Now that summer is over, enjoy this little tribute to those warm beach days.

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. The pier has always looked a bit otherworldly to me from above so thought this music fits nicely.

Sound effects are mostly from

100% shot with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone

4K / 24 fps for most shots, a few others are 1080/24fps
LOG Color format
Style: Custom (-1, -3, -1)
Edited with Adobe Premiere CC
Graded with Premiere and FilmConvert

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.

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