Construction site aerial photography and video using UAV drones
Construction site aerial drone photography and video. Superb quality HD video and stills.
Kestrel-Cam can provide aerial photographs and/or videos of every stage of a construction project. With highly trained pilots and full CAA approvals for aerial work we be happy to work with you to document construction sites from planning stage right through to completion. In our experience, aerial images give construction contractors that unique advantage without the restrictive expense of using conventional manned aircraft. No matter what the terrain or even if the site is impassable, we can capture the required images of the site.
Operating to strict safety procedures, approved by the UK’s CAA, Kestrel-Cam’s first priority is the safety of the public and staff on all of our shoots.
Mersey Gateway Suspension Bridge Drone Video
This project involved surveying the structure of the bridge as construction progressed. Working within a tightly controlled health and safety regime we were able to complete the task prior to the bridge opening. Also, as part of the marketing of the bridge, we were involved in filming the BBC News Team who were covering the bridge opening. Using a drone for this kind of task makes perfect sense. We can take off away from other workers on the bridge and the views gained are unobtainable in any other way.
Wind Turbine Construction and Commissioning
We were asked to film the construction of a wind turbine over the course of several days. We filmed the build in 4K giving the client super sharp, clear images. Using the drone we were able to get some fantastic perspectives on the job which would have been impossible otherwise.
Aerial Photography of Brick Works
An advertising agency’s client manufactures bricks and they wanted some aerial drone photos taking of their new factory which had just been completed. Even though it was a very windy day we were able to launch the drone and get some stunning photos of their huge site from all angles and heights. One of the great advantages of drone technology is that we can land, allow the client to see the images and have them approve the job before we leave the site.
Storage Warehouse Aerial Video Footage
We followed the building of a large storage warehouse for several months. An agency were producing a video of the whole process from beginning to end including timelapse. They asked us to visit the site on several occasions to capture the progress of the build. Of particular interest was the delivery and installation of the huge fork lift mechanism which had to be lifted into place with large cranes. Filming the process in 4K we were able to get some fantastic angles which would not have been possible other than with a drone. As the client was unable to attend we self-directed the filming and then provided the footage at a later date.
When property developers are about to build a high rise building they often have the requirement for images to show what the view will be like from the building. What better way to show exactly what will be seen from the top of their structure than with a drone? We were able to fly our drone up to the height of the top apartment and take a full set of photographs covering a 360 degree vista. We also captured some high definition video for use on the client’s website showing the stunning view from on-high. Here’s just one of the still images that we took on the day.
From the client: “Very impressed with vids and shots they are ideal. I will keep in contact for revised shots as necessary.”
To show the progression of a retail park development in Cheshire, we were asked to produce a series of videos. Over time we visited the site several times to gather aerial drone footage which we then edited together into short videos. There’s no better way to get an overview of a construction site than by using aerial photography.
For a potential development site in Central Manchester we were asked to take a series of still images at different heights with the drone enabling the developers to show how the new buildings would sit in their surroundings. We also did some UHD, 4K video filming with the drone for the same purpose. The client was more than pleased with our work: “Great footage guys. We’ll definitely be using you again.”
A manufacturer of roofing tiles asked us to take some aerial drone shots of their product in use. The photos needed to show the tiles at varying distances, both close-up and in context. We were able to fly from the building site and provide the client with a range of images. Our drone pilots are so experienced that they are able to fly the craft to within a few inches of a subject and, happily, the client was extremely pleased: “Splendid job. We’re very happy with the images; sure that we can use them for a few promotional things coming up.”