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Drones Are the Future of Film



Up in the sky, look: It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman! Well, not quite. There’s definitely something up in the sky though, but it’s not an alien from Krypton; it’s a drone. They’re everywhere of late, it seems. Many people seem to believe that drones are only used for combat, unmanned robots being sent into warzones to keep the peace or to root out terrorists and while they’re not wrong, they also don’t have the entire story down.

At Omni Media Productions Limited, we utilize drones for the many videos that we shoot for clients. The entire movie industry is also getting on board the drone train. The thing with drones is that, when operated by a trained professional, they catch shots that would otherwise be unattainable. This is of course crucial in realizing someone’s idealized vision of a commercial or motion picture. In our opinion, when drones are used safely, they can make someone’s dreams come true. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of money that can be made when it comes to using drones, in both the commercial, advertising, and film industries.

In other words, cities that allow for the use of drones in their airspaces can make a hefty profit. We’re not just talking about thousands of dollars here – how does $20 billion sound? That is what New York City could possibly gain if they embrace drone culture. However, it seems like they are being left in the dust, as reported in this Bloomberg Business article.

Thomas Black writes, “There have been drones over the city, but those were flown by hobbyists and people without official federal permission because the city doesn’t currently restrict any flights. Bills introduced in December would limit most drone flights while the Federal Aviation Administration still works on rules for commercial use of the pilotless aircraft.”

Some don’t share in this drone enthusiasm, one being Councilman Daniel Garodnick whose recent bill would ban drone flights except for the police armed with a warrant. It sounds like if that bill passes, it might be the final nail in the coffin for the future of films in New York City. What do you think?

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-12/new-york-startup-to-fly-first-legal-drone-over-city-as-ban-looms

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