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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…

New Film on the big screen 1st December 2015

I popped into the Ogwen Visitor Centre in Cwm Idwal this afternoon, just in time to see our new film make its debut on the big screen. The film tells the story of what the Ogwen Valley means to the different user groups that enjoy it, from those that live and work in the valley to those that visit it as a place to breathe and escape the stresses of every day life. We were commissioned to make it by…

Filmuphigh on Youtube 29th November 2015

Filmuphigh on Youtube Visit our newly revised Youtube channel to see our latest films, our stock aerial footage and even some geeky camera stuff too! Over the last twelve months we have always hosted our videos to our Vimeo channel and the Youtube channel has taken a bit of a back seat. We have remedied that now as we recognise that some people prefer YT to Vimeo. Enjoy the films and subscribe to stay upto date with our latest projects….

DJI Inspire Pro Firmware Update 26th November 2015

DJI Inspire Pro Firmware Update – November 2015 If you own the new DJI Inspire Pro or if you have retro fitted an X5 camera to the original DJI Inspire 1 there has been a new firmware update this week for the camera – and it actually makes quite a difference so is well worthwhile. Here is the list of updates: Updated list of compatible lenses: Olympus 25mm/f1.8, 45mm/f1.8 and 14-42/f3.5-5.6. Increased the output bit-width of the sensor from 10bit…

Aerial Filming in Snowdonia 23rd November 2015

I have been aerial filming on the Northern Carneddau in Snowdonia today, shooting some of the stone circles and burial mounds that are abundant in this neck of the woods. I have been working as a freelance drone pilot for local media company, Tape Media. Their project aims to document the archeological sites from the ground and from the air to make people more aware of their existence and historical importance. For part of the project I am working with…

Our footage at Kendal Mountain Film Festival 23rd November 2015

It was great to see our footage at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival this weekend. We provided the drone camera work for the new film “All Roads Lead to Scotland” from Coldhouse Collective for Mountain Equipment. Opposites attract. There isn’t a more appropriate statement to describe the unlikely yet formidable climbing partnership that is Nick Bullock and Tim Neill. They met on the mountains of Scotland in winter, and despite walking their own paths in the mountaineering world they are…

Patagonia Photo Book – NEW 20th November 2015

My Patagonia photo book is now available! Patagonia is an incredible place for anyone who loves mountains. Over a two week journey at the start of this month we experienced some incredible weather and light and I have put together some of my favourite landscapes for sale in this book: Patagonia by Rob Johnson  

Video Production in North Wales & Snowdonia 20th November 2015

Video Production in North Wales & Snowdonia Filmuphigh provide a video production service across North Wales, including the Snowdonia National Park, Conwy, Gwynedd and the whole of the North Wales coast to Chester and Wrexham. As a relatively new and dynamic company we have quickly established a reputation for video production in North Wales for stunning cinematography, utilising the latest equipment and a talented team of creative people. We look to tell your story in a way that will draw visitors…

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