Aerial drone video footage can be used for both practical and aesthetic reasons. It is always exciting filming with drone and it always adds an interesting dimension to our clients’ videos.
Here are some ways in which Laundry Lane has used drone:
Events: aerial footage of an event is a great way to open a video. It can capture the geography of the area and a birds eye view of what’s happening on the ground.
Case study videos: Often case study videos are more intimate close up interviews with a strong narrative. As the person tells their story we cut to B-roll footage of scenes that are relevant to their life. Drone can be a visually engaging way of capturing the interviewee (e.g. walking along the beach). It captures the person in action as well as giving us an aerial view of their surrounds.
Motion graphics: Integrating animated text and imagery into an aerial landscape creates a very strong and engaging visual story. This technique works extremely well over water or land. We regularly capture drone footage for hybrid videos – where we are combining real video footage with motion graphics.
Promotional videos: Drone footage is ideal for showcasing land and sea. It is a wonderful medium that can be of benefit to most industries …. tourism, hospitality, construction, health, corporate and government.
At Laundry Lane both our videographer and our animator have their Remote Pilot Licences (RePL) and the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operator’s Certificate (ReOC). These are permits to fly drones for commercial purposes and ensure that our team are aware of and adhere to all of the drone safety rules as stated by CASA (Civil Aviation Authority).
The dos and don’ts of flying
- only fly one drone at a time
- always fly your drone within visual line of sight – this means:
- flying only during the day
- avoid flying in cloud, fog or heavy rain
- you can see your drone with your own eyes at all times without using binoculars or watching a video screen- not flying behind trees, buildings or anything else that stops you seeing your drone at all times.
You must not fly your drone:
- higher than 120 m (400 ft) above ground level — that’s about the height of a 35-storey building or length of a football field
- closer than 30 m to people — other than those helping to fly or navigate your drone
- over or above people at any time or height
- in a way that creates a hazard to another person, aircraft or property
- near emergency situations
- in prohibited or restricted airspace (use a CASA-approved drone safety app to help you)
- closer than 5.5 km to a controlledaerodrome or airfield (usually those with a control tower).
Watch our reel that show some of the projects that we have used drone: