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Hovershotz Aerial Photography
Andy Wills
172 Windermere Road,

About Hovershotz Aerial Photography

Hovershotz Aerial Drone Filming & Video
Hovershotz are a friendly & professional aerial drone filming & video operator, based in the heart of the English Lake District Cumbria. We are the only authorised drone company to work with the National Trust Lake District. We use the latest remote-controlled professional drones. Creating ultra-smooth, cinematic footage at up to 4k ultra high resolution. Via a video downlink, images and footage from the air can be viewed on the ground in real time, enabling the Pilot, Cameraman, Client or Director full control of the best filming angles and framing

Our pilot is BNUC-S qualified (the BNUC-S is recognised globally as the preferred pilot qualification standard, specified by many clients and national aviation authorities, which gives Hovershotz an advantage when applying for permission to operate overseas in other countries outside of the United Kingdom).

Hovershotz hold Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ‘Permission for Aerial Work (PFAW)’ (it is illegal to operate commercially in the UK without a PFAW). We also hold the necessary insurance to enable us to carry out commercial drone work.

Our specialities

Aerial Drone Filming and Videography
Hovershotz specialise in aerial drone filming and video in the English Lake District. We are particularly at home working with film crews, TV companies, news channels, and advertising agencies.
Our flying drone cameras can capture video footage in a variety of definitions including 4K ultra high definition – We can film in log flat colour, to enable the video editor to colour match in final edit.
Hovershotz know the Lake District intimately and our equipment is ideally suited to filming in the challenging environment. We are quite happy to carry the drones and associated equipment in tailored backpacks and hike across the Lake District terrain with the film crew to capture the perfect footage.

Aerial Drone Stills Photos and Photography
In addition to aerial filming we are also aerial photographers, Hovershotz also specialise in aerial stills photography by drone. We have a number of drone, camera and lens options, including zoom lenses (Hovershotz are one few drone operators that have an optical zoom lens that can be operated from the ground). We can shoot in up 16 mega pixel resolution..

We are very much at home working on broadcast film and television productions, our footage has been used by the BBC, SKY, Euronews and Channel 4. We have shot video that has been used on BBC documentaries, films, viral video and TV adverts. Being based and native to the Cumbrian Lake District, Hovershotz have the advantage of being able to liaise with organisations such as the National Trust and the National Parks Authority to secure the necessary permissions for aerial drone filming within the Lake District National Park Cumbria. Another advantage of being based within the Lake District; is Hovershotz experience of operating drones within a military low flying training area. The Lake District is designated by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as LFA17 (Low Flying Area 17). This is of particular concern to drone operators. Hovershotz offer location scouting services to producers and film makers across the Lake District. Hovershotz are also happy to offer drone white label services and are happy to act freelance filming for other organisations. Hovershotz aerial drone location scouts and scouting in Cumbria & the Lake District •Aerial drone photography in Cumbria & the Lake District •Aerial drone video & filming in Cumbria & the Lake District •Aerial drone inspections and surveys in Cumbria & the Lake District •Infrared thermal surveys in Cumbria & the Lake District •Pix4D 3d aerial drone mapping & photogrammetry in Cumbria and the Lake District

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  • Unmanned Aerial Filming Systems
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Hovershotz accredited drone filming partner for the Lake District National Trust

Hovershotz are proud to announce that we are the first drone filming company authorised by the National Trust to film on their land in the Lake District. Our first job will be working with the National Trust's in house film crew producing a video of the Lake District.

Any film crews wishing to use drones to film in the Lake District over any National Trust land or property will be required to only use the accredited drone filming partner.

Against All Odds, TV pilot reality game show. Aerial drone filming shot by Hovershotz Aerial Drone Photography and Filming (assisted by Skylark Aerial Photography), using DJI Inspire 1 Professional drone with Zenmuse X5 camera in 4K. Hovershotz were thrilled to hear that this won ‘Best Unscripted Pilot/ Alternative Project’ at this year’s New York Television Festival’s (NYTVF) and Hovershotz are proud to have provided the aerial drone filming. Shot on location across Cumbria, The Lake District and North Yorkshire (locations included – Cautley Spout (England’s highest water fall, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Striding Edge, Ullswater). Filmed in conjunction with the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
Most of this involved hiking across the Lake District terrain with the drones in backpacks, following the contestants. Prior to filming, Hovershotz scouted some of the locations.
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