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This single-shot cinewhoop drone video is indeed right up our alley!

This single-shot cinewhoop drone video is right up our alley!

In case you haven’t seen this video yet, be sure to check it out. This single-shot cinewhoop drone video is as the title indicates right up our alley. The video was shot inside the Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater in Minneapolis.

This single-shot cinewhoop drone video is right up our alley!

This cinewhoop drone video was recorded in a single shot by aerial cinematographer and drone pilot Jay Christensen, 25. The video was recorded in the Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater in Minneapolis with a small fpv drone.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, the video’s director Anthony Jaska, 35, and Christensen explain how they were able to capture this amazing footage.

The cinewhoop drone video shows you what happens inside the bowling alley on a typical night. We see people having a great time socializing and bowling, but it doesn’t stop there. The cinewhoop fpv drone even takes us behind the scenes of the bowling alley and shows us the inner-workings.

The making of the Bryant Lake Bowl Fly Through video

The video is titled Bryant Lake Bowl Fly Through and starts with the drone approaching the bowling alley. The small cinewhoop flies inside the building as the door is held open by a man. While almost hard to believe the entire video is taken in one shot,

“It’s a one-take, so we’re using a very small FPV racing drone that you’re able to fly from the exterior of a building all the way through the interior of the building in one shot and in the meantime tell a story using a sound design,” Christensen said.

The background sounds you hear in the video were recorded separately and added in post-production. The footage is shown at the same speed that the drone was traveling.

“Coordinating the timing of everyone’s actions was the most difficult part,’ they said. ‘So many variables needed to align simultaneously to make the shot work. In a one-take, everyone’s role is critical.”

The video was created free of charge as Christensen and Jaska wanted to support a local business that was struggling with the effects of COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions, the Daily Mail reports.

“Hopefully people will remember all the great times they’ve had at this establishment and come back in,” Christensen said. “It was a really awesome win-win for both of us because we got to have a fun time creating a cool project and shot and hopefully they’ll get a lot of exposure and business as they reopen.”

Jaska added, “I think the message that we’re trying to get out there is support local businesses, especially as we get back to normal.”

Before Christensen recorded the footage with the drone, the duo went to the bowling alley to plan out the drone flight and scenes that they were aiming for.

“It takes a great deal of skill to actually fly behind the pins or underneath the ball feeder and then we make adjustments and see what we can get away and finally we get the take and people can go home,” Jaska.

Flying the drone behind the pins was the most intimidating part of the video, Christensen said.

‘I’d say the hardest was coming in that front door to start just because it was windy outside and trying to coordinate with our people outside,’ Christensen said.

The aerial filmmakers said that the entire drone video was shot and edited in less than one week.

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