As drones become more powerful and simpler to fly, and computer technology gets smaller and more efficient, the ways in which these unmanned aerial vehicles are used is expanding to be more creative and innovative.
US drone manufacturer 3D Robotics (3DR) has taken advantage of these innovations, creating a six-part science fiction film series, Life After Gravity, shot entirely using its Solo drone, equipped with a GoPro camera.
Here’s how 3DR describes it:
Life After Gravity is a thriller on a global scale — intergalactic, really — about the blessings and poisons of extraordinary power, the many conflicts of its pursuit, and the birth of a new era for our civilization when we’re suddenly relieved of the trappings of gravity.
According to the company’s website blog: The entire concept behind Solo was to give people a powerful and easy-to-use new storytelling tool that fits in a single backpack. And with this series, they’re putting that fundamental concept into practice so you can see the results.
Gizmodo Australia’s Campbell Simpson says, “3DR’s smart Solo drone integrates with your GoPro Hero, and it has built-in controls and robotic video presets that make filming professional drone footage very easy.”
3DR spokesperson Roger Sollenberger told CNET that the series is being produced on a very low budget and that 3DR eventually wants Solo users to contribute shots.
The first episode will debut on 3DR’s YouTube channel in mid-October, with five more episodes to be released at regular intervals until the end of the year.
You can watch the trailer for the new series below.
Find out more about Life After Gravity here.