The 2015 year for Birds Eye Productions was an amazing one. We traveled to some spectacular locations around the world and were able to film some truly unique experiences along the way. 2 of the most fun shoots last year were the 29 days in Africa and the Recoil III shoot in Tacoma Washington. Both of these shoots tested us in new ways by presenting new challenges in how we needed to fly to get the shots requested.
In Mozambique we were asked to follow herds of animals across the floodplains. We also were asked to film full-size aircraft in a variety of different scenarios. This presented us with a very unique challenge mainly to ensure the safety of the pilots who participated in these shots. Before anyone ever took off, we had a very detailed plan of where everyone was going to be and what would happen if anything got out of hand. Luckily there were never any close calls and the footage we got from this turned out spectacular!
We used a variety of cameras and copters to shoot last year. These include the DJI Inspire 1, FreeFly Systems ALTA with MoVI, and our custom built SynDrones X8 with MoVI. The cameras used ranged from the built in X3 from the Inspire 1 to the RED Epic Dragon. We have the ability to film and fly all over the world and can accommodate almost any camera.
This year Birds Eye Productions pilot Josh Lambeth finished his FAA required pilot certificate and is now 100% legal to fly within the United States National Airspace. This is a big deal as most companies within the states do not have this and it is required. If you need aerials on your next project please contact us today. We are able to work with almost every budget and once you see how an aerial shot can help make your project that much better, we believe you will continue to come back to us in the future.