The creative use of drones in filmmaking can easily get grounded by restrictions on location. That’s where creative production shines.
The decision to pre-record the drone display of lights during Lady Gaga’s recent Super Bowl halftime performance is just one example.
PSN Ireland producer Dara McClatchie confronted another challenge for a recently released Virgin Media Ireland film. Director Brian Williams sought an airplane hangar opening out onto a tarmac where he could film one continuous shot with a drone.
“Utilising the full PSN network across Europe (our tight schedule didn’t allow for travel further afield) we were able to pin down several great location options within 48 hours," says McClatchie. “The restrictions around drone filming narrowed the options but we were able to offer our client a superb choice and hand on heart say we had looked throughout Europe for the optimum filming location.”
“Ukraine is at a regulatory sweet spot that makes it very film-friendly," says PSN Ukraine Partner Dmitry Sukhanov. “For instance, most shoot permits are approved in a few days. We can close city bridges on weekdays, shoot all night in a subway or on military bases and in airport duty free zones, to name a few.”