We look at footage taken from a variety of drones, cameras, and helicopters. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each category of aerial cinematography gear and identify ideal use cases for each type of rig. With this information you will have a better understanding of which tool to fly that will give you the best results for the type of shot you are planning to capture.

This was presented at the GSCA 2022 International Conference in Chattanooga in September 2022 and is an update of the “Drones and Helicopters: Only the Best Tool Will Fly, Part 2” session from the GSCA Film Expo held in Los Angeles March 2022.

Session organized by the GSCA Innovations Committee. Committee Co-Chairs Michael Daut, Michael Daut Productions; and Christian Fry, CVF Productions. Presenters: Michael Daut, Michael Daut Productions; Phil Streather, Principal Large Format.