Set the Tone with the Drone

When it comes to promoting an event, showcasing a large area or simply dazzling an audience with a landscape shot from an aerial position – the quality of video a drone can provide goes uncontested. If you’re a real estate agent trying to sell a house, a drone would be perfect to showcase the entire property. The usual photo found on a real estate site just doesn’t convey the size. It doesn’t deliver the big picture. If you’re an event planner – you can convey the vibe of your event with an aerial video. Just check the clips below for an example. With sweeping shots, awesome landscapes and seamless footage of an event, home, etc. – it’s going to draw attention, and hold it. Drone event coverage is becoming more and more popular for marketing purposes. If you’re looking for that competitive edge, you just found it.


The Blount County Partnership

Of the various events we’ve covered for the Blount County Partnership, two of our favorite drone videos came from the Tour de Blount and The Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon events. Both events involved fast-paced participants – bikers and runners – and we wanted to be able to catch all of the action with our drone. At times, the drone could barely keep up with the cyclists (its max speed is about 35mph!) but we ended up getting some awesome footage. Blount has some pretty diverse terrain, too, and we managed to capture and incorporate some unique footage that we shared with the Partnership and Vacation Races (they hosted the events).

Tour de Blount – Maryville, TN 2016

The Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon – Maryville, TN 2016

Charlotte Fair – Charlotte, NC 2017

Southern Expo hosts several fairs throughout the year. We created a short video that could showcase all of the rides and attractions, and this footage ended up in several TV commercials in Charlotte, North Carolina, Huntsville, Alabama, and Bristol, Tennessee. With a smooth flight and a view of all of the rides, people from all around could see just what these fairs were made of.


When you’ve got footage like this for your event, people tend to notice. It’s not just a video that captures a lot at once – it’s fun to watch, too! If you’d like us to share your next big event, retail listing, or anything else, just give us a call at (865) 206-7296 or fill out our Contact Us form. Producing quality videos is what we do best!

Big Slate Media Team