BTS: Music Video Shot Using a Drone with 8 GoPros Attached for ‘Little Planet’ Effect

We’ve seen how impressive footage shot with a drone and just one GoPro can be, but that’s child’s play compared to the band Booka Shade’s most recent music video shoot. Employing the services of the drone cinematographers at Octofilms, they slapped 8 GoPros onto a drone to capture some psychedelic ‘Little Planet’ style imagery.

The four minute music video that resulted from what looks to have been a whole lot of work is different from just about any other drone footage we’ve yet seen. A trip of a music video that switches between normal style footage and dizzying 360-degree panorama-style shots, it drives home the point that, when it comes to drone photography, much of the landscape is still unexplored.

Check out the final music video below, and then watch the BTS video at the top to see how it all came together.

(via Gizmodo)

  • Mark

    I stopped watching after less than two minutes, because there was a lot of footage of people’s backs as they walked around, and then footage of octocopters taking off. Wheee! Exciting! And no, I don’t have ADHD.

  • Hans

    Woa! Loved it! The final result is impressive! Congrat’s guys, you did great!

  • Chuck Comstock

    Can’t get more than a short ways in before getting “Problem With Playback”…

  • VSM Photo

    How did they stick all of the video together to make that tiny planet look?

  • Lucio

    7 GoPros were used.

  • Andrew

    awesome work! final video was a little trippy-70s for me. kind of dizzying.

  • Richard

    Final video looks really good, very impressive. Hopefully they won’t get fined and shut-down by the the FAA since it’s illegal… Why would any company stick their heads out like that I don’t understand…

  • dan110024

    You spelt ‘copter wrong.

  • ms

    Awful song, lame footage.

  • Roger Adams

    Great concept, great footage, great piloting! Would love to see some of the “stitching” process too.

  • cityca

    I’m not sure the end result justified the work involved – for me that is. I recently watched a video of the floods in the UK, taken from a drone copter on a single camera – the results were really amazing. The 360 degree view produced by a bank of cameras just doesn’t do it for me I’m afraid – sorry to be so negative.

  • RenĂ© Bruce

    Richard, you really need to do your homework before you accuse anyone of illegal stuff. News from two weeks ago explains it’s NOT illegal, Catch Up on current events prior to yapping out your A$$ !!!

  • vvorldcup

    Actually Rene you need to read up, FAA appealed immediately which means right now it’s not settled and not proven to be NOT illegal. As you say “Catch Up on current events prior to yapping out your A$$ !!!”

  • Jeremiah True

    Very impressive. I would be interested to see how they merged the footage in post. I have a rough idea but it was a really nice finished product.