Surely you can’t help but have noticed the amount of drone footage that is being used in television and cinema productions these days?
Sometimes, it’s so subtle you might not even know it’s there, other times it’s hard not to notice the incredibly dramatic shots that this technology allows.
However, thanks to advances in this technology, you no longer need a Hollywood budget or an entire film crew to be able to access the same kinds of footage for your productions.
Using our drones, we can supply aerial footage to you for use in a wide variety of outputs – social media, promo films, etc.
With high resolution, 4K cameras, capable of filming H264, 100mbps video at up to 50 (or 60) fps, filmed using a variety of different colour profiles, during the day, or even at night, you can get access to dramatic aerial footage without having the budget to match.
The sky’s the limit (sorry).
Actually, the only limit is your imagination. The great thing about drone filming is, just because we can film from 400ft up, doesn’t mean that we have to.
This next video was shot entirely using one of our drones, at Cotswold glamping site Campden Yurts, and, as you can see from the footage, most of the filming was done at very close to ground level.
You can see more of what we did for them in our portfolio section.
4k or not 4K
Whilst we know that 4k footage looks great, we also appreciate that, most of the time, the highest resolution output that our footage will be used in, is going to be HD 1080p (and sometimes it might be square video for Instagram).
However, we still recommend filming in 4k (and if we are doing the editing then this is always what we will choose).
Why? The reason for this is simple. 4k footage gives far greater scope for cropping, zooming and other editing tricks that can be done in post production with no loss of quality when the final output is going to be HD.
You can choose whether to use the full frame or go for a tighter crop depending on the demands of the shot and how it fits in with the edit.
All of the sample footage above and on our YouTube channel has been through this process (shot in 4k, edited to produce HD final output) with the exception of any shots of a Sinclair C5, where we were asked to film in HD for the client, who was doing his own editing.
Whose Edit is it Anyway?
We are more than happy to hand over the unedited footage to you to pass on to your editor(s). In these circumstances, we would always like to discuss with the editor what their preferred formats are, so that we can make sure that the footage we record matches the expectations and requirements for the edit.
This includes things like the colour profile, the frame rate, the resolution, etc.
In addition to filming the footage, we can also edit it for you for an additional charge on top of the filming costs. We can edit exclusively using footage that we have shot, mix in some footage from other sources (subject to it being suitable) or provide an editing service to put together your final piece using footage that you have obtained elsewhere.
Need a square video for Instagram? No problem. Need your video to come in at a specific file size or duration? We can do that.
As well as using our drones as ground cameras, we also have hand held, gimbal mounted cameras that we can use, either to capture additional footage, or simply for filming in their own right.
For more information on any or all of this and to discuss the details of your project, please use the contact form or call us now.