I Will Now Fly A Drone For Work

The juice is now worth the squeeze.

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It’s true. Now that the dust is beginning to settle on the “drone” legality craziness, and the FAA is getting a handle on how to proceed, in response to my previous opinion on this subject, I am now comfortable with owning and operating an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for work and play.

As I prepare for obtaining an airman certificate and commercial UAS pilot’s license, I have already purchased, registered, and flown, my new DJI Mavic Pro. I received it on Friday, got the batteries charged and had it in the air without fuss before the sun went down. Later Saturday I got the camera settings where I wanted them.

On Sunday I played with the Mavic Pro around my favorite Baptist camp, Cone Oasis, which was unnoccupied by clients at the time. I had the following test video (which I treated seriously as a short film) finished a few hours later.

I’m looking forward to offering UAS aerial cinematography and photography services to my clients.

Also, today is my birthday. What a nice way to celebrate and kick off the new fiscal year.

By Jason R. Johnston

Jason is an award-winning cinematographer, and director of commercials, branding films, native content, music videos, documentaries, and narrative films. As a full-time freelancer, he can be hired to DP or direct almost any project you have in mind. He is based in Sparta, Tennessee, and ready to travel for any gig.

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