A video camera captured the “biggest and most exciting motion in motion cinema history” with the motion tracker at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, as the movie “The Martian” stars Chris Hemsworth as astronaut Mark Watney.
The footage shows Watney, an engineer on the space station, walking across the planet’s surface while filming a sequence in the final moments of the film, when a mysterious creature bursts from a crater.
In the clip, Watney can be seen moving as he takes the video, which has been dubbed the “motion-tracker” by the BBC.
The video has been viewed more than 7 million times on YouTube.
It was shot by the motion-tracking camera mounted on a drone, which is the same model used to take a video in “The Dark Knight Rises”.
The drone was flying over the world’s biggest cinemas, and at times it could be seen flying around in space.
Its drone-like design was first used by the New York Film Festival in 2012, and it has been used to record the last few seconds of the “The Avengers”.Watch more