Drone Videographer Case Studies

Case study 1 - Live TV Broadcasting of an event using Drones

Location: Sharjah Al Majaz Amphitheater

Drone: DJI Inspire 2

Project Overview: 

Live streaming is one of the most powerful applications of drone videography. Drones deliver a truly unique birds-eye view of the event and it also elevates the production value of the broadcast. This is indeed the best and most cost-effective solution for studios looking to add variety to their broadcast.

 

Al Majaz Amphitheatre is an architectural monument that integrates with the aesthetics of Sharjah and is one of the initiatives of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Government of Sharjah.

 

This project involved live broadcasting of a concert in Al Majaz Amphitheater. The client was a reputed media production house based in the middle-east in-charge of the live TV broadcast of the concert.

 

Challenges:

  • The event had to be captured from 7 PM to 12 AM under low light conditions to be broadcasted on live TV which limited our options to high-end drones offering superior low-light performance.

  • The area to be covered for the broadcasting was vast enough for the pilot to lose direct sight of the drone. Due to the vastness of the area and the scope of the project, two drones had to be employed to get the best results.

  • The drone had to be operated with caution as the amphitheatre had laser lights which could affect the drone operation.

 

Execution:

  • Risk Assessment to ensure safety was performed before the shoot as the drone operation was planned after sunset.

  • 2 DJI Inspire 2 drones were employed for the broadcast, both providing live-feed from the air to the production OB Van which acted as the drone base.

  • Drones were operated from the top of the OB van to obtain maximum range and to avoid NOISE signals which could hinder smooth broadcasting.

  • Each drone pilot handling the drone had a dedicated spotter/runner to keep an eye on the drone and also to change drone batteries without affecting the broadcast.

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