Drones + Storytelling

Aerial Cinematography

In film making, the most important part is the flow of storytelling. The use of drones has revolutionized the way movies are made today. Cost prohibitive or technically impossible shots are now a viable reality. The only limit is the film maker's imagination. It’s all about the story and director's vision when it comes to our approach to aerial cinematography. It’s not just about getting the shot, but about the emotions conveyed through the visuals we create.

Smooth and Stable Camera Movement
Traditionally large vehicles, cranes, cable cam systems, and helicopters were needed to create smooth and steady cinematic shots. Our pilots and camera operators work with directors and DoP's to achieve those same shots with more flexibility than traditional camera motion platforms. With years of set experience, our team is focused on creating stunning visuals that previously were not possible without sacrificing image quality.

We fly any camera with any lens
Not all drone companies are the same. Most only fly off-the-shelf drones that can’t handle heavy payloads. Our team has years of industry experience building custom UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) applications for cinematic and commercial applications. No more sacrificing image quality or adding another camera to your post-production workflow. We have designed and built custom cinema UAVs to carry heavy payloads including dual cameras for 3D applications, large lens packages with full FIZ control, and endless custom solutions.

Pre-Production, Scouting and VFX
Drones are not just used for getting the shot, we also use them to help you visualize and plan them. Our drones have GPS, visual tracking and other sensors that allow them to replicate the same move over and over again even in windy conditions. This allows for motion control passes that allows for many VFX solutions.

Feature films and TV shows our team worked on
Aerial cinematography
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Visual effects
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High-end Visual Effects for Film, Commercials and Broadcast

Our high-end visual effects solutions are led by our partner, Ajoy Mani, who is a Senior VFX Supervisor with experience on over 30 feature films, and numerous commercials over the last two decades.
“As a Senior VFX Producing Supervisor, it is my commitment to protect the Producer’s budget and Director’s vision. At a time when visual effects costs for films and commercials are spiraling beyond the initial budget, it is more important than ever to carefully plan the budget and scope of the work during pre-production. I have extensive experience working with the director and highest level producers on projects, to ensure the breakdown and budgeting for the feature is thorough during pre-production. As an independent supervisor, I have had the privilege to work on feature films ranging from 5-100M USD from early stages of pre production to final delivery. This has given me an unique insight into the entire film making process from start to finish. This experience gives me the ability to catch issues form product placement, location issues to the nuances of shooting internationally long before they pose a problem.” - Ajoy Mani, Senior VFX Supervisor/Producer

VFX Location Mapping and Scanning

Up to date maps of locations that can save your production time and money. No more relying on out of date maps from online services. Know where every tree, pathway, and other obstacles that could hinder production before you arrive. No more muddy fields where outdated satellite imagery showed a paved parking lot. Plan areas for vehicle staging and other set needs with confidence.

After scanning locations, video walkthroughs and virtual 3D environments can be created to pre plan shots and camera movement to maximize on set time. See what shots work and don’t work before cameras and talent arrive.

3D Property Scanning and Modeling : Immersive Virtual 3D models

We use drones to create virtual 3d environments using fully autonomous software.
Using software to control our flight path and capture images we can quickly convert data into realistic immersive 3D models. With this data you can create customized fly-through videos and photo realistic 3D models and images from any angle. Navigate through your models to observe a property while navigating through the environment from aerial perspective.

Custom Applications and VR

Want to fly 360 VR rigs? Do you have a custom camera setup that you would like to use to create aerial footage? Custom Aerial lighting rigs for production use? Contact our Custom Applications Here.

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