It depends on what you’re goals are. You could certainly get some up high establishing shots, and straight down shots and on smaller projects which would be good enough. But drone manufacturers make them seem like a toy and that anyone can do it, and you can, but it’s going to take some time and dedication. The bottom line is Drone companies goal is to containers of drones. I sold one of my used drones to a guy who thought he was going to go out the next day and get some great shots. Do you think that happened? Nope! He crashed into a tree when I was training him how to use it.
If you are serious about doing it, and are willing to dedicate the time, go for it! But think of it this way; A drone requires a lot of skills that are happening all at once, and the technology changes every 6 months, so you’ve got to have deep pockets for the first year or so, or have enough work to make it worth your while to stay on the cutting edge. Not to mention liability insurance, a part 107 license and having a back-up drone. When there’s a crew watching with actors and people who’s time is valuable, the last thing you want is a newby fumbling with the controls or crashing. There’s a lot of pressure involved making all those things happen at once. Put pressure on someone who can’t handle it, or they freeze at the wrong moment, and you have a potentially dangerous situation on your hands. Crash a $10k drone and you’ll be sorry you “cheaped out.” Not only are you calling your insurance company, but you’ve missed the shot. Someone who flies all the time it will be second nature to them and they wont choke…in theory. :).