Drone Videography: Excelling to new heights

Drone Videography has become a prominent form of filmmaking in the last decade. The ability to film anything without access being a restriction is something that many sectors are moving to utilise for their companies. Drone Videography can do so much for your company that a regular film production can't, and the development of modern technology only reinforces this. Our drone film client Thompsons of Prudhoe helped us put together a short testimonial on why this service worked for them: What are some of the benefits to drone videography? What's great to know first off about drone film is how affordable it is and how much time it saves in comparison to the alternative (shots from a helicopter!) One drone pilot and a days shoot will enable you to capture a lot of footage, potentially across multiple sites. This can be used as 'bolt on' feature to add impact and that WOW factor to your existing video project or the footage could be used for surveying various areas, land and buildings. Vast sites can be captured quickly and easily with the use of a drone. They are quick to set up and once the survey has been performed first and you've got the all clear, you're good to fly. Drone film has many purposes and can be beneficial to any type of industry. In the construction sector for example, drones can be used to capture property and land development. [...]

Drone Videography: Excelling to new heights2019-05-30T15:10:17+00:00

Drones & Flying Legally: What You Need To Know

Drones also referred to as remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have become a popular item, commercially and recreationally. They’re fun gadgets but also effective tools for businesses with warehouse surveying, search and rescue aids, delivery tools in otherwise unaccessible terrains & many more capabilities. This blog will break down the restrictions on flying drones from a video production point of view, ensuring all of your video or photographic footage is legal. The restrictions of flying drones is consistently updating due to the innovative nature of the products year on year, so it’s best to revisit the Civil Aviation Authority  website to keep up to date with the most recent news. What are the current drone laws? Currently, operators must keep drones within their line of sight, and under 400ft (120m). They must not be flown within 150ft (50m) of people and property, or within 500ft (150m) of crowds and built-up areas and 50 metres of a person, vessel, vehicle or structure not under the control of the pilot. Most regulations are slightly blurred when it comes to exemptions. You're allowed to be in a closer range when taking off and the weight of your drone can effect these guidelines. You must avoid flying it within 150 metres of a congested area. It is imperative that drones are kept well away from aircraft, airports and airfields. Those who endanger the safety of an aircraft through the use of drones could face a five-year prison sentence. Legal responsibility for [...]

Drones & Flying Legally: What You Need To Know2019-04-17T16:49:36+00:00

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