Aerial Filming
The aerial filming section of this website contains news, guidance and contact details for Aerial Filming companies. With the recent advent of UAV and drone filming things are changing all the time and it is vital to keep up to date with breaking news. The capabilities offered by the new aircraft are truly a game changer in terms of the shots achievable and flexibility for aerial camera work. Like any new industry regulation and safety is important particularly in the use of UAVs and Drones for filming we are glad that ARPAS and SUAS are contributing to the site giving their excellent professional guidance.
As well as all the excitement about the new aircraft in the sector, helicopter cameramen and helicopter filming are still and always will be a major part of the film and broadcast industry our news will reflect this as will the companies we profile, we also aim to cover the less traditional methods of aerial filming such as Balloon based filming and static crane based shooting. We hope you enjoy this page and it becomes an aerial filming guide for broadcast professionals.
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Creating The Perfect Aerial Shoot  The Lens Foundry is a unique Camera Facilities Company, providing Aerial, Stabilised Camera Mounts, Tracking Vehicles, Motion Control & VFX solutions.

Our team has over 18 years experience working on Feature Films, Television Dramas, Commercials, Promos & Documentaries. We have provided facilities recently to The Huntsman, London Has Fallen, Patient Zero, Poldark, Downton Abbey, The C Word and Mercedes Petronas F1 to name a few.Read More >>

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2015: The Year Of The Drone
As a UAV film service operator we have noticed a sharp rise this year in interest coming from drama and features, much of which is down to ARRI developing a version of their iconic ALEXA camera in miniature that's a perfect fit for a gimbal, admits The Helicopter Girls. We started flying aerials rigs for television in 2012.
SUAS Unveils The Hawker Q800XE
The Hawker Q800XE meets the harshest requirements for industrial applications and when weather conditions need to be overcomes for safety missions, this platform remains one of the ultimate solution of the market.
Are Drones Really The Future Of Filming?
Most widely known as devices used by the military, drones are vastly becoming the broadcasting and film industry’s weapon of choice when it comes to the battle for the best blockbuster. Drones, professionally referred to as UAVs or RPAS, are the next step in aerial filming technology.
Taking To The Air With Rogue State Media
As an aerial photographer my drone is so much more than a flying camera, writes Ben Kenobi of Rogue State Media. The wide range of shots available with only one piece of equipment is pretty mind boggling. There are your classic aerial shots, the high and wide shots, (similar to the ones you get with a manned helicopter), the low and fast shots, the typical boom shots, and track and dolly.
PDG Helicopters Invest In Key Camera Systems
PDG Helicopters are one of the best known aerial filming companies in the UK with a history stretching back over 40 years. Our specialist filming department includes co-ordinators, camera operators, pilots, operational staff and a great range of gyro-stabilised camera systems that include systems by GSS and Cineflex.
A Guide To Aerial Filming
Preparation is everything when it comes to aerial filming, so here's a few pointers to help you plan a successful shoot, courtesy of PDG Helicopters.
4K Aerial Camera With Ultra Telephoto Canon 20x50 Lens
GB Helicopters has become the first UK Helicopter operator to own a 4k aerial camera system integrated with the freshly released 4k Cine Canon lens. The 20x50 ultra telephoto zoom lens offers stunning UHD performance; ideal for sporting events and wildlife applications and compliments their already superb C516 camera system.
Leading Edge Technology & Long Established Professionalism
Flying Pictures has been in the film business for over 35 years and during this time we have become acknowledged world leaders in our craft, with over 400 film credits to our name and some memorable TV work! We were the ones responsible for the iconic 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony stunt with Her Majesty the Queen and James Bond.
Versatile Drones
Over recent years, Drones have become increasingly present and increasingly versatile, able to deal with a wider range of climatic conditions and carry heavier cameras. Drones are increasingly trusted to work on more projects and relied upon to deliver guaranteed results.
Aerial Filming By BeyondHD: 'Cameras In Motion'
BeyondHD own and operate a fleet of the Aerigon Cinema Drones and are the exclusive UK partner of the Swedish Drone manufacturer, Intuitive Aerial.
Soaring Above A City In Transition
Bakehouse Aerial are seeing Hull from a whole new angle. Kingston Upon Hull is undergoing a rapid and comprehensive transformation.
Commercial UAV Operation In UK Airspace
Sub-20kg Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are the fastest growing aviation sector in the UK. The sector is expanding at an incredible rate but just what are the rules and regulations for the operation of 'drones' in UK airspace, and do General Aviation and Military Aviation have anything to fear from this proliferation? By ARPAS-UK.
AERIALWORX - Extreme Droning
Sounds like the sort of thing we suffered as teenagers from an irate mother, constantly nagging to tidy my bedroom or do the chores... Or was that just me! By Aerialworx (Peter Stanton). How did we get into it? We got a chance phone call from a TV company who'd been let down by another aerial filming company.