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Send in the Drones

Drone School of Thought

I don’t know about you, but sometimes the sound of a drone flying overhead reminds me of a swarm of bees planning their next attack.

It’s not a super pleasant sound. There’s something slightly unnerving about it. However, when it comes to actually flying a drone—that’s another story.

Let’s get one thing straight: I did not personally fly the drone, as I don’t have a drone pilot license. Being next to a professional pilot and watching the drone’s every move (both on and off camera) was a very close second, though.

Tom School of Thought Drone

We spent the afternoon at the College of San Mateo, grabbing some aerial shots of the campus for an upcoming campaign. We got some nice snaps of the grounds and also learned a few things about the college while we were there:

  • The campus has amazing views

  • The aquatics center looks great from 100 ft up

  • Their softball team is, like, really good

Drone Planetarium CSM

We walked away with some solid work to incorporate into our b-roll in video production, as well as learned a little about flying drones. It’s less common as it was five years ago to find camera people who only shoot aerial, but not everybody is as talented as our guy at Float Deck Films.

The College was also impressive, having served as a landing spot for thousands of students filtering in and out of the Bay since 1922. You wouldn’t be able to tell just by looking at it, as the campus feels incredibly manicured and the buildings brand new.

It currently serves approximately 10,000 students each semester. Located at the northern corridor of Silicon Valley, and situated on a beautiful 153-acre site in the San Mateo hills, you’ve got panoramic views of the Bay that aren’t too bad to look at either.

If you’re ever in the area, stop by and check it out. Also, don’t forget to make friends with someone who has a drone. You won’t regret it.

Now, enjoy a perfect drone landing.

Find more videos on our YouTube page, here, and look out for updates from us about the work we’re doing for The College of San Mateo.