What should you expect from a drone video session?

Safety, attention to details and responsible communications.

Set aside the technical details of the drone, the camera and the editing. Consider these often overlooked secrets to success.

  1. Safety first – Any time you have a airborne camera, you must attend to safety. A certified pilot will have a check list of safety items that they should clear with you before filming.
  2. Details –  If you are filming for cinematography, composition and coverage are two areas to be discussed. If you are doing structural or data gathering, make sure you run sample shots to insure good data collection. Even if it appears obvious, make sure the words have been said.
  3. Responsible Communications – This is a fundamental requirement. Be sure you can talk through the process, problems and solutions with the pilot and crew.