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Aerial & Ground Cinematography

Multi-Award Winning Broadcast
      TV Lighting Cameraman

40 years experience in aerial

stills photography & filming for

TV Broadcast, Commercials & Press

CAA Operational Authorisation, EASA & BBC
        Approved Commercial Drone Pilots

£10 million Public Liability Insurance

Why look elsewhere?

 
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Hollywood film grade drones, for you!

LATEST NEWS

20.12.21. Fujinon 18-55mm T2.9 Cabrio Cinema Zoom lens for ground based Sony FX9 camera & DJI Mavic 3 Cine Combo drone with 5.1K Apple ProRes added.

 

7.8.21. Zenmuse X7 Super 35mm, 24MP stills,

6K video camera & set of 8K Prime lenses added.

10.1.21. We now operate under the very latest CAA/EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) regulations in the 'specific' category UKPDRA-01, for riskier operations & have been issued with the new CAA Operational Authorisation  covering any rotary wing unmanned aircraft under 25kg.

Our CAA Operational Authorisation & BBC approved drone pilots are award winning, qualified & experienced photographers /cinematographers, certified for day and night operations.

We are a family run business with our pilots and observer living together, forming a 'social bubble', which is ideal in the current Covid-19 pandemic. We work to strict BBC and UK Government Covid-19 safety guidelines to ensure safety of clients and crew.

Our drones include what is regarded as the World's best, the DJI Inspire 2 RAW with the Zenmuse X7, 24MP Super 35mm sensor 

camera with 9mm to 50mm F2.8 Prime lenses.

When you book with this drone you get:

  • Dual or triple crew for safety.

  • Shooting at 4K, 5.1K, 5.2K or 6K (X7 24MP) as we have the CinemaDNG & Apple ProRes licences.

  • Five prime and two zoom lenses. (X5S 20.8MP)

  • A 7.85" CrystalSky High Brightness monitor.

  • An advanced Cendence Remote Controller with boosted Patch Antenna to allow BNC SDI out for live TV broadcasts of the highest quality.

  • 14 batteries (7 sets) along with our DJI Battery Station that can charge 8 at the same time, including 4 to 90% in just 35 minutes, ensuring we have a constant supply for all day shoots.

  • An additional 4K commercial, professional grade, back up drone.

THERMAL IMAGING

We also have a thermal image camera from USA based FLIR, the world's leading manufacturer of thermal imaging infrared cameras. 

Using a FLIR Lepton 3.5 module, it is possible to see the absolute temperature of each pixel from -10C to +400C

6K FULL FRAME 35mm SENSOR CAMERA

Our new 6K Full Frame 35mm sensor Sony FX9 camera is Netflix approved for shooting from the ground. (See right). We are available for Broadcast TV, Commercial & Corporate programmes & productions.

 

We own 6 prime & 7 zoom 35mm

lenses to go with it ranging from an incredible 14mm to 1800mm (4K 35mm) or 3600mm in 2K).

We also have a 4 x 5.65" Matt Box along with a wireless Directors Monitor with a 500ft range.

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We have CinemaDNG & Apple ProRes licences 

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Gold Certified Membership

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GROUND 4K BROADCAST TV CREW

Our associated company, Huntley Visual Communications/Motorsport is in it's 38th year & our Chief Drone Pilot, Stephen Huntley ARPS, is also a multi-award winning cinematographer working on documentaries, features, commercials and news, working for dozens of international broadcasters including TVNZ & TV3 New Zealand, CNN, Discovery, APTV News, Granada USA, ABC, Sky & Reuters.

UK clients include, BBC, ITV, Anglia, ITV Studios, Ch4, CH5, ITN, Granada, LWT, GMTV, YTV, Meridian, LNN, HTV & Tyne Tees.

Programmes include; 

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, Airline, Ibiza Uncovered, Ibiza Uncovered Reunion, Big Brother, BBC Breakfast, Blue Peter, Countryfile, Watchdog, Panorama, Newsnight, Natural History Unit, Jimmy's Farm, Songs of Praise, Matter of Fact, Inside Out, Poms Down Under, Computers Don't Byte, Crime Monthly, Temptation Island, Holiday Airline, Britain's Best Dish, Pride of Britain Awards, Real Footballers Wives, Soapstars, World in Action, The London Programme, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, Bad Lads Army Officer Class, Missing, Strange but True, The Real Good Life, House of Horrors, A Good Life Down Under, Gun Law, Nannies 911, Beware Pickpockets, Beware Car Thieves, Dentists, Traffic Jams & Drivers from Hell, Dates from Hell, Children's ITV Awards, Fame Game, This Morning, Travel Guide, It Shouldn't Happen on a TV Makeover Show, Healthwatch Live, Sex on the Job, Mad Motorists, Dosh, BBC Newsround, Predictions, What Will They Think of Next, Behaving Badly 2, Katie Price and Trinny & Susannah.

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Picture from our DJI Inspire 2 RAW drone
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Our FLIR Thermal Image camera picture of a Solar Panel farm
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Our new 6K Full Frame 35mm sensor Sony FX9 camera is Netflix approved
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