We have seen some pretty wicked angles in movie shots for quite some time already, and some of these shots rely on computer generated imagery, while others do involve a helicopter flying around to get that money shot in. Whatever it is, we humans are always on the lookout to find a better and more efficient way of doing things, and Hollywood is said to be knocking on the doors of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently. This effort that is spearheaded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) intends to obtain permission for visionary filmmakers to use aerial drones when it comes to shooting their next film.
Needless to say, some other companies have already started to use different drones to capture the essence of selected scenes where independent productions are concerned, and they also come in handy when scouting for the right location. However, the new permissions, if given, would allow filmmakers a free rein over the use of drones without having to violate local laws. I’m all for technology to make life better, how about you?