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A ground location and lifestyle shoot is a great way to introduce potential stakeholders to the area of your next project. We usually shoot during either the morning or afternoon golden hour to get the nicest lighting, however, sometimes the lunch rush is a key selling point that we are asked to highlight. Shooting in public, without models is a cost effective way to capture the hustle and bustle of nearby parks, shopping districts, and eateries. Shooting with talent is also sometimes the best option when the goal is to capture very specific emotive themes or children

Ground photography is the perfect companion for a great set of aerials, whether they are shot from a drone, helicopter, or both.

Introducing stakeholders to a location with a variety of shooting methods is a great way to show them the big picture, down to the fine details and feel.

 

Meet the latest member of the Aerial Advantage team. The DJI Matrice M600 Professional.

This newly released drone has triple-redundant GPS systems, ideal for operating in high ‘electronic noise’ environments. This also allows us to position the camera exactly where it is required and hold more accurately that any pre-existing system on the market.

It also has dual motor signal redundancy and can lose a motor in flight and still land safely.

It is powered by 6 individual flight packs. This allows it to safely land in the event of a catastrophic battery failure.

In short, this drone will allow us to lift the camera of your choice, up to a red or Arri mini and put it where you want it as safely as possible.

It also has a high-definition video downlink with SDI out – ideal for live broadcasts.

Give us a call today to have a chat about what we can achieve with this amazing tool for you!

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.

 

 

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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”

 

 

 

 

 

Showcasing a development from the drone is a great way to get both high overalls and intimate shots. Most of the time when shooting a site, the cost of shooting from either a helicopter or a drone works out about the same. One large advantage of shooting from a drone over a helicopter is the ability to stay on site for a long enough period of time to capture the changing light. This is possible with a helicopter, however it is far less cost effective. For more information about drone or helicopter shoots don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Below is a completed edit of Kokoda Properties, Chester development at Newstead. We worked along side a great team of creatives and supplied all aerial imagery from both drone and helicopter which included high resolution panoramics, render backplates and aerial video.

Operating in dense urban environments presents a unique set of challenges that can often catch out inexperienced operators. Extra electrical interference, wind vortices and more distractions on the ground make operations more risky. This increased intrinsic risk makes a focus on redundancy, reliability and safety an absolute priority.

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Working our way up through the cranes on site we positioned the camera using a Cinestar 8 and a Movi 5. This combination of stability and reliability worked to produced some spectacular shots!

For more information about getting work done in the city Contact Us today!

We were recently contracted to showcase some amazing landscaping work in the Gold Coast. The landscaping company wanted photos of the completed works for entry into a internationally recognised landscaping magazine.

In order to shoot in the best light to complement the high end landscaping, we chose to arrive in the afternoon and to shoot through to last light. The golden afternoon sun is less harsh than midday sun, letting the images be more evenly exposed and more vibrant. Just after sun set was the perfect time to shoot the outdoor lighting, with the rising full moon and Surfers Paradise in the background, the photos were epic!

 

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Aerial Advantage operates all over Brisbane and surrounding suburbs. Our lives revolve around capturing spectacular aerial photos and footage. We use a wide variety of drones, from the small and simple quad copter to our custom built cinema camera lifting rig – ‘The Raptor”. Our main workhorse is a Cinestar octocopter – such a versatile machine!
Drone photography at Milton

Drone photography at Milton

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