Selling Drone Footage
um, selling your drone footage is really the next big thing. People always ask. Hey, are you looking for drone footage? The answer is no. I'm not looking for drone footage. No one's looking for drone footage. People are looking for content looking for aerials, looking for story. So don't think just cause you're flying and you film something from the air, it's marketable. They're looking for the same thing that looking for from stills and motion clip shot on the ground, which is specific locations, specific content, story elements, dramatic looking imagery, etcetera, etcetera. So selling your footage is important. It is a great career option can be its own standalone option. Flying a drone actually, Um, and the things that sell best are listed here wide, establishing shots that give a strong sense of place, shots that draw the viewer in with movement, like flying over the open ocean slowly and panning up. Uh, they could be edited pretty well together as well on and seeing something we t...
hought we knew in a new way, you know, whales breaching or like dolphins, like we saw in the Midway film. Ah, in the um earlier in the boot camp so those are the kinds of things that really will make it marketable. How much can you make? You know, really? That's a wild question. I'm not really sure, but you know, anywhere from bucks a clip to $4000 a clip for commercial use really depends on quality, of course. Just like any video clip, there's a wide range of money to be made. But the better the resolution, the more you could make. So if you're really going after this, you're getting your pilot's license. You're going to shoot commercial. There is a lot. There's definitely a lot of potential upside a same time. You have to make sure the contents great. And there are so many restrictions on flight and where you could fly when you rule the national parks out right now. Rule out most federal lands right now, so we're gonna go is a private land. Open ocean boating trips. Other countries just depends. So you really just got to understand what the opportunity is and how you're going. Teoh. Address that, and you may still of course, need permits to talk about external APs, and resource is this is really the last last step in last thing you would think about once you've made a commitment to you know what you may need to make your, uh, your drone work work for you. And, you know, I recommend maybe a two controller system might be the way to go. One person fly, who is a pilot? Maybe you just control the camera. Maybe you want to go through all that. It's another great way to go. You can hire a remote operator a lot of different ways to do it. So lots of options. Lots to consider. This is really just the introduction to it, but it is an absolute pivotal part of storytelling in motion.
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