Aerial Photography

an overhead view of a surfer riding breaking waves

Drone vs Helicopter

The selection of equipment is not always as obvious as one might think. Highline Studios takes a strategic and holistic approach to ensure the best value and outcome for each project. We consider storyline, what the production is trying to accomplish and, of course, budget. The drone is not always the most economical option. If there are multiple targets to be captured in the same general vicinity, the efficiency of the helicopter can often yield a lower cost per shot. Location logistics are also a key consideration. Most noteworthy, obtaining permits to fly a drone in a crowded area can be very involved and limiting.

birds eye view of a wharf in the ocean

Get Your Mission in Motion

warm afternoon lighting on a busy airport