The HBO hit show Westworld has inspired many creatives, including drone pilot Victor Metron who took his drone to Utah and Hawaii to create this short film. Westworld is about a futuristic park that is created for rich vacationers. The park is looked after by robotic “hosts,” that allow visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. Hence the white robot featured throughout. Filled with time lapses and incredible landscape shots, it’s a drone video you just have to watch. This video was a DVOW nominee in June, 2019.
In this highly creative short film, contributor Chrisxgxc teamed up with his five year old son and used his DJI Phantom 4 drone with some very clever editing to create the impression of chasing his son piloting a World War I era biplane. The video was the winner of the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Originality category and was also a winner at the Los Angeles Drone Film Festival. The backdrop is the Great Plains on the panhandle of Oklahoma.
Award winning contributor Postandfly makes briliant use of his DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this very powerful "aerial story" of Mexico City. With a metropolitan population of over 20 million, the Mexican capital city presents enormous contrasts: it's home to over a dozen billionaires, many millions who live in cramped apartments or worse, and millions more in countless varieties in between. In this video, you'll get a great bird's eye perspective on the way in which millions live in the great city.
What's a bored dinosaur to do? Take an adventure through the Alps Mountains of Europe, of course! This unique and hilarious piece comes from the imagination of contributor and drone pilot Borsch. Watch Dino do "touristy" things like observing nature, hitch hiking, and snowboarding against a dream-like background of snow-capped mountains. This video was picked as a Finalist in the Originality category for the second annual Drone Video Awards.
Belgian contributor Kelly's Heroes created an instant drone video classic with this amazing film, which was created to help promote the Comic Arts Museum and Hotel in Ghent, the great medieval city in the country's Flanders region. It tells a human story, set against a beautiful backdrop of the Benelux landscape of plains intermixed with hills. The video combines both elements beautifully, and it was nominated for the Drone Video of the Week Award in one of the contest's first weeks.
In this highly creative piece, contributor Drone Media Chicago used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an aerial story about the great Midwestern city of Chicago and its troubled neighborhoods. The video includes a mix of ground footage and aerial footage from across the Windy City, all of which is beautifully edited. With its powerful story told in part through aerial footage, the video was nominated as a finalist for the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Originality category.
What would it look like to land on Mars? This Drone Video of the Week Nominee and Drone Video of the Month Staff Pick by petemaj23 shows us what he imagines a lone astronaut would see and feel. The deserts of southern Utah are the perfect backdrop for his short, experimental narrative, shot with a DJI Mavic Air, about what life would look like on another planet. This video was picked as a Finalist in the Originality category for the second annual Drone Video Awards.
Vilnius, Lituania is one of the great cultural treasures of Europe. The city has flourished since Lithuania once again became an independent country in the 1990's. In this video, contributor email@example.com used a combination of drone and ground camera footage to create an indelible impression of this great city and its people. Watch it and you will get a marvelous overview of this city, which sits at an important geographical crossroads in the Baltic region.
Created by the Belgian contributor Kelly's Heroes, "Drift" is a short that tells the story of a young boy named Oscar and his imaginary friend. The film uses a technique that the creator calls Anamorphic retrozooms, which can only be understood by watching the film. Suffice to say it's an extremely creative use of the power of the modern drone to make incredible content. This video was a finalist for the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Originality category.
In this AirVuz Original production, contributor Pilot Viking stars as a Scandinavian Viking obsessed with legends about "another" Viking tribe in a faraway place called Minneota. Filmed primarily with drones, the the video depicts him setting off on a journey in a Viking boat across the ocean and, after a mishap, ending up in a strange place called US Bank Stadium to join his fellow norsemen.
Working on projects with your child can be an incredibly rewarding expereince. Chris and Kai continue to impress with this video, full of flying, amazing animation, and imagination. Nominated for Drone Video of the Week and a Staff Pick for Drone Video of the Month, this lovable video was supported by Bixbee - a company who donates backpacks and school supplies to kids in need.
Award winning contributor Grim Berge created this amazing recreation of a scene from the 2018 blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Fallout from its original filming location. Located in the western Norway, Preikestolen, aka the Pulpit Rock, features a vertical cliff of over 600 meters (almost 2k ft.) down to the Lysefjorden. Shot mainly with a a DJI Inspire 2 drone, the video recreates an epic escape scene in the film, which was set in the Himalaya's but was in fact filmed right here in Norway.
Contributor Aerobo used a DJI Inspire 1 drone mounted with a Zenmuse X5 camera to create a single shot of a rather comic scene in a a cul de sac in small neighborhood. The video received high acclaim worldwide for its highly creative approach to a shot which would be impossible but for the use of an airborne camera. It bears watching twice to appreciate how clever this is.
Have you ever dreamed of leaving everything behind and just going to a random destination? Contributor anthonytori did just that and had a life-changing experience. His mission was to find answers to the question: where's happiness? Traveling from Tokyo to Chiangmai, Cambodia to South Africa, he learned a lot about people and where they find their own happiness. Find the answer here in this fantastic drone video.
With a fresh cup of coffee in hand, it was a start to just an ordinary day. Until a mystery device was dropped right outside his front door... See what happens in this short film from talented contributor, Chrisxgxc! Chris has a skill for applying drone footage in imaginative ways to tell original stories and he dedicates this one especially to the growing worldwide AirVuz community, of which he is an important member.
Mauro Pagliai has an alternative idea of what a travel video should look like! Navigate through time as he uses his drone to soar around ancient ruins, creatively showing off the different ways photography has changed. The backdrop of Abruzzo in the central part of Italy is perfect for this highly creative piece. This video won both Drone Video of the Week and Drone Video of the Month contest, and was picked as a Finalist in the Originality cateogory for the second annual Drone Video Awards.
This beautiful aerial reel is a perfect homage to Women Who Drone, and who better to represent women drone influencers than Sandrine Hecq? The talented content creator compiled all her favorite drone shots from her unforgettable travels to both share the backstory for how she was drawn to create in this new art medium, as well as show appreciation to women in the drone zone. This video was picked as a Finalist in the second annual Drone Videos Awards in the People/Lifestyle category.
In this video, award winning contributor Jay Worsley created a masterpiece by brilliantly mixing astoundingly beautiful aerial footage from across the Western USA. The two spots which get top billing are the Pacific coastline of Oregon, and southern Utah. Brilliantly narrated, the video will take you over the enormous rocks that line the Oregon coastline as well as the spectacular formations of Moab. It's a Finalist in the Landscapes category for the second annual Annual Drone Video Awards.
Shot on a DJI Phantom 4, chrisxgxc uses his skills and mighty imagination to bring us what a dronie would look like if the world was taken over by zombies. A master of visual effects, Chris says this is how he would break out of a horde of zombies - mapping his escape route with a drone! Chris was a winner at the first annual Drone Video Awards with his classic "Cardboard Cadet", and this video was our Winner in the Dronie category for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
Award-winning contributor Postandfly used a drone to document one of the darker sides of Mexico City: its pollution. He flew a drone out over the Mexican capital on one of its worst air quality days yet, providing a compelling visual testament to the limits of urban growth. The largest city in the Western Hemisphere, Mexico City's smog is a function not just of its size but the fact that it's in a valley surrounded by mountains. It's a combination that can yield conditions like what you'll see here.
Two-time Drone Video Award winner Chrisxgxc helped to produce this moving video story about the impact of the Carr Fire which raged through Shasta and Trinity Counties of Northern California in late July and August of 2018. The fire, one of the worst in California history, destroyed over a thousand homes and damaged hundreds more. It took over a month to bring under control. The film required superimposing fire and smoke effects on drone footage of the area.