This Drone Video Squeezes Through Tight Spaces On Venice Beach
This drone video from filmmaker Robert McIntosh, titled "Fresh Squeeze," depicts an area you've surely seen before: Venice Beach's skate park. But what's striking about it is that it moves backwards and through some very small openings.
Now, McIntosh didn't pilot the drone backwards, which is obvious if you notice the cyclist moving in reverse along the pavement. The footage was first stabilized, then reversed. To get through the tight spaces, such as a small, circular hole in a slab of concrete, McIntosh said he used a stripped-down GoPro Hero 4.
"The shell of the GoPro and a bunch of unnecessary parts are stripped off and replaced with a foam-protective body to save weight," he said.
The GoPro is them mounted onto a micro quadcopter.
You can see another one of McIntosh's Venice drone films here.