Can’t reach those high places? Let us have a look. It’s much easier to fly a high definition camera up than it is to put up scaffolding. Outside and inside, our UAVs can save time and money. See the Blog for some examples of 3D surveys.
TV site surveys
Art Directors can’t fly but we can. Want to get an idea of what a shot will look like? We can fly over and over and never get bored. You get instant feedback on high quality footage with experienced pilots and cameramen.
Tv and film
From long, wide, sweeping shots to action chases, our cameras capture the action in 4K RAW 10 bit 4:4:4. You get the raw files straight after the UAV has landed or we can process the data to a format of your choosing.
We film Scouting events for free. One of the many examples is Big Camp 2015: 7000 scouts in a field with 500 activities. A challenging shoot, especially when the scouts thought the UAV was part of the show!
Concerts and events
With careful planning we can broadcast from above your event in real time via HDMI or YouTube.
From chasing sailors across the water to sweeping shots of cars speeding by, from field sports training to live kick-off, sports look great from the air.
Safety first. UAVs (drones) can be very dangerous. Our first priority is the safety of the public, client, property and us.
Our equipment is always up-to-date, we are continually innovating and striving to provide the best film and photos with latest hardware. We have many platforms for different operation types. We fly a DJI M600 and Freefly Altas which can carry Epic-M Red Carbon Fibre Cameras with cm acuracy, DJI Inspires that can chase windsurfers over choppy water with a micro four thirds DSLR, plus racing drones capable of 120kph.
Crystalmark Aerial Photography is ITV and BBC vetted and approved. With experience working on shows large and small, busy locations and remote corners where cups of tea are rare, we are ready to be where you need.
We pride ourselves in providing quality services and strive to deliver rushes and tape logs within a few hours of operations.
Our pilots are BNUC-S licensed and are legal to fly nearly anywhere in the world. We are based in Leeds and Edinburgh which places us in easy reach of the whole of the UK and international airports.
We fly with one, two or three ground crew, depending on the task. Our equipment can be flown with a single pilot in control of the UAV and camera payload. If the job requires more finesse, an extra person can control the camera direction and yet another to control the camera settings and focus. This allows the perfect shot to be acquired without (many) retakes!
Introduction The Space Plane Project is an attempt to lift a fix wing UAV to ~30,000 metres and have it fly back home. It is sponsored by Equal Experts and ground support is supplied by Addingham Scout Group. This article is for those very geeky people who would like to keep up with the state Read more about Space Plane Diary[…]
Why? To educate and inspire the scouts and the leaders Promotional for Crystalmark Aerial Photography But most of all because it’s thrilling, interesting, geeky and blooming good fun! How? We started with a balloon kit from Sent Into Space. The balloon, foam box, GPS trackers and rope are from the kit but we’ve added the cameras Read more about Balloon[…]
Having only business cards to hand out on site was not good so I’ve created this, what do you think?
While filming for the BBC TV show Instant Gardener, I experienced the full range of locations from open and easy to built-up and tiny. Pitfalls, worries and stress while flying over small gardens in congested areas and large gardens where the RAF practice low flights. The Most Difficult Garden Pre-site survey showed a built-up Read more about Aunties Small Gardens[…]
Quick scan of the sailing club and boat park. Interesting what the software has done with the water! I’ll have to cut the model down to the shoreline or manually fix the water level. [[ Double click to zoom. Drag and rotate using the left mouse button. ]] 1459013258_TIMOPENPIPELINE by DroneDeploy on Sketchfab
You can zoom in by double clicking near the centre and swish (technical term) the mouse around to view from different angles. There’s an icon to toggle full screen on the bottom right of the image. Download the raw data here.
Testing out the new DroneDeploy software version on Mike’s farm. Misty day so not very clean but at least there’s no horrible shadows. 1458295844_TIMOPENPIPELINE by DroneDeploy on Sketchfab
From fields to forests Aerial photography has long been used for land surveying and analysis. With the increased availability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) the cost is lower and the accuracy is higher than ever. This article covers the benefits of large area drone surveys, the limits and benefits over manned aerial flights Read more about Agricultural Surveys[…]
It’s a legal requirement to put up signs at public access points around where the UAV will be flying. Here’s the sign I put up on cones, at gates and other entrances to the take-off site and near where the UAV will over fly. Enjoy and feel free to pinch this for your own use! Read more about Warning the public[…]