shooting the spectacular
Professional aerial cinematography and photography
Osprey Drones was born out of a need for something special.
While working on a big video production in Derbyshire, we wanted to show off the county in a way that would really thrill our audience – from the air.
It was then that we decided to harness this exciting drone technology to help us reach the level we were striving for.
Now, we’ve opened up a whole world of cinematic opportunity not just for us, but for you.
Gone are the days when you’d need a helicopter for that sweeping shot of a coastline or smooth orbit around a sun-kissed landmark.
We can help you achieve the spectacular, much more quickly and efficiently than ever before.
Our pilots are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority to operate drones commercially, trained by one of the country’s top companies, and we’re also fully insured. So you know you’re in safe hands when you fly with us.
We’re based in Derbyshire and operate across the East Midlands. And we’re also qualified to drive one of those boring land-based vehicles as well, so no matter where you are in the UK, we can come to you.
When we were searching for our drone, there was one that ticked the boxes for everything we wanted to achieve – the DJI Inspire 1 Pro.
Our quadcopter, crafted by the world’s foremost drone manufacturer DJI, is fitted with a Zenmuse X5 camera and designed specifically for aerial photography and cinematography. Capable of shooting in 4K Ultra HD and taking 16mp stills, the camera is mounted on a gimbal that gives us 360° independent pan control and the ability to tilt from horizontal to vertical in a matter of seconds. The results speak for themselves.
Whatever the camera is pointing at is beamed back to a tablet in your hand, so you can check the shot as it happens and make sure it’s what you’re after.
If you can’t make the shoot and you want us to just head out and nail those shots, that’s no problem. Once we have it in the bag, our pilots can provide you with the footage rapidly, however you want it. You can take the memory card straight out of the drone itself; we can email you stills; or we can stick the whole project on Dropbox and just send you the link.
And our services don’t just end when the Inspire touches down – we have experienced editors who are on hand to turn your footage into a mini-masterpiece.
Thanks to our background in video production, we can even shoot your entire project – from the ground and from the air – and edit the whole thing, too.
At Osprey, we don’t believe in a one price fits all policy.
Our mission is to provide awesome aerial cinematography and photography at bespoke and affordable prices. Although we do have standard rates, we always work out the cost of an aerial shoot based specifically on what you want us to do.
So give us a shout, let us know the nature of your project, what you need, when you want us and where, and we can work out a plan together.