I am a licenced SUAS (drone) operator with permission (PFCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority. ETM offers drone operator hire, with kit, for aerial filming and photography. Naturally this comes fully insured, with public liability insurance.
All corresponding paperwork and safety checks are ensured. This includes: pre-flight safety checks, site surveys and risk assessments. As well as contacting the relevant authorities and obtaining owner permissions before flying. Safety is paramount in this game and I'll only fly when we're legal and safe.
The potential with aerial filming is enormous and the imagery achieved adds a level of sophistication and elegance to your production that previously took much larger budgets. Have a look around at some of my previous work. I'd be glad to provide aerial filming services for your next production.
One of my biggest passions is snowboarding and winter mountain life. It's the best. It's also a great opportunity for filming some stunning aerials.
I needed to create a aerial drone showreel so others could see the potential of this type of filming. Most of the locations are around Scotland, with some shots of the Polish coastline and Swiss Alps in there too.
Free was born out of the idea of getting a bit older, feeling the strains of modern life, however still having the drive and the passion to get out and use skateboarding as a form of escape, pleasure and tranquility.
I was up north doing some drone filming of the Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument. Weather was a bit against me, however after waiting it out I managed to get a gap in the rain and make a short film of it.
I was ecstatic when Jazz Scotland asked me to make some promo films for them and some of their highlighted artists. It meant combining three things I love, namely, jazz, the highlands (well, Scottish islands in this case) and whisky into one trip whilst filming some incredibly talented musicians.
I was up north again doing some aerial drone filming around the Cairngorm National Park. Managed to get some cracking winter weather, long lasting golden hours and beautiful snowy landscapes. I was really happy with the shots I managed to get.
I was given a brief from STV / STV Edinburgh to create an advert for Omni Furnishing which has a few shops around Edinburgh. The client wanted a bit of humour in the commercial but also, of course, to get across the message of all the great furniture he had in store.
So I finally got around to editing a new showreel. It shows my filming, editing, drone work and motion graphics work over the last couple of years.
Not far from Edinburgh, Siccar Point is a rocky promontory that has become a place of pilgrimage for geologists from across the globe.