Aerial photography from our remotely piloted aerial vehicles is ideally suited to the travel, tourism and sports industries. Stately homes in beautiful landscapes, beaches, rivers and forests that can be hard to show off to their best extent from the ground come to life in an aerial photograph or video. The same applies to sporting venues and arenas including sports clubs, golf courses and playing fields. Without the need for expensive manned aircraft we can offer a selection of high definition still images or high definition video footage of your chosen sites. Difficult terrain or even water isn’t an obstacle to our hexacopters. We can fly over pretty much anything including lakes, rivers and even trees to get the very best shot. The client can even monitor the footage being gathered on our remote ground station screens to make sure you’re getting exactly the images you require.
Operating to strict safety procedures, approved by the UK’s CAA, Kestrel-Cam’s first priority is the safety of the public and event participants.
North West England Drone Showreel
As part of a major project for the BBC we travelled around all of the North West of England and the Isle of Man shooting drone footage. Filming at all times of day we captured images of towns and cities together with some of the region’s most iconic tourist attractions. The weather played ball at most of the locations enabling us to get some really impressive shots of the beautiful North West. We’re particularly pleased with the shots st dusk. Some of these images can be seen on the title sequences of the BBC’s regional news programmes.
Lake District Cruises Video
Working with Shortform Video Production we were asked to capture some stunning shots of the Windermere Lake Cruises boats as they travelled up and down the lake. Luckily, the weather was calm and there was snow on the nearby fells. We think that the footage looks great. There’s nothing quite like filming with a drone and really we couldn’t go wrong in these surroundings. Have a look at the video, produced by Shortform. We think you’ll be impressed.
Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester
It was a great pleasure for us to film the fabulous steam trains at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry. Forming part of a documentary film for the museum our aerial drone video would provide angles that could not be achieved from the ground. Over the course of several days we flew the drone back and forth along the museum’s railway line that was due to be closed a few weeks after our filming.
From the director: Many thanks for your help, advice and patience on the two days, I very much appreciate your input and experience.
Aerial video, Alderley Edge Golf Club
Alderley Edge Golf Club asked us to produce a hole-by-hole flyover video of their golf course. The club will use this video on their website to promote the fantastic 9 hole course set in beautiful Cheshire countryside.
Aerial drone videos are a fantastic tool to enable potential club visitors to ‘fly’ the course before arriving on the day, giving them a great idea about how the course is laid out.
St. Laurence’s Church Ludlow Aerial UAV Drone Video
We were asked by the church to do a video, both inside and out, using our drone. The beautiful church of St Laurence in Ludlow is steeped in history and has one of the country’s finest collections of medieval stained glass windows. The video is set to music played by Shaun Ward on the church’s Snetzler Organ.
Salford Red Devils Aerial Video
A sample of the type of aerial drone video footage that we gather for our clients. In this instance we were flying on-site at the A J Bell Stadium on match night. This video was captured in 4K and then downscaled to 1080.
Aerial video, Houldsworth Golf Club
We shot a short video at Houldsworth Golf Club, Stockport. Our aerial camera platform and high definition cameras are ideal for showcasing golf courses and other sports facilities.
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.”
For the Great North Run we were asked to capture some aerial video of the participants crossing the Tyne Bridge. We flew the drone from HMS Calliope on the banks of the river and flew up alongside the bridge to see the thousands of runners stream past.
Whilst filming the Great North Run we were asked by the local tourism authority to gather some video footage of the iconic buildings along the Tyne in Newcastle.
Using the DJI S800 drone we were able to fly over the various buildings getting views that would be virtually impossible otherwise.
Hovering over the river gave us some great shots of The Baltic, The Sage Building, The Millennium Bridge and, of course, The Tyne Bridge.
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.
Victor XL231 at Yorkshire Air Museum
Aerial and ground based video of ‘Lusty Lindy’ at Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington. The aerial shots were captured using a DJI S800 remote controlled aerial drone. The footage features the Victor Bomber being prepared for, and completing, her fast taxi run on one of Elvington’s ‘Rolling Thunder’ Days.