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We recently were contracted by Hoyne. Property Marketing Specialists, to supply the raw marketing material for their latest project.

SunCentral Maroochydore – estimated to add an $4.4 billion dollars to the Sunshine Coast economy over the life of the project, is destined to be the new Maroochydore CBD.

Being built on the land of The Horton Park Golf Club, the 53 Hectare development was completely cleared by the time we came to shoot the drone backplate renders.

This made achieving low angle photography with the drone very straight forward – we did not have to worry about existing trees or buildings obstructing the drone, or having to be removed from the render back plates.

Operating on a cleared site also allowed us to capture multiple positions at dusk. Usually, because of the 7 – 10 minute window where the light ‘pops’, only one or two positions can be safely be shot.

While the drone team was shooting the low-level aerial photos, we simultaneously shot the helicopter render backplate photography. This resulted in matching light and colour across the set of photos.

The second component that Hoyne required, was high altitude video of the site.  In order to capture the best possible footage, we came to the decision that the GSS 516 Gimbal mounted on a Jet Ranger would be the best option.

This provided ultra-stable footage that could easily be motion tracked, and have 3D models dropped into the footage.

For more examples of the finished renders head to the Hoyne Website where they have completed an overview of the project. We are looking forward to seeing the completed video CGI work and will share once it has been completed.

 

Multi Location and Camera Platform Aerial Shoot

Last August we were contracted to shoot aerials for Freddy Flintoff’s new television show – Freddy Fries Down Under. Originally aired in the UK on Channel 4, Freddy Fries Down Under is currently airing in Australia on Channel 10.

The show follows the journey of Freddy Flintoff as he travels around Australia frying up a storm. The travelling theme of the show meant that the aerials that were sought after were mostly car/food-van tracking shots and establishing shots. This meant we needed to provide a multi-location, multi-camera platform solution.

The solution that ended up being the best balance of full coverage, while still fitting within budget limitations; was a combination of drones, helicopters and camera platforms. The projects multiple components were:

a three-hour shoot over the Great Barrier Reefs in a Jet Ranger helicopter, using a Shotover F1 gimbal and Sony F55 with an Arri Alura 18-80mm.

a five-hour shoot from the Gold Coast in a Squirrel helicopter using a Cineflex V14 gimbal.

a two-hour shoot from Melbourne in a Robinson R44 helicopter using our custom-built helicopter gyro rig.

and a one day shoot in the Gold Coast region using our Inspire 1 drone.

All shooting was completed over the course of 2 weeks working around both poor weather and helicopter availability. It was a great project to be involved with and it is fantastic to see the show finally being aired on Australian TV.

When looking for solutions to bring your production to the next level don’t hesitate to contact us, as tailoring a solution to fit your budget and fulfil your needs is our speciality.

We were asked to come on board and help the Logan City Council to shoot and produce a video that would help showcase and document the present day situation of the Logan River.
The video was shot with a nose mounted Cineflex V14 in order to be able to best highlight the scale of the river and accentuate the development/ progress feel the council was trying to convey.
The finished video had a fast turn around- being produced and proofed within a week of shooting.
Check out the finished project here.

 

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DJI Inspire 1

DJI’s Inspire 1 Drone, 3.5kg

As of the 28th of September 2016 CASA is proposing to introduce new drone regulations that will make amendments to the existing regulations to make it easier to operate a smaller drone commercially within Australia. Although there has been widespread media coverage of the upcoming proposed regulations the finer details have been lacking and certainly need clarification in the marketspace, we have listed a few more details on the new regulations that we feel have been ignored in the general media and what it might mean to you as a someone wishing to contract an operator to undertake some drone work.

  • The operator must have an Aviation Reference Number and be register their drone with CASA
  • CASA must be given notification 5 days prior to a job being undertaken
  • It must not be operated over 400ft or 121m
  • It must not be operated within 30m or overhead of the general public or populous area
  • No operations within 3nm or 5.6km of a controlled aerodrome or helipad (this is a key one to remember as Brisbane and most cities now have hospital helipads located centrally within them so this rules most of Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs)
  • The craft must be sub 2 kg, this rules out larger drones such as the DJI Inspire 1 (as pictured) and larger safer 6 and 8 rotor machines that carry better quality still and video cameras.

So what does this really mean to you the contractor?

If you hire somebody to do drone work for you and they only have the sub 2kg certification. You will not only be limited by where and when they can fly it but you will be limited to a much smaller camera with lower quality video and low megapixel still images with no lens options other than what the drone comes with. You may also engage a less experienced operator with limited experience no formal training and possibly no insurance.

Why hire a more experienced,certified and insured operator like us?

We have been CASA certified for over 4 years now and been in the aerial photography business for the last 10 years. We are not hobbyists, we are professional photographers and cinematographers with wide industry experience and specialise in Aerial Photography and cinematography wether it be from drone or manned helicopter. Although we sometimes use smaller craft below 2 kg for our budget product we also have a complete fleet of 5 drones that will suit any aerial job you can imagine with larger drones that will accomodate Professional digital SLR cameras up to 80mp and cinema cameras with a host of lenses to suit and a professional and experienced team we can accomodate any aerial job big or small.

Feel free to contact us today to find out more about this subject or more about about our services or view some examples of our work here “Latest Works”

 

 

 

 

 

Archerfield AirportHere is a shot of our base of operations – Archerfield. Our office and workshop is situated airside at Archerfield Airport, which is only a five minute flight from the city. Our close proximity to the airport and city, allows us to quickly mobilise and take advantage of any good weather, even when the window of opportunity is small.

Mark Slater – our night rated helicopter pilot has thousands of hours of commercial photography experience. This expertise gives us the best chance to successfully operate in Brisbane’s busy controlled airspace, which of course encompasses the majority of Brisbane’s fastest growing suburbs.

While Brisbane skies are our home, we have strong connections in most major cities and can organise aerial operations anywhere in Australia.

We are a business built around delivering the best possible aerial imagery and motion in the fastest time possible. To see more of our work or discuss your next projected not hesitate to contact us.

It is amazing how the methods of capturing aerial imagery have changed so drastically in less than a decade. Our RnD Manager Shea Brown entered the industry in Canada when fully manual remote control helicopters were the only means of lifting a camera system for low altitude aerial photography. Since then the capabilities of aerial lifting platforms (drones) have improved as fast as the computers they use to fly. Drones now have automation, redundancy and far more accuracy, making them a much more usable and safe tool.

For more information on what tasks our drones can complete, do not hesitate to contact us.

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