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We fly cameras on our drones . . .

. . . to produce aerial photography and video for :-

  • Construction

  • Property

  • Marketing

  • Media

  • TV News

  • Venues

  • Education

  • Small business

  • Corporate Media

  • Corporate Events

  • Community Events

  • Local Authorities

We can fly in congested urban
areas, indoors and at night

Based near London Heathrow
airport, we are experienced in
flying drones safely in busy
airspace.


We operate several drones
carrying various cameras.

The camera used depends on
client requirements.

We use small lightweight drones
with on-board cameras for
mapping, modelling, inspections,
4K video and general drone
aerial photography. 

For large print or long distance
aerial photography we fly larger
drones carrying DSLR type
cameras with a range of lenses.

 

Our Varied assignments

We undertake a variety of work.

Here are just a few examples :-

 

General Construction:

SkyHeld Cameras have undertaken
high and low level general view and
inspection flights for stills and video
on numerous construction sites,
providing imagery for a range of site
types in rural and urban
(congested area) environments.

We regularly receive positive
feedback regarding our on site
implementation of our safety
management procedures from
the safety officers we engage
with across a range of clients.


Energy Sector

Recycling & Power Generation
SkyHeld cameras were referred to a
global waste management specialist
contracted to build and operate a
renewable energy recycling centre
and power station for a County
local authority.

Following a meeting with the site
safety officer and site management
where we went through our risk
assessment procedures, discussed
our safety management system and
demonstrated one of our larger
drones in action, we were contracted
for a series of flights over the term
of the project to provide still images
and video.  

The images are used to produce
prints up to A0 size for use across
the project.

We also produced a sitewide virtual
3D model of the central construction
site and outlying ground areas to
provide dynamic interactive views
of the site from any desired height
and viewpoint.
  

Power Generation
SkyHeld cameras were contracted by
a European firm specialising in power
station construction to provide an
aerial video of a recently completed
biomass power station. 

A fast turnaround was required for
this assignment.  With terms agreed
quickly, we completed all our usual
pre site safety checks and
notifications same day and placed
a team onsite early next day to
ensure that there was time to go
through site induction and site
survey/risk assessment without
impacting too much on flying
time.

Working closely with on site
management to determine precise
sequences and views required, the
team completed filming and
delivered the draft edit the following
day, followed up next day with the
final edit after client feedback.

From first enquiry on Tuesday to
delivery of the completed aerial
video on Friday this was a busy
and interesting project for our
team to work on.


Media Events

Broadcast News (Sports)
As part of the build up to the 2016
Rio Olympics, SkyHeld Cameras
were contracted at short notice
by a national news broadcaster
to attend a TeamGB media event
to obtain drone footage of the GB
rowing teams in training prior to
their medal winning success in Rio.

Contending with impending heavy
rain showers, gusting winds and a
looming evening news broadcast
deadline our drone team obtained
some great aerial footage of the
teams on the water, some of
which was used for transmission
on the 6pm evening news with
other footage used later in the
year for scheduled olympic coverage.

 

Broadcast News (General)
SkyHeld Cameras were pleased to
provide support to another Drone
Service Provider with a mandatory
second pilot requirement for a major
media event at Thorpe Park.
This was for the 200th year
anniversary of the very first
Rollercoaster.

Working in collaboration with a
film crew in a crane lifted cage,
the task was to obtain drone
footage of a specialist climbing
crew ascending 200ft to the top
of 'Stealth'  (Thorpe Park's iconic
vertical rollercoaster) where
they undertook some maintenance
work and then celebrated the
anniversary with cake and just
a sip of champagne before
descending to firm ground. 

Drone footage obtained was
aired on national and regional
TV news and published
in print and online.

Thorpe park's stringent safety
policies required the attendance
of two qualified drone pilots to
ensure enhanced safety coverage
for this drone operation in close
proximity to Stealth and the
climbing team.    

 

Corporate Sponsorship Event
A global brand photographer
required high and low level
drone images for a corporate
sponsorhip event.  
The event was time critical,
on a busy business campus.

The drone team liaised with
site facilities management and
security to minimise disruption
due to necessary site access road
closure for safety reasons during
drone flights. 

With careful preparation of the
area beforehand, two short flights
were undertaken,  enabling swift
reopening of the campus roads
within 10 minutes of closure, 
ensuring minimal disruption
to site traffic.


Land photography
A local authority required high
level aerial images of a rural
plot of land prior to a decision
on best use.
SkyHeld Cameras were contracted
to provide high resolution images
and video, enabling the authority
to assess a number of best use
strategies.

 

Planning Applications
A household name manufacturer had
an ongoing project to update
manufacturing facilities at one of
their largest premises in an inner city
location.  

Skyline impact was one of
the considerations to be assessed by
local authority planning officers.  

SkyHeld Cameras were contracted
to obtain images from a number of
locations in the vicinity to view the
premesis as would be seen from
various locations and heights.

Images we provided were overlaid
with 3D representations of the
proposed building changes and
included within the application
which was subsequently approved
by the local authority.