Wonderful Aerial Footage of Los Angeles Shot With a Drone

Ian Wood shot some wonderful aerial footage of Los Angeles using a drone, set to “If You Ain’t Never Had The Blues” by Boo Boo Davis produced by BLu ACiD. Here is a map of the locations featured in the video.

Wood has a protocol he uses when shooting drone video, which he refers to as “Droning For Good”.

Droning For Good

With all the controversy about drones, it’s important to remember that they can be (and often are) used responsibly. As with many emerging technologies, the laws struggle to keep up and we must employ a common sense approach to their use that is respectful to community, safety and the law.

My Drone Protocol

– Avoid busy periods, rush hours, special events, etc.
– Avoid sensitive areas or anything that can be misconstrued without prior permission.
– Avoid crowds. Small groups only from the periphery with ground spotters and two-way radios.
– No flights near airports, TFR areas and restricted airspace (FAA class B, C, D).
– Be prepared for local air traffic below 400ft including awareness of helipad locations.
– Operate at or below roof lines to assure separation from air traffic.
– Avoid “loitering” next to residential homes and apts.
– Respect residential areas for quiet and right to privacy.
– Eliminate any material that inadvertently reveals someone in a place of privacy.

via George Ruiz