Here at Echo we love aerial filming from helicopters and drones, to be more exact we love how aerial footage can be used to help tell a story and how it can wow audiences. A well executed aerial shot can be worth every second it’s on screen.

With fierce competition for your audience’s time, it’s more important than ever to make your video standout from the crowd. An opening sequence with a wow factor can hook the viewer in. Drones and aerial filming are great for this as they allow us to capture angles that were previously impossible or prohibitively expensive to achieve.

We like to supply two crew members when using drones ensuring that we capture the best shots possible. We have various drone and camera options available, the most popular being the Inspire 1 or 2 with RAW capability and the DJI S900 paired with the Panasonic GH4. All of our drone pilots hold a CAA license and have all the necessary insurance cover, so you can be confident when hiring us.

Helicopters are another fantastic option for capturing footage from the air. They are great for filming over densely populated areas such as major cities and anywhere where the range of a drone just isn’t sufficient. They also lend themselves very well to extended shoot times as you aren’t reliant on batteries.

We are able to organise a range of camera and stabilisation equipment, including the Red Epic, Alexa Mini, cineflex systems and the Shotover F1 6 axis gyro stabilised gimbal. All of our crews are highly experienced in aerial cinematography and flying for film.