Aerobo has been part of the team for numerous films, TV shows and commercial productions as the leading professional drone services company but Fate of the Furious broke new ground in a number of ways. Released Friday, April 14th, 2017, Fate of the Furious is directed by Felix Gary Gray, award-winning director and producer of the recent hit, Straight Outta Compton. The Fate of the Furious is the 8th installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, and the first of the series since Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift not to feature Paul Walker, who died during production of Furious 7. The Fast and the Furious franchise is known for breathtaking cars, a rowdy cast and unbelievable stunts. Fast and the Furious 8 doesn’t disappoint, taking the cars and stunts into high gear.
Aerobo spent 25 days on set in both Georgia and Cleveland, flying its proprietary drone platform, the X8. Leveraging the RED Camera system, Aerobo captured intense scenes involving trademark Fast and the Furious action sequences.
Aerobo’s proprietary drone, the X8
Aerobo was part of the team filming the ‘Zombie Car’ sequence, already blowing the internet’s collective mind. This extraordinary (and all too realistic) set of shots shows hacked cars taken over by the villain Cipher (played by Charlize Theron). Involving unique, never-before-attempted car stunts, the Aerobo team shot dramatic aerial drone footage as cars fly off parking decks and spear vehicles below.
Fate of the Furious is the first US Film by NBC Universal to feature drone cinematography. With the drone services industry expanding and more drone services firms opening every day, studios need to choose a drone cinematography team that delivers experience and professionalism. Fate of the Furious required intensive attention to detail as shots weaved aggressively in and out of buildings in downtown Cleveland. Aerobo’s team of professional drone camera operators, drone pilots and crew provide directors a solid team of consummate drone cinematography professionals. Hands-free communications give directors the ability to work with the pilot and gimbal operator directly during the entire shot, no matter how demanding or difficult.
The Aerobo team loves doing things that have never been done before. From broadcast sports to Oreo dunking from a drone to augmented reality commercials, Aerobo delivers cutting edge drone services across industries. Director Gray and the Fate of the Furious crew takes this well beyond the typical aerial drone footage, delivering action-packed sequences coupled with unbelievable stunts – all captured from a dynamic drone camera angle. The Aerobo team is looking forward to future projects with both NBC and F. Gary Gray.
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