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Filming with Drones

March 28th, 2023 by George Derrick

Drones and INP Media

The use of drones (or UAV) for filming and photography has rapidly gained popularity over the past few years. With advances in technology, drones have become more affordable, easier to operate, and capable of capturing stunning aerial footage. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of using drones for filming and photography and discuss some of the key considerations when using drones for this purpose.

At INP Media we have been using drones for filming for over 10 years now. We were also one of the first people in the country to be certified by the CAA. On our shoots these are the drones that we tend to use most depending on location, production type and budget:

DJI Inspire 2

DJI Mavic 3 Cine

DJI Mini 3 Pro

If you’d like to take a look at some of our work, then head over to our aerials page where you can see some of our case studies such as the Case Project Tetra we filmed in the Carrara mountains in Italy

Benefits of Using Drones for Filming and Photography

  1. Unique Perspectives: Drones offer a unique perspective that cannot be achieved by traditional filming and photography equipment. Drones can fly at high altitudes, capture footage from hard-to-reach locations, and provide a bird’s eye view of the subject matter. This unique perspective can add a new dimension to your films and photographs, making them stand out from the rest.
  2. Flexibility: Drones are highly maneuverable, allowing you to capture footage from multiple angles and perspectives. With a drone, you can easily change the height, speed, and direction of the camera, providing you with more flexibility when filming or photographing.
  3. Time-Saving: Drones can save you a lot of time when filming or photographing large areas. For example, if you are filming a landscape or a building, a drone can cover the area quickly and efficiently, reducing the time and resources required to capture the footage.
  4. Cost-Effective: Drones are often more cost-effective than traditional filming and photography equipment. With a drone, you can capture high-quality footage without the need for expensive cranes, helicopters, or other specialized equipment.
  5. Safety: Drones can be used to capture footage in hazardous or hard-to-reach locations, reducing the risk of injury to filmmakers and photographers.

Considerations When Using Drones for Filming and Photography

  1. Regulations: Before using a drone for filming or photography, it is important to understand the regulations in your area. Depending on your location, you may need a permit to operate a drone, and there may be restrictions on where and when you can fly.
  2. Weather Conditions: Weather conditions can greatly impact the ability to operate a drone safely and capture high-quality footage. High winds, rain, and other adverse weather conditions can make it difficult to control a drone and capture stable footage.
  3. Battery Life: Drones are powered by batteries, which can limit the amount of time you can spend filming or photographing. It is important to monitor the battery life of your drone and plan your flights accordingly.
  4. Safety: Safety is always a top priority when operating a drone. It is important to follow safety guidelines, keep your drone away from people and property, and maintain a safe distance from other aircraft.


In conclusion, drones are a valuable tool for filmmakers and photographers looking to capture unique perspectives and high-quality footage. With careful planning, attention to safety, and adherence to regulations, drones can provide a cost-effective and efficient way to capture stunning aerial footage.

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