When drone-law expert Brendan Schulman appeared as a guest on Fox & Friends Saturday, viewers saw the renowned drone-law attorney with Clayton Morris and Anna Kooiman in their usual positions in front of cameras.
But when Schulman fired off his Lumenier QAV250 quadcopter, we also got an extra treat—a drone's view of the Fox & Friends set from the hosts' point of view, which Schulman posted to YouTube today.
It's a view of Fox & Friends you don't often get a chance to see.
"Let's say I'm taking a shower and I see something hovering outside my window,..." Morris begins to ask Schulman.
"I think you're about to see that this is not a good tool for spying on anyone because it's pretty noticeable and loud," Schulman points out. "If you wanted to spy through your window you probably could take a little camera and put it there."
Then, at the urging of Morris and Kooiman, Schulman takes the mini-drone for a spin around the set, and the segment ends.
In this drone's-eye video, we get to see what was going on behind the cameras. We get a nice view of the segment producer flapping his arms and spinning his finger over his head trying to get Schulman to "take it up," which was a bit more insistent and a lot more entertaining than the hosts' more mannered methods.
And we can see the teleprompters, booms and cameramen trying to keep track of it as it flies above. We also get to see how surprisingly small the entire set is.
Despite Morris' request, we do not get a cameo of co-host Tucker Carlson taking a break around the corner. Bummer.
It's a nice, if short, segment, and the extra Easter-egg video on YouTube make it even more fun.
Schulman is best known for successfully defending aerial photographer Raphael Pirker from a Federal Aviation Administration fine for commercial use of a drone—the first federal case involving the operation of a commercial drone in the U.S. He also successfully represented Texas EquuSearch in its defense against the FAA for using drones in search and rescue.
(Ed. note: This story originally incorrectly identified the make and model of Schulman's quadcopter.)
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