Agreed! Even here in the U.S., there are very few places you can fly legally without an FAA license. You are also obligated to personally call all local airports before each flight, or else you can face large fines.
It is a cumbersome product to own for a professional shooter. Even for a hobbyist, it is becoming an increasingly larger liability to own a drone.
I am surprised how little discussion there is on professional sites and blogs about this issue. It seems many people are simply ignoring the laws, and are getting lucky. This is probably fine for a hobbyist, but for pro shooters, you can get yourself and your business into major trouble.
Have you ever worked in software development? Didn't think so.
Agreed. Every producer I've worked for in the past year has requested either the FS7 or the C300. Granted that is for the TV/Doc world, but I have a hard time believing commercial and narrative producers are requesting Black Magic over Arri and Red...
It's awful, don't bother.
To be fair, posting generic content while making duck lips at the camera is what got this girl 150,000 instagram followers.
Perhaps there is a lesson here.
If you're looking for fairness and equality, Hollywood probably isn't your place!