Planning Is Everything
Even for a rapid reaction, live news shoot, we never lift off without planning. Safety and legal compliance are part of this, so is ensuring the shots you want are captured in a cost effective way.
Studying detail ahead of time helps, such as postcodes, or map references. They can be plotted onto specialised aviation charts, potential airspace conflicts identified and your objective achieved with less flying time.
Understanding the granular nature of filming locations also ensures the right aircraft, equipment and people are assigned to a task. Shooting in a city, or in a village, over water, or mountains, in the daytime, or at night are not the same.
Meeting Precise Needs
Detailed planning activity applies to our own filming flights, or shoots by another contractor. This helps us provide accurate timings, pre flight costs and an efficient means to fulfil a task.
You could for example want to film a car being driven, likely to require shooting from less than 500 ft. This needs CAA low flying permission, not difficult to organise but a detailed application and time are needed.
Similar requirements could arise from shooting in controlled airspace, such as aerial filming in London. Suitable clearance is as much part of the logistics as the right aircraft and camera choice.
Aerial Filming Advice
The shared objective we mentioned is straightforward, for you to get the high quality shots you want, on budget and on time. The role of Flying TV is to make this happen in a positive way.
Uncertainty, or barriers are removed by effective aerial filming advice. Your shoot becomes an entirely positive experience, creative and technical staff able to focus on their job, instead of trying to deal with hitches.
Cost savings naturally follow, consultancy should pay for itself. Achievement is the real winner, whether through an advisor knowing the perfect lens combination, or flying regulations across the globe.
The Role Of Flying TV
Our range of aircraft, cameras and skills can meet most aerial filming needs. The consultancy support we offer is often to our direct clients and a built in part of our filming service, planning in depth.
Where you are using other suppport, or filming on a different continent, we are equally happy to help. From organising that unique aerial shot you need, to providing a detailed plan for an international feature film.
Flying TV’s knowledge resources support our aerial filming and are there to support your project, whatever this is and wherever you are. Get in touch with us and we will plan with you, to make hassle free aerial filming a shared pleasure.