16 August 2013
Several blockbuster films have used unmanned aerial footage during production, including “Skyfall,” “Man of Steel,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” “The Hunger Games,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “Iron Man 3.” Drones can provide cinematographers a unique advantage over traditional filmmaking methods due to their extended range, agility, and ability to film acrobatic shots. Despite these advantages, film studios remain skeptical about relying too heavily on unmanned vehicles because of the expense to replace and insure them in the event of an accident. Additionally, filmmakers must receive permission from the FAA to operate the UAVs. (Image Credit: Perspective Aerials)
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