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Aerial Photography Deeside 3rd March 2016

Aerial Photography Deeside I have been in Deeside this morning doing an aerial photography job for a company that has recently changed its branding and wanted some aerial photographs of its Deeside factory. Aerial photography using drones or UAV’s in industrial areas such as trading estates can be tricky and take a bit of pre-planning to ensure that they are done safely and legally. We needed to do the usual pre-flight survey and risk assessments, on-site surveys and take control…

DJI Phantom 4 – NEW 2nd March 2016

DJI Phantom 4 – NEW The DJI Phantom 4 has been released this week and its got some great looking new features onboard that we hope will be filtering through to the DJI Professional Range. The DJI Phantom 4 builds on the success of the DJI Phantom range that was previously topped by the Phantom 3 Professional. The thing that excites us most about the new DJI Phantom 4 is the collision avoidance system that they have fitted. This has…

Shortlisted for BMC Film Comp 2nd March 2016

Our film, “Women in Adventure – Kate Worthington” has been shortlisted for the BMC Women in Adventure Competition. We are down to the final four and the winners will be announced at SHAFF on the weekend of the 12th March. Thanks to everyone who watched and congratulations to “Girlie & Burly” who won the Peoples Choice Award based on the number of views. http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/videos/…  

Shortlisted for LLAMFF 29th February 2016

Our film, Live, Work, Breathe for the Snowdonia National Park Authority has been shortlisted for LLAMFF this weekend. The weekend looks like a great lineup: http://www.llamff.co.uk/events/ with speakers including Kenton Cool, Neil Gresham, Twid Turner and of course some amazing films from around the world. I will also be doing a question and answer session on the Saturday night for the BMC Women in Adventure Series under the “We Do Adventure” Event. Our Women in Adventure film will also be…

And the winner is ….. 12th February 2016

We were over the moon to find out yesterday that our film, Women in Adventure, has won the Sir Edmund Hillary Award at the 2016 Mountain Film Awards in Mammoth, USA.  The Mountain Film Festival recognizes and awards some of the world’s finest and cutting-edge independent Feature Films, Shorts, Documentaries, Foreign Films, Student Films, Mountain Films, Adventure Sports Films, Music Videos, Animations, and Experimental Films. Awards are presented in all of the main competition categories in a variety of tiers…

Peak District Aerial Filming – TV Commercial 11th February 2016

Peak District Aerial Filming I spent the day doing some aerial filming in the Peak District today for IMG Media. The shoot was for a National TV Advert that will be aired later this year, we had some lovely crisp winter weather, blue skies and sunshine. Cold on the thumbs though! Peak District Aerial Filming: The rolling open hills of the Peak District lend themselves well to aerial filming. Viewed from above the patchwork of green fields separated by ordered stone…

Trail Magazine 10th February 2016

Its been lovely to see some fresh snow and sunshine on the mountains here in Snowdonia. I have been out with Trail Magazine today for a feature that will be coming up in the magazine next winter.

New Film – SNPA 10th February 2016

Snowdonia National Park Authority – Winter Ground Conditions The Snowdonia National Parks team of wardens climb Snowdon every day of the winter months to record the winter ground conditions. This film was commissioned by the Snowdonia National Park Authority and supported by the BMC and follows its wardens, shows the conditions found in winter and the equipment necessary to enjoy the mountains safely. Snowdonia Ground Conditions – Snowdonia National Park Authority from Rob Johnson – Filmuphigh on Vimeo. Website: eryri-npa.gov.uk…

Mountain Bike Film 5th February 2016

Mountain Bike Film We have been working in the Swinley Forest near Windsor this week. We are making a promotional video for the Crown Estate and Swinley Bike Hub to showcase the mountain bike centre. The film will comprise a winter shoot and a summer shoot so won’t be out until later this year but it was great to be out in the forest, recording some of the burly riding from the boys and generally playing in the mud and…

Buzzflyer Review 1st February 2016

Buzzflyer Review Ever since I started flying drones I have always used Buzzflyer to purchase my kit and do any repairs that come along. For anyone looking to purchase drone kit, gimbals, spares or get repairs done I can’t rate them highly enough. I am not affiliated with them in any way and so I write this completely independantly having had two urgent jobs that needed doing over the last few days. With any warranty issues there is never any…

BBC Click – Tips for Aerial Filming 31st January 2016

BBC Click – Tips for Aerial Filming If you are getting into aerial filming using drones and are looking for some quick tips, check out this weeks interview that I have done with BBC Click – tips for aerial filming. I was interviewed at Dronefest in London, a two day conference on all things drone related combined with a drone film festival that took place on the first evening. I had been shortlisted in the adventure sports category from 600…

Mountain Safety Filming 20th January 2016

I have been filming a mountain safety film this week. Today has been stunning on the mountains of Snowdonia and I got some beautiful aerial footage of Snowdon and Crib Goch in all their wintery glory. The finished film will be out in the next couple of weeks but here is a little something to whet the appetite!  

Aerial Photos Solar Farm North Wales 20th January 2016

Aerial Photos Solar Farm North Wales This morning I was working on the Llyn Peninsula taking some aerial photos of a solar farm in North Wales (Tag: aerial photos solar farm North Wales) They wanted some aerial photographs of the solar panels to be the main image on their website. We had a stunning day for it and got some lovely shots. This is a great example of how drones have allowed aerial photography to become mainstream – before the use of…

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Aerial Filming 19th January 2016

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Aerial Filming I have been at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, aerial filming for a production company this morning. The aqueduct was undertaken by Thomas Telford, with the first stone being laid in 1795. It is over 1000ft long and 126 ft high and makes a dramatic sight from any angle as a barge goes across. My job was to film from the air and the pressure was on – the barge that had been hired was only going to make one…

New Film – Women in Adventure 7th January 2016

Our latest film is out today. It is a short 5 minute film featuring mountain runner Kate Worthington and has been put together for the BMC Women in Adventure Series. Kate is a Snowdonia based runner, mother, business owner, mountain rescue team member and someone who loves being in the mountains. In the film she talks about how she tries to fit it all in and what it is that makes her run. Hope you enjoy it! Women in Adventure –…

Cottages.com TV Advert Production in North Wales 26th December 2015

Cottages.com TV Advert Production in North Wales The 2016 Cottages.com TV advert will be showing from 1st January 2016 and was filmed here in North Wales with Filmuphigh providing all of the aerial filming. The TV advert was filmed on Anglesey and in Snowdonia and was produced by Chief Productions. You can watch the TV advert here: We can provide aerial filming using drones for TV adverts across North Wales and Snowdonia. We have the latest drone equipment, a range…

Shortlisted for an award 17th December 2015

Our film of Ledge Route on Ben Nevis has been shortlisted for an award at the Dronefest film festival in London on the 27th January. It might mean a trip to the big smoke! On Friday 13th March 2015 I took my Phantom 2 drone fitted with a GoPro Hero 4 up onto the North Face of Ben Nevis to do some aerial filming. I climbed Ledge Route, a grade 2 winter mountaineering route, and filmed myself as I climbed….

DJI announce a new thermal imaging camera 11th December 2015

DJI have announced a new thermal imaging camera for the DJI Inspire. This will bring the renowned capability of FLIR to the flexible and transportable platform of our DJI Inspire. The camera is due for release on Q1 of 2016. This combination is pretty exciting, for the first time it will allow the use of FLIR cameras on drones that are easily transported into the mountains and could be really useful from a Search & Rescue point of view. The…

ITV Filming 11th December 2015

Countrywise ITV Aerial Filming Countrywise is a TV series shown on ITV in which broadcaster Paul Heiney and the team of reporters look at the best of Britain’s coast and country, with contributions from the ITV regions. We have provided winter aerial footage for the most recent series in 2015, working with the team at ITV Shiver in Manchester. Our footage will give a sprinkling of seasonal wintriness at 4:10pm on Christmas day on ITV.

Filming on the Carneddau 6th December 2015

I have been out filming on the Carneddau today. Its been a joy to get outside after a week of rain and strong winds has grounded us! I have been working on a freelance basis as a drone pilot for a local media company here in North Wales and have been tasked to get a shot list of archaeological sites, burial mounds and summit cairns. Heres a couple of stills from today’s footage. I have also added a short clip…

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