With the advent of drone technology, everybody is now able to afford those 'helicopter shots' that previously only those with deep pockets had access to. On Saga we had a drone and it was great for getting shots that only a few years ago would have been impossible and for getting sweeping shots of the landscape, to show off our beautiful country.
Working on Saga with a drone was challenging, weaving in and out of the trees in the forest, taking it out over the sea and following bikers on a twisty forest road with one eye on the drone and one on the screen.
Unfortunately, it all went pear shaped for us. After principle filming had ended, we were looking over the shots and felt we needed something spectacular. So we set off to a huge waterfall that we had checked out only a couple of days earlier. However, in the meantime, it had rained and the gentle, flowing waterfall had become a rushing, torrent of water. It looked amazing, but halfway up the drone started acting strangely and became unresponsive. Then disaster struck as it wandered into the wall of water and was lost.