The answer is most likely: YES!
Aerial Cinematography is a little more than just flying a drone. Way More!! If you have a drone or know someone who has one, what did the footage look like. Exactly….. Flying is one thing, filming is another. Putting the two together always start out as a good idea. Producing a final product that not only makes sense but, does not require you to shove your head in a bag to relieve yourself is no easy task. This is not taking into account the fact that the laws in the United States are very specific. You can find yourself in a lot of trouble with serious fines if you are caught flying in the wrong place. Not to mention if you have an accident and or cause property damage or even worse, someone is injured. OH MY….. So much to consider. The scary part is that many (far too many) are flying illegally and have no clue as to the rules they are required to adhere to. Ignorance is bliss until you are caught. Then my friend it can become a nightmare real quick. As a Client, don’t take a chance. Its not worth it. Secure the services of a commercially licensed pilot (FAA Part 107) A certified pilot will ensure that clearances need to fly will be obtained and that the UAS (drone) will be operated in a safe and professional manner.
Now that the ABC and 123s have been addressed. Ensure that all the pieces can be put togeather in a way that meet the needs of your project. Can they fly and film. If the answer is yes, We still encourage you to call ABHS air and stop worrying about the details. We got you!!