I’m not sure how tall the World’s Tallest Camera Operator is, but not even they could reach the heightened POV that you and your clients/viewers want to see.
Sweeping, floating, and booming movements make the long-necked crane an alluring option. But like the World’s Tallest Camera Operator, there are still places a crane can’t reach. If a crane can’t do it, then what can?
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: the drone.
Here are two ways to utilize your drone to its full potential:
- Save money with AIR TRAVEL— the cost of labor alone (not to mention construction + deconstruction time) dissuades many from using a crane. The drone, on the other hand, can be assembled quickly and with minimal effort. No big crew required, no hour-long setup before you get your first shot up. Just assemble and shoot!
- Give yourself the option of OPTIONS— cranes are great tools, but they’re still bound by their earthly design. A drone can fly anywhere you desire. Why rob yourself of creative opportunities when you can have them for cheaper, and access them faster? If your client suddenly has a bold idea for dramatic camera movement, you don’t need to squash their hopes with a rigid, limiting crane. Let them explore their own imagination through your drone, which can move as smoothly as your mind’s eye.
Camera: Mavic Pro 2
Project: Lumberjack’s television series, shot in Elk Falls Provincial Park, BC, Canada.