Guide to Hiring a Video Drone for aerial filming
So your looking to add that extra dimension to your video production that only an aerial drone can deliver, unarguably aerial footage adds an extra dimension to any wedding, corporate or even news production giving fresh angles and perspectives on something that might otherwise be flat and uniteresting to your viewer.
If your responsible for ensuring the arial footage is captured and your unsure if your confidence levels are high enough to take on the challenge then you can always hire a drone with a fully licenced and insured operator and that may be your best option, if however you would like to try your hand at filming from the sky then all you need to know is enclosed on the following pages so take the time to check over the guides and you should have a clear idea on what you need to be aware of and whats available.
This quick guide has been written to make sure that your client loves the aerial video footage you capture and you stear clear of the major pitfalls associated with flying Drones
Ive been flying Drones and aerial blimps to capture aerial film footage for over 10 years my first drone did not have an advanced gimbal like the drones now and was carrying a tape based Sony A1 camcorder without any optical stabilization, so it would takes hours of flying blind as the video camera didnt even transmit what it was seeing to me so I solely relied upon my senses to imagine what the drone was seeing to make things even more difficult the drone did not have GPS keeping it place like the drones on hire now and keeping the drone airbourne would require an advanced skillset and months and months of practice to safely take of and land let alone get usable footage.
I learnt many tricks over the years and hope these will help you you will be happy to know that technology has advanced so rapidly that the drones on hire here pretty much fly themselves now and unlike my early endeavours whereupon I would need to fly for two hours plus to get a couple of minutes usable footage and the money shots needed pretty mush everything the modern day drone captures is usable making aerial film capture so mush easier and accesable. . We will be looking at all aspects of filming a wedding to help you get the very best results possible when shooting not to mention choosing a hire company that you can depend upon.