Having owned drones for a while. I decided I wanted to use them commercially as I could fly them well. So just a few weeks ago my licence arrived through the post and here is a bit of footage from the last few weeks to show a little of what myself and my drone (Inspire 1) can do. What I love about the inspire camera is it shoots amazing quality and it looks like all my other cameras. Unlike the old drone with a go pro where the horizon and edges are all bent and distorted. I’m very happy with it.
Heres a wee film I just popped together for Nick and Mike of the Aviemore Zip line park. Been meaning to do it for a wee while so nice to have a couple of days to get it done. It surpasses all previous films of the zip lines.
Here is a film I put together for the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. It is a about the history of Whalers Bay at Deception Island. Deception Island probably has the most human history of any part of Antarctica. It was a real joy to investigate this Island through books, film and people who have been there and have huge banks of knowledge of it especially Bob Barton, Stephen Dibbern, Rachel Morgan and several others, who helped a lot in the information when writing the narration.
I have just completed making a short and longer version of a Spey descent with my good mate Biscuit guiding it. I paddled solo alongside the team in a constant battle to keep up and overtake the team and get shots. A hard work shoot but very worthwhile as I got many different angles. Some of the more exciting ones coming from the air. Flying my Quadcopter twice a day over the water was one of my most adrenaline filled parts of the descent for me. It does not float and is not waterproof. Have a watch below.
Shorter version for youtube and Facebook 3.30mins
Longer version for websites of the full 4 day descent 8.40mins
The team head to Sweden to trial the microlights in the cold and snow. We learnt lots about the microlights and what we need to adapt and about our team as it was the first time we have all been together.
Here is a wee shot of our Pulsar Microlight on Ski’s during testing in Northern Sweden. We are looking for more sponsors and if you want to follow us goto http://www.flyingforfreedom.org or look up British Antarctic Microlight Expedition on Facebook