Working as a Drone Pilot 26th June 2015

I often get asked “how do I work as a drone pilot” and “how much work is there in the UK as a drone pilot”. I was asked these questions and a few similar ones recently by top online magazine UK Hillwalking and here is the article that they put together that has been published today: http://www.ukhillwalking.com/articles/page.php?id=7430 Here is some of the article: Drones are everywhere these days, making spectacular aerial films at modest budgets. North Wales-based Rob Johnson is a…

Dragons Back Race – Day Three 25th June 2015

Day 3 of the Dragons Back Race is one of the toughest and is the longest day in the race that goes from North to South Wales via as many mountains as possible. The day is 68 km and has 3712m of height gain and after two huge days the strain was showing on the competitors. I was out all day filming the race from the air and this presented me with some real challenges, not least trying to tell…

Great feedback from the BBC 16th June 2015

Following on from last weeks filming for the BBC it was great to find this email in my inbox this evening:  “Hi Rob, I am flat out on some other programme now but I just thought that I’d say that the pics on Crib Goch with Caradog are superb, world class- thank you. You have a great talent and you must make the most of it… Speak more in depth soon” – Catrin – BBC Producer

Aerial Filming for the BBC 12th June 2015

I have been working for the BBC today doing some aerial filming using drones on the mountains of Snowdon and Crib Goch. I was filming Caradog Jones, the first Welshman to climb Everest, and he was a thoroughly nice bloke so I had a great day out and got some stunning shots using a combination of the Phantom 2, Go Pro Hero 4, Panasonic GH4 and DJI Ronin M. I will add a link to the program once it has…

A few snaps from the Dragons Back Filming 11th June 2015

Here are a few stills that Andy took when he wasn’t operating the drone cameras earlier in the week whilst we were filming for the Dragons Back. A “behind the scenes” look at mountain drone filming!  

Dragons Back Race Filming 9th June 2015

The legendary Dragon’s Back Race™ follows the mountainous spine of Wales from Conwy Castle to Carreg Cennen Castle. This incredible 5-day journey is approximately 300 kilometres long with 16,000 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is not a trail race. This year the race is being held on the 22-26th June and is being filmed by Slackjaw Productions. Their film of the 2012 race was award winning and I was really pleased to be asked…

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