Seeing this drone fly through Venice Beach in Robert McIntosh’s Fresh Squeeze in what looks like a perfectly planned flight is just lovely. The drone zips through a bicycle, seamlessly slips inside handrails, pops into holes, and cuts through structures so seamlessly that it feels like the world is unfolding before you. It’s especially nice because it’s going in reverse, so you don’t see what you’re going to see next until you already see it. Uh, if that makes any sense.
The footage was stabilized with ReelSteady for Adobe After Effects and it makes a huge difference.
Here’s the raw, unstabilized footage where you’ll see the drone flying forward (the final, edited footage was reversed) and hear the high pitched whirr of a micro quad. Which makes it slightly less lovely: