We were employed by Creative Talent Management Ltd. to film for their new ad campaign for Store First of Preston. It was a last minute call from them as the company they had originally employed were unable to fulfil the contract. The star of the film is Jessie from the popular American TV series Storage Hunters.
We did the initial filming for a Panorama programme in February this year following the floods in Somerset. We went back to film there for BBC Belfast in July, to show how the area had responded to the devastating effects of the floods.
We subsequently returned last month to get some further footage.
Chris Ingram is currently ranked #3 UK Rally driver and the number #1 Under 21 year old Rally driver in the world (Autosport Rankings) He is competing in next month's Wales Rally GB (13-16th November), debuting the accomplished Peugeot 208 R2 in the WRC Rally event.
We filmed him in North Wales driving the Peugeot - see the stunning footage here!
From the Tower of London we moved to Hampton Court Palace to film the palace and grounds. The palace was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey a favourite of King Henry VIII. When Wolsey fell from favour the palace passed to the King.
We've been very busy these last few weeks working on a number of projects, one of which we were very proud to have been part of: the installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' at The Tower of London. The installation was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and contains 888,426 ceramic poppies, each one represents a British Military fatality during the First World War. Historic Royal Palaces has now released the video and it truly captures the mood of the installation. Follow this link to the official video and this link to our edit which has a musical soundtrack: AerialVue poppies video
We've just returned from a morning shoot at Recycling Lives in Preston. They are a Queen’s Award-winning commercial recycler with over forty years experience in the recycling and waste management industry. Their commercial services help to support their own social welfare charity, which helps vulnerable people to work their way back to independent living.
They were more than pleased with the photos and video footage we were able to get for them.
We went along to Retford, Notts, last Sunday to film the North West Lawn Mower Racing Association 6 Hour Endurance Event. We had a great day in lovely weather filming some hysterical but very serious racing.
This shoot marked a return to filming mountain bikes for Dave Halton, a pursuit of his for quite a few years when he used a helmet mounted camera for the filming. He rarely gets out on a bike these days but nevertheless was very impressed with the new trail development at Penmachno Forest and may yet get his bike out of storage for a ride on them!
We worked for NavMotion on this project and they and the Penmachno Community team were great to work with. Some very challenging flying was required especially in the forest below the canopy; the winds added to the challenge but the footage is amazing.
AerialVue filmed on location in Peru with the BBC and Professor Cox for this new TV series; the first episode airs tomorrow night on BBC2 at 9pm.
Link to the series here: Human Universe
We've just returned from a 1000 mile road trip filming at more locations for the new BBC Secret Britain series. The light was amazing so we've got some impressive footage. The wind was challenging to say the least but our Sub 7kg DroidWorx XM3HL with Zenmuse and Panasonic GH4 rose to the challenge and the Sub 7 once again proved to be invaluable.
The distance between locations meant we needed to carry a large stock of charged battery packs with us, this enabled us to make 16 flights of 12+ minutes duration without the need to recharge any batteries. Overnight charging at our hotel accommodation may have increased their electricity bill somewhat!