Category: Video

23 Oct 2018
525 Ferry Road, Aerial Photo

Aerial Property Marketing Video

525 Ferry Road Marketing Video from Skytech Aerial on Vimeo.

We were approached in early October to create a commercial property marketing video for 525 Ferry Road Edinburgh containing drone footage of the building. This was a unique challenge being close to ferry road and a site with open pedestrian access. Our first thoughts were an OSC (Operational Safety Case) operator would be required. A enhanced level of PFCO operations involving anything from major road closures, policing and ballistic parachutes on the drone.

The client did not want to spend time and money closing the road to get the most favourable angle on the front of the building. We took another look and risk assessed the site and we were happy to conduct a flight with tight cordon control. Using a pilot and 3 ground observer/spotters we controlled small cordons around each side of the site at a time to collect photo and video. We repeated this around the perimeter of the building until we had covered every angle. We also had large empty playing fields to the east of the building that allowed long pull away shots. This way we were able to complete the shoot without over flying any persons, vehicle or building out with our control. We were happy with the result all performed within our existing PFCO and insurance.

14 Aug 2018

Mend Our Mountains 2018 Part 2

Lepe Loop, Hampshire
Lepe Loop, Hampshire

We recently completed more media work with the BMC charity Mend Our Mountains. This time we were glad to be out of the snow and ice and took a road trip around the UK. First to Exmoor and Hampshire to the Chains and Lepe Loop and then to Cadir Idris in North Wales. The later was exciting flying close to the Mach Loop. We did this with full cooperation with the RAF making them fully aware of our activities on the mountain as jets and larger aircraft passed safely along the valley below. Scafell Pike was on the list as well but sadly the weather defeated our schedule, till next time!