As the year is coming to an end, you have probably seen a lot of cool videos on Dronethusiast and they were very popular too. So here is a selection of the best drone videos we have posted this year. Check them out and let us know which one you like best at the bottom of the page!
The videos are in chronological order, so we totally leave it up to you to decide which one you like best. Don’t forget to vote!
Stunning Use of Drones by Cirque du Soleil
The Stunning Use of Drones by Cirque du Soleil showing the harmony of technology and creativity.
Angry Ram takes down a drone using his horns
Angry Ram takes down a drone. Surely many of you guys have seen this but it is epic. Rambro the Angry Ram, putting the ram in rampage.
Spaxels Lightpainting with Drones
Spaxels Lightpainting with Drones. Shots are done in Linz, Austria.
Volcano Eruption Drone Video
The Volcano Eruption Drone Video was made with the DJI Phantom 2. The Video was shot at the Bardabunga Volcano in Iceland by Eric Cheng, the Pilot and the Editor of this footage.
Drone Video of Apple’s New Campus Foundations
An amazing drone video of Apple’s new campus recorded with a DJI Phantom was released over the weekend showing the progress of groundwork and foundations of the tech giant’s new future main location. The new HQ will house 12000 employees and is due to complete in 2016.
Amsterdam Subway Tunnel Drone Video
The Amsterdam public transport company organized an Amsterdam subway tunnel drone video recording well below surface. It was recoded in the subway line from Amsterdam-Noord all the way to Rokin station. Filming with a drone was a request from a supplier called Thales, a company providing ICT network construction to the North-South line. Apparently, they used it for a promo video. Coincidentally, the guys at the Amsterdam Metro Services have long been waiting for an opportunity like that, so they did the job with delight.
Drone Crashing into Blue Mosque in Istanbul
This is one of the most amazing “ouch” videos we have seen lately. A less cautious drone pilot sent his drone crashing into Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Appears to be a DJI Phantom and being able to stabilize was pretty miraculous. Lucky for the pilot who either lost control of the aircraft or hit the mosque because of the lag in FPV feed. Can’t think of any other explanation, but it’s a pretty nice head on collision. One could not do better even trying to do this on purpose.
Hawk Attacks Drone
Here is another must see, rare moment filmed with a drone. Appears to be another DJI Phantom.Christopher Schmidt from Massachusetts was most likely having a casual flight over the park when a bird of prey decided his quadcopter was no long welcome.
Star Wars Inspired Drone Race in the Forest
An association of drone flying FPV (First Person View) and modeling enthusiasts called Airgonay decided to recreate that scene by organizing a preparatory run of a major drone race they plan to organize in the future. NoComp, the President of Airgonay hopes to invite all the best drone racing pilots to the event. What they did this time was a trial run of the race, but it was equally awesome, so we can’t imagine how cool the full race will be. The chase took place in a specially designated area provided by the local city council in order to ensure safety.
Epic Halloween Drone Prank
We looked at what was the most epic Halloween drone prank ever out there. This one is from Tom Mabe, a US comedian famous for tackling pesky telemarketers, junk email, bad customer service, and other topics that irk us all. He created the most epic Halloween drone prank or THE most epic of any Halloween pranks ever, for that matter. He and his drone flying friend managed to make a Halloween reaper fly and scare the living bejesus out of people in all different locations. There is no need for more explanation, just check out the video (see kids at 1.48).
OK Go Music Video Completely Filmed Using a Drone
Music video by LA based alternative rock band OK Go is again a perfect example of heartwarming and positive use of UAV technology.
It was only a matter of time that a drone porn movie emerged and to be honest, we feel that this attempt is more of an example of beautiful aerial photography or even art than regular pornography.
Haunting Chernobyl Drone Video
Filmmaker Danny Cooke recently made just such a visit as part of a team working on an episode of 60 Minutes for CBS News — and equipped with a Geiger counter, a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, a Canon 7D camera and a GoPro3+, managed to shoot some stunning footage of the abandoned city, slowly being taken over by the elements.
Drone Films Magical Synchronized Christmas Light Show
Video recorded from a UAV’s view, showing most of a street block lighting up to synchronized Christmas lights.
A Drone In Iceland
This was shot at 2.7k at 30fps and then slowed it down to 24fps in post. Slowing the footage down 20% gives it a slightly dreamy look.