CAA Approved PfCO pilot
Our drone is the DJI Inspire 2 and is mounted with the incredibly stable Zenmuse X5S camera amd gimbal which offers 4k / C4k upto 60fps and HD upto 120fps.
Capable of speeds of almost 60mph, this was our natural choice of drone as it is designed specifically for Cinematography in mind.
We operate under permission of the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) known as a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) in order to legally carry out any form of commercial aerial operations in the UK.
Pilot Competency Assessment:
One day, with a friend, I crudely attached my iPhone to a kite as a test to film some aerial footage over Horsey Beach in Norfolk. The footage was so unstable as my phone spun around like mad and was mostly unusable.
The only way to salvage any footage was to use super slomo interpolation which gave it a surreal dreamy feel.
And the beginning of a passion for aerial filmography.
We produce stunning drone videography, with the added ability to offer high-end post production & visual effects.
Drone footage is often at the mercy of overcast weather, unsightly backgrounds, distracting objects etc. We can retouch and clean up the footage to make it picture perfect.
We can also go a step further and create a bespoke look development which, combined with vfx, will make the footage simply spectacular and beautiful.
Shot in the haunting forests of Aviemore, this was a challenge to shoot as the natural light was almost gone and the footage was going to be really grainy no matter what. And we were being eaten alive by midges and mosquitoes!
The footage was so dark and, as expected really grainy, that I nearly didn't do anything with this. I'm glad I persevered because I had to play with the edit and the images more and this is what it became. Inspired by my love for perspective and upside down photography, I thought making it slightly unnerving and sometimes dizzying to the viewer would suit it.