How do you replicate the over-the-shoulder camera video games use to help you control your character? You’ll need a skillful drone pilot, that’s how.
That’s what YouTube filmmaker Freakin Rad did to create a live-action take on Uncharted 4. In one long, uncut shot, Nathan Drake mounts a rescue for wife Elena, with all the signature gunfighting and punch-throwing the series is known for. It’s all possible thanks to a drone-mounted camera—in fact, it takes two people to run the actual filming of the short—one person flying the drone, another running camera controls for maximum smoothness. The end result is pretty damn impressive.
Check out Freakin Rad’s behind-the-scenes video to see how it was all done: