Most TV and film footage now feature some drone filming and this is increasing. The BBC nature series Planet Earth II, with Sir David Attenborough has used the latest in camera tech to capture some amazing footage, using drone technology.
Our drones are lighter and more sophisticated, so aerial filming no longer has to involve expensive helicopter film crews and static cranes.
Drones are quieter, safer and cheaper than manned aircraft and let filmmakers get much closer to the action.
Here is some raw aerial drone footage filmed for a production company client in August 2017 for a documentary, of part of the Cornish coastline at Porthcurno. They then edited and colour corrected the drone footage within their documentary.
Production companies are increasingly using drones to get those shots that require dramatic panoramas, adrenalin-filled action sequences, 360-degree views of subjects or birds’ eye views.
No other filming method can go from ground level to 400ft with a perfectly smooth 180 rising panorama in one uncut shot.
Drones are now getting shots that a few years ago would have been impossible or very expensive.
We have specialist pilots to work in TV and film. We are used to taking direction from the production team to get the ideal aerial shoots. In 2017 and 2018 we have worked with independent TV companies producing programs for ITV and Sky Sports.
If you are thinking about any aerial filming, news or documentary footage in Devon and Cornwall give us a call to discuss your plans.
Drone Photography Services can also work with the director and actors to program our drones to fly and repeat complex manoeuvres so they are the same every time.
This has proved invaluable in rehearsals for actors hitting their marks, timing walks when being filmed from above.