The use of drones to take stunning video footage and photographs has revolutionised the creative possibilities in the TV, media production and marketing industries.
Filming opportunities and angles which were once limited to big budget productions are now available to all as this new technology evolves at a staggering pace.
Put simply, aerial footage adds a stunning new dimension to any production-whether it’s a news event covering major fires, disasters, or extreme weather related stories such as flooding or snow, sporting events, a corporate film of a new factory opening to a marketing video of a glamorous hotel - we can cover it all.
Our DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ drone uses a gyroscopically controlled gimbal to create ultra smooth cinematic video footage from full 1080 HD up to 4K resolution, in a variety of frame rates.
Importantly, the footage is broadcast standard - being 100mbps bit rate.
Our drone has the versatility to match and in most situations out perform traditional filming methods such as dollys, jibs and helicopters.
The Phantom4 Pro is a more cost effective, faster set up, and has longer flying times than the big octocopters in addition to the fact that as an experienced cameraman I can tick two boxes; one for providing general shooting duties and two as drone operator for a lot less than employing two separate people.
It can fly at any height from a foot off the ground up to 400 feet – below what helicopters are permitted to. We are also able with special permissions to fly much closer to buildings and people than a helicopter. Flying inside buildings is also possible if they are large enough!
The cost savings compared with using a helicopter are also immense.
Combined with my role as lighting cameraman, the Phantom 4 Pro gives more added value to a shoot.
I am licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and fully insured to carry out commercial aerial work.
"From someone who does it regularly, operating a drone, and at the same time carrying out conventional ground filming is not an easy combination and you do it really well!"
Mark Dobson, Producer Alembic TV