An aerial journey across Los Angeles from dusk 'til dawn.
The song is a remix of LCD Soundsystem's "Oh baby!" by Lovefingers.
Full disclosure, I have not yet secured DFA's permission to use it. James Murphy, I am not worthy!
This is a rework that replaces the version I made 9 months ago. New shots, new music, new edit. At some point, if all goes to plan, this will be replaced with a another version in another several months. And so on...
Some of the locations in this video can be found here:
This footage is fully copyrighted. No uses are permitted other than linking to this video in it's entirety, no alterations, with full attribution. Commercial enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org (sillygoo.se).
Filmed, edited and best viewed in 4K.
And now let's talk about drones and safety! It takes a lot of effort to fly drones in the city safely. Planning, scouting, coordination, unique equipment, part 41 and 107 pilots, visual observers, PAs, etc. Critical to this is minding LA’s busy airways by staying out of controlled airspace (except where specifically authorized), staying clear of helicopters and monitoring FAA frequencies. For the safety of those below, much effort is made to keep the shot lively while avoiding crowds, events, flying over people, motorcycles and open vehicles, staying out of drivers’ eyelines, etc. And ultimately, safety is about realizing that some of the shots just can’t be done and will stay in my imagination instead of being in this video.
Thanks to those who came out to assist late at night or way too early in the morning. Thanks to LAPD, and Air Support for advice, assistance, general coolness.
NOTE: Any brand names depicted in the video are not an endorsement of their product. If it's in the video, it's because I believe the sign has an aesthetic and iconic value that transcends the branding associated with it. But I am not gonna lie; I do like me a little Patron every once in a while!