Observing Los Angeles

Bravo: Downtown LA by quadcopter

Every familiar building, landmark, roofline and mural is photographed by Ian Wood. This is good: the challenge has been thrown down for quad-flying urban videographers. And let's stop calling them drones, eh?

Wood lists all of the safety precautions he took while shooting. In an email exchange with Curbed, he says he spent about two months of weekends shooting with "a GoPro camera attached to a quad propellered remote controlled helicopter that looks a bit like a mutant chicken." He shot early in the day to avoid people and says he deleted "any shots inadvertently revealing private activities or people in a place of privacy."

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