CHAPTER 5

SHOOTING VIDEO WITH DRONES

A VERY EXCITING THING ABOUT USING A FLYING CAMERA is the ability to capture amazing video that adds huge production value to any project. In recent years, you would have to hire a helicopter and special equipment to stabilize your camera as you captured videos. With a small drone, you have the ability to really get in the action. You can fly lower than a helicopter, and you can fly through obstacles that would be impossible for a full-size helicopter. The other challenge with a full-size helicopter is the strong downforce that blows everything around—that can really ruin a shot.

While some people are creating wonderful reels of all-aerial video, it’s more commonly used for specialized shots. For example, watch ...

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