Drone's Eye View: An Eerily Beautiful Skate Video Over the Streets of Prague

By Alessandra Ram

With its timeworn cobblestone streets and glamorous reputation, Prague does not evoke images of a rebellious skateboard culture. But, as it turns out, the city has a burgeoning underground skate scene, complete with wheel-friendly hills and designated skate parks. 

Directed by Jan Minol and produced by Samadhi Production, the video below features a faceless skater on a nighttime journey through the splendid city. Suspended from a remote-control helicopter, the camera records the skater's flips and tricks from above the fray. Illuminating the board from below with a blue halo, Jam Copters and crew minimize surrounding urban light to give the video a ghostly feel. 

To see how Jam Copters and the rest of the Firefly team prepared for the shoot, watch the making of the video below:

For more work by Samadhi Production, visit their site.

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