2016 saw the rise of some seriously incredible drone footage.
It’s no longer enough to have an aerial photo and automatically dazzle your Instagram followers simply because it’s a complete different angle. The novelty effect has worn off, and the bar is raised.
Why? It seems as though everyone has a drone now. The $999 DJI Mavic Pro is so portable, there’s no excuse for missing an opportunity to take a drone photo simply because you didn’t have your drone with you — it fits in your purse! On the professional end of the spectrum, you’ve got the $2,999 DJI Inspire 2. In fact, DJI produced a short film shot entirely on the Inspire 2.
To have incredible drone footage, it most be seriously incredible. Lighting, framing, storytelling — they are all important. The NYC Drone Film Festival compiled the best footage from its participants into one, 3-minute long video.
Check it out for some inspiration!