Flying Dragon is a world leading aerial drone cinematography and photography company. We provide the perfect combination of skills and film knowledge to all our flight operations worldwide. Our expert pilots are CASA certified and our remote camera operators are trained in cinematography.
Flying Dragon has always brought so much production value to my commercials. Aside from creating beautiful results, they are safe, professional and offer up suggestions for the challenges that you face. I always look forward to having them as part of the camera crew.
CHRISTOPHER SFERRAZZA – DIRECTOR/DP
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
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.
We are dedicated to aerial cinematography and we know what it takes to capture breathtaking footage.
CHRIS LANSELL – FLYING DRAGON
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.
When it comes to getting the perfect shot experience counts.
DAVOR – FLYING DRAGON PILOT
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.
Our Remote Car modified with computer controlled acceleration is capable of speeds up to 120km/h.
DANIEL DE SILVA – FLYING DRAGON REMOTE VEHICLE SPECIALIST
THE EQUIPMENT WE USE
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 only fly the best cinema tools and that is why we have partnered with Freefly System as the Australian Ambassador. Freefly drones were designed solely for cinematography use and this why this is why we are able to fly with such agility even with cinema grade payloads.
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.
It’s the eye behind the camera, its not about bloody technology. It’s the people behind it.
ROGER DEAKINS – ASC
Office: 1300 733 226
Mobile: (+61) 402 206 192
Melbourne HQ – Kew, VIC, Australia
Sydney HQ – Fox Studios, Moore Park, NSW, Australia
Adelaide HQ – South Australia
Byron Bay HQ- Ballina, NSW, Australia