What does it take to put together a nine-minute short film comprised of one shot captured by drone? An ambitious vision, strong collaboration, and some very patient actors.
Paul Trillo, a New-York based filmmaker, partnered with drone company Aerobo to bring this vision to life. His new short film, At The End of the Cul-de-Sac
, uses the versatility and mobility of the drone platform to the fullest extent — and all in one take.
He has used drones in interesting ways in the past ―Trillo attached smoke grenades to drones in his film Chromaticity
― and says he looks at drones with a healthy dose of skepticism. Rather than just settle for how drones can disrupt current, he looks for fresh, innovative opportunities.
“It’s easy to enjoy the gimmicks of a given piece of technology, but you should also question why you are using it,” he says.