ColorDrop Media’s music video “Once in a While” illustrates the possibilities inherent in using a variety of mobile cameras to create a movie. The video, featuring the music of Timeflies, was shot over three days using a GoPro Hero 4 Silver, a Canon 7D Mark ii, and a Dji Phantom 3 Advanced Drone.
The takeaway is that you can achieve extraordinary results by combining footage from different devices. Just because you have a drone doesn’t mean your project should contain only drone shots. The challenge always is to grab the image that–at a given point–best tells the story.
What if you don’t own a drone but envision a dazzling bird’s-eye view shot? Your situation is a lot like a lot of Hollywood producers, who rent their gear. In your case, perhaps you have a friend who owns a drone. Plan B: seek a collaborator via Craigslist.