Does Drone Video Stand Out From Regular Video?
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These days whenever a scene is scripted, you will almost always have to consider the perspective of a drone shot in many of your in-the-field and in-studio shoots. There are so many different ways to get unique shots for your video content and drone videography have proven to be the best way to get those perfect shots. Drones have completely changed how we see things in video production, television, movies, and documentaries that we watch.
There is so much more to high-quality drone videography and cinematography than you can imagine. As a video or movie director, what was originally a crane shot can now be easily replaced by a drone video. As each scene is written and rehearsed, it is the job of the director, scriptwriters, and video producers to consider whenever and wherever drone footage is needed to enhance the quality of the video production.
How Fly Throughs Create Memories
So many times, in the openings of films or corporate videos, we see the initial scene or even the theme of the movie begin to be established with a drone shot. The use of drone video in these scenarios creates a more cinematic opening to reel the viewer in right from the beginning. This has proven often to be one of the most alluring productions techniques and it is used more and more in what we view on the screen.
When Sound and Vision media was recently shooting a music video in our Boston green screen studios, we decided to use a drone camera indoors to travel from 10 yards to just eight inches from the face of the hip-hop singer featured in the video. This production technique proved to be one of the most memorable scenes in the entire video production.
It doesn’t matter what you are shooting these days, as we often see in our corporate video productions, just like in our documentaries and original productions, drones are always present when the production team or the writers or producers deem them to be necessary. Often writers will already know exactly where the drone footage is perfect and will even write this in the point-of-view description so that the director and the writer’s vision will be on the same page.
Getting Creative with Your Video Footage
When it comes to post-production, drone footage is just as important. Giving the editor a wide variety of shots will give them more opportunities to make something great. Using aerial shots in the final video is a great way to set your production apart from the rest, and being a filmmaker nowadays requires finding ways to be different. Having a drone pilot for your production will do just that. The big Hollywood directors all have aerial video in their work and use drones to do so. Give a different perspective in your next video production and use drone video.
Many drone companies are out there, leaving the buyer with different options. For example, one of the largest drone companies is DJI. DJI drones are taking over the market with the DJI Mavic and Mavic Pro. The quality of these drones is top-notch, and most can shoot in 4k. Some are made more for beginners if you are just starting, as well as more high-tech ones for the more advanced drone pilots. If you ever happen to be in the market for a drone, there are advertisements and tutorials all over different social media platforms.
The applications in which drone video can be used are endless. When it comes to all videography and video editing, there is always a use for drone footage. Whether it be TV commercials, corporate videos, video marketing, real estate advertisements, or any other production, help your production and give it a bird’s eye view to set yourself apart from the competition.
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Aerial Footage Should Always Make the Final Cut
So, where does this Boston video production team see drones in the future? Let’s just say; that if you are not working with high-quality drones in your productions, then you are probably selling yourself short as a producer, director, and videographer, and most importantly you could be eliminating some of the most potentially dramatic shots from your video production.
The bottom line is that if you are in the video or film production business, you are going to need the best drones available on the market today and the highly-skilled, licensed, and trained drone operators to get the job done right. Having a talented drone operator who is always available for any corporate video, marketing video, television commercial, original film, or documentary that you would like to see succeed is not just an option, but often a necessity!
About the author
Mark Helms is a radio-TV, film major, and business marketing minor, graduate of James Madison University. Mark has written, produced, and directed hundreds of television commercials, original TV shows, and radio commercials for over 30 years.
Mark got his start at Sound and Vision Media back in 1972 when it was called E.S.S. Productions/Euphoria Sound Studios of Revere, Massachusetts. It was founded by his mentor, father figure, and former business partner, the great Howard Alan Cook. Howard, through his company, Euphoria Sound, recorded musical artists such as Phish, Tracy Chapman, and hundreds of other well-known New England musical groups.
Mark oversees every project with a high level of enthusiasm, passion, and dedication to his clients. He enjoys interacting with his clients and turning their ideas into trustworthy scripts. He always follows through every step of the way. Mark Helms is a well-known and respected veteran throughout the New England and Boston Video production community.
Mark’s original television programs and productions have played around the globe, streaming on networks like A.M.C., Amazon Prime, and The Travel Channel (United Kingdom). He has produced seven Pay Per View special programs so far.