Drone Operator Vs Crane Operator

Drone Operator Vs Crane Operator

Drone Operator Vs Crane Operator

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.