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The Drone Filming Shot List – Aerial Photography Article

The Drone Filming Shot List Aide Memoir or The Drone Filming Shot List. If you’re going to provide a professional service. Then not only do you need to look professional, have the correct equipment, know the techniques. You also need to know what you are going to shoot film wise. Having agreed with the client, researched the subject matter. Now you can list in order how the film material will be provided. Heights, angles, sunlight, subject matter, location, permissions all…

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Hiring a Drone Pilot in Cumbria or the Lake District for Aerial Photography – What you Need to Know? – Aerial Photography Article

Hiring a Drone Pilot in Cumbria or the Lake District for Aerial Photography – What you Need to Know? If you’re looking to hire a drone operator for the first time, be it for a drone filming project, aerial photography or a building survey; it can feel a little confusing when you start to look into it. Legal Drone Hire Cumbria & Lake District Once you read through articles online, you will see a lot of use of specialist terminology…

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Meet the Team at Skylark – Aerial Photography Article

Meet the Team at Skylark Meet the Team at Skylark. Jamie, John and Simon. As the business grows with Skylark so the need to use expert resources to provide more capability when required. Simon, owner, drone operator and editing. Skylark Aerial Photography – Lake District Drone Service is owned and operated by Simon Handley. A skilled operator with 12 years experience flying drones and over 400 hours logged flying drones. About   Jamie, ground based filming, stills and editing A…

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September 2019 Busiest of Months – Aerial Photography Article

September 2019 Busiest of Months. It’s been very much nonstop operations. Drone deployments have been the highest logged yet for Skylark Aerial Photography. It’s notable that operations are now extending well beyond Cumbria. This year a commission for filming of Flymo’s robot mower in a garden near Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Currently filming for the Coal Authority in Northumbria over the next 6 weeks. A request to film a large factory complex near Liverpool. This has meant that along with other…

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Hovershotz provide drone filming for the BBC Travel Show Program – Aerial Photography Article

Hovershotz were recently contracted by the BBC to provide aerial drone filming for the Travel Show in the Lake District. The BBC were filming at the Honister Slate Mine in Cumbria and Hovershotz, who are an official BBC drone contractor were the logical choice of companies to provide aerial filming services – Hovershotz are based in the Lake District and experienced in working with film crews across the Lake District terrain (our equipment has been selected & tested to work…

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Aerial Work July 2019 – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Aerial work July 2019 for Skylark Aerial Photography has been very varied and busy. Aerial survey, roof inspection, TV filming, property shoots, commercial property shoots, boat cruises, holiday cottage shoots to property developments. Variety is what it is all about for Skylark Aerial Work July 2019. We are also pleased to see that the aerial survey work is now making up at least 50% of the workload, with another contract signed for more national water pipeline survey. Some of which…

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BAE Systems Generation Tempest – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

A few weeks ago we were invited to film over a 2 day period at BAE Systems Academy for Skills & Knowledge (ASK), for a feature about BAE Systems Generation Tempest. Drone filming took place both on the apron, in the hanger and workshop at BAE. In all over 6 hours of flying inside were completed around some very expensive aircraft. Drone used was the DJI Mavic Pro 2, and even with all the sensors on an observer was still…

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Operational Statistics First Half – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Operational Statistics First Half for Skylark Aerial Photography. A busy first 6 months for 2019 The half year numbers for commercial operations for 2019 have just been released by our admin staff. Commercial Operations (each time a flight is logged). 181 flights ranging from 4 minutes to 42 minutes. The latter being the fixed wing drone which has an endurance of 50 minutes. The 181 operational flights represent an average of 30 per month or a flight a day. First…

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Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories – Aerial Photography Article

Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories update aerial video was shot in July. Over the last 4 years we have been very pleased to have been asked back to film updates for the museum. Welcome Last weekend during a very nice sunny spell a further update was provided of the museum. This featured the museum, Steamboat Osprey, Windermere Lake Cruises dropping off and collecting passengers at a jetty at the museum. A lot has changed over the last…

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CAP1789 EU UAS Regulations – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Updated regulations for implementation within the UK next year which will be a huge change to all drone operators.The first (Open Category) is roughly what we work to at the present.The last (Certified Category) will be in line with a commercial operation of an aircraft and require full pilot licence, pilot licence for radio, medical for pilot and drone registration/service record for drone. At Skylark we will look to hold this category and add a drone rating to our current…

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SUA – CAA Airspace Access Report Form – Aerial Photography Article

SUA:- Following the 2019 amendment of the Air Navigation Order (ANO). CAA have launched an online form to report instances where access to airspace has been denied to UAS, and where the request may not have been considered in line with the guidance set out in CAP1788 and with consideration of the interests described below. Users are reminded that the ANO, as amended, gives provision for aerodromes to grant or deny access to Flight Restriction Zones on the grounds of…

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Use of Commercial Drones For Surveying – Aerial Photography Article

Use of Commercial Drones For Surveying. With Thanks to DJI for Use of video. Collecting land data using traditional surveying methods has been to date one of the most time-consuming elements for many projects.  The advancement of drone technology is changing the nature of a land and construction site surveyor’s role, effectively allowing them to accomplish more in less time. Today the use of commercial drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) for land surveying has become common practice in some…

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New drone safety partnership between CAA & Jessops launched as government sets out plans to limit drone misuse February 2019 and update on airport drone exclusion zones – Aerial Photography Article

Hovershotz DJI S900 & Lumix GH4 The UK government and the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) have today (20 February 2019) announced a new partnership with the drone retailer Jessops, as part of a national campaign to increase public awareness of the new rules around flying & piloting drones. Working with the CAA, the government is dialling up a campaign to help educate the public about responsible drone use, including issuing a digital toolkit to airports to help them raise awareness of…

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Drones detected at Gatwick Airport causing closure and cancelled flights – Aerial Photography Article

Update 21/12/2018 – allegedly more drones detected , despite the UK military deploying cutting edge drone detection technology. Either this is down to copy cat drone operators or there was never a done there in the first place. Drones detected at Gatwick Airport causing closure and cancelled flights. Superintendent Justin Burtenshaw is in charge of policing at Gatwick, he said: “I’ve got resources from Surrey and Sussex right the way across the outside of Gatwick trying to identify who’s operating…

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Hovershotz now offer cinema grade CinemaDNG Raw & Apple ProRes raw video drone filming – Aerial Photography Article

Hovershotz Cumbria have upgraded our DJI Inspire 2 to offer Hollywood film grade 5.2K CinemaDNG Raw & Apple ProRes raw video drone filming. This allows us to offer aerial filming that up until now could only have been provided by £100K drones featuring RED or Arri Alexa cameras. Our first assignment filming in Prores is in November, filming the drone sequences for a new documentary series for National Geographic Channel.   If you are a film professional requiring professional  aerial drone…

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