Dr. Zahid Iqbal
Why Quad Air Drones Are Taking Over the Film Making Industry
Drones are quickly changing the way we see the world and the way we capture it on film. From aerial shots of sports games to unique perspectives of resorts and cities, quad air drones are quickly becoming the tool of choice when it comes to gathering unique footage from all over the world. After recently attending The Drone Film Festival in New York City, I have even more respect for how these machines can revolutionize cinema. This article discusses why quad air drones are taking over the film making industry, and why they may very well continue to do so in the future.
What you need to know about quad air drones
How much do quad air drones cost?
Unlike traditional helicopters, which are relatively affordable at around $1000 each, quad air drones cost more than that—about $5000 each. The benefit is their maneuverability, stability and safety (unlike traditional helicopters, quad air drones can be controlled from a distance). But no matter how good your drone is, it won’t deliver high-quality footage without an equally high-quality pilot. Aerial videographers must get FAA certification before operating a drone commercially; training to get certified can run upwards of $1500 for non-licensed operators.
Where can I buy my very own quad air drone?
These days, quad air drones are relatively affordable. In fact, some of them can be yours for less than $1,000. With prices like that, it’s clear that a lot of people have already started buying their own quad air drones—whether they’re looking to start a small business or just want to make a few extra bucks on their own time. For example, you could buy your own quad air drone and rent it out to filmmakers at events like weddings or birthday parties. You might be surprised by how many people are willing to pay for such an amazing aerial film-making experience!
A new type of drone that has recently come onto market is offering one of its most unique features: it can fly in any direction. This means that by using four propellers, they will be able to stabilize themselves no matter which way they are facing. Not only does this make filming and taking photographs easy but also makes learning how to fly drones a lot more enjoyable as you aren’t restricted in where you can take your drone. By being able to be used both indoors and outdoors you have a range of options on where to film or photograph making them perfect for people who want to try their hand at something new with their hobby or possibly even make money from it by selling videos and photos. The largest benefit from these quad air drones comes with filming commercial videos or taking professional photos.
Know the limits of your equipment
Make sure you are safe before takeoff!
Like all drones, quadcopters are not toys and you must follow strict safety guidelines when using them. You’ll need to learn how to operate your drone in a safe manner, take note of any operational restrictions, and stay aware of your surroundings while flying. All of these things are especially important with quadcopters since they can be easily damaged by collisions or other obstacles. As you practice flying your drone, keep a safe distance from people on foot or in vehicles. Stay at least 150 feet away from buildings and always give way to manned aircrafts. A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t see it (and it’s not an airplane), you shouldn’t fly there!