From Video Production to Animation, there are so many different types of video you can use for your company. One type that we feel needs a lot more attention is a relatively new one, which so many companies are moving to use nowadays. We’re talking about Drone videography.
We’ve talked about drones a few times before, but the great thing about them is that they are ever-changing. A drone can do so much for your company that a regular film production can’t, and the development of modern technology only reinforces this. We’ve come up with some ideas and tips for drone film and why you should be using it for your company – whatever sector you’re in.
Affordable and time saving
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.
Application of drone filming
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.
A relatively new concept, 360 video is something that more and more videographers are using today. But did you know that this can also be used hand in hand with drone? The wonders of technology have allowed drones to carry 360 degree cameras. What this gives you is not only your base drone shots, but also a way for your audience to interact with the video. 360 allows the user to drag themselves around the video to view the whole picture, and with drones, 360 can go to new heights. It’s something that is being utilised more often, as many companies want to give their audience an interactive experience.
A Safer Drone Experience
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.