FAA approved. We are Safe-To-Fly. We have our 333 exemption and our 107. We also have licensed pilots. We adhere to all FAA guidelines. For safety and quality, we shoot with a two-man crew, and we are fully insured. Our flight specialists always keep visual contact with the drone, while our navigator guides and directs the shot.
We are a small firm that has been in the photography and video business since 1982. In the past we’ve shot traditional films with aerials, but since 2014 we have logged many thousands of hours with our aerial drones.
We fly with the Inspire Cinematography Drone, truly a professional aerial platform, with a smooth fluid motion gimbal. Even better we have the Zenmuse X-5 camera. Nice visual options with wonderful wide lens attachments. Worlds away from that fish-eye Phantom Look.
We shoot video at 4K, 4096 x 2150 in Ultra High Definition, much faster than normal HD at 1920 x 1080. Still photographs are jpg and raw dng images at 16 megapixel HD – High Definition and can be easily enlarged.
The 3-axis gimbal constantly draws on data fed by the intelligent flight controller, so it knows the aircraft’s flight parameters and computes the proper motion correction every millisecond. Such precision is only possible because of the ultra-fast, custom-made processor that is unique to the Inspire gimbal. Operating at speeds that allow the gimbal to compensate for motion and tilt in real-time, this processor controls motors on all three axes: yaw, tilt, and roll. All resulting in very smooth and completely stable shots.
Our equipment, like our flying crew, is among the best in the business. We can provide you the safe, professional tools you need, for those special “WOW moment shots” you require.
The unmatched maneuverability of our remote-controlled drone helicopters enable our experienced pilot to fly the aerial ships above, through and around natural formations or buildings at varying speeds and altitudes to provide that stirring, first-person perspective from every angle.
We go where full-sized helicopters and aircraft cannot!
We create those “how-did-they-do that” video moments. We can also shoot traditional video on the ground to provide the full perspective. We also have a full production studio and green screen. And we always work closely with you, the client, to ensure that your vision becomes reality.
Our photography and video have also taken from traditional aircraft and helicopters. We still can do traditional aerial flights as well. We have produced with them all and continue to shoot with all options.
Flying a drone indoors in smaller spaces and rooms is trickier, especially when it comes to avoiding obstacles like beams, lights, people and chandeliers.
It takes good equipment and practice to be good with this technique.
We manage to maneuver the drone carefully through a series of obstacles through pre-production planning, just like any video we produce.
The remote helicopter is relatively small under ten pounds and three feet in diameter. The drone must always stay within line of sight of the pilot and stay clear of obstacles such as power lines, trees, buildings, radio or high frequency broadcast sites and any other hazards to flight. Typically shots are best accomplished with the pilot standing at a point behind the aircraft with the camera facing the same direction for normal orientation, although any orientation is possible.
The aircraft is battery operated and has a 5-10 minute flight time before landing is needed to change batteries and fly again as needed. A clear take off area is required for safety. Live video monitors provide live views for still photos or video while in flight. All media is recorded on board. We don’t fly in bad weather conditions or winds stronger than ten miles per hour. We can operate day or night. We can creatively perform any aerial related task with proper mission planning.
Drone aerial photography and video for commercial properties
We provide professional aerial photos and video for commercial properties of all kinds. Aerial photographs of your business location are great for marketing materials. High resolution images for use in all media — printed collateral materials, trade show displays, newsletters and the web.
For businesses, corporate headquarters and multiple office branch locations. Aerial photos that showcase your geographic footprint.
For Commercial Property Owners. Whether it’s for insurance or real estate purposes we can capture your commercial property in the best light.
Drone aerial photography and video for construction projects
We can provide your business with aerials from start to finish, showing stages of any construction project. Use those pictures in your marketing efforts or on your website to impress potential customers and to demonstrate your capabilities.
Building Lots & Prospective Site Surveys
Only an aerial photograph can provide you with a “birds-eye” view of potential building sites, showing surrounding features you just can’t see and appreciate from the ground.
Construction Progress Monitoring
Record the progress of a construction job on a periodic basis, to keep a permanent record for legal, billing, or archiving purposes.
Drone aerial photography and video for insurance firms.
It is sometimes critical to document events like storms, tornados, fires, any and all damages for insurance purposes, whether you are the insurer or the policyholder. Making sure there is a permanent record of such events can protect either party in the event of a claim or a disputed claim. We can help with hard evidence to support your case.
Special thanks to our West Coast Producer Jessar Nygard
Rob Haller, St Louis Video Producer
St Louis Video Producer