News & Updates

Last week saw David and myself capturing monthly aerial data over at Avonmouth for a regular survey project. The weather was perfect and David's flying skills exemplary!

We have just completed editing our showreel for 2019. It's a collection of material captured throughout 2018 with a few shots, thrown in for good measure, from previous years. My favourite shot of all was taken at the Severn Bridge, challenging, with a high degree of good communications. I hope you like.

We were recently asked to provide drone footage for a film about the design of the RAC Supercentre building at Bradley Stoke, in Bristol. The weather forecast for the day was a lot different in it's prediction than what turned out in reality! Although we couldn't have asked for more favourable light or cloud coverage, the wind speeds were putting us very much on the edge of a flyable safety envelope. Flying in close proximity to so many buildings, added considerable turbulence when flying the drone. However, apart from one occasion when winds were far too strong, we persevered and managed to get, what I believe, was some great footage. I hope you enjoy this short promo video.


I'd like to take the opportunity of wishing all our customers a very merry Christmas! 2018 started off fairly quiet, but like 2017, by the time spring arrived, we found ourselves as busy as ever! Fingers crossed that 2019 will reward us all with, not only a prosperous year, but more importantly, a content and happy new year.
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We were recently asked, in addition to drone filming, if we produced promotional videos, and yes, of course we do! It's just that not everyone is aware of this fact. With our experience in TV camerawork, we relish any job that involves a challenge. Such a project appeared a few weeks ago when we were asked by the RAC to produce a short promotional video of the Rally of the Tests 2018 at the RAC HQ in Bradley Stoke, Bristol. It was going to be a promotional piece, rather than some boring, scripted business video, so I could use my imagination in the edit. This was definitely 'up my street'.
I suggested that the film was music driven, that way it would add to the excitement of the subject matter and engage the viewer, besides, I love editing fast paced action to music!

Almost a hundred classic cars embarked on one of the most gruelling car rallies in the world when the
RAC Rally of the Tests started on Friday 9th November in North Yorkshire. Drivers and their co-drivers took on a multitude of tests and challenges including where crews had to arrive at their destinations as close to a pre-set time as possible. The rally is open to any vehicle that is built prior January 1986. The rally follows a 750-mile route from Harrogate through the East Midlands, South Wales and finishes at the RAC HQ in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Capturing aerial drone imagery, in a congested area, can only be done legally if CAA regulations are adhered to. A congested area is defined as "any area of a city, town or settlement which is substantially used for residential, industrial, commercial or recreational purposes." To undertake a drone flight in such an area requires the drone pilot to maintain a distance no less than 50mtrs from any vehicle, person or structure not under the control of the operator throughout the flight. This distance is reduced to 30mtrs during take offs and landings. So when we wanted to capture an aerial photograph of York Crescent, with Bristol Suspension Bridge in the background, it was necessary to undertake a thorough pre-deployment survey of the area. We were lucky to find an extremely helpful and amiable homeowner who kindly allowed us access to his very large garden, in just the right position for us to get the shot. Straight up and straight down, and it was 'in the can!