CASE STUDY: Aerial Photography and Video Production
Sometimes, you just need an aerial perspective. And sure, you can put a drone in the air. Sometimes. And you may even get a great result. But CASA restrictions mean you can’t always launch a drone. And if you want to shoot other aircraft you definitely can’t use a drone.
My Client’s Problem
My clients, Airbus Helicopters, Pterodactyl Helicopters and the Australian Army, demand exceptionally smooth footage and dynamic photographs. Often there’s only one chance to get the images they’re after. So I have to get it right. First time, every time. They also need someone who can operate safely in a commercial and military aviation environment. Quite often I’m directing pilots in a multi-aircraft formation. I need to understand how to position multiple aircraft so it looks incredible. But it also has to be safe.
I combine two things
- Over a decade of industrial and aviation filming/photography experience
- Specialist equipment (gyroscopes, cinema cameras, and professional sports stills cameras)
Experience + skill means I can deliver powerful results, safely. I understand what looks sexy, how to make things appear dynamic without taking risks, and how to build a story around the images so it’s not just a handful of aircraft shots. And I’m one of the only commercial photographers and cinematographers in Australia with approval to fly in military helicopters.