To me, overhead aerials are some of the most effective shots in cinema. They establish location, style, and aesthetic in a matter of seconds.

Now with the accessibility of consumer-grade drones, and the recent release of the DJI spark, getting these shots has become easier than ever. Every production under the sun uses them — from feature films to travel videographers to daily vlogs. Now I have to ask: Are we overusing drones? Is this the camera slider syndrome all over again?