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Atlanta's go to Drone Aerial Video Company
HeliCam is Currently on the Approved Vendors List and Meets the Insurance Requirements for:
NBC Universal Studios
20th Century Fox Pictures
Mercedes Benz Stadium
HeliCam's Airspace Authorizations
We currently have authorizations to cover almost the entire Atlanta area. The area surrounding Dobbins Air Reserve Base can be accessed on a case by case basis as a broad area authorization will not be issued for this area. We also have authorizations to cover all of Chicago IL, Savannah, GA, Charlotte NC, Wilmington NC, New York City, Charleston SC, Greensboro NC, Raleigh NC, Winston Salem NC, many areas around Norfolk VA, Brunswick GA, Concord NC, Greensboro NC, Marietta GA, Kennesaw GA, Buckhead GA, Mableton GA, Lawrenceville GA and Chatham GA.
Film and TV Credits:
Night School with Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Keith David/ Feature Film/ NBC Universal/ Drone Operator
Venom with Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate and Michelle Williams/ Feature Film/ Sony Pictures Entertainment/ Drone Operator with LED Light Panels
Love Simon with Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner and Nick Robinson/ Feature Film/ 20th Century Fox Pictures/ Drone Operator
The Legacy of the White Tail Deere Hunter with Josh Brolin and Danny McBride/ Feature Film/ Rough House Pictures/ Drone Operator
Bleed with Robert Patrick, Robert Knepper, Jodi Lyn O'keefe/ Feature Film/ Hollywood Media Bridge and RRE Media/ Drone Operator
A Walk in the Woods with Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson/ Feature Film/ Route One Films/ Drone Operator
Nameless: Feature Film with Lou Esteban/ Drone Operator
The Resident with Elizabeth Ludlow, Caroline Arapoglou and Matt Czuchry/ 20th Century Fox Television/ Drone Operator
Muhammad Ali Documentary/ Sutter Road Pictures/ Drone Operator
Dirty Waters Documentary/ ABC Studios/ Sean M Stuart/ Drone Operator
Homeland Season 7 Drone Operator
Airbus We are Lakota Helicopter Commercial/ Kossover and Company/ Drone Operator
Fast and Loud with Richard Rawlings, Kurt Busch and Joey Logano/ Discovery Channel/ Season 5/ Mega Race/ Drone Operator
Aquarius/ Verizon TV Commercial/ Drone Operator
Dominate the Day: Siri X with Dwayne the Rock Johnson/ Drone Operator
6 Lack Documentary with Apple/ Drone Operator
Microsoft How Fast is Fast-The Desktop Bridge for Windows/ Commercial/ Car Racing Video at Road Atlanta/ Drone Operator
Turn: Washington Spies Season 3-4/ Drone Operator
6 Lack- Apple I Tunes/ Drone Operator
Atlanta TV series with Donald Glover/ FX Network/ Drone Operator
Ink, Paper, Scissors BET/ Drone Services
Audi TV Commercial FL Keys/ Drone Rental
Traxxas Torch Series/ History Channel/ Drone Crew
Because Nobody Else Would/ Drone Pilot
Beyond the Blue/ Peeping Toms/ Drone Aerials
One Last Sunset Redux/ Peeping Toms/ Drone Cinematography
Check out HeliCam's 2017 Demo Reel.
Check out this really cool spot for Siri and Apple with Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) that we worked on a few weeks ago. Gotta love the look from the Alexa Mini with Ultra Primes.
Check out this cool project for Microsoft that we did at Road Atlanta a couple months ago.
Here is the behind the scenes.
We Just finished shooting for the new movie "Bleed" starring Robert Patrick and several of the cast members from the hit TV series "Prison Break", including Robert Knepper. Super nice people and cast. Side note: Mr. Patrick is not nearly as intimidating in person as he was in the movie "Judgement Day" from the Terminator Series. Below is a crappy picture of a scene where they sent a bus off a cliff. That was fun to shoot.
We recently finished shooting the final three episodes for the TV Series "Turn Washington Spies" for season 4 which airs in May on AMC.
Well we had to fly this bad boy (below) on the set of "Love Simon" the other week for Twentieth Century Fox.
HeliCam is happy to announce that we now have our night waiver.
What to Look for When Hiring a Drone Company
Hiring a drone rental company doesn't have to be a complicated process, but there are a ton of people trying to pass themselves off as drone professionals claiming decades of "combined experience" and you have to weed your way through them. Multirotors or drones as they are now commonly called are, for the most part easy to fly. I can't count how many times I have heard people say, even very experienced operators: Drones are easy to fly, you don't need ex professional R/C (remote control) pilots to do high level aerial filming anymore. To do basic filming...no. To do it safely and be able to handle emergency situations in the event of an equipment failure, absolutely you need someone with a lot of experience. To do complicated shots, long distance shots, shots where the drone is going to be hard to see because of mountains in the background, high speed at very low altitude shots, operating near obstacles and Talent; you can't have a drone pilot and camera mount operator with too much experience. We have done work for a lot of production companies that have used drone rental companies that claimed "decades of combined experience", but they weren't able to get the shots that production needed or they wound up crashing on set causing major safety issues. We also loose a lot of work to drone rental companies who will do work for really cheap rates and again production, nine times out of ten, doesn't get what they need and they wind up wasting time and money. When it comes to drone rental companies, you really do get what you pay for. Drone services companies that have been around for years should have several demo reels and finished client projects on their site for you to view. If not move on. Chances are if they don't have a shot very similar to what you need for your production, they probably can't get that shot safely if they can even get it period. They should have a back up drone and camera mount as these things are mostly electronic and things will fail occasionally. Do they have their FAA 333 Exemption or Part 107. If they do not have either of these their insurance, if they have any is totally useless. Regarding insurance, if the PIC (Pilot in command) does anything illegal with the drone and something happens, their insurance is null and void. There are a lot of operators doing a lot of illegal stuff with drones. Hopefully this info will help some of you wishing to hire a drone rental company.
Some of HeliCam's Cooler 2016 Projects
Check out this Audi spot that we created. The footage was shot in the Florida Keys.
In late November we were in the FL Keys on another Audi shoot.
In May HeliCam shot some aerial video with our drones for a new TV Series for FX Network starring Donald Glover, Danny Glover's son, called Atlanta.
In August HeliCam worked on a new TV Series called "Ink, Paper, Scissors" which featured Atlanta's Salon Ramsey and will air on BET.
In September HeliCam was fortunate to get to do some drone aerial video on a really cool Audi shoot in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA with a bunch of great people. My camera man and I offered to forego our normal day rates for a couple Audi R8s, but we never heard back on our proposition.
In early July HeliCam got the opportunity to fly the new Nokia Ozo VR camera. What an impressive piece of equipment. I am currently working on a new camera mount system to maximize the potential of the Ozo. Last year we flew a GoPro based VR rig that was customized to work with the DJI Ronin gimbal in Maui, HI. Things have come a long way since then. It is amazing that the video stream from all eight cameras are written to one memory card. I can't say enough about Able Cine as well. They sent the Ozo Tech Ben out to make sure that we got the most from the Ozo.
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Check out one of HeliCam's latest projects with Adidas and Morgan Brian shot with an Epic at 20mm
HELICAM'S 2015 AND BEYOND
2015 was a great year! HeliCam was privileged to get to provide the aerial cinematography for two feature films; A Walk In the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte and an India based film called Subramanyam For Sale which was a remake of an old musical. Examples of both movies can be seen in our "Reels" or the movie trailers above. Getting to work with Nascar's own Kurt Busch in his new Monster Energy commercial was a real treat. Great guy to work with. The shoot at Dynamic Aviation was a blast although a little nerve racking working around some very expensive and old aircraft. Who knew working on a big shoot for Furniture Land South could be so much fun. We got to do some hand held stuff with our Movi M5 plus a lot of great aerial shots. To cap off the year we got to do some work for Chubb Insurance for their charity golf event held this year in Pinehurst, NC. The weather wasn't great, but the rain held off and we got to do some filming on one of the most prestigious golf courses in the US, Pinehurst number 2 and number 8.
HeliCam Aerial Media Services, LLC has a drone aerial video office in Atlanta, GA and one in Greensboro, NC, but shooting aerial video with our Drones has taken us to exciting shoot locations like; Los Angeles CA, Savannah GA, Wilmington NC, Orlando FL, Omaha NE, Dallas TX, New Orleans LA, Charlotte NC, Jackson MS, Vancouver and Montreal Canada, New York City NY, Palm Springs CA, Atlanta GA, Maui, Kona and Hilo Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Seattle WA, Dominican Republic and Santo Domingo just to name a few.
HELICAM'S PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE
Create the highest quality aerial video and photos possible while operating in a safe manner. If HeliCam does it's job to their full potential, the Client will be ecstatic at the end of the shoot and that, to us, is what makes the years of learning and growing to try and perfect our craft worth while. Working this philosophy has gotten HeliCam a ton of referrals and repeat business, which is great advertising.