Drone photography has come a very long way in an equally short time. It seems like we were just getting into the idea of individual aircraft just at the turn of the last decade. Now, we have ultra-lightweight frames, and incredibly efficient motors to drive those speeds to ridiculous levels.

The GoPro camera has also pushed new boundaries, though not as consistently. The Hero3 was miles beyond the Hero2. But it wasn't until we made the jump to the Hero6 that we saw true improvement on the Hero3 platform. Now, high frame rates and ultra-high-definition are the everyday norms.

You put all that tech together with a few thousand dollars, and you're making videos of real life that Hollywood pays millions to CGI companies to dream up. This really is a new reality.