Category Archives: Aerial Photography

Pro-Cam Rentals Aerial Division Offers SHOTOVER U1 Professional Grade UAS

Pro-Cam Rentals, North America’s largest supplier of telescopic camera cranes and remote systems, and Shotover, the maker of high performance stabilization platforms, has announced Pro-Cam’s launch of a new aerial division to supply the broadcast and motion picture industry with the first Shotover U1 unmanned aerial systems. Continue reading

James Cameron Backed Innovation Competition Winner


A drone which can withstand bad weather on film sets has won an emerging technology competition. Movie mogul James Cameron threw his support behind C-Prize, a Callaghan Innovation-led competition aimed at developing the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sector and boost New Zealand’s position as world-leader in the development of the cutting-edge technology. Continue reading

First Fully Licensed Film Industry Drone Operator in SA

SACAA-RPL-drone-licenceDrone Crew has received its Remote Operator Certificate (ROC) from SACAA on 23 October 2015, and is now fully licensed to operate (RPAS) drones in South Africa.
Drone Crew (Pty) Ltd is the first fully licensed RPAS (drone) operator in the South African film industry, and the 3rd fully licensed operator overall (the others being in Anti Rhino Poaching and Mining sectors). Continue reading

Aerial Survey of California Gold Rush Town

BODIE MONARCH 1000x600Monarch, Inc completed the first stage of a project this week to aerially survey and 3D map the 19th-century ghost mining town of Bodie, California. Part of the California State Parks system, Bodie is an original California Gold Rush town. In its heyday during the 1880s, Bodie was a vibrant and volatile gem of the Wild West, and is now kept in a state of ‘arrested decay’.

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