This isn't your nephew's blurry drone footage.
A drone-captured video filmed at Minneapolis' Bryant-Lake Bowl and Theater is getting the attention of Hollywood elite as it makes the rounds on Twitter. When the clip first begins, you think, "OK, a drone is flying around a restaurant. Cool?" but then it gets so much better. The little flying machine goes up and down bowling lanes, behind the pins, through legs and behind the bar, flying over the heads of socially-distant patrons kicking back and enjoying a bit of recreational fun.
There's some staged dialogue, with one couple arguing over foot placement à la "The Big Lebowski," plus a group of dudes ripping on each other for their penchant for gutter balls. Produced by Sky Candy Studios, the drone video is a promo, in a sense, for the bowling alley-bar-movie-theater as venues like these begin the process of opening back up and welcoming customers once again.
But because of its mastery and legitimately insane flying work, the video is catching the eyes of big-name writers and directors.
Oh, and begone, skeptics: Director Anthony Jaska and Bryant Lake Bowl bartender Farrah Donovan told Minneapolis news outlet KARE that this footage is very much authentic.
"It's taking a traditional storytelling and putting new technology behind it. There's no cuts. It's a one-take, no CG," Jaska said, with Donovan adding, "Everyone is, like, doubting it. I can vouch that it's 100 percent real. I was here."
Should we expect a Bryant-Lake Bowl and Theater movie filmed entirely by a drone in the near future?