Let's talk about drones. They're pretty cool. We've gotten some good results with them and we're actively watching the legislation change, trying to game out if they're worth the investment.
But, let's be honest. They will never replace a proper cinematographer in a helicopter with a camera on a gimbal. You want proof? Just watch this compilation of shots by cinematographer Mark Toia. He makes a very compelling case for hiring a pro to get the shots you need from the sky instead of asking your buddy to risk it with his Phantom and GoPro.
To see more work by director/D.O.P. Mark Toia, check out his web presence.
Ice Block was not involved in the production of this short film.