Why the Drone Cinematography Petitions Are Good for Independent Filmmakers

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Paul Fraidenburgh of MovieMaker explains why the FAA's impending approval of commercial drone cinematography will be a boon to independent filmmakers.

He writes, "Section 333 may serve as the great equalizer. By providing a simple and straightforward mechanism for obtaining approval of commercial drone operations, Congress and the FAA have put independent filmmakers on a level playing field with large motion picture companies when it comes to aerial cinematography. With new models of affordable and reliable UAS on the market this year, the technological barriers to entry have already evaporated, and with the FAA finally taking Section 333 seriously, the legal barriers just became far less intimidating."

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