AirVūz, a Minneapolis-based web site that permits drone pilots to share their movies, has produced “Minneapolis History: The Aerial Experience,” a drone-focused, documentary movie that showcases Minneapolis, which is turns 150-years-old this summer time.
The 15-minute video juxtaposes vintage pictures and archival materials with modern-day drone footage, capturing the streets and skyscrapers of historic downtown. Jay Christensen, a producer with AirVūz, produced the video based mostly on materials compiled from the writings from Larry Millet, Twin Cities-based journalist and creator who specializes within the historical past of structure in Minnesota. The video, funded completely by AirVūz, is narrated by Bob Michaels.
Driving in a automobile or strolling down the sidewalk is one option to get to know this beloved metropolis, however flying via it above the streets and the lights provides even probably the most seasoned Minneapolis dweller a brand new perspective on town on the fringe of the prairie.
The quick movie opens with a view of the Guthrie Theater from Gold Medal Park, and begins its historic tour on the supply of Minneapolis’ industrial energy: the Mississippi River.
“We’re very proud to function Minneapolis History: The Aerial Experience on the Airvūz Official Channel,” says Tyler Mason, AirVūz director of digital media.
“The film, while being short and palatable, is incredibly detailed. It investigates the city’s eras of economic boom, and the reasons for times of bust,” Mason says. “The production discusses the politics of the iconic Minneapolis skyline, and memorializes buildings that no longer stand.”
“The film is an extraordinary testament to an extraordinary city,” he provides.
The video recounts triumph and tragedy all through the years, starting with the flour mills lining the river, which initially breathed life into the Midwestern metropolis, and strikes on to tales in regards to the Stone Arch Bridge, town’s strong theater life, the Foshay chapter scandal, city renewal within the 1960s, and town’s therapeutic after the I-35 bridge collapse.
“I think the video is appealing to many audiences—those who appreciate drone footage as a vehicle utilized to tell a story, those who are drawn to urban history, and those who love and live in Minneapolis,” says Mason.
“The film demonstrates how the soul of Minneapolis continually withstands the test of time, and does so in an artistic and unique way.”
You can view the video beneath and watch an ideal number of drone movies on the AirVūz web site.