How Do I Hire a Professional Drone Camera Operator?
How Do I Hire a Professional Drone Camera Operator? Technology has very much changed the way that we produce films. Instead of hiring a film production crew to come on set and make their magic come to life, now you can hire a professional drone camera operator to assist you in effectively planning and executing drone video footage that will exceedingly boost your audience’s engagement and interest in your brand. A drone camera operator delivers controlled views of the aerial space above a production.
Before you hire a drone camera operator it’s important to consider his or her qualifications as they pertain to the role and to ask the individual questions that are directly relative. Here’s what we believe should be involved when hiring a professional drone camera operator for your film.
Qualifications of a Drone Camera Operator
Drone camera operators are going to possess the various qualities relative to communicating the tasks and individual shots that are required as well as those required to ensure proper flight of the drone. A wider range of individual qualities is important to determine who to hire when producing your drone camera footage.
Here’s what you should be looking for:
- Excellent communicators
- Strong work ethic
- Powerful understanding of various stages of production
- Ability to fly a drone accurately and safely
- Drone License
- Drone Pilot license
- Ability to plan shots
Questions to Ask a Drone Camera Operator
During the vetting process, it’s always important to ask questions so you can get a feel for who you’ll be working with and whether you want them on board or not.
Some simple yet essential questions include:
- Where is your drone licensed?
- Do you have a drone pilot’s license?
- Do you carry insurance on your drone?
- Can you share a demo reel with me? Make sure that the demo reel includes the type and style of drone footage that you’re expecting to see for your video. If not, ask the individual why!
- Are you familiar with drone footage for television, social media, or any other style of finished video content? What types?
As you can see, the above drone camera footage helps to boost outlooks on properties, cities, real estate, and other large scales viable viewable areas. Ready to hire a professional drone camera operator? Give Beverly Boy Productions a call!