Drones and aerial filming are have now become an accepted norm in society. There are a host of industries that have now realised what UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) can do and what they potentially might be able to do for their industry in the future. Safety must come first with any aerial filming project and it is essential to do a risk assesment before any job.
In January 2021, the drone regulations were updated for the UK and the whole of Europe. This is great news for the industry and anyone wanting to fly a drone as it should make it much easier for everyone to understand the rules and the authorities to implement them.
Essentially the regulations look at the perceived risk, this means that drone flights will be permitted depending on the weight of the drone, the location where they are being flown and the qualifications of the pilot controlling the drone.
Safety must always be the no. 1 priority, but this does not mean that ambitious or difficult shoots cannot take place. What it means is that they will require careful planning preparation and the appropriate clearances in the airspace where the drone will be flown.
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HD or 4K?
We can shoot in either, we would recommend 4K for quality purposes and ‘future proofing’, but HD can be provided for more rapid turnaround projects.
We can provide day rates, half day rates for both one man and two man teams. Some shoots will require much larger teams and then we will create a bespoke quote according to the requirements of the shoot. We can also provide flat rates per property or location or video, so let us know what you need and we can work it out.
Camera Operator or Drone Operator?
Flying and filming with a UAV (Unmanned Aerial System) are both key skills and sometimes, people who have learnt to fly a drone do not necessarily have the filming skills or knowledge to be an aerial camera operator, so always check that you are using not only a qualified drone pilot but that you are also employing a camera operator. Sometimes this can be a single operator, but on shoots that require a more cinematic look and perfect framing from the first frame to the last, then you probably need a dual operated device, one person flying the drone and a cameraperson controlling the onboard camera.
We have in-house editing capabilities, so we are happy to either provide you with the source material or we can take care of the edit for you.