I knew that one thing that would help us achieve scale and scope in #NEGATIVEthemovie would be some aerials. As we all know, drone technology has made these kinds of shots possible in a way that was never possible before. I definitely wanted to take advantage of the new technology. So, we bought an Inspire 1 as part of our budget so we could shoot with it whenever we wanted. • Some shots in the film were shot by me and others were shot by Santiago Salviche @directorsantiagosalviche (who also plays one of the assassins). A filmmaker in his own right Santiago is also a master drone operator. He was the one who filmed the final shot where we’re chasing Natalie in the car (a shot that is much harder to pull off than it looks). • While some of those shots were done with the DJI X3 camera (its entry level camera) Santiago ended up buying the X5, which has a micro-4/3 sensor and interchangeable lenses. • We managed to get this shot with that camera one day when we went out to the desert for some pick ups. I wanted this to feel perfectly still, like we had put the camera on the end of a massive crane, but pulling it off was harder than it looks. While the Inspire 1 is supposed to stay in one place, the wind often started causing it to drift during takes but we finally managed to get it. • The footage was shot as flat as possible (no log options) and was then graded using the same LUT we used for the rest of the movie. While not cheap, using drones can really have a big impact on the scale and scope of your film. Even though it feels like they’re everywhere, they can still be a wow factor for your audience and trick people into thinking you had more money than you did. • #negativethemovie #DJI #Inspire1 #drone #DIY #aerials #indiefilm #thriller #noir #cinematography #digitalcinematography #directing #supportindiefilm #aerialcinematography #dronecinematography • Get your copy of #Negativethemovie today! Link in bio!