Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (the official name for drones) provide a unique perspective for capturing video and photos.
With the ability to fly up to 120m in the air, they allow us to capture amazing shots of buildings, locations and other points of interest that would be impossible to see from the ground.
Over the years, we’ve used our drones for capturing shots of client premises, tracking shots of vehicles, and routine aerial surveys showing progress on large construction sites.
They’ve allowed us to get footage and photos that would have never been possible before – at least not affordably.
Whether you require a high-impact establishing shot of a location, footage of work being carried out in an outdoor environment, or a high resolution aerial survey of your sites or structures, our team can help.
In addition to being qualified and insured pilots, it also helps that we’re experienced creative filmmakers and photographers too. The aerial shots that we take add tremendous visual impact to a project.
Our focus on being creatives first also means that we don’t charge an excess for using our drones. Our aerial services are offered within our standard filming and photography rates. A camera is a camera – even if it happens to fly!
Every Unmanned Aerial Vehicle must be operated in accordance with CAA guidelines in the UK. These are basic rules that every UAV operator must follow, and you can find them easily on the Dronesafe website.
Under these rules, companies undertaking commercial aerial work must have a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) from the CAA, which Southpoint Films has.
Our two pilots, Rowan and Paul, hold the relevant NQE in UAV operation that the CAA requires. They are both covered by our PfCO and our insurance for carrying out commercial aerial work for clients. As long as we can meet the Drone Code, we can fly.
If using a drone isn’t a feasible option for your production, it doesn’t mean that you have to go without.
Depending on what your project needs, we can utilise camera cranes, wire cams, and industrial equipment such as cherry pickers to get the vantage shots you need without the legal restrictions that come with flying an aircraft.
Don’t panic about the rules just yet, though. Our team will review all options during the planning process of your project.