Aerial Drone Filming & Photography
Some of the organisations we have provided drone work for:
We are a qualified UAV (drone) operator with a CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PFCO – 1720)
Fully insured / BBC and ITV Approved
DJI Inspire 2 X5S
We operate the state of the art DJI Inspire 2 drone with the X5S camera.
This exceptional drone is fast, powerful, steady in strong winds, and has an excellent broadcast quality camera capable of recording up to 5.2k.
We also have a range of lenses available including wide angle (12mm and 15mm), mid range (25mm) and telephoto (45mm).
Available formats include H264, H265, ProRes 422HQ and ProRes 4444XQ.
DJI Mavic 3 Cine
This lightweight but powerful drone shoots outstanding 5k 10bit footage and high resolution 20 MP photos.
5.1K Video Recording
Apple ProRes 422 HQ
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
This lightweight but powerful drone shoots outstanding 4k 10bit footage and high resolution 20 MP photos.
Ideal for traveling and indoor/confined spaces.
DJI Mini 2
This tiny but powerful drone is ideal for congested areas where conventional drones cannot normally operate.
We use this drone for filming and photography in urban areas.
Cinematic FPV – iFlight Bumblebee V3
FPV offers a perspective not possible with conventional drones.
Fitted with a Gopro 10.
Single or dual operator
Our lead pilot James mainly works as a single operator, meaning he both flies the drone and operates the camera.
The DJI Inspire 2 drone we operate has some of the most advanced tracking features currently available which enables us to get shots previously only possible with a dual operator setup.
He also has hundreds of hours of flying experience with a 100% safety record.
There are of course certain shoots that require dual operators, therefore we can offer a dual operator setup when required, ideal for more complicated shoots.
As well as shooting excellent quality H264/265 footage, we can also shoot in ProRes 422HQ and 4444XQ for more demanding workflows.
For photography we can shoot high resolution 21 mega pixel raw and jpeg stills, together with panoramic and 360 images.
Experience of flying in restricted areas
With hundreds of commercial projects since 2015, we have experience of operating in and around all sorts of restricted areas, including MOD Danger Areas, Airport Flight Restriction Zones, RAF Low Flying areas, Central London, Royal Parks, National Parks, National Trust properties, Prisons, Power Stations, Oil/Gas Facilities and SSSI’s.
Our lead pilot James has been working in the TV and multimedia industry for over 15 years.
He was a film maker and photographer long before drones starting taking off (excuse the pun) and has an excellent eye for footage and photographs. He also has many TV credits with his footage being used often by broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, S4C and Netflix.
Portability and viewing
We are regularly asked to film and photograph in places that are difficult to get to, therefore we have additional equipment which enables us to get to places off the beaten track.
We also provide wireless client monitors which means the client/director can view the footage with ease in realtime.
Editing and delivery
We are also experienced video/photo editors, and we often edit the footage and photographs we shoot for clients.
For shoots that require the footage/photographs to be handed over, this can either be done directly onsite, digitally or an a hard drive afterwards, or we can edit the footage down and send it across.
Every job is different so please get in touch for a free no obligation quote.
Here are some examples of our aerial work:
ITV Coast and Country
In 2018 James joined the ITV Coast and Country team as a camera operator and drone pilot, working all across Wales.
To date he has filmed over 100 different features for the programme.
This video shows some of the footage he shot during 2018/2019.
The latest series can be viewed here – https://www.itv.com/walesprogrammes/coast-and-country
ITV A Year in the Beacons
During 2019-2020 James was asked to be the principle camera and drone operator for ITV Wales’ A Year in the Beacons.
Over the course of a year, James was part of a team that followed Brecon Mountain Rescue, the Brecon Beacons National Park, The Glanusk Estate and local farmers over a year like no other.
Here is some of the footage James captured for the series.
Broadcast on ITV Wales in March 2020, and ITV across the UK in late 2021.
Visit Monmouthshire – Autumn in the Wye Valley
In late 2020 James was commissioned by Visit Monmouthshire to capture the Wye Valley with its autumn colours.
BBC The One Show
In Spring 2020 James was asked to provide the drone work for a BBC One Show piece on Llamas in rural Pembrokeshire.
The Llamas were helping the local community by delivering supplies during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Ironman Wales 2019
James was asked to be the official drone pilot at Ironman Wales 2019 for the highlights programme, working with Dojo films.
Here are some of the shots.
Dogs Trust Cardiff
In the summer of 2019, the Dogs Trust started working on their new rehoming centre in Cardiff.
We have been tasked with filming and photographing monthly progress at the site.