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Transporting a drone for mountain filming 21st April 2016

Transporting a drone for mountain filming I got this email the other day and so thought I would post an article here in reply: “Hi Rob, – First of all: awesome images!!! – I would love to do something similar for my ski alpinism trips (e.g., http://www.skitour.fr/sorties/lagginhorn,51173.html or http://www.skitour.fr/sorties/taschhorn,50829.html) – I was wondering, how do you transport your drone, you have a Phantom, right? it seems to be pretty bulky, requiring a 2nd backpack? – I have both an issue…

Filming on Anglesey 20th April 2016

I have been filming on the amazing cliffs of Gogarth on Anglesey today for a climbing film that I am working on. Here is a still from the day – amazing weather for it!

Filming on Dartmoor 20th April 2016

I have been down in Devon for the last couple of days and have been doing some filming work for Alistair Lee at Posing Productions. Alistair is a legend in climbing film production and is probably one of the most successful adventure film makers in the UK so it is exciting to be working with him. We had some stunning weather on Dartmoor, somewhere that I have not spent much time before but somewhere I will definitely go back to…

Winner at LLAMFF 16th April 2016

We were delighted to learn this morning that our film, “Live, Work & Breathe” has won Best Film in the Environmental & Nature category at LLAMFF 2016. The film was jointly commissioned by the Snowdonia National Park Authority, The National Trust and Natural Resources Wales and was made to showcase the Ogwen Valley in Snowdonia. Thanks very much to the whole team at LLAMFF! Read more about our video production service in North Wales here. Snowdonia National Park – Live…

Women in Adventure Film Competition 13th March 2016

The 2016 Women in Adventure Film Competition, run by the BMC, was setup for amateur or professional film-makers to make a short film about the mountain adventures of outdoor women, and the BMC especially welcomed films where women were behind the camera as well as in front of it. They wanted to be inspired by films of women enjoying the outdoor and mountain environment. The results were announced last night and we were really pleased to get second place, heres the final four:…

Aerial Filming Isle of Skye & Highland 7th March 2016

Aerial Filming Isle of Skye & Highland I have been doing some aerial filming on the Isle of Skye and in the Highlands this weekend. I was workings part of a Chinese crew who were making a video commercial for a car manufacturer in China. The shoot involved getting lots of shots of the car and the beautiful wild scenery of the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands. The weather was quite challenging for me, we had some very…

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!  

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