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FAA 333 EXEMPTED WITH MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION WAIVER PART 107 CERTIFICATION LOCAL 600 Our Chief Pilot has almost 30 years experience as a profession Remote Control Helicopter Pilot with the US Team.
Well we bit the bullet and upgraded our DJI Inspire 2 to the new X7 Camera system with all four of the DL/DL-S lenses.
NEWS FLASH: HeliCam, as of June of 2018 has added an Alta 8 to our fleet of heavy lift drones.
A little late, but Here is HeliCam's 2019 Demo Reel.
Here is one of the spots that we worked on for the Kia Telluride Super Bowl Ad.
Here is another cool commercial that we worked on a few months ago for Norfolk Southern Railroad. It was filmed with our Alta 8, Movi Pro and the Alexa Mini.
Check out this cool Yellow Wood Commercial that we worked on in Atlanta with our Alta 8 and Movi Pro. The camera of choice was of course the Alexa Mini with Prime lenses. There will be other edits released later with some cool river stuff and heavy VFX work.
Check out this cool 360 video that we worked on for Airbus Helicopters at the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. This was shot with the Insta 360 VR camera. Make sure you choose max resolution. We did the approach shot to the stadium and the one descending into the stadium. Don't forget to click and drag the video to change the view.
Checkout HeliCam's 2018 Car Tracking Reel
HeliCam is Currently on the Approved Vendors List and Meets the Insurance Requirements for:
NBC Universal Studios
20th Century Fox Pictures
Mercedes Benz Stadium
Film and TV Credits:
Venom Sony Pictures with Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate and Michelle Williams/ Feature Film/ Sony Pictures Entertainment/ Drone Operator with LED Light Panels
Night School with Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Keith David/ Feature Film/ NBC Universal/ Drone Operator
Little NBC Universal Studios
Stuber 20th Century Fox
Superfly/ Sony Pictures
Love Simon with Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner and Nick Robinson/ Feature Film/ 20th Century Fox Pictures/ Drone Operator
Edge of Fear (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
Legacy of the White Tail Deere Hunter with Josh Brolin and Danny McBride/ Feature Film/ Rough House Pictures/ Drone Operator
Nameless Feature Film with Lou Esteban/ Drone Operator
Beyond the Blue/ Peeping Toms/ Drone Aerials
One Last Sunset Redux/ Peeping Toms/ Drone Cinematography
2019 Super Bowl Ad for Kia
The Resident/ Season 1 20th Century Fox TV
The Resident Season 2 20th Century Fox TV
The Passage Season one 20th Century Fox TV
Homeland Season 7 Drone Operator
Raising Dion Season 1 Netflix
Atlanta TV Series with Donald Glover/ FX Network/ Drone Operator
Turn: Washington Spies Season 3-4/ Drone Operator
Untitled Morning Show Drama 2019 Apple original series
Ink, Paper, Scissors BET/ Drone Services
Fast and Loud with Richard Rawlings, Kurt Busch and Joey Logano/ Discovery Channel/ Season 5/ Mega Race/ Drone Operator
Revolutions Planes/ BBC
Traxxas Torch Series/ History Channel/ Drone Crew
Documentaries and Corporate
Muhammad Ali Documentary What's My Name/HBO Sutter Road Pictures/ Drone Operator
Dirty Waters Documentary/ ABC Studios/ Sean M Stuart/ Drone Operator
Monday Night Football with ESPN / Hyundai Genesis half time car commercial
Airbus We are Lakota Helicopter Commercial/ Kossover and Company/ 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
Audi TV Commercial FL Keys/ Drone Rental
Because Nobody Else Would/ Drone Pilot
YellaWood Big Bang Pictures
Facebook Stink Digital USA
Check Out the Trailer for Sony Pictures Feature Film "Venom"
HeliCam Was the first to provide Drone LED lighting for a major feature film.
HeliCam Was the first to provide Drone LED lighting for a major feature film.
We have added FreeFly's Movi Pro Gimbal to our fleet. Specs on the gimbal can be found HERE. It is shown here in top mount mode on our Alta 8 with our Panasonic AU-EVA1 and Sigma 18-35mm T2 Cine Zoom.
Check out HeliCam's 2017 Demo Reel.
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.
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.
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.
To watch the videos in full screen mode simply click on the video to get it started playing and then double click on the video. Once in full screen mode you can choose to watch it at YouTube if you like.
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.