Forget about big brother, let’s talk about aerial footage. There’s no doubt that drone filming is a growing trend with filmmakers. Aerial footage offers a lot of production value and gives a new perspective to viewers. Producers are taking advantage of the possibilities that drones offer and for good reason.
Aerial footage provides a higher production value and is much more cinematic. Before, most businesses weren’t able to get this type of footage simply from a cost factor. Nowadays, it’s a lot more cost effective depending on what equipment is being used and the amount of filming involved. You can do 10-15 takes with an aerial drone (using only one 28 minute battery) or 3-5 takes with the same allotted time with the standard film equipment. This gives you more options and flexibility for editing at the fraction of the cost and time. The benefits of filming with a drone you’re getting shots that would’ve been very difficult before.
These smalls drones are able to get a lot of angles and get intricate filming that would’ve been a big setup for most producers. Production companies would have to rent large equipment like dollies, cranes, or jib arms, to get the same intricate and smooth footage that a drone can. Simplifying this process for these shots filmmakers and producers are getting more bang for their buck.
“Filming with drones takes some practice. It’s not hard, but if you’re flying to film and to get good footage, it takes a lot of practice. You can learn to just fly a drone, but to learn to fly it well for filming is more difficult and time consuming” says Zak Stradley our aerial videographer here at Levitate.
We take a lot of pride in our filming and editing. Aerial shots that are filmed for your business offer a tremendous amount of production value for the entire video. As always if you have questions about drones or gathering aerial footage? Feel free to get in touch or comment below!