Drone videos are pretty cool, but this single-take video shot with an FPV drone flying through a Minnesota bowling alley is like nothing you’ve ever seen before!
The 90-second video titled Right Up Our Alley was shot by expert drone pilot Jay Christensen for Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater in Minneapolis in an effort to encourage people to return to bars, restaurants and bowling alleys. But little did he know that his seemingly innocent video would go viral like this, with even Hollywood directors taking note.
While standard drones are good for scenic aerial shots, to accomplish something intricate like this, Christensen used a first-person-view (FPV) Cinewhoop quadcopter, a type of drone that’s smaller and more stable than regular FPV devices, which allowed him to capture some truly impressive footage. The video is all one-take and the only thing added in post-production was the audio. You know, because drones are loud and buzzy..
I won’t spoil it for you guys, but basically a drone swoops in from across the street and through the doors of Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, after which it flies all throughout the bowling alley capturing all of the action inside while dodging everything in its path, with Christensen showing off some amazing piloting skills to get this all on one seamless take. There are even a couple of nods to The Big Lebowski thrown in for good measure.
Perhaps most impressive is that he only started flying the Cinewhoop drone last June, and that he was “absolutely terrible at it” in the beginning. As you can see, he’s gotten the hang of it, because this video is just insane. He also did a similar video at a movie theater that is equally awesome, so make sure you check that one out as well.
What do you think of the Right Up Our Alley drone video?