Inspire 2 / X7 / X5S

Our workhorse drones. We always have 3 Inspire 2s with us on shoots, with 2 DJI X7 Super 35mm cameras, a DJI X5S Micro 4/3 camera, & a full complement of lenses for both cameras, from (in 35mm terms) 24mm to 90mm.

All 3 Inspire 2s have CinemaDNG & ProRes licences, & we use fast SSDs for constant backup & to save waiting around at the end of filming days. As well as fulfilling Creative briefs, we use the Inspire 2s with GS Pro for industrial inspections.

Alta 8 / Mōvi Pro

Our heavy lift systems offer great flexibility for productions to use their preferred cameras & lenses, such as the Alexa Mini LF with Signature primes or RED Monster with Cooke primes.

We fly Alta 8s as day-to-day heavy lift aircraft, while our Vulcan Ravens are super heavy lift machines so can handle loads of up to 25kg safely.

The Movi Pro gimbal provides rock-steady footage while giving up to 3 axis lens control and stop/start capability via the Movi Controller.

Mavic 2 Pro

We take 2 Mavic 2 Pros to each shoot - extremely lightweight drones with 1-inch sensor Hasselblad cameras, perfect for recces & setting up shots ready for the heavier lift systems.

Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced

Used for infrastructure inspections such as power lines & mobile phone masts, we fly 2 M2EAs with dual thermal & visual cameras. Their RTK modules allow centimetre positioning accuracy.

DJI Cinematic FPV

Our DJI FPV drones head out with us on Creative shoots &, used sparingly, add a 'first person view' level of excitement to cinematic shots.

Ground cameras, gimbals & audio

Canon EOS C70 & EOS R5 with a selection of RF lenses from 15-500mm, GoPro Hero 9.

Mōvi Pro, Ronin RS2.

Sennheiser wireless audio.

Ancillary equipment which is always with me/us includes Atomos Shogun & Ninja monitors, wireless headsets for always-on comms between DoP & drone crew, Ofcom-licensed two-way radios, & even a satellite phone – it’s crucial that comms are never an issue, no matter how remote the filming locations.

I’m a First Option approved contractor for film & TV (with £10m public liability insurance), and an ARRI certified cinematographer. I have BOSIET & MIST certification for worldwide offshore work, & I’m a Professionally Qualified Person CSCS card holder. I’m an SQA qualified first-aider, & I’m FAA ‘Part 107’ qualified for commercial drone work in the USA.

CAA approved for aerial work, PFCO company number 532, FAA number 4242184

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