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The Legend of the Vikings

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Legend of the Vikings

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In this AirVuz Original production, contributor and Instagram star 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 discovering a helmet worn by his far away "brothers", setting off on a journey in a Viking boat across the ocean and, after a mishap, ending up first on the shore of Lake Superior and ultimately in a strange place called US Bank Stadium to join his fellow norsemen.  

DVA Finalist: Oscar and His Friend

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"Drift"

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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 drone photography 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 chosen as a finalist for the first annual AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Originality category.  

Dogsled Race in the Alps

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La Grande Odyssée: Savoie Mont Blanc 2020

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Top AirVuz contributor JAZ used a drone to create this mini-documentary covering a dogsled race in the Alps Mountains.  The event is called the La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc 2020, and it's been held on the slopes of the tallest mountain in the Alps since 2005.  The race involves teams of 14 dogs and covers a distance of 900 km (around 560 mi.) in France and Switzerland, with a total altitude change of 25k meters (about 82k ft.).  The 16th running of this race took place from January 11-22, 2020.  

DVOW Finalist from Belgium

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Hannah

Kelly's He...

Belgian contributor and pilot 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.  

DVA Winner for Creativity

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Cardboard Cadet

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  • about 3 years ago

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 area of northwestern Oklahoma known as the Panhandle, which is located in the heart of the USA's Great Plains. 

Single Shot Storytelling

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At The End Of The Cul-de-Sac

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AirVuz content creator and pilot 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, earning a number of drone film festival and similar awards.  As you watch it, you'll appreciate that this scene would be  impossible to film without the use of an airborne camera.  It bears watching twice to appreciate how clever this is.  

A Story of Gabon, Africa

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Gabongo: A Story of Nature

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Award-winning contributor and pilot Face du Monde brings us this magnificent video production from the West African country of Gabon. This DVOW nominated video uses drone footage to pay tribute to the American environmental scientist J. Michael Fay and the Spanish-born National Geographic "explorer in residence" Eric Sala. These men spent extensive time exploring Gabon's fragile eco-systems, and were credited with helping this stunningly bio-diverse country establish its national park system as well as its extensive system of oceanic reserves. 

A Story of Chicago, Aerially Told

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Beauty and the Beast-Chicago’s Story

Drone Medi...

In this highly creative piece, AirVuz contributor and pilot 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.  

Re-Creating a Movie Scene

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Mission:Norway

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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 Himalayas but was in fact filmed right here in Norway. 

A Cinewhoop Story

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AWAL Presents "A World Artists Love"

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"Cinewhoop" style first person view (FPV) drones - which are light weight and have ducted propellers - are becoming one of the most versatile tools for creative cinematographers.  When flown by skilled pilots, they can be flown both indoors and outdoors, and in close proximity to people.  To see the vistas that these tiny platforms are opening up, check out this amazing piece by contributor and FPV pilot aniacopian.  Stabilized with Reelsteady and expertly edited, the video will take you on a memorable adventure.

Landing on Mars?

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THE VISITOR — A Short Film

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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 contributor and pilot petemaj23 shows us what he imagines a lone astronaut on the Red Planet 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.

DVA Finalist from Italy

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Not Only NOW, it's EPIC

Mauro Pagl...

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.

A Drone Story

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My Drone Story

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This beautiful aerial reel is a perfect homage to Women Who Drone, and who better to represent women drone influencers than top AirVuz constibutor 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.

A Story of Mexico City

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DUOPERIA - Mexico City Contrasts

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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. 

Tracking a World-Traveling Dinosaur

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Dino adventures pt.1

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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 the snow-capped Alps mountains in the heart of Central Europe.  This video was picked as a Finalist in the Originality category for the second annual Drone Video Awards. 

DVA Winner for Creativity

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The Last Dronie

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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"; he repeated the feat the following year when this video was chosen as the Winner in the Dronie category for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.

Documenting California's Carr Fire

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Stronger Than Carr - VFX Breakdown

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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 of backbreaking, dangerous work by hundreds of firefighters to bring the fire under control.  The film required superimposing fire and smoke effects on drone footage of the area.  

Tragedy in Beirut, Lebanon

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Stop normalizing tragedies . Beirut 04-08-2020💔 بيروت 💔

MrFpv | ma...

The great Lebanese capital city of Beirut experienced one of the worst tragedies in its long history on August 4, 2020, when a warehouse full of fertilizer ingredients exploded.  One of the most powerful non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, the blast killed nearly 200 people, injured thousands, and left much of its port area in ruins.  As part of a fundraiser for relief efforts, MrFpv | manuelbass captured this devastating scene via his first person view (FPV) drone; the video was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in August, 2020.  
 

Documenting Migrant Caravans in Central America

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Migrant Caravan and Immigration from Above

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Contributor and pilot Carlos Duarte used a drone to create this powerful video of a Central American "migrant caravan".  These caravans are part of a vast movement of people north from Central America into Mexico and thence to the United States.  In this particular video, you'll see these unfortunates making their way out of (or through) Honduras into Guatemala, which has a long border with Mexico.  Exposed to all manner of deprivations, these migrants hope to make their way to the United States.  

A Story of Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi -The Vision-

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Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the oil rich country known as the United Arab Emirates. Sitting off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf, the modern skyline and white-marble domes of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque make the city look like Dorthy’s mythical Oz. This incredible piece by T.E.S.T. Srls features the city, doing an excellent job showcasing its culture. We particularly enjoyed the shot at 20 seconds, where the protagonist stands in the white desert sands, staring ahead into the mirage-like city.  

A Story of Spain

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Sempiternal: A Journey Through Spain

Marco G.Le...

Contributor and drone pilot Marco G. Lerin traveled in a van for three months throughout the great Southern European nation of Spain.  This incredibly inspiring travel film blends the natural beauty of the Iberian Penninsula and adds a human element, woven together with beautifully edited transitions.  The video was nominated as a finalist for the Drone Video of the Week contest, and subsequently was picked as a Finalist in the Originality category for the second annual Drone Video Awards. 

Profile of Chrisxgxc

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The Drone Dish: chrisxgxc

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On this episode of The Drone Dish, host Tyler talks with Chris Castor (AirVūz Profile: chrisxgxc), a visual artist turned filmmaker from whose breakthrough video "Cardboard Cadet" won the 2017 Drone Video of the Year in the "Originality" category.  Chris's videos (including his more recent video "The Last Dronie", which was nominated as a Finalist in the Dronie category for the second annual DVA's) are all shot against the backdrop of the Great Plains in his native Oklahoma.

Civil Unrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis Riot Aftermath

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New AirVuz contributor AirJourdanFPV brings us this haunting first person view (FPV) drone video of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the immediate aftermath of the civil unrest triggered by the death of an unarmed Black man named George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.  Captured on video, the brutal killing caused international outrage and triggered massive protests which began in the Twin Cities and soon spread around the world.  While most protests were peaceful, Minneapolis and St. Paul saw considerable rioting damage.  

The People of Papau New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea

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Award winning content creator and drone pilot LukeMaximoBell blended aerial and ground camera footage to create this unforgettable video from the Southeast Asian island nation of Papua New Guinea.  PNG occupies the eastern half of New Guinea, the world's second-largest island, which it shares with Indonesia.  With long coastlines on the Solomon, Coral, and Bismarck Seas, the island is dominated by a chain of mountains and highlands which runs along its length and is home to some of the largest contiguous rainforest areas.  

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