Why Use a Drone?
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, are an emerging technology to capture digital media which has far surpassed the traditional data collection methods. Drones can provide "now" data to bring safety and project needs to a new strategic vantage point.
- Video location scheduled with crew
- Licensed drone pilot
- Interior and exterior filming available
- Video edit and post production
- Delivery and deployment (Web, LMS, social media, etc.)
- Travel expenses will be billed at cost
- On-site fee (hourly rate):
- Editing and post-production:
The Fly-by Reveal
The Fly-By requires you to fly your drone past an object in the foreground. The closer you can get, the better. Heck, fly through something! The Fly-By only works when you have a foreground element to fly past, but it works even better when you have a beautiful background to reveal.
To execute The Gentle Rise, position your drone camera facing directly downward, place your drone on the ground, and begin slowly flying directly upward. This type of camera movement works exceptionally well for establishing shots. When your drone is close to the ground, the footage you’ll capture will be more abstract looking (vineyard example below), and as your drone gets higher, you’ll begin capturing beautiful aerial views (winding road example below).
The Lateral shot is perhaps the most basic shot on this list, and yet, it can produce the most stunning scenes. The Lateral produces footage that basically looks like a never ending slider. Keeping your drone low to the groundor higher in the air produce different, but equally compelling footage.
Look Down Aerial Pan
The Look Down is another type of shot that works perfectly for establishing shots. The Look Down is also a unique shot because it has a purposefully limited vantage point. Execute this shot by pointing your camera directly down to the ground, and don’t fly too high. Keep the vantage point limited to what’s in the frame directly beneath the drone.
Never Ending Crane
The Neverending Crane is simple. Place your drone on the ground. Face the camera forwards looking towards the landscape and begin flying upwards — forever.
Tilting Gimbal Reveal
The Tilting Gimbal Reveal is a hybrid of the Fly-by and the Look Down Pan. The gimbal starts facing the ground at a medium to low elevation then as the drone rises the gimbal is smothly rotated 90 degrees or untill the subject is framed.
To perform the Focused Orbit Manuvere the pilot positions the drone at a medium hight with the gimbal aimed to 45 degrees to the subject. From there the pilot inputs a left or right strafe and a complementing rotation. When done correctly the drone will orbit around the subject keeping it in focus. Ideal for Real Estate to get every angle.
Reverse of the Gentle Rise. This shot can be shot independently of the Rest by simply hovering over the subject and descending. Or, with the magic of video editing we can reverse the video of the Gentle Rise to achieve the same effect!
This shot is very common in movies and cinema and can be combined with shots like the fly-by and the gentle rise for amazing effects. In this shot the pilot simply follows the movement of the subject in a lateral or forward motion.