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Alpine Drone Stock Footage for The Jump on Channel 4

We worked with the creative team tasked with producing the trailer for Channel 4’s reality TV show “The Jump”. They gave us a list of drone shots they needed, which would be used as a backdrop to the athletes in the video edit. We captured these new shots on-demand, but also provided a selection of […]

Drone Filming in Neuchâtel for Philip Morris International’s Documentary “The Decade of Disruption”

Philip Morris International Inc. is a Swiss-American multinational cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company, with products sold in over 180 countries. They have decided to focus on Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs are products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus […]

Back in the Somme Drone Filming for “Because We Did Not Choose” by Wanphrang K Diengdoh

We worked with the incredibly talented musician-filmmaker Wanphrang Diengdoh to help capture slow-moving drone shots around the Somme for his documentary film entitled “Because We Did Not Choose”. This film looks at the participation of labour from the tribal communities of North East India in the theatres of war in France and (then) Mesopotamia during […]

Aerial 360° VR Filming of the Notre-Dame du Haut Chapel in Ronchamp, France

We worked with the Korean film creatives at Optical Lab to capture the stunning Colline Notre Dame du Haut in 360° from the sky with our drones. We tested multiple 360° cameras and mounting options to ensure optimal image quality. We also made use of DJI’s automatic flight paths so that the pilot could safely […]

Panoramic Drone Photo at Pointe du Hoc for the Eisenhower Memorial Tapestry

We worked with the brilliant architects Tomas Osinski and Frank Gehry as they created the 60-foot-tall, 450-foot-wide stainless steel tapestry for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington D.C. Our task was to capture a panoramic aerial photo of the Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France. We live-streamed the drone camera views direct to America, […]

Drone Filming Property Development in La Tania, France

Valentinstudio approached us to capture some smooth drone footage of a prospective building site in the ski resort of La Tania, Courchevel. The space we had to film was baron, but that was exactly the point. The editing team at Valentinstudio cleverly overlaid their 3D model of the building which they had planned. The autumnal […]

Survol at Surval Montreux International Girls Boarding School in Montreux, Switzerland

Our second shoot with Affixxius Films involved drone filming a prestigious all girls boarding school in Montreux, Switzerland. We took GV’s of the school campus before going down to the Château de Chillon to film their graduation event. Their picturesque school is perched on a small hill above Montreux, which provided a brilliant backdrop to […]

Drone Filming at St. George’s International School in Montreux, Switzerland

We were contacted by Affixxius Films to help film a couple of private schools in Switzerland. The drones would be used to get more dynamic footage and complement the traditional shots when the edit was made. The first location was St. George’s International School on the shores of lake Geneva. We had two shots to […]

Drone filming in Geneva for Artgenève and Harsch – The Art of Moving Forward

We worked with the team at Harsch (Switzerland’s most prestigious moving, transport and storage company) to film a sculpture exhibition they helped to put on at the Parc des Eaux Vives in central Geneva. Our DJI Inspire drone was the perfect tool for the job. We could use the wide lens for general views and […]

Drone filming in Sion, Switzerland for Igudesman & Joo

Sebastian Leitner got in touch to help shoot world renowned classical musicians Igudesman & Joo in Sion, Switzerland. We had some typical drone GVs to capture, but also some closer shots using the drone as a stabilised gimbal. It was incredibly windy at times, but the DJI Inspire coped brilliantly and the talented Sebastian Leitner […]

Drone Filming in La Clusaz with Darren Gough and Jodie Kidd for Channel 5’s Tour de Celeb

The Tour de Celeb is a reality TV show that follows eight celebrities on their journey to train and ride the Etape du Tour, a cyclosportive event that allows amateur cyclists to race over the same route as a Tour de France stage. We were asked to help film the training sessions in the French […]

Drone Filming the Somme Battlefields with David Olusoga

We worked with the BBC to film drone footage for several of their Battle of the Somme Centenary pieces from Northern France. We visited several CWGC memorials and captured GV’s of these incredible locations. Thanks to Tim Brearley and the rest of the CWGC team for their permission and advice. We also filmed David Olusoga […]

Magic Drone Filming of Chalets in La Tania (French Alps)

We were tasked with shooting all of Ski Magic’s 6 Chalets in the beautiful ski resort of La Tania. La Tania is a ski resort in the Courchevel area of Les Trois Vallees at 1400m above sea level. It was developed for the Albertville Olympics of 1992 and can be reached by road, being about […]

Lets Gets Drone Shoot for Ski Famille

Filming in the snow again, this time for Ski Famille – a company who offer carefully chosen catered family ski chalet holidays in the French Alps. Our primary task was to capture their stunning chalets from the air, but we also got lucky and filmed some of the gorgeous ski slopes in the afternoon! Thanks […]

Fun Flying Drones at the Val Thorens Funslope

We were recruited by Rich Roberts (richardrobertsmedia.com) to assist in a unique shoot in Val Thorens, France. The resort had just opened the first French Funslope, with over 50 obstacles spread along the 900 meter long specially groomed track. We used the drone to capture fast-moving tracking shots and overhead angles that could not be […]

Climbing Magnetic Mountains and Filming them with Drones in the Mont Blanc Massif

Described by Sir Chris Bonington as “fascinating and very moving”, Magnetic Mountains follows the story of an everyman (Steve Wakeford) who, after falling from an Alpine north face, is struggling to find a balance in his life. We were part of the team filming Steve and his fellow climbers as they tried to re-climb the […]

Flying Drones Around Land Rovers in Courchevel on the Ice Track with Kenton Cool

This was a complex shoot, that took place over several weeks at high altitude. Land Rover’s design agency contacted us to provide aerial filming of their bespoke launch event. The idea was to provide drone videos and photos for all of the reporters and car fanatics that had come to test-drive the car (for example […]

Epic Off-Piste Skiing in Verbier Captured by Drone for FATMAP

FATMAP contacted us to help shoot their first promo film in Verbier, Switzerland. We hiked up with the drone in a backpack, and captured helicopter-style shots of the skiers riding steep off-piste lines. As the sun started to set, we had chance to capture the spectacular sunset GVs as the remaining skiers hurtled down the […]

Filming ‘Cloud Sediment (Gstaad)’ (2015-2016) in Switzerland with Sean Snyder

We were contacted by the world renowned artist Sean Synder to work with him on an intriguing art project in Switzerland. The location was MOUNT10, a former military bunker that has been turned into a secure cloud storage service. The location is right next to Gstaad airport. We therefore had to liaise with the control […]

Drone Filming the Vanoise National Park with Einars Repše

We were instructed by Kenny Rhebok from Lucan Entertainment to shoot epic drone footage of their actor as he wonders through deep snow in the heart of the French Alps. Einars Repše, ex-Prime Minister of Latvia, joined us to assist with the operations and artistic direction. His artwork can be found on his Facebook page. […]

Drone Filming Polka Dot Cyclists at the Cormet de Roselend

Our mission was to support the videographer to get those epic “heli-style” GV’s and shots of the cyclists as they tackled one of the most famous Alpine climbs; the Cormet de Roselend. We luckily had full control of the riders, which helped us to get in position and carefully choreograph each shot. Polka Dot Cycling […]

Filming Devinci’s World Cup Mountain Bike Riders in the Morzine-Avoriaz Bike Park

We helped shoot an interview piece for Devinci in Morzine where Dean Lucas, who recently got his first World Cup podium finish, and Mark Wallace, fresh from a highly commended 6th place WC finish, show us that they still kill it in the Morzine-Avoriaz bikepark, even on downtime between World Cup races. Our drone was […]

Chasing Ultrarunners Around Mont Blanc for ASICS Beat the Sun

We teamed up with EPIC TV to provide unprecedented aerial coverage of an ultrarace that sped around 3 Alpine countries in just 1 day. Working alongside their helicopter cameraman, we captured runners up close and personal as they stormed up and down the steep slopes of Mont Blanc. Our pilots are authorised to fly in […]

Drone Filming Contiki’s Château Party near Lyon, France

We were asked to provide aerial footage of Contiki’s Château De Cruix during one of their promo film shoots. They had arranged for DJs Flight Facilities to play a set, smoke machines to go off and even had a bouncy castle set-up for people to jump on, it was wild! Before the party we had […]

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