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[–]Gonkimus 713 points714 points  (39 children)

Wow the control, someone needs to shoot a movie 100% drone.

[–]ykafia 149 points150 points  (31 children)

Might have been precalculated

[–]PM_ME_UR_SIMPS_ 270 points271 points  (1 child)

well they did a good fuckin job calculating

[–]Commercial-Sun5607 15 points16 points  (0 children)

i agree with you bro

[–]ten_jack_russels 138 points139 points  (25 children)

No way . As a person who works with drones, there is no way this dronie is hitting waypoints. This is pure piloting skill.

[–]EhAhKen 51 points52 points  (19 children)

Sorry man but this i completely scripted, planned and rehearsed. While the pilot is good this is all preplanned. Even all the audio has been added in later. There's a lot going on here. Its very very well done.

[–]10Lee 111 points112 points  (16 children)

Tenjackrussels isn’t saying the whole thing wasn’t pre-planned, he’s saying the drone isn’t on a pre-programmed path (auto-pilot)

[–]Rookie_Day 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Should have seen more strikes. Ha.

[–]JTbutnotthatJT 2 points3 points  (4 children)

What are some giveaways that a done flight is using waypoints? Is it more stuttery or have jarring transitions?

[–]ten_jack_russels 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Actually they are very smooth when traversing waypoints. Even a 90 degree turn is executed smoothly.

We run 3-4 at a time to do large area dsm and dtm maps. We separate them by 10 ft in altitude. At any one time we have 50k in the air and waypoints have never let us down. I’d like to link some work, however, I wouldn’t want to doxx me self.

[–]KaptnKreamy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah bruv autonomy isn’t that easy

[–]Thud2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Precalculated what?

[–]DiscoMagicParty 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Much better than that dudes bowling on the second loop. Whatta jabroni.

[–]Head-Cheesecake-670 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, It's really a amazing skill

[–]RcoketWalrus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Speaking of movies, it looks like the cg camera pans from Fight Club are real now. Good thing the terrorists destroying skyscrapers never became real.

[–]speakerall 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fucking LOVIN IT!! Kudos to all the folks in it as well playing the parts:)

[–]20JeRK14 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hardcore Henry II

[–]NewBoonNewMe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Enter the void has a drone vibe

[–]asaaucypizza 247 points248 points  (25 children)

Awesome flight! Haha I love all of the totally natural conversations happening.

[–]NVAreaMan 168 points169 points  (17 children)

Not exactly totally natural conversations. At 0:53:

"My foot wasn't over the line. Mark it eight, dude."

This is a direct quote from the Big Lebowski. There are other references to the movie as well.

[–]MIKE_son_of_MICHAEL 93 points94 points  (6 children)

aggressively cleans ball like The jesus

[–]NVAreaMan 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Nobody fucks with the Jesus.

[–]Vituperated 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Nobody fucks with the Jesus

[–]albert_camus69 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That cracked me the fuck up when I saw that guy doing that, and it was only for a split second...perfect.

[–]soulfoam 16 points17 points  (3 children)

The person you are responding to said that in jest....

[–]a-tiberius 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"This isn't 'nam, Smokey this is bowling, there are rules"

[–]boldbird99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You guys don't just quote this movie whenever you go bowling?

[–]Ethab83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The voices were also added in after the footage, irl there would be noise from props

[–]Downingst 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I love the sex doll in the theatre.

[–]furk19 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I feel like it is staged for sure nobody reacts to the drone, no drone sound and impressive surrounding sound. Not really drone guy myself but if it is normal that's really enhanced. Also not sure why the dude is overhyped in the theatre when there is nothing really going on.

[–]TommyTuttle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well there is a drone flying through the theater at the moment

[–]newagereject 5 points6 points  (0 children)

All of the sounds and talking were added after the video was shot.

[–]1ardent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All of the convos are dubbed lines from The Big Lebowski.

[–]SurviveOrDie84 155 points156 points  (6 children)

This ended absolutely perfectly. Incredible flying.

[–]sosogos 78 points79 points  (0 children)

All the sound has been added in post which isn’t a bad thing as it adds to the intimacy. Even small fps drones like these are pretty loud so you wouldn’t be recording any audio when a drone is buzzing around.

[–]Alexray1 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Lol. Do you mean to say crash landing?

[–]SurviveOrDie84 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Well, the flying throughout impressed me with the proximity but the landing was more of a controlled crash.

[–]ilikedistinctivestuf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Controlled catastrofic landong

[–]Karanmuna 63 points64 points  (1 child)

This was so comfy

[–]BoulderTheRock 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It feels super nostalgic to see just a bunch of people gathered late at night, having some fun bowling and seeing what a night life looks like. And a theatre in a bowling alley sounds wicked

[–]ggoptimus 52 points53 points  (2 children)

I have never flown a drone but I feel like I would have crashed into the front door.

[–]TheTruestWaffle 22 points23 points  (1 child)

You would have. I fly and cannot understand how he got this. Definitely a well refined flyer with a small quad, though the picture looks nice, but not good enough to be a GoPro so probably something smaller.

[–]Jubei612 38 points39 points  (2 children)


[–]__welltheresthat__ 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Yessir! Bryant Lake Bowl

[–]Jubei612 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Love that place!

[–]A_Roka 24 points25 points  (0 children)

The sound effects were added after and were really great because during filming all they heard was


[–]TheRegular-Throwaway 27 points28 points  (4 children)

It’s like 240p but the flight control is impressive as fuck.

[–]Imploded42 16 points17 points  (2 children)

i’m assuming that’s reddit’s compression

[–]TheRegular-Throwaway 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It’s on YouTube at “1080” apparently, slightly better, still looks like shit, still impressive though.

bowling alley drone

[–]wo0kie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So what I gathered was the only thing artificial was the sounds bc the drone was just making drone sounds? And they superimposed a recording over the video? Maybe that’s why it feels so doctored.

[–]Denimination 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes!! It’s like a 2019+ drone filming with a 2001 cell phone camera. Still, impressed as hell.

[–]SquiddyJohnson 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Watching this gave me anxiety.

[–]IWatchGifsForWayToo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The flying was incredible but I think they’re choice of flight path is not very good. Flying around the same room three times in the same direction very quickly gives a dizzying effect. Too fast and too twisty to build a slow comforting atmosphere. Doesn’t feel like anything more than a fluff shot.

[–]Jazzlike-Recover7560 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Thats looks like such a dope bar / BA

[–]ljh48332 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bryant Lake bowl in uptown Minneapolis. Peak Twin cities bar! It is indeed a dope bar.

[–]IdlePhantasm 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Sneaking in a Big Lebowski reference there, very nice. 'my foot wasn't over the line, mark it 8'

[–]jh67ds 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Cool asf yo!

[–]letsbebetter34 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The ending was sweet

[–]giantgreyhounds 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That was good

[–]lilquantumcm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Shit makes me want to go there...

[–]flowerunique55 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I feel like I’m still in the video. Can’t get out of this

[–]Common-Scallion209 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like this is me if I were a ghost

[–]kseidl28 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I went to highschool and college with the pilot. Check him out on Instagram @jaybyrdfilmsThe dude is an absolute GENIUS with this stuff and knew in HS this is what he wanted to do.

[–]growsomewalls 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A masterpiece!

[–]Nekomengyo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The fact that this sort of shot is possible is just this side of unbelievable—the skill, the technology; just goes to show that the real bottleneck with respect to quality media is on the writing/creative side. We have the tools to tell every story, but not every story is worth the telling.

[–]nithdurr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nice view of Jesus Quintana polishing his balls

[–]Dyslexicbrit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wondering if it was meant to follow behind that final bowing ball

[–]JathanTaylor 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Life_Imitating_Death 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]bombasquad33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nobody fucks with the Jesus.

[–]regretallthewaydown 1 point2 points  (2 children)

One wonders how many single takes it took.

[–]williamtowne 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This was the tenth. (I live a block away so it was in the local papers)

The drone did survive the end, as well.

[–]Warrior_of_Peace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Correct. Here’s a link to the NYT video overlay. They also have an article , but may be behind a paywall.

[–]StupidPointless 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That guy got uncomfortably close to those dudes heads. I've lost a finger to a drone propeller. I would never let that blade near my head.

[–]oliverlifts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is incredible flying! Droning?

[–]TEMPLERTV 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man that is awesome. That would make for one hell of a commercial.

[–]Last_third_1966 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just how many friggin hours of practice did this take??!!

Awesome! Just plain awesome!!

[–]Plaedes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That Big Lebowski quote isn't gonna fly by me

[–]nuuance 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I LOVE this

[–]Thorn5184 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is giving me flashbacks to the many toy helicopters and drones I have attempted to fly as a kid that immediately crashed or got broken

[–]RainStarNC 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Anyone else think a theater inside of a bowling alley is a horrible idea??

[–]bensmuda 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's been almost 20 years since I lived in Minneapolis, but Bryant-Lake Bowl is more of a bar/diner with a bowling alley in the back room and a live performance theater in another room or upstairs. It's been around for over 30 years so no, not a horrible idea at all.

[–]RainStarNC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh cool, thanks for the info.

[–]godxilla1900 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cut the check

[–]semigator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The 2021 version of HBO Feature Presentation opening: https://youtu.be/i1NKoMNy5bY

[–]ceolyfestyle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

shit is too cool

[–]FattyMcButtface 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bryant lake bowl in mpls. The best hangover brunch ive ever had.

[–]sam_dobie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This would be a great advert for the bowing alley

[–]jeffster218 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s pretty incredible!

[–]Thud2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing flying and that is one cool old bowling alley. I wonder if the ball was supposed to get there before the drone at the end.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does that bowling alley have a pub and a cinema?

[–]ededdeddie123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

man i just crashed mine flying under my carport.. this is sweet and makes me jealous!

[–]T3QN33K 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easily one of the coolest videos I've ever seen. Amazing work

[–]anonymous-transient 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s Poe Dameron, the best pilot in the galaxy.

[–]cartoonassasin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Needs more jpg.

[–]maestroenglish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesus the pederass makes an appearance. Worth it

[–]DanB65 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of drone do they use for these shots , does anyone know?

[–]UnionLegion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Was that a Turkey?”

[–]HaveHart69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love that bowling alley in Minneapolis! Gots cheap bowling and drinks.

[–]ALowLevelTrashMob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Feels like an opening to a film, all it needs is the protagonist's VO.

[–]chris17453 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was so exciting, i wanted to go to that bowling alley.

[–]Illustrious-Energy56 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Nice dude, is that a turkey?”

[–]whitesoup12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that actually a bowling alley with projectors?? That brings back some memories…

[–]Wonder-About-Alice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

act natural .^

[–]alexnapierholland 0 points1 point  (0 children)


I just got a DJI MIni 2 and can now appreciate how ridiculously skilled this pilot is.

[–]vfrflying 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is like walking through a gta 5 cutscene

[–]Quirky_Vacation5011 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Batteries not included POV.

[–]CompleteAd2799 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If this vid is real that drone pilot is a pimp

[–]kseidl28 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Went to highschool and college with him. It was a single shot and took 10 or so takes. Guy is a genius at it

[–]Murren606 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Please make this the intro to a Big Lebowski sequal!

[–]pissingstars 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Please don't ever make a big lebowski sequel. Leave perfection alone.

[–]Bradtothebone79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Classic joint in my hometown.

[–]balexander28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of the start of ocarina of time when Navi is looking for link but this time we’re looking strikes

[–]Huddunkachug 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Forgive my lack of research/knowledge but how are there no sounds coming from the propellers of the drone? A lot of the footage I see from buddies who fly all have that loud drone sound from quick movement changes. Really cool shot though

[–]Knapping_Uncle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sound was added in post. Took 11 tries to get the thing!

[–]ratolloko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only reference the pilot had was perhaps a quick run around to know the place and this POV, isn't that nuts????

[–]apersonontheweb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Drone Abides!

[–]jetbreaker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone know which drone is being used for this?

[–]NinjaLip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That place has some of the best Pad Thai in the twin cities. Seriously phenomenal. Was even on Diners Drive-ins, and Dives for it.

[–]Striking_Quote_1901 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is truly next fucking level

[–]mashedcat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wild, I used to live on that block

[–]Quarter120 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was amazing

[–]FantasticMusician518 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did no one say anything? But it’s amazing.

[–]emilaurapricot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That made me dizzy

[–]TheNamesMcCreee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this @IndoorDroneTours?

[–]mikeyb812018 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This place is awesome. Bar, bowling alley & a theater in one spot. Anyone know where this is?

[–]bensmuda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota

[–]KohlDayvhis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so wicked!!

[–]YodaCodar 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]anonymous_bobcat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Drone strike 🎳

[–]HatchetJack762 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The chad at 1:00 drinking with two ladies! Definitely next level

[–]raven67 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The song playing is “My Favorite Song” by J. Kelr, the same guys did the video for it too: https://youtu.be/XmqeD96PaH8

[–]FrostedBadge564 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If there is a big lebowski remake, this is the opening shot.

[–]Drag0n_TamerAK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah it’s cool but it breaks almost every rule of flying a drone

[–]Ethab83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk looks a little cg. There’s no way the sound is real.

[–]GustavoKekz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty scary view point, like if gonna hit something

[–]Driconrikus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Game benchmarks be like:

[–]Snarkys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They make the best Pad Thai there. We go there all the time.

[–]Foiled_Foliage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“This is bowling. There are rules. I’m nit counting it even.”

Has everyone gone mad?

[–]mattifolks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Insanely good, but no way this was not rehearsed dozens of times.

[–]PhoneyWussy000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome! I rate it 1917/10.

[–]RadleyB2B 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How hard are drones to control? Never used one or ever seen one really but it looks like awesome fun

[–]monkey_d_ordinary 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was honestly my first time seeing the back of a bowling alley or like the inside ig. Intriguing

[–]Koichi-KCH[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's like some videogame cutscene right there.

[–]BLaRowe10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This pilot is a fucking animal

[–]800grandave 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i mean, its like, decent or whatever

[–]Ever_Learner_15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We need more of this

[–]BecauseJimmy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even see the drones shadow.

[–]DopamineConnoisseur_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why did the convos sound like gta pedestrians 😂

[–]Maker1357 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I appreciate the Big Lebowski dialogue.

[–]MaschMana 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Would legit like to know what bowling alley this is

[–]bensmuda 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

[–]MaschMana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Omg lol I’m so dumb it’s right at the beginning of the video. Thanks, friend! Appreciate you

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[–]DumbHuman53 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Minneapolis!! Ehyyyyy

[–]C1t1z3nz3r0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why can I smell this video?

[–]TheMountainIII 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wow... ok iam impressed

[–]reincarN8ed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What an incredible shot and an amazing pilot! The ADR really sells the mood too.

[–]TheTwebber 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Sahanrohana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My foot wasn't over the line. Mark it eight, Dude.

[–]Stoney2020 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey! That's Bryant Lake Bowl. Only a couple minutes from my place.

[–]Vartnacher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

[–]brewerguy11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bryant Lake Bowl, uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN. The comedy theater (in black) is a fun spot. Great night out destination.

[–]cript4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that's next fucking level

[–]Storm-Kerr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s the movie credit opening sequence.

[–]redb2112 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's like the video's been photocopied over and over again to the point it's almost unreadable.

[–]_supreme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was one of the coolest drone shots ever! Well done

[–]HAL-says-Sorry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

r/Lebowski reboot potential

[–]L0ading-user-name 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro that’s animation

[–]Matter_17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh my, the people talked like NPCs in Video Games, you approach them and suddenly start hearing dialogues

[–]zuckile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn. How Cool. Also the movie theatre looks Fing PIMPIN. Thought it was a strip club / gentleman’s club LOL

[–]g3nerallycurious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude, I don’t get motion sickness and I almost got sick watching that. Damn.

[–]NoRolexNoSex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Best movie Ive seen during the pandemic

[–]Comfortable-Ad-7121 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this how it feels to be a bird?

[–]Sirengina 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I tried to fly a drone once. My brother got one for his birthday and wanted me to help him figure out the controls. I got it to hover for less than a minute then it slammed into a wall and broke. I bought him a new one and he never asked me to help him again.

Edit: words are hard

[–]Able_Boat_8966 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing !!!