January 2021 Winner: FrameworkFilms

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Aerial Hyperlapse Reel | Framework Films | 4K Footage

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Multiple Drone Video of the Week Winner FrameworkFilms is a pioneer in the dronelapse technique, in which thousands of aerial photos are stitched together to create a "fast forward" view of the world.  In this outstanding reel, you'll see the highlights of their work in 2020, almost all of which was shot in the USA.  Notable locations include San Francisco; Nashville; Santa Barbara, California; Los Angeles; Denver; Minneapolis; Laguna Beach, California; the Colorado Rockies; Chicago; Paris (France); Seattle; and Atlanta. This video was a DVOY finalist in 2021. 

February 2021 Winner: By_ewold

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DUTCH 2020 | Beauty around the corner 🙏🇳🇱

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Take an aerial tour of the Netherlands in this excellent 2020 compilation by former DVOW Winner By_ewold.  The video opens with a shot of an iconic windmill on the plains of Friesland, followed by a stunning bird-chasing sequence.  Starting at about the 1:05 mark, you'll fly over one of the fabled Dutch flower fields, and at 1:48 you'll see the De Haar Castle in Utrecht, the largest in the Netherlands.  Other highlights include the Pyramid of Austerlitz, also near Utrecht, the windmills of Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam, and more.  This video was a DVOY finalist in 2021. 

March 2021 Winner: Timelab.pro

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Istanbul. Love of the continents

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Award-winning contributor Timelab.pro does it again with this fantastic drone video from Istanbul, Turkey.  The video opens with shots of the Golden Horn inlet and  a ship on the Bosphorus Strait, then takes you to the magnificent Hagia Sophia; now a museum, it was once the world's largest building.  At the :48 mark, you'll see the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, and at the :58 mark you'll see the giant, modern Çamlıca Mosque.  Other highlights include the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (1:10), Galata Tower (2:10), and much more.  This video was a DVOY finalist in 2021. 

April 2021 Winner: zimydakid

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DJI Air 2S: The Ultimate All-in-One Adventure Drone

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Zimydakid is one of the top content creators in the AirVuz community, with multiple Drone Video of the Week/Month wins to his name, along with a Drone Video Award nomination.  In this video, he shows us the power of DJI's newly released Mavic Air 2S drone.  The latest offering from DJI combines the large camera sensor size of the Mavic Pro 2 with the light weight and portability of the Mavic Air 2.  With excellent footage from northern Italy, Costa Rica, and Switzerland, this video won the DVOW contest in April, 2021 and was a DVOY finalist.

May 2021 Winner: Beautiful Montenegro

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Montenegro Droned 2020

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Check out the sights and sounds of Montenegro in this fantastic video by top AirVuz contributor Beautiful Montenegro, which won the Drone Video of the Week contest in the middle of May, 2021.  In a quick succession of highly cinematic shots, the video will take you all over this idyllic Southeastern European country, which was part of Serbia until 2006.  You'll be treated to aerial views of the country's mountainous interior, as well as the famous Montenegran coastline along the Adriatic Sea.  This video was a DVOY finalist in 2021. 

June 2021 Winner: JohnnyFPV

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Drive2Extremes - Johnny FPV X Porsche

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Legendary first person view (FPV) pilot JohnnyFPV teamed up with Porsche to create this jaw-dropping piece which was produced in connection with Porsche's Drive2Extremes campaign to promote the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo.  Designed to show the ability of this crossover SUV to perform in extreme conditions, the video was shot in the depths of the Finland winter in Lapland, as well as in the white-hot desert of the United Arab Emirates.  The video includes both stunning car-chasing footage as well as highly cinematic establishing shots.   

July 2021 Winner: rememorales

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"Tbilisi From Above"

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Top AirVuz content creator and first person view (FPV) pilot rememorales brings us this excellent FPV mini-tour of the city of Tbilisi in the Caucasus republic of Georgia.  The video opens with a fly-over of the Mother of Georgia (Kartlis Deda) statue atop Sololaki Hill, followed by (starting at the :08 mark) the Chronicle of Georgia monument near the reservoir known as the Tbilisi Sea.  Other featured locations include the Ferris wheel at Mtatsminda Park, the Bridge of Peace (:20), the Narikala Fortress (:42), and more.  This video was a DVOY finalist in 2021. 

August 2021 Winner: Galliano

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A Trip to Italy 2021 | Aerial Drone Video

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Experience the sights and sounds of Italy in this fantastic drone video by AirVuz contributor and pilot Galliano.  The video opens with some epic footage of Marmore Falls (Cascata delle Marmore) in Umbria, a man-made waterfall created during the period of the Roman Republic.  From there you'll head to the Tuscan capital of Florence, where you'll see some great shots of the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and more.  Other highlights include the Tuscan hills, Lake Trasimeno in the province of Perugia, and more.  This video was a DVOY finalist in 2021. 

September 2021 Winner: Guido Manuilo

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For a first upload to AirVuz, brand-new contributor guido_dronelab.es brings us this stunning drone video from Antarctica.  The content creator is the Head Manager of Dronelab, an aerial photography specialist in Barcelona, Spain whose client list includes the likes of AirVuz, BBC, Audi, and other prestigious names.  The video, which was filmed in connection with a scientific expedition to the continent, highlights the earth's dependence on Antarctica's most precious resource: roughly three-fourths of the planet's freshwater supply.  This video was a DVOY finalist in 2021. 

October 2021 Winner: JohnnyFPV

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Mercedes x Johnny FPV

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Legendary first person view (FPV) pilot and content creator JohnnyFPV takes us to the heart of Spain in this fantastic car chasing FPV piece, which was a collaboration with Mercedes-Benz.  The video was shot in the city of Ciudad Real, which lies in the Castilla–La Mancha region in the south-central part of the country.  The video was shot with a (very heavy) Panasonic gh5s camera mounted to the racing quad. This video was a DVOY finalist in 2021.  

November 2021 Winner: JohnnyFPV

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Red Notice FPV Drone Sequences

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To appreciate how much the art of cinematic first person view (FPV) drone videos has evolved, look no further than this incredible piece by legendary FPV pilot johnnyfpv.  The video features footage that this talented content creator shot for the action movie Red Notice, which was released on Netflix in November of 2021.  Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, the movie was believed to have carried a production budget of $200 million.  It was once of the first films to feature extensive FPV footage.  This video was a DVOY finalist in 2021. 

December 2021 Winner: Shrebiy

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Aerokino Showreel '21

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Prepare to be blown away by this stunning 2021 drone reel by AirVuz contributor and pilot Shkrebiy.  Shot primarily in Russia, the video features spectacular footage from across this vast land, including amazing footage from the Caucasus Mountains and some first-person view (FPV) shots.  Equally impressive are some of the action sequences, which range from skiing to ocean-going ships to live-fire military exercises.  This video was a DVOW and DVOM Winner and also was a finalist for DVOM.