SmartDrones is an Albertan business providing 8K and 4K UAV aerial cinematography to professional filmmakers, studios, advertisers, events and more. We strive to provide aerials of the highest possible quality to our clients with our leading edge drone equipment. SmartDrones has proudly worked on productions for NBC Universal, Netflix, 20th Century Fox, and other companies.
FILM & MEDIA
A PARADIGM SHIFT IN FILM
SmartDrones takes aerial drone cinematography to it's highest potential. We have adopted new techniques and technology designed to achieve the shots that were previously impossible. We fly farther, faster, and closer to get the shots you need while maintaining regulatory compliance, ensuring the filming is safe, legal, and most importantly, high quality.
We specialize in aerial cinematography with an emphasis both on capturing well framed shots and utilizing our drones to create dynamic motion in our footage. Our chief pilot's cinematography knowledge is complimented by an unprecedented expertise in remote control flight. It is the combination of our knowledge of drone and camera technology and our pilot's keen ability to maneuver our drones that allows a true finesse in producing stunning images that our clients are looking for.
Our aerial drones and camera equipment surpass the limitations of real helicopters, booms, cranes, jibs, zip lines and dollies. We have live HD video display, long distance remote communications, follow focus capabilities, and vector scope monitoring equipment that allow the director, pilot, and the DOP to frame and execute the perfect shot.
FAST SETUP TIMES
LONG RANGE VIDEO TRANSMISSION
LIVE HD VIDEO FEED & PLAYBACK
Our pilots are experienced in on-set filming, understanding industry terminology and acronyms, reading call sheets, and working collaboratively with the film crew, so our pilots can smoothly integrate with the film crew while being where you need them, when you need them. Additionally, our equipment comes with an HD display to view a live-feed of the drone footage, allowing the director to give live-feedback and give the pilot the ability to make on-the-spot adjustments to improve the shot.
SmartDrones brings in all of our own equipment—i.e. tents, displays, power bars and extension cords, etc.—so we have the option of operating independently from the film crew; however, SmartDrones will often work collaboratively with production assistants for additional efficiency on set.