What are some of the benefits to drone videography?
What’s great to know first off about drone film is how affordable it is and how much time it saves in comparison to the alternative (shots from a helicopter!) One drone pilot and a days shoot will enable you to capture a lot of footage, potentially across multiple sites. This can be used as ‘bolt on’ feature to add impact and that WOW factor to your existing video project or the footage could be used for surveying various areas, land and buildings. Vast sites can be captured quickly and easily with the use of a drone. They are quick to set up and once the survey has been performed first and you’ve got the all clear, you’re good to fly.
Drone film has many purposes and can be beneficial to any type of industry. In the construction sector for example, drones can be used to capture property and land development. Getting footage of all the nooks and crannies of a property during it’s construction can show your audience tons of detail, as well as getting different sorts of dynamic angles of the construction. They’re useful in getting footage of perhaps hard to reach areas and heights that aren’t possible to attain otherwise. Drones are also great for filming land, small or big. Showing the development of massive sites is definitely a challenge for ground based film crews, but a drone can capture your site in minutes. Plus, a drone can get as high or close to the detail as needed, offering you a range of options in how you capture the site. Some drones will also enable you to take measurements so vast areas can be surveyed accurately. Other drones benefit from thermal imaging which is useful for the energy and power generations sectors surveying pipework or ducting for example.
Drones are all the rage nowadays and people love to see new and interesting videos that dare to be something different. One of the really good points though about drone filming is that it’s much safer. Companies originally constructing a scaffold for example to survey the outside of a building can now send up a drone. This means no more working from height where people are at risk of falling. Hard to reach areas within confined spaces or abandoned buildings that may contain asbestos can also be surveyed remotely first before having to send anyone near the site. This provides companies with a huge safety advantage as well as a significant cost saving.