I don’t know what it is, but humans are fascinated with flight. The idea of flying through the air is something that is incredibly remarkable. I can imagine cave men thousands of years ago being dumbfounded when they first saw a bird leap into the air and glide through the air. It is not surprising to me that humans have been attempting to imitate all the creatures that God put in the air ever since we saw them. It’s hard for me to say what it was like for spectators to witness the early flights of the Wright brothers, but I like to think that it was similar to my reaction of remote-controlled drones with cameras on them.
As I mentioned yesterday, drones were one of the many things that inspired me to go off and create my own company. I have been intrigued by the possibility of drones ever since that first video I saw in Dan Thies’s office. I have heard it said that the drone industry is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar industry in the next 10 years, and I could not agree more. There is so much potential with what drones are capable of, and way that our company uses them (for video) is just scratching the surface.
On a side not, I love technology, and I can’t wait until we have thousands of little drones flying through the air to deliver packages and monitor daily happenings around the city. It is going to happen, and yes, it is going to look like Star Wars.
From the time that I got my first drone, I have always been impressed with what it was capable of, but I always wanted it to do more. I remember tinkering with the drone here and there and making modifications to it to allow me to better utilize the video and photo capability of the drone. I purchased a gimbal to stabilize the camera, and then I purchased a video downlink and FPV System to allow me to see in “first-person” what the camera was seeing in real-time. The footage I was able to capture continued to improve and each new generation of the drone was 10x more capable then the last one. With every improvement and new feature that is added to drones, there are a dozen new features that I wish they had. But, one thing is for sure, drones are only going to become a larger part of our world. They are too useful and have far too much potential for the fear of malfunctioning drones, or people using them for evil to stop them from integrating with our society.
I know, without a doubt, one of the things that has allowed our company to grow as quickly as we have in the last two and half years is that we utilized and embraced the new drone technology to make cooler, more interesting, and more engaging stories. I am constantly on the look out for the next thing that we can utilize to position ourselves in a better way in the creative industry.