Drones and camera stabilization technology changes at a furious pace. It wasn’t till 2011 when FreeFly introduced the Cinestar, the older brother to the Alta, then in 2012 DJI introduced the Phantom that you could buy a capable/pre-built UAS, and launched an industry and 1,000’s of careers. Before that it was a cottage industry of custom built one offs. However, the unsung hero of the multi-rotors with acceptable flight times, was the introduction of LIPO batteries which made drones a viable part of production, These paradigm shifts have forever changed movie making and we’ve been involved since those early days. The FreeFly Cinestar pictured above, with its mechanical gimbal was ours.
These are specialty drones, and have very specific purposes in our arsenal.
To learn more see our blog post “Five essential questions a producer should ask a drone pilot”
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