The Circle. The First Film Shot Entirely By Drone

The Circle, first film shot entirely on DJI’s Inspire 2 Drone.
filmed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda. 


Claudio Miranda who hails from Chile was the director of photography on David Fincher’s film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Academy Award-winning Director of Photography on Ang Lee’s film Life of Pi. 

Claudio is the first cinematographer involved with DJI in a series of short films shot entirely with the Inspire 2. 

This series, which is run and developed by DJI, hopes to showcase more and more the companies technical potential in filmmaking, especially in regards to UAVs. The inspire 2 was used as the prime product to produce this film.

In The Circle a father (Ryan Phillippe) reunites with his estranged son (Noah Schnapp) in Depression-era America.

Every single one of the shots has been captured through one of their drones (mainly the inspire 1 and X5R), even if the drone wasn’t flying all the time. For some shots, it was both handheld and locked down.

Aside from the artistic value this film merits, another great reason to watch this movie is because you can see how a UAV's camera is now able to produce an image with a cinematic quality to really rival that of a regular film camera, whether in the air or on the ground.

Check out the behind the scenes of this epic film here: