Aerial Filming / Drone Filming
The last few years has seen the explosion of Drones, in fact now you seem to be in the minority, as a cameraman, if you don’t have a drone!
We have been flying Drones for 5 years ( BNUC S ) which in the Drone market means we are very experienced, we have seen the technology and reliability move on in leaps and bounds. There was an element of crossing your fingers in the early years but now the technology is pretty rock solid.
I think an important aspect is that we approached the Drone Market from already being professionals in the TV and Film industries , not from the hobbyist sector, who may be very good technical pilots but not fully understand what the Director wants to achieve with drone shots
We understand that there are different Drone requirements and hence budgets and as such we try to cater for all budgets.
Also many of our clients only want a high wide establishing shot and don’t want to pay for a full day of Drone filming so we can tailor a package to include a jib, a tracking vehicle, or some Movi filming.
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All our packages, have 2 way headsets between Pilot and head operator.
Package 1 - DJI Inspire
The DJI Inspire is a great piece of kit, it is lightweight and can be packed into a small case and flown or packed into the crew van with ease. It uses DJI’s own in built cameras, which aren’t to everybody’s taste. It does have limitations, the fact it is so lightweight means it does struggle in windier conditions but as a budget drone it is pretty unbeatable.
Package 2 – DJI S900 with GH4 / GH5
We love the S900, it’s a Hexacopter, so 6 blades. Its more stable than the Inspire and we believe it can be flown with more precision than its smaller brother. The GH4 is a great camera and allows 4k recording at 100 mbps.
Package 3 – Shotover G1
Aimed at purely at Film, Commercials and Drama – we can tailor an Alexa Mini or Red with your choice of lenses.
For years I have invested heavily in the best & latest kit in order to deliver a finished product that really does stand out. You can have a crew van loaded with a jib, steadicam, Octocopter and the latest lighting and camera equipment.