Drones in Hollywood

Did you know that drones took a very important role in the film and video production industry? Below we will show you how video recording has revolutionized thanks to the use of the drone.

The benefits of drones in the cinema

The film industry or the audiovisual market in general is a sector in which drones are a perfect tool to create shots and record impossible scenes. And it is that at the moment a relation in which is not made use of the drones in the cinema is not conceived.

The drones in the cinema are adapting in an exceptional way, since these unmanned aerial vehicles can load high quality cameras to record shots that are very difficult to make at lower costs than the use of, for example, helicopters.

One of the benefits is the reduction of costs. A few years ago some work teams had to pay from 4000 to 9000 euros per hour, in the rent of airplanes to shoot aerial scenes. This has been reduced considerably today.

camera gear on wood top view

The possibilities offered by these drones in the cinema have no limits. You can record shots just a few centimeters from the ground and reach high altitudes (depending on the area in which it is recorded and the current Law).

In addition, it offers the possibility of recording over water; Go through windows and doors will be very easy with drones. Creativity in scene recording will have no limits.

Drones in the cinema for the creation of large productions

The use of drones in the cinema has revolutionized the film industry, as drones have replaced, or in some cases complemented, helicopter recording.

Although this has not always been the case, it was not until the end of 2014 that the use of these unmanned aerial vehicles was allowed for film recording. In spite of this, it was used some years before to record scenes in closed premises.

Featured films that are great productions used drones for scene recording. James Bond Skyfall, The Wolf of Wall Street or The Expendables 3, were pioneering productions in their use with impressive results.

As of 2015 in many films, if not all, drones have been used for the recording of scenes. Titles like The Avengers, Jurassic World, Captain America… They have used this recording tool to create spectacular scenes.

Silhouette of drone flying above city at sunset

In television series, drones have also been used to record aerial scenes. Some examples are Narcos or Game of Thrones.

And this cinematographic revolution is spreading to change the way of seeing the cinema. In this case you should talk about the movie, recorded only and exclusively with drones, the movie is called ‘In the Robot Skies: A Drone Love Story’.

This is a small device, but it has great potential and is revolutionizing the film industry.

Drafting: Juan Pablo Rodriguez

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