PROFESSIONAL DRONE CREWS FOR
TV. FILM. &
TRUSTED BY INDUSTRY LEADING COMPANIES
AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY SERVICES
MAIN & SECOND UNIT
SmartDrones is equipped & experienced working alongside the main unit of a production. We can also be broken up into a self-contained second unit team to capture footage after a creative briefing.
CLOSE PROXIMITY FLYING
Our drones are capable of filming more than just wide landscape shots. The SmartDrones team is able to fly our drones closer, lower, and faster. Drones are an efficient tool on a film set that can replicate crane, dolly, steadicam and helicopter footage.
VFX & STATIC PLATE SHOOTING
Our team is experienced in gathering footage for VFX work-flows. Our 8K camera systems can capture high resolution static plates. Entire physical environments can be captured using 3D modelling for use in VFX process, Inquire about the different outputs we can provide.
Every shot is unique. The experienced drone operators at SmartDrones are happy to consult with the production to plan out dynamic drone shots that stretch the limits of whats possible.
All of SmartDrones pilots hold Advanced Pilots licenses allowing us to conduct Advanced Operations across Canada. We fly RPAS systems (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) that are approved for operations near & over people.
3 MIllion in LIABILITY INSURANCE.
SmartDrones carries $3 million in liability insurance, which is 30 times the minimum amount previously required by Transport Canada.
We are the only drone cinematography company in Canada that has an experienced general counsel on staff that looks after obtaining the required permits from Transport Canada, Nav Canada, the national & provincial parks, and municiplties.
LEAVE THE PAPERWORK TO US.
Our fleet of drones comes with a wide variety of sizes. Whether you are looking for a drone, with more maneuverability or a larger drone that can carry a high-end cinema grade camera, SmartDrones can fulfill your aerial cinematography needs.
MATRICE 600 PRO
With RED EPIC-W
With ZENMUSE X7
The Inspire 2 is versatile new drone that has made cinema grade aerials more accessible then they have ever been. The compact design allows for fast deployment and the ability to quickly relocate. The X7 camera has a Super 35 Sensor that shoots 6K RAW in CinemaDNG with 14 Stops of Dynamic Range.
The DJI Matrice 600 Pro is a heavy lift hexacoptor designed to lift cinema cameras and gimbal systems. It boasts 3 GPS units and Intelligent flight batteries providing the flying platform with a secure and accurate GPS signal with triple redundancy and protection from battery failure.
We have all the gear required to integrate drones on-set as well as operate as a self contained unit. SmartDrones is equipped to operate in remote locations and harsh enviroments.
> PRODUCTION CARTs
> 19" BAttery
> MOBILE CHARGING
> SAnDBAGs, Tables,
> AND More
A PARADIGM SHIFT IN FILM
Drones have become powerful tools in film. The free range of movement can replicate crane, dolly, steadicam, and helicopter footage. The efficiency and dynamic movement of drones allow Directors and DOP’s to film creative and captivating shots in a rapid succession due to the fast deployment times of our drone setup.
< FILMED IN ONE TAKE WITH OUR INSPIRE 2
& ZENMUSE X7.