Filming with electric drones for aerial videos & photos
Drone Pictures as a fleet of 4 DGAC-compliant UAVs capable of meeting all your aerial photography needs: Cinema, TV, Audiovisual, Photography, both in urban environments (scenario type S3) and in open country and open sea (scenario type S1) or immersion in uninhabited areas (scenario type S2).
To learn more about the video & still cameras that we fly on our different UAVs, see this detailed page.
The principle of a UAV dedicated to photography is quite simple: imagine a flying camera!
Able to go almost anywhere, very close, very low and quite high (120 meters), to fly with precision in the air, to execute dollyings and panoramas stable and fluid to take your breath away, to fly indoors or between very close buildings, to stay for long minutes in hovering flight, to descend vertically a hundred meters at ground or sea level, in a few seconds.
Whether in photo or video, it is a fabulous tool that unleashes creativity, opens up new horizons both creative and technical, at costs that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.
Performing spectacular and varied movements in the same flight - such as steadycam, crane and helicopter - has become possible thanks to our specially trained and educated pilot/framer pairs.
Drone-Pictures services are charged by duration, 1 hour, 1/2 day or full day packages. Our Pack Double Inspire 2 always includes a second drone in a standalone unit in order to avoid any possible problem on the main Inspire 2 drone unit.
For longer assignments, a decreasing rate is applied. (see our rates for audio-visual services by drone)
Finally, please note that all our prices include a license to use the images as well as our 'basic' shooting equipment.
We can also take care of the production of short films presenting your activity, company or event. (complete turnkey production of a mixed aerial/ground video clip) and/or a live drone streaming service over the internet.
When we talk about drone filmmaking, we think at first glance of the audiovisual sector. Indeed, UAV filming has made it possible to produce more precise, stable and impressive shots in the cinema. They are not only used for shooting aerial sequences, but also for close-up shots in motion. Indeed, in this exercise, the UAV is much more stable than a Stedicam. UAVs are also used for television programs, for filming sports competitions (team sports matches, races, etc.) or for filmmaking.
In reality, the demand for images filmed by UAVs is much more varied. They are also used in agriculture for crop surveillance and plot delineation. In the construction industry, UAVs are very useful for monitoring construction sites and verifying the conformity of structures. Large companies in the transport and energy sectors have developed in-house services that employ UAV pilots to check infrastructures (railways for the SNCF, wind turbines, bridges, electric pylons, etc.). UAVs are also a solution for companies wishing to ensure the security of their sites and buildings. As for the logistics field (parcel delivery), it will involve automated flights when legislation is updated, if necessary.
We believe that before being a profession, UAV piloting is a skill that must be added to other skills in order to constitute a profession. For example Pilot and Cameraman, Pilot and Surveyor, Pilot and Farmer, etc...
As far as audiovisual is concerned, equipped with a professional drone with a camera, the drone pilot is in charge of taking aerial shots, fixed or moving. To do this, he uses a tablet and a dedicated application. The UAV is not only used to take pictures for the cinema and audiovisual industry. It can also be used to take measurements (of distance, heat loss, for example in thermography) to obtain useful data in various sectors, such as agriculture, industry, construction and architecture. In order to take pictures, he must obtain overflight authorizations from the prefecture, the DGAC or the army service depending on the shooting locations.
UAV pilots must be rigorous and meticulous in their work. In certain areas, particularly when he takes measurements for data analysis, he must have additional technical knowledge relating to the sector of activity in which he operates. He/she must be curious about new techniques and technologies in his/her field of expertise and undergoes regular training. The UAV pilot must also regularly carry out a legal watch to keep abreast of all regulatory updates. Finally, in our artistic field, he must master the tools related to shooting, sometimes editing, and be aware of the latest developments in cameras, optics, video codecs and of course drones!
Drone-Pictures team, pilot & drone cameraman flying the Inspire 2 for a NatGeo filming at Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille, France