Thought aerial filming was just for big budget film productions? Think again! Today you don’t need to hire a helicopter or plane to capture aerial footage; you can simply use a UAV drone. Here we’ll explain some of the benefits of aerial filming and how you can use it to improve your video production.
Why use drone filming? Quite honestly it provides some of the most spectacular footage for a multitude of uses. If you’re filming a large area to show incredible scale or a promotional shot that needs the ‘wow’ factor, drone footage has no rival.
At a cost that’s not as expensive as you might think, more and more brands are turning to drone filming to set their video content apart. Whether it’s for storytelling, cinematography or necessity it’s the perfect solution.
It’s great for capturing dramatic vistas, tracking movements and giving the audience a bird’s eye view. You can even capture footage as your drone flies over and under objects, making the audience feel like they’re flying too.
Drone Filming with a purpose
Drone footage can either be moving or still imagery. Both designed for maximum impact!
We create high quality content from the air that is unique, targeted and engaging. Our goal is to tailor every production to achieve your goals.
We work with you from both an artistic and business/marketing perspective to ensure the final product serves your needs in the strongest manner possible. Our video services cover all facets of production, including and not limited to: pre-production concepts, filming and editing.
We’ve worked on a host of varying projects using drone footage to its most spectacular capabilities, our work isn’t just filming and editing, we can apply our motion graphics expertise to the footage captured. For example, we can combine live aerial photography with 3D rendered footage for property development and architecture, this is just one of many ways we can give your drone footage an extra boost of post-production magic.
Benefits of using a drone for aerial filming
It’s affordable – Creating aerial footage isn’t as expensive as you might think. Whilst in the past you would have to use a helicopter or plane, today you can simply use a drone instead. Drones are much cheaper to use and can either be bought or hired. It’s worth keeping in mind that in order to fly a drone for commercial purposes, you will need approval from the civil aviation authority.
Unique shots – Drones can give you access to aerial shots that have never been seen before. Their small size and flexible manoeuvrability means they can capture unique shots that make your web videos even more exciting.
Capture high quality footage – Another advantage of using an unmanned aerial vehicle is that they’re capable of capturing high quality footage. Drones fly at much slower speeds and lower altitudes, which helps to prevent motion blur.
Making the impossible possible – Drones are able to carry out missions that would be dangerous or impossible for manned aircraft e.g. flying over wildfires or close to high-voltage power lines.
Environmentally friendly – Drones are better for the environment. They cause less noise and air pollution, making them the perfect choice for environmentally friendly companies
Aerial filming with Zealous Media
If you’re interested in using aerial footage in your video productions, Zealous Media can help!
Our fleet of drones and team of pilots are capable of capturing high quality aerial footage to suit your budget.
We’re happy on the day of filming to work with you to gain the best possible footage. The process of drone filming is amazing in itself and you’re more than welcome to be part of it.
CAA Approved Pilots & Documentation
Drones in general have featured in the news when disrupting airports, this is why we operate our drones according to all local authorities’ requirements and permissions including the CAA.
Our aerial drones are flown by fully certified CAA Pilots licensed by EuroUSC Ltd. In the UK, the regulations require you to have a license to fly unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial purposes. Our two CAA pilots have that license, so you can have the peace of mind that filming practices will be carried out safely and legally.
When considering drone filming, we know it can be daunting when documentation is required from authorities such as land owners/operators. We’re more than happy to supply any information you need to make the process much simpler for you.
Commonly requested documentation includes:
Drone Filming Protocols
Flight Plans (take off zones, emergency landing and mission area)
Drone Operator Checklist
Zealous Media Operations Manual
Zealous Media Systems (equipment)
For more information about aerial filming, get in touch with the Zealous Media team today. We are more than happy to talk through your project ideas and show you some examples of the aerial footage we have captured for previous clients.
We not only provide video capturing services but also editing and production. Our aim is to help you create the best possible web videos to impress your customers and keep them coming back for more.