AERIAL CINEMA

AERIAL FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY 

 

BENEFITS OF DRONES

Drone for aerial filming and photography is a unique, creative tool that bridges the gap between a dolly and a full sized helicopter. It is much cheaper than a full-scale one, less intrusive, more convenient, fast to set-up, portable, safe.

 
LESS EXPENSIVE

Many of our clients would have paid 5 times as much to achieve the same shots with full-scale alternatives.

MORE MANOEUVRABLE

Our drones  can operate indoors and in tight locations, we offer a much more versatile filming option in general. Often our system can even serve as a very effective replacement to jib, crane and cable camera alternatives.

GREEN TECHNOLOGY

The average traditional manned helicopter consumes roughly 129 litres of fuel per hour. With our electrically powered helicopters we have Zero Carbon Exhaust Emissions!

MORE CONVENIENT

During your remote location projects, we eliminate the logistical headache of finding and shipping a helicopter, pilot, or gimbal system, etc. Simply send members of our team along with your crew and experience the same predictable high level of service every time.

FAST SET-UP

We can typically have our system ready to film or take photos in under 20 minutes.

EASY PORTABILITY

We can bring our equipment with us on our flight as checked luggage. With the equipment weighing approximately 20kg, a two-man team can handle nearly any project almost anywhere in the world.

LESS INTRUSIVE

Much quieter than a full size helicopter with a down wash that is almost undetectable.
In many environments directors will be able to record actor dialogue even with our helicopters filming near by.

RELIABLE AND SAFE

We utilise GPS technology which has built in safety eg. If the radio signal is lost the helicam will return to home. In high or low temperatures our system has proven time after time, it just works. Safety is always Bee Aerial’s primary concern. We strictly follow the industry guidelines regarding the use of helicopters in motion picture and television production.

 

FOCUSING YOUR NEEDS!

 
GENERAL

Our services are tailored to the unique needs of the individual clients. Working closely with you, we obtain the maximum impact with stunning aerial imagery for your production: feature films, television series, documentaries, commercials, property tours from country clubs to nature reserve, real estate marketing, sporting events live broadcast, agricultural, forestry, scientific, safety, fire, police survey, research, mapping, environmental services, pollution control, ... the possibilities are endless. Our team prides itself on delivering personal professional service.

We are interested in any innovative projects, research, beta testing technologies! If you didn't find in our list the category in which your project fits in, but you feel like we could cooperate don't hesitate write us a mail or call us!

PREPRODUCTION

Before any shoot, we will carry out a site survey taking into account all factors which may affect the the safety of those people on the ground or other potential aircraft.

FILM CREATION & POST PRODUCTION

In most circumstances our RAW footage and the photos is given directly to the Client/Production company. However, if you require fully edited and graded video we can provide that too. We also offer traditional ground based filming services as many clients occasionally require standard film to integrate with the aerial footage.

WE ARE EFFICIENT, CREATIVE, ADAPTIVE and WE LOVE TO FLY!

 

WE TAILOR THE EQUIPMENT TO YOUR PROJECT'S NEEDS!  

 
GENERAL

We have different copters and cameras for different projects. We have heavy-weight lifters for feature films, quick moving smaller ones for live-broadcast sport events, tiny ones for indoors. Some of them are the well known off-shelf DJI ones, other are self build ones.

We use the latest film and video equipment and cutting edge stabilization technology to ensure smooth footage and accurate flight patterns. By using the most sophisticated and efficient radio controlled aerial video drones, we can capture images from ground level to approximately 1km from the starting position. We usually bring 2 drones to every shoot as backup. Our ground station offer a real time downlink video signal and live telemetry. The camera operator has an independent controller and monitor for camera operations (pan, tilt and dutch tilt operation, recording command and photo shutter). We have a 3 axis gyro-stabilised camera mount with anti-vibration system. On the bigger copter we have a follow focus or iris control option. The copter has GPS position hold, altitude hold and auto return-to-home functions (failsafe technology) is electrically powered by LiPo batteries which can allow 10-20 min flights, the batteries are rechargeable on site.

EQUIPMENT LIST
 
COPTERS

X8, DJI S100, DJI Phantom

GIMBALS

MOVI M10, Zenmuse Z-15

CAMERAS to bring

GoPro, Panasonic GH4, Sony a7s, Canon 5d mark III, BMCC Pocket and Cinema, RED Epic. We are working on an X12 for Amira.

ACCESSORIES

SD and HD monitors, wireless follow focus, transmitters, batteries chargers, tripods, pelican cases, etc.

SPECIAL NEEDS

If your project has special needs like thermal, IR, night-vision camera, google-glas, 360 panoramic view, 3D mapping or anything totally different let us know, discuss it and realise it together! We are open to any innovative idea!

WE LOVE EXPERIMENTING!
 
EXPERIENCES

CupFilm AERIAL TEAM combines a highly experienced PILOT and a CINEMATOGRAPHER.

FLYING WORLDWIDE

We are based in Budapest but one of our values is our international experience. We have shot in several countries: DUBAI, SPAIN, SLOVENIA, ROMANIA and the UNITED KINGDOM.

We have worked with international crews in Hungary: SKY1's television series STRIKE BACK, the BBC's THE LAST KINGDOM, the Canadian XCompany, etc. We can speak to you in ENGLISH, FRENCH and HUNGARIAN, and we understand well SPANISH and ITALIAN. Say the word and your wish our command, we fly wherever you wish!

PILOT

JÁNOS LÁZÁR

 
 
10 YEARS OF FLYING EXPERIENCE
8 YEARS OF UAV BUILDING
SKILLED, ADAPTIVE, GOOD HUMOUR
CAMERA OPERATOR

EDIT BLAUMANN

 
 
10 YEARS OF FILMMAKING
MA OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
TEAM PLAYER, CREATIVE, GOOD HUMOUR
 
 

BE OUR PARTNER!

We can test and promote your products in international environment! We are reliable, creative and hard working!

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 WHAT IS AN UAV/UAS?

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/Unmanned Aerial System. The media and the colloquial language call them drones. They  are operated via a transmitter remote. We prefer call them copter or chopper.

DO YOU RENT OUT JUST THE DRONE?

No, we only offer the full service, it comes with a pilot and a camera operator, and in difficult working condition with a technician.

WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?

Our pilot is seasoned and responsible operator with 10 year of experience on an array of equipment, and have created some safe yet incredible, innovative shots.  While some drone operators try to fly and operate the camera at the same time, we use a dedicated pilot in addition to a camera operator, so as to allow the pilot total focus on maintaining a safe flight and the cameraman the ability to compose the best shots possible.

We follow strict safety procedures to ensure maximum safety on set, but in the wrong hands or unsuitable environment a Drone can be very dangerous. And there is always a small chance of mechanical or electric failure. That is why we fly only when all safety and security measures are observed. If we feel it’s unsafe to fly, we don’t.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUY A DRONE?

We do not sell the RC helicopters so we cannot comment on the price however we feel the need to inform you that to be able to use it for video recording purposes, it takes lots of customizing and literally years of practice! It is important to understand that in the wrong hands Drones can be extremely dangerous.

CAN YOU FLY ON TOP OF PEOPLE?

Safety goes first. We never fly on top of audience or crowd who are not well briefed and trained. However it is usually rather easy to arrange a clear path of flight during mass audience events, in order to create the feeling of being close or on top of the crowd.

HOW FAR CAN YOU FLY?

The pilot has to be able to see the drone at all times. Normally, the maximum radius is about 300-600m from the pilot depending on visibility. We can also pilot from a moving vehicle to extend its range. The radio range for the controls is more than 2km.

CAN YOU FLY IN RAIN?

No.

HOW LONG CAN YOU FLY?

We use LiPo rechargeable batteries to power our copters. Each battery lasts approximately 10 minutes depending of the weather. A battery change only takes 5 minutes and we always bring multiple batteries to each shoot and recharge during flights as long as there is an outlet nearby.

HOW DOES WIND AFFECTS THE DRONE?

Wind above 25km/h makes it difficult to have steady shots.

CAN YOU FLY INSIDE?

Depends on the camera what we have to bring, and the space, but in general terms: yes we can.

HOW CLOSE CAN YOU FLY TO SUBJECTS?

We can operate safely about 3m/10feet of an actor or a subject in an optimal location and wind conditions.

WHAT CAMERAS CAN IT TAKE?

We can fly with multiple cameras from GoPro to smaller mirrorless cameras like Sony a7s or Panasonic GH4 or bigger DSLRs like Canon 5d mark III, or heavy lift drone can fly with RED Epic with lightweight prime lenses. But if you have different needs, we will be pleased to discuss them with you.

CAN YOU CONTROL THE CAMERA FROM THE GROUND?

Yes, we can remote control the pan, tilt and the dutch tilt also, with the heavyweight lift we can bring follow focus and iris motor too. We control the shutter and record function from the ground, other remote functions depend of the camera itself.

CAN YOU SEE WHAT YOU ARE SHOOTING?

Yes, there is a wireless video transmission from the drone.

CAN THE WIRELESS VIDEO FROM THE COPTER BE USED FOR LIVE BROADCAST? 

Yes we can provide live HD streaming of an event.

DO YOU DO EDITING AND OTHER POST-PRODUCTION?

For smaller projects we do all of our editing and grading in-house to give you a consistent level of professionalism and quality and prefer to intersperse aerial shots with ground coverage to tell the full story of a place or event.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?

We are located in Budapest, Hungary and service worldwide. That being said, we LOVE to travel! We just came back from Dubai from our last job! So if you want to get us on a project we are ready for fly for wherever you wish. Our equipment is professionally packed and fully portable in any transport situation.

HOW CAN I BOOK YOU?

Just write us a mail!

CUPFILM AERIAL TEAM is a unique blend of creativity and technical precision rolling out the cutting edge in AERIAL TECHNOLOGY, CINEMATOGRAPHY and PHOTOGRAPHY to offer up dynamic solutions that can be individually tailored to your projects' needs WORLDWIDE.

 

THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE AIR!

SHOWREEL 2014
 
 

WE'D BE HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT YOU!

 + 36.30.211.86.81.    blaumann@cupfilm.hu

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