Seeing as it’s the day after July 4th, it seemed appropriate to share a different perspective on a fireworks show than most people are likely to see popping up in their News Feeds. Shot by videographer Jos Stinglingh in West Palm Beach, Florida using a DJI Phantom 2 and GoPro Hero 3 Silver edition, this captivating video puts you closer to the action than you might ever otherwise wish to get.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this done. This slow-motion video we shared in April took advantage of the same risky stunt. But where that video was a proof of concept, this one takes the idea to new heights — heights that convinced GoPro to create a shorter edit or their own:
For those worried about safety, notice that this show was being done over the water, and so the only person taking a risk was Stingligh, who might have lost his drone in the water if a firework got too close (a few seem like they almost did).
Check out either of the videos above to experience the inside of a fireworks show for yourself, and if you still haven’t gotten enough explosive footage by the end of the video, check out the aforementioned slow-mo video for more.