Having appeared in countless movies ranging from The Big Lebowski to Lords of Dogtown and American History X, Venice Beach is one of those places that you feel intimately familiar with even if you’ve never been there. But no matter how many times you might’ve seen it on the big screen, you’ve probably never see it from the aerial-eye view of a drone.

Titled “Rise & Shine”, the footage is shot by Robert McIntosh using a 250 sized mini quad drone and a GoPro Hero 4, resulting in something that kind of looks like the end credits to Grand Theft Auto V. The drone flies over a deserted Venice Beach at dawn, capturing the seaside neighborhood as it’s bathed in the warm glow of daybreak.

For more drone-captured visuals, check out the 2015 Drone Aerial Photography Contest.

Words by Aleks Eror
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