By now, there's a good chance you've seen or heard about the music video from OK Go, which, in one five-minute continuous shot, moves from synchronized electric unicycling to hundreds of colorful wielding twirling dancers, who, when viewed from a bird's eye view, simulate LED pixels and display words. After debuting on the Today Show, it's amassed over 3 million views in 24 hours, and a whole lot of hype.
To get the shot though, Japanese director Morihiro Harano didn't have to spend a fortune. Camera and shoot logistics aside, the sequence was filmed using a DJISpreading Wings S1000 drone, which retails for around $4,000. Here's a behind the scenes photo, showing the drone in action.
Great footage aside, the S1000 is kind of terrifying. It's a spidery sky stalker, looming through the trees, looking to film you.
Just look at those menacing rotor blades!
Do you come in peace, music video masterpiece-making drone?
...do you thirst for human blood?
Sure, we can try to domesticate it, teach it to love...
...but this is a fool's errand, for the drone cannot be tamed...
You can check out the full, slightly less dystopian, video below:
(h/t to @isaach for the find)
Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.
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