Nov. 16, 2015
DRONES are handily disrupting everything from intelligence-gathering to warfare. They are easily manoeuvred into otherwise inaccessible places, and they are capable of moving all sorts of equipment, from cameras to bombs, at a cost orders of magnitude lower than the helicopters and cranes they are replacing. Soldiers and spies are already well acquainted with their powers. Now that these devices are becoming cheaper and easier to use, civilian film-makers are starting to exploit their creative potential.