TV & Film Drone Showreel 2018
Here’s just a very small selection of the drone video footage that we’ve shot for film and TV productions over the last few months. We have worked on all types of TV shows from hard-hitting dramas to lifestyle documentaries. Our vast experience of aerial videography means that we can add to any production by suggesting shots that will enhance the production. Many directors now trust us to such an extent that we are asked to self-direct freeing them up to get on with other tasks. If you have any potential projects in mind please give us a call to discuss.
Drone Showreel 2018 – Corporate
Here’s just a small selection of the videos we’ve shot for our clients’ corporate video productions. We’ve been busy filming everything from retail parks to farms and tunnelling to engineering projects. Our extensive experience of filming with drones means we can contribute a great deal, creatively, to each shoot; we don’t just turn up and fly. We can also turn our hands to ground based filming too.
Film and TV 4K Showreel 2017
We’ve done so much more filming with the drone this year that it’s hard to select just a few clips to whet your appetite. Our experience ranges from work on TV productions to adverts and, of course, films as well. We aren’t just a drone crew though. We bring many years’ knowledge of the industry making sure you get just the right shot for your production. Give us a call if you’d like to discuss your next project. Don’t forget to watch in 4K if you can!
Film and TV 4K Showreel 2016 – Part 2
A further selection of just some of the drone filming work we’ve done in 2016. We are regularly called on to film for TV production companies. Our experience makes us the logical choice for all types of programmes. All of this drone footage is shot with the Panasonic GH4. Watch in 4K if you can!
Film and TV 4K Showreel 2016 – Part 1
A small selection of our recent aerial drone videos. We’ve been busy working for many of the country’s major TV channels together with an expanding list of independent production houses. The professional approach to our work and our creative input means that we’re often called upon to provide aerial drone footage for TV and film productions. Please watch the video in 4K to appreciate the quality of the footage. And, by the way, none of this footage has been manipulated in any way. This is straight out of the camera.
Film & TV Aerial Drone Video
We are on the BBC’s Approved Suppliers List for the supply of aerial UAV drone video footage.
We have been involved in several TV productions including dramas for the BBC and documentaries for Channel 4. The UAV drone is particularly good for providing dramatic vistas, flying under and over objects or for tracking movement. It has to be said that, owing to safety considerations, very close-up shots of actors or presenters aren’t recommended. However, the sweeping, monumental effect of the aerial shots add a drama of their own.
A typical series of shots we have recently completed include:
– The starting shot was of a child in a playground filmed from about 5 metres. We were then asked to pull up and away as fast as possible as the child screamed. The resulting shot was extremely dramatic and just what the director was after.
– We flew the drone over and under the school gate’s archway as the pupils streamed into or out of the school. Very effective shots that would be very difficult, if not impossible, to achieve in any other way.
– For the BBC’s coverage of the Great North Run we flew our hovercam over the Angel of The North to show Jonathan Edwards below.
– For a Channel 4 documentary we were asked to film the presenter doing a piece to camera. We then pulled up and away to reveal the townscape that was the subject of the piece. Again, this type of shot could only have been achieved using a remote controlled drone.
TV Drama drone video footage
We worked for many months on location for a Channel 4 police drama based in Manchester. Mostly shooting at night we managed to get some fantastic footage of everything from car chases to fight scenes along with some really atmospheric views of the city. With our extensive experience we are able to suggest shots that we think will work well on the production and not just rely on being told what to film by the director.
Filming for BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Every year we return to film for BBC Sports. In this instance we filmed one of the nominated sports personalities, Jonnie Peacock. We spent the day at Jonnie’s home track capturing images of him running to be cut into his video coverage on the night. This still image, taken from the video footage, was an angle that we thought would provide a very effective shot. The shadow gave us an unusual look to contrast with the fantastic shots of Jonnie running the 100 metres.
Filming for BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Also for BBC Sports we filmed night shots of the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The arena was to be the venue for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme. Having spoken to the local police and air traffic control we flew the drone out over the river to capture some beautiful shots of the Echo Arena and Liverpool City Centre by night.
BBC Sport Shoot Featuring Nihal
This was a shoot for the BBC in London featuring Nihal from Radio 5. The shoot was combined ground cameras with aerial drone video. We shot the piece in 4K to enable the client to crop in to the picture in post. Despite the conditions being very challenging, with gusty winds, we were able to deliver some fantastic shots of the talent.
Filming a TV Advert in N Wales with the Drone
Over the period of several days we travelled around North Wales filming for a TV advert. The focus of the advert was a campervan that was being offered as a prize. The shoot started in Snowdonia and ended on Anglesey. We filmed with the drone from early morning until sundown but the client was very happy with the stunning footage gathered.
Lancashire League drone video for BBC Sport
For a television series about Lancashire League Cricket we filmed a series of matches over the course of the season. Using our drone we were able to capture all of the action in ultra-high definition, 4K, so that the client could crop in closer to the action in post production. For all of the project we were trusted to self direct and the client was more than happy with the footage captured.
North Yorks Moors Railway Shoot for TV Series
We spent several fantastic days filming the steam trains on the North Yorks Moors Railway. The drone is ideal for capturing the movement of these fantastic locomotives giving us the ideal angles and the ability to track alongside. The shots were for a TV series about the railway and its iconic trains.
TV Show Featuring Fantastic Gardens Around the UKFor a TV programme about gardens around the UK we were asked to film at several locations over the summer. We used the drone to capture 4K footage and for most of the time we were self-directing. We pride ourselves on knowing what sort of shots will fit the bill. We travelled throughout the UK filming these stunning gardens with the drone, liaising with local authorities where necessary.
Filming for the Oasis documentary film ‘Supersonic’
Very often we’re asked to capture some footage on our own without the director being present. In this case we were working in Burnage, Manchester gathering material for a documentary on members of Oasis that grew up in the area. Given only a simple brief we were able to self-direct and get just the shots that the client required. From the director: “Thank you so much! This looks perfect to me; absolutely brilliant. Many thanks again to you and the team…”
For a TV advert we were asked to grab some aerial drone footage. In addition to general views of the castle we were able to provide the director with wide tracking shots of the action together with a simulated ‘eagle’s eye view’ of the cast beneath. All of this was shot in UHD 4K on the Lumix GH4.
For a flagship BBC TV programme we were commissioned to fly over a new hospital development using our remotely controlled drone. The brief was to get some general views of the hospital as the building was of a revolutionary design only really visible from above. The presenter was Ewan Thomas and the director asked us to fly close-in for the piece to camera and then to pull back to reveal the entire hospital. Other shots delivered included tracking video of Ewan running into the hospital and overhead shots of him interviewing a member of the public. All of the footage was shot in 4K, giving the editor the option to crop in if required.
For a BBC Sport production we were asked to get some close ups of the Old Father Time weather vane on the roof of Lord’s Cricket Ground. Filming in 4K to enable cropping in post we flew the drone to various parts of the ground highlighting some of the fantastic architectural features of this iconic cricket stadium.
From the director: Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the Lords shoot – the footage, as expected, looks brilliant. The edit is done and signed off – everyone very happy. As I said on the day, pleasure working with you both.
Again for a BBC Sports programme we filmed Lizzie Armistead, English professional world champion track and road racing cyclist, training near her home in Yorkshire. The drone enabled the director to get the high shots of Lizzie cycling on the moors together with some tight tracking shots. We filmed in 4K which allows a great deal of flexibility in post production.
From the director: The footage you captured was superb and just what we wanted. Also wanted to say how pleased we were with your attitude, enthusiasm and positive contribution. The ideas and input you offered really added to what we did. Coming with such a proactive and professional attitude really made the day enjoyable and productive. Definitely recommending you to everybody here.
For a major high street retailer we were commissioned to film their latest range of mountain bikes. On an extremely windy day in Lee Quarry, Bacup, we used our drone to capture 4K footage of their bikes in action.
From the director: “I’ve been looking the rushes with my team this morning and everything seems perfect. Quality image for the GH4 is great and I think it’s going to mix pretty well with the Sony F5 footage. We will work together again pretty soon.”
We were commissioned by a major TV production company to supply 4K video footage for their BBC2 documentary. Flying our drone over several sites in Yorkshire we were able to capture everything that the client required, much of which could not have been obtained in any other way.
For the opening sequence of the BBC’s coverage of the Great North Run we were tasked with filming Jonathan Edwards at the Angel of the North. We flew the drone up and over the giant sculpture, getting as close in as possible to fit in with the directors wish to see the surface texture.
The director wanted a shot looking down on Jonathan Edwards. To achieve this we flew to within a few feet of the top of the head of the Angel and then tracked back to reveal Jonathan stood at the base of the sculpture.
We were asked to film some aerial video footage of a WW1 fighter aircraft for a proposed Channel 5 programme. Our drone was ideal for capturing the required HD footage of the Bristol Scout replica.
As part of a video production for the BBC we were asked to fly up and down the Humber taking video of the river, the Humber Bridge and The Deep aquarium in Hull. The video was shot in UHD, 4K to achieve the best possible quality for broadcast.
We were invited to film some aerial footage by an independent TV production company. They were producing a documentary featuring Salford City FC. We provided 4K aerial video using our drone. The shots showed the club and players from various angles including this shot of a player running with the ball; a shot that would be difficult, if not impossible, to achieve in any other way.
We were asked to film an aerial sequence for an independent short film production. Set on a beach near Southport, the task was to fly the drone up and away from the actors to create the final dramatic scene, including sunset.