Drones are arguably the single most important technological development for film and television in the last 25 years. Today nearly every feature film, television show or commercial production is using drone-mounted cameras. No other creative pursuit is as complex and rewarding. Drone artists today need to master the delicate balance of unmanned aerial flight (aviation), photography and rapidly evolving government regulations.
Within this art form there is broad “gray area” of permissibility versus capability. Today’s drone cinematographers need to balance the desire to “get the shot” against a complex array of production resources, opportunities, rules, regulations and crew safety protocols. Registered students must hold a Remote Pilot in Command certificate. Knowledge of video editing software is recommended.