Our Drone Video of the Week, based on YOUR votes is... Matt Bush - World of Free Solo Climbing by LukeMaximoBell! Drone pilot and video producer, Luke Bell, says the video was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa at the infamous Paarl Rock, the granite outcrop that is part of the larger Paarl Mountain. The star of the film, Matt Bush, is one of the world’s best Free Solo Climbers, meaning he climbs without ropes. Luke says, 'Watching these videos makes it look like Matt just sees a climb and then does it. That is not the case. He practices a route many times with ropes before he is confident enough to do it without any ropes. He’s also very careful with when and how he climbs and is extremely skilled.' The climbs in the video are very difficult and take an extremely advanced climber to do even with ropes. Luke picked up flying when he was in school. He says he would buy broken drones, fix them, then resell to make a little money. However, he started flying them and fell in love. He mainly uses a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, but also has the Mavic and Spark. Luke’s work has been featured on YourVūz, Drone Video of the Week from April 16th - April 23rd, in our Rock Climbing Drone Videos collection, our South Africa Drone Videos, collection and our Aerial Whales collection. You can get to know more about Luke on THIS episode of The Drone Dish. Congratulations, Luke Bell! Thank you to everyone who voted. See all five Drone Video of the Week Nominees from April 24th – May 1st HERE. In the AirVūz Drone Video of the Week Contest, one content creator will be chosen for a weekly USD$1,000 prize. Each weekly contest covers a seven (7) day period. To be eligible to win the award for a given Contest Week, the video must meet all of the following conditions (1) it must include, at the discretion of the AirVuz curation staff, substantial drone video content, (2) it must not include any visual or audio content subject to third party copyright protection, and (3) it must be uploaded to AirVuz (www.airvuz.com) prior to 11:59PM US Central Time (GMT -5/-5) on the final upload date. For each Contest Week, the AirVūz curation staff will select five (5) eligible videos as finalists. AirVuz will then provide the means for public voting on the finalist videos, and will designate the winning contributor from the voting results. Winning videos from each Contest Week will be announced the following Friday. The USD $1,000 cash prize will be paid via PayPal to an account designated by the winning contributor. To be eligible to collect their prize, winner must have either (1) activated, prior to the announcement of the winner, the "Donate" button on the AirVuz website and attached a valid Paypal account to it or (2) respond, within seven (7) days, to a request by AirVuz sent via the e-mail used to register their AirVuz account, with an e-mail confirming their Paypal account. If the winning contributor does not complete either (1) or (2) within 14 days of the announcement that their video was chosen as the winning video, the prize is subject to forfeiture at the discretion of AirVuz. If AirVuz does elect to invoke forfeiture it will award the weekly prize to the video with the next highest voting total. All rules regarding the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest are subject to change by AirVuz at any time in its sole discretion. AirVūz | United by Drone VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Tyler Mason - "After another great week of competition for the Drone Video of the Week contest, this week's winner of $1,000 is, Luke Bell for his video 'Matt Bush, World of Free Solo Climbing." Matt Bush - "I asked myself, what would I do if I lived my life without limits? The answer is free solo. Some people think I'm into this for adrenaline, that I'm a thrill seeker, or that I have a death wish. But, free solo for me is an art form. It's a meditation. It's a controlled and cultivating experience. When I'm up there, I am focused and in the moment." - music playing - Matt Bush - "Imagine, you are hundreds of meters from the ground, birds fly by, there's a cool breeze. I breathe in and out. I make my moves calm and relaxed. This is the world of free solo climbing. My world, where I am free." Tyler Mason - "The subject of that video was world-renowned climber, Matt Bush. Now, Luke says that those looked like they were improvised climbs, but in fact they are preplanned and very, very difficult. Make sure to upload your videos to airvuz.com for your chance to be the next winner of $1,000."