Drone Videography and Aerial Filming

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What is a drone video?

Drone videography is the use of a drone camera to capture large landscapes and cityscapes from a birds eye view position. Can you imagine a world where you can film anything without access being a restriction? It’s here and it’s real in the form of drone technology, allowing cameras to go above and beyond what was once possible to produce imagery that is breath-taking.

How does drone video work?

The shoot is relatively simple, a pilot will check and survey the area first to ensure there are no restrictions in place. Once they arrive on site they will have a plan about where they intend to fly. Once in flight, which normally lasts 12-15 minutes they will conduct the shot and film the shots required. Depending on the length and logistics, the turnaround time can be relatively quick for edits.

How much does drone footage cost?

Drone film can vary in price depending on what you are after, are you wanting footage or just photos, for example. However in comparison to our other video production services, drone filming is cheaper to do. Most video production agencies will charge on a day rate basis which may be anywhere from £500-£1000 a day depending on the level of experience.

Our approach

With experience in drone video production, aerial filming and photography, we can provide you with a totally unique perspective to your story. Capturing all scales of sites, inside and out, drone is the perfect antidote to anything we might call ‘normal’, a dynamic and impactful aerial video having plenty of wow factor to liven up any video production. Allowing remote access to sites, tunnels, confined spaces tanks and pipework gives it a specific vantage point for any video survey and aerial inspection work. Our BBC background ensures a high-quality broadcast experience on every project, working in sync with your company goals and strategy, shaping your campaign through video content that’s within your budget and delivers results.

Visit our process page to find out what goes into a video production.

Elements of Drone Videography

  • Drone aerial filming – the filming from a drone of an area, landscape or building.
  • Aerial photography – the capture of images from a drone.
  • Building surveying – inspection and filming of a building or one under construction.
  • Internal surveying – inspection and drone shooting of the inside of a building or area.
  • Site surveying – inspection and filming of the area of a proposed construction project.
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Frequently Asked Questions

For the construction sector in particular, drones allow for easy capture of a site or landscape, that you couldn’t possibly do with a film crew. The pilot can do multiple shoots showing the progression of your site, allowing you to update your audience on what’s new and what your site will eventually become. Drones are also a useful tool for site surveys, to help measure areas of land or provide a closer inspection of a tower or tank for example that may require maintenance.

With a skilled pilot at the helm, a drone can film all around your site, on top, as close as you need, and even inside a building for you. This can be for site survey, inspection and for marketing purposes.  

The popularity of using drones has escalated over the past few years and for the construction sector this has been a key way of capturing site progress on an epic scale and showcase this to your audience. It’s popularity is always increasing as the technology improves, as does the amount of people devoting their careers to being drone pilots.

Depending on your site and where you are, mostly anything can be filmed as long as you have a license. However the drone can’t fly over roads as this  is restricted – this can’t be done in any fashion so it should always be done on site or if you have special permissions if you need to cross over roads. You also can’t fly a drone within 50 metres of any person, vehicle or building not controlled by you. In addition some areas of land may have certain perimeter restrictions such as nuclear power stations and airspaces. Some sites will allow you to fly within a restricted area providing permission is granted first.

There aren’t any licenses you need to have a drone shoot your site, however you should always make sure that your pilot owns licenses to shoot. They should always register as an operator and have a Part 107 drone license so they can make money from what they are doing. In addition to this you will need to ensure their insurance information is valid and up to date.

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