by Mark McDermott
Manhattan Beach’s Scott McFarlane’s beautiful footage of Manhattan Beach from above garnered global attention this week as Gizmodo Español included his video on “10 FLIGHTS OVER THE PLANET VIA DRONE THAT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS,” following a featured stint on National Geographic Nederland.
An aerial tribute to Manhattan Beach — Over the past few months, I have been busy capturing aerial footage around Manhattan Beach – one of the most idyllic Southern California beach towns, located south of Los Angeles. This place makes flying easy as everything is so picturesque. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the South Bay” due to its beauty and desirability, Manhattan Beach was named by The Travel Channel as the 9th sexiest beach on Earth and CNN Money placed it #1 on the “Best Places For the Rich and Single” list.
Music: A compilation of classical tracks composed by Stauss and inspired by Kubrick. McFarlane says, “The pier has always looked a bit otherworldly from above so thought this music fits nicely.”
Sound effects: freesound.org
100% shot with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone
Special thanks to all the “actors” who helped out: Lindsey, Stefan, Amy, John, Ryan, Harry, and the countless others who appear way down below on the high shots.