Drones glorious drones…Over the past decade the increase of ariel footage via the use of piloted drones has exculpated enormously and even Amazon is apparently working on ways to deliver parcels by drone – can’t see anything going wrong there. Lets just hope they have good insurance!
So is this a good thing? From a film point of view of course, why wouldn’t any director want another tool to shape and mould his/her story. Drones offer a point of view that cant be matched, as well as movement that can massively increase a film’s production value. As with everything though theres always the risk of over doing it, it’s easy to get excited by a piece of new shiny gadgetry, but at all costs a drone fest should be avoided.
So far the internet has seen its fair share of drone fails; plunging your brand new drone into the mirky depths of your local pond on your first test flight and even attempting to decapitate the bride and groom on their wedding day.
At Idenna we take pride in being professional but also unconventional, so when it comes to drones our first thoughts are: do we need it and what does it add to the story? If it does nothing for you it does nothing for us, regardless of its technical wizardry.