Get the right equipment
- Think about the effects you want to achieve
- Be aware of the limitations and restrictions
- Look for other options if your first idea isn’t possible
Chris: And we did that by specifying the right equipment for the right location.
Matt: Which is number three here on the board.
Chris: If we went into that building with a drone, we’d be blowing stuff everywhere, you couldn’t get that same finesse. So you need to specify the right equipment. And if you do want some drone footage, there are lots of regulations that you need to be aware of. So one general one is that you need to have control of 50 metres around where you want the drone to fly, so you can’t fly within 50 metres of a main road or other people, so it’s actually quite limiting, especially if you’re doing it for money. If you’re doing it for just pleasure, you can get away with slightly less, but as a business it’s actually quite tricky to get drone footage.
Matt: So it’s important to make sure if you’re looking at any specialist cameras or equipment that you understand what those implications are, and that you work with guys that have the right licenses to do this kind of thing.
Chris: And there are always options to get your shot in a different way. So if you’ve been to some companies and you’ve found that you can’t get the shot, we can probably come up with some solution that would help.
Matt: Yeah, so in short, make sure you’re telling a story, and that you’re bringing some value, make sure that within that script there is something interesting to say, and work with the team to then specify the equipment to help tell that story. We should’ve just done that. That was dead quick, wasn’t it.
Chris: That was very quick. Right, I’m gonna go down the stairs. See you later.
Matt: I’m going down in the lift.