reel of epic proportions, we couldn't over look this compilation by Red-fpv for our 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards' FPV Freestyle Cinematic category. This video has a little bit of everything - proximity flying, action filming, cinematic nature and landscape shots, plus a few editing tricks sprinkled in throughout-- making it the quintessentially well-balanced FPV reel. You're going to want to give this masterpiece a watch.
Over the river and through the woods, to an epic FPV flight he goes! FPV pilot Nicolas Gaillard prepared for this mountain surf by logging 20 hours on an FPV simulator. His dedicated training definitely comes through in his smooth through the French Alps as he gracefully passes through the mountain peaks and tricky gaps of the local surroundings.
In this video by top contributor Airblastr, you'll see that drone videos of mines don't have to be outdoor affairs. He flew a micro drone via FPV in the lift room of one of America's most important historic mines. The mine extracted zinc, lead, and copper from underground deposits, pulling them to the surface with the machinery in this lift room. It's near the town of Butte, the western town which has as much claim as any to be the historic mining capital of the USA.