Flying Pictures: The Helicopter and Drone Aerial Filming Specialists

The Aeronauts from Amazon Studios, filming 2018: Balloon, Helicopters & Drones provided by Flying Pictures - Everything Aerial

Leaders in Aerial Filming

Flying Pictures is the world leader in the provision of helicopter & drone filming services for feature films, television, commercials and live broadcast events. Based in the UK, we operate throughout Europe and worldwide, so if your Production needs something done in the air, we do it professionally, safely, cost effectively and with spectacular results.

Our Services

Our experienced team can provide a range of services to the film and TV industry: from complete aerial units, including helicopters, aircraft, drones, specialist pilots, award winning cameramen, Directors of Photography, technicians, camera equipment, ground coordinators, engineers, sequence coordination and stunts, to just simple aircraft charter for location recces - whatever suits your needs. Flying Pictures have been responsible for filming some of the most iconic aerial sequences seen on screen for nearly 40 years, whether it be for feature filmtelevision or commercials.

Our Equipment

We have an extensive inventory of state of the art aerial camera systems for your aerial cinematography needs, including the Eclipse (for HD, 35mm, IMAX and 3D) with its open architecture allowing a wide range of cameras to be used, (including Alexa 65 & XT, Red Epic, Dragon & Weapon), the Cineflex Elite with the Alexa M camera and Canon lenses and Cineflex V14 mounts. We can also provide the Shotover K1 & F1 Systems, a variety of other helicopter camera mounts and UAVs / Drones / RPAs. For more information, please go to our Equipment Page. We are also proud to be the first UK company permitted to fly 22kg cinema heavy lift drones in "congested areas" with as little as 10m separation from the public and up to 600ft day and night.

Our Work

With hundreds of credits spanning the company’s history, including thirteen Bond movies, the entire Harry Potter series, the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games, a number of the Mission: Impossible films, Black Mirror, Victoria, Peterloo, Outlaw King, Mary Poppins Returns, as well as the recent Star Wars episodes. Flying Pictures has a unique experience in achieving the finest aerial images worldwide some of which can be seen in our showreels.

Contact Us

This Website is designed to give an insight into the services on offer from Flying Pictures. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact our Operations Team on +44 (0)1264 862 222 or by email. Please note all calls are recorded for training & monitoring purposes.

Flying Pictures are patrons of the British Society of Cinematographers.

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