A drone video filmed at a historic bowling alley in Minneapolis is zooming across the internet and garnering hundreds of thousands of views in the process.
The 90-second video titled “Right Up Our Alley,” shows off nearly every square foot of Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater as it takes viewers on a “mesmerizing flight,” Designboom reports.
According to The Associated Press, the video is the work of director Anthony Jaska, cinematographer Jay Christiansen and the Minneapolis-based production company Rally Studios.
“This took a solid amount of planning and flight mapping prior to turning the camera on,” Brian Heimann of Rally Studios told CNET. “The intention was for this to feel more cinematic and voyeuristic.”
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, it took the filmmakers about a dozen attempts before finally capturing the perfect take, and the video was filmed on a Cinewhoop drone, a small drone specially designed to safely capture cinematic HD footage, CNET reports.
Not only has the video attracted well over a million views on YouTube in only one week, it has also captured the attention of a few notable Hollywood figures.
On March 9, “Guardians of the Galaxy” filmmaker James Gunn shared the clip with his 800,000-plus followers on Twitter, The Associated Press reports. In a followup Tweet, the Marvel director stated he wanted the filmmakers to visit him on the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” in London later this year.
Todd Vaziri, an award-winning visual effects artist who worked on films like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Avatar” also shared the video on Twitter with the caption, “This kind of wonderful photographic innovation adds to the language and vocabulary of cinema.”
You can watch the full video here: