CMU School of Drama

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Filmmaking Tool or Public Menace? Inside the Complex Issues of Drone Cinematography In his blog on the ASC, cinematographer John Bailey examines the complex issues of drone cinematography.
As has been reported, unmanned drone cameras have stirred up issues of both privacy and safety. When used by amateurs, they have crashed into buildings and people, and almost even caused midair crashes with commercial jets. They have also popped up at windows of people who imagine they are getting dressed in the privacy of their own homes.

1 comment:

Jess said...

Technology has become such a central part of the entertainment industry. The cinematography involved has become its own art form. To limit the ability of filmmakers to advance with the technology before them is unfair. While it is understandable that the privacy and safety concerns of the public are a main priority, it should be taken into consideration how these laws are written in order to establish a happy medium between allowing the artistry to grow and keeping the general public out of it. There could be a creation on who has access to these devices, not so much with accesibility with cost but with something along the lines of a license. The ability of these drone cameras is incredible and to prevent it from being utlitized to its full potential would harm the industry. Especially for independent filmakers who lack the budgets to afford several cameras to get the shots they want. The drone can take care of these things for them. The technology will allow for those trying to become established in the industry to get a starting point. It could possibly even further their career. There’s no predicting what is instore for this technology but hopefully it will only lead to something bigger and better than before.