Why Aerial Videography Matters

You’ve all seen them on TV or in the movies. These little flying machines that can fit in your hand and capture amazing photos and videos from the sky.

Pretty cool, huh?

Aerial videography and the images we see taken from above have always captured our attention. People are mesmerized when they see footage from hundreds or thousands of feet in the air.

I think it stems from deep within us and our innate desire to fly. Men and women have sought for centuries to conquer the bonds of gravity. Who hasn’t seen the grainy black and white clips of film that show inventions and failed attempts to master flight, even if for only a moment?

When the Wright Brothers flew their powered glider at Kitty Hawk, they opened a world full of possibilities that they couldn’t have imagined.

Cameras have been attached to planes from as early as World War I, and through the years, aerial videography has evolved as flight vehicles have become more and more advanced.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), a.k.a. drones as they are affectionately known by those that fly them, are the latest technological innovation in flight. In an effort to make aerial videography more affordable to produce, inventors have manufactured drones that are guided by GPS and flown from the ground. Attaching a camera to the bottom of the chassis and letting it fly at speeds of up to 40 mph or more while capturing high-resolution imagery was the next logical step.

You’d be tempted to think that access to these devices and the quality images they produce is either too difficult or too costly.

But I’m here to tell you that having an aerial video to promote your business or property is easier and more affordable than you might think.

You might also be tempted to buy a drone and do the video yourself. I’ve gotta warn you, though. You might get hooked!

A complete drone system includes the following:

-GPS-guided drone
-Remote controller
-Extra batteries and propellers
-iPad or equivalent to view the video streaming from the drone while flying
-Charging station for your batteries and remote controller
-Heavy-duty case to pack everything and carry it around

However, if you don’t have the time to learn how to fly and/or the money to invest, that’s where I come in.

I am an FAA-certified Part 107 Remote Pilot who has trained and flown hundreds of hours on a DJI Phantom 4. I know how to fly safely and effectively, and I’ve invested in and studied with some of the best aerial videographers in the business. I have learned camera and production techniques that are higher quality than most amateur videographers and even some professional ones.

My clients include real estate agents and small-business owners who have hired me to promote their physical properties, either to attract more viewers or to increase their walk-in traffic.

My aerial videos and photos have captured the attention of potential customers and have increased the number of eyeballs viewing my clients’ websites, helping them to stand apart from their competitors. This has increased their traffic and has led to more business.

If you would like to see how I can help your business stand out from the crowd, call me at 817.821.8120 for a free quote.

P.S. You can see examples of my work on YouTube by clicking here: http://bit.ly/mister-droner

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