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A Skateboarding Video Filmed By Drones

They're not just for war! A hobby drone pulls off shots that used to be impossible outside of a Hollywood production.

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This video gives you a little bit of a look behind the scenes:

The production used drones from this company, the frames and gimbals of which start at about $2000:

Assuming (safely) that this was shot with DSLRs and a reasonably small set of lenses, we're probably looking at less than $10,000 in total equipment cost.

A few years ago these shots would have required a full crew, a helicopter and a mobile crane; today, you can just order a drone from a hobby site and, with a little bit of practice, film them yourself.

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