Back in 2012, Death Grips released a video shot entirely using a rearview camera attached to a Prius, an interesting re-purposing of the technology that led to a lot of crazy perspectives. Now, with the video for their joint track “97.92”, New York’s Flatbush Zombies and Trash Talk up the technological ante by making use of a remote controlled drone.
The result is a similarly disorientating set of visuals, with the drone’s unfettered movements and lightning-fast speed helping to create many a-bizarre image. That includes giant looping walls of ocean water, jarring fade in’s and fade out’s, the illusion of both bands growing and shrinking suddenly, and upside-down panning shots that’ll literally make your head spin. Watch the video below (via Stereogum); maybe just make sure there’s an air sickness bag handy.
In a statement, the video’s creators, Aplusfilmz and Pier Pictures, explained their wondrous techniques:
“97.92” was created using a 360-degree HD camera rig with a remote-controlled drone octo-copter. The device utilized is the H3Pro7, invented by Michael Kintner of 360Heros.com, which shoots with 7 GoPro cameras all rolling simultaneously. The 7 shots are synced and stitched together to create the full-360 spherical view, which can then be manipulated with the effects and camera movements you see here.