All our aerial drones are specifically designed for image acquisition and all our team are trained in art of cinematography.
Flying Dragon flies bold new lines in aerial drone cinematography. We have introduced new techniques and technology designed to achieve the unachievable shot. We fly further, faster and closer than anyone else in this emerging field of film. In Australia Flying Dragon currently holds a CASA night rating and also the 15 meter to public license.
Our background first and foremost is in cinematography with an emphasis both on the aesthetics of the frames captured and of dynamic motion. This deep cinematography knowledge is complimented by state of the art expertise in remote control flight. It is this combination that allows a true artistry in producing stunning images that are exactly what film professionals are looking for.
Our aerial drones can replace the limitations of real helicopters, jibs, booms, cranes, zip lines and dollys. We have real time HD video downlink and long distance remote follow focus capabilities allowing the director, pilot and remote aerial camera operator to maneuver, frame and capture the perfect shot.
We work worldwide on series productions, television commercials, music clips, documentaries, corporate, short and feature films.
Flying Dragon is also a proud Gold sponsor of the Australia Cinematography Society.
The key difference with Flying Dragon is you are hiring photographic and film experts.
We specialise in all types of aerial photography including commercial, real estate, tourism, sports, fashion, wedding and agriculture. We shoot all styles including panoramic, oblique, 3D, Virtual Reality composite and landscape with only the best lens and camera combinations
Our aerial photographer has been a high-end commercial photographer for over 10 years. This is the key difference with Flying Dragon, you are hiring photographic and film experts and not some hobbyist helicopter pilot with a point and shoot camera set on auto. When it come to getting the perfect shot experience counts.
Flying Dragon cinematography for all your remote cinematography needs.
Flying Dragon can go from aerial to ground filming in a matter of seconds. Allowing cinematographers access to some very interesting filming applications. Our stabilised gimbal ground systems include the Freefly Tero remote car, our 36ft crane, a 120km/h cable cam, rollerblades and Flowcine support. If is remotely controlled and stabilized, we have got your production covered with the latest equipment, experienced camera techs and the worlds best pilots and operators.
Flying Dragon aerial cinematography from its very beginning has been solely dedicated to capturing the moving image – so the equipment we fly is designed and chosen for this purpose alone.
We use the highest-grade cinema cameras ranging from the Arri Alexa Mini, Phantom Miro to the Red Epic/Weapon 8K Dragon. We then team these cameras with the finest cinema glass to achieve stunning image acquisition for our clients.
For our flight operation we use super high resolution gimbal systems like the Freefly Movi Pro to ensure silky smooth footage straight from the camera with no post stabilisation.
Yes we have all the latest tech tools but at Flying Dragon we know that there is an art to cinematography that requires extensive film knowledge and an innate creative eye. This is where we excel above the rest.
We are a fully licensed Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) approved operator, (CASA UAV Operators certificate – UOC.0188) We have public liability insurance both National and International of up to $20,000,000AUD to protect your production.
We also offer a 100% redundancy service with our ability to provide two identical flight AND camera equipment setups. This service ensures that in the unlikely event of equipment malfunction your production always stays on track.
All our UAVs are designed to pack down into custom travel flight cases enabling us to work worldwide. Once on set we can assemble and set up our drones and be filming in the air in under 20 minutes.
We are Green. We care about life on planet Earth so where possible we use renewable energy to power our flight operations.
We have been providing expert aerial filming assistance to national and international media organisations. Here is a small sample of the many satisfied clients we have worked with