British Cinematographer - Aerial Filming - Sky Risers

Helicopter Film Services (HFS) also has drones, helicopters, and fixed wing craft. Its portfolio includes Airbus copters, heavy-lift Cinema Drones by Intuitive Aerial and Shotover and a modified Learjet 35A. The latter can be fitted with a Vectorvision periscope and nose camera for filming; other mounting hardware available for production include the Typhon six-camera array introduced in 2017 to capture wide fields of vision when filming visual effects plates. The system was developed by HFS’s chief executive and aerial DP Jeremy Braben, who, in 2019, came up with the TITAN ultra-heavy lift drone, which is able to accommodate the ARRI SRH-3 or MOVI XL stabilised heads for filming in large format digital, IMAX or 35mm film.


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