Spain’s Drone Ban Harms Film Industry Reply

Cromatica45 Spain

From QZ.com–Last October, Ridley Scott and more than a thousand extras and film crew arrived in Andalusia, in southern Spain, to shoot Exodus, his new epic about the life of Moses starring Christian Bale. “They spent a whole month here”, Piluca Querol, the director of the Andalusia Film Commission, told Quartz: “It’s the first time unemployment has gone down in Almería at that time of year, thanks to all of the construction.” 

The movie industry is an important contributor to the economy in Andalusia, the region with the highest unemployment rate in all of Europe. “Film producers use drones a lot,” Querol said, “especially in pre-production to get things ready, prepare shots and look for possible camera positions.” She added, “of course [drone images] promote Spain abroad, in our case as a great place to film movies.”

film making drone

Read more on QZ.com: http://qz.com/200011/spains-sudden-ban-on-drones-is-a-punch-in-the-gut-for-its-film-industry/

Here, on Indiewire.com, are some examples of what drones can do for cinema: http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch-10-films-that-show-you-what-drone-filmmaking-can-look-like

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