Well, the short answer is that the director, a Japanese man named Morihiro Harano used a specially-built drone to film the video – which was shot pretty much as one un-cut take.
Filmed over three days – and lots of rain in Japan – I think the monsoon season finished a couple of weeks ago – they did 44 takes, completing the whole routine 11 times, and out of those 11, there were three that everyone was happy with – the video below is one of those.
One of the neat things about the video is at the end where, as the drone keeps rising up to around 700 meters (nearly 2,300-feet or half a mile), we see as the music stops the huge crowd featuring some 2,40 people do a the opening and closing of single-colored umbrellas making words and images – just freaking breath-taking.
It ends with the drone flying off in to the sky showing us a neat view of Japan from the air.
The drone used a multi-copter camera to get the awesome aerial shots, with everything shot at half-speed, and thus everyone moving in slow-motion. The film was sped up to get the awesome effect in the editing.
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The little cycles they are riding at the beginning of the video – those are the new Honda UNI-CUB.
I want one. And a drone. And my own music video.