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.
UNPARALLELED AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
At SmartDrones, we work closely with our clients to capture their specific vision for their movie scenes, advertisements, promotions and events, and their various other applications of our aerial cinematography. Our pilots are trained and experienced in filming on a professional film set, as well as off set, to get our clients the shots they need, wherever they are.
PROFESSIONAL GRADE AERIAL PLATFORMS
POST-PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES & 3D RENDERING
CINEMA GRADE 8K CAMERAS
SFOC CERTIFIED & HEAVILY INSURED
All of our drones are equipped with our travel flight cases allow us to pack down our drones safely, giving us the ability to bring our equipment worldwide as well as deep into the countryside. Once we arrive on set, we can assemble our drones, set up our equipment, and be filming in the air much faster than any alternative form of aerial cinematography. Our pilots are equipped with the appropriate gear and attire for any situation, making filming in the deep wilderness and around the world not only possible, but safe and manageable as well.
REGULATORY COMPLIANT & FULLY INSURED
The regulations for commercial drone use are rapidly evolving. One of the additional unique services that is included in our pricing is ensuring regulatory compliance. We are the only drone cinematography company in Canada that has an experienced regulatory lawyer on staff that looks after obtaining the required permits from Transport Canada, Nav Canada, and the national & provincial parks.
As of June 1st, 2019, Transport Canada has implemented a new set of regulations requiring drone pilots operating in urban areas to obtain a Pilot Certificate for Advanced Operations and to have their drone registered with Transport Canada. Additionally, drone operators that are conducting operations near people must have their drone equipment obtain a declaration of safety assurance approved by Transport Canada. After exceeding all of the prerequisites required for advanced operations, Transport Canada reviewed our practices and the steps we take to maintain regulatory compliance, and they have awarded all of SmartDrones’ pilots a certificate for advanced operations allowing us to conduct operations in all of Canada.
SmartDrones exclusively operates with drone equipment that has obtained a safety assurance declaration from Transport Canada. We understand the rules and have a good working relationship with the regulatory officials at Transport Canada and Nav Canada to ensure all of our footage is obtained safely and legally.