During the 2017 Miami’s Art Basel, BMW used 300 drones or unmanned vehicles to showcase their latest project: “Franchise Freedom”, produced in collaboration with Studio Drift. The drones flew outside the Faena hotel complex in Miami Beach, choreographed and were meant to resemble a flock of birds. Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta from Studio Drift programmed the drones to mimic a swarm of starlings. The drones were outfitted with lights to make them visible at night and create the dramatic visual experience as shown in the videos below.
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Last weekend in South Beach Florida, Kenny Melendez, who flies drones professionally, was flying his drone when he spotted a large shadow in the water right next to a swimmer. He flew the drone towards it to get a better shot of the large shark, which he believes to have been a tiger shark, very close to the shore and the swimmers.