After the surge of interest in civilian drone culture, it didn’t take long for filmmakers to exploit their aerial footage capabilities.Instead of expansive booms or renting out a helicopter, pros and prosumers alike could simply buy a drone and outfit it for cinema. And the drone’s smooth flight trajectories revolutionized aerial filmmaking.


Now, the creator of the new unmanned aerial vehicle, the Tesla Drone, hopes to make this type of cinematography even more flexible and smooth. Designed by Cape Town, South Africa-born industrial designer Fraser Leid (now based in London), the Tesla Drone is billed a reinterpretation of drone ingenuity.