Amateur filmmakers just scored a major victory. Instead of paying some sketchy helicopter pilot named Sal a cool 5k for that opening aerial shot, the Lehmann LA100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ($1,330) will do it for you. Just strap in a GoPro Hero 2 or 3 and give this thing a toss. It flies autonomously for five minutes at up to 300 feet before it comes back to you with the bird’s-eye footage. Or you could duct tape a camera to a seagull and cross your fingers. Your choice.