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Welcome to the Horizon Imaging blog. This page will be updated regularly with news, current projects, details of new services and with the odd nuggets of advice thrown in here and there for good measure. Newest posts appear at the top of this page. Whilst this website has been online since 2007, this blog was only added in July 2014. Click on a blog post heading or the 'Read More' text to read a particular blog post. 
 

Posts tagged “drone aerial filming”

Earlier in the summer we were commissioned by Siren Design, a design agency in London, to capture a comprehensive package of aerial imagery of the enormous East Midlands Gateway project near Derby, Derbyshire. 
 
Initially we were planning to use our drone to take the imagery, but we soon realised that this project would need a different approach ... given that a) it was directly next to the busy international East Midlands Airport, and b) the site to be captured was at least a square mile in size! 
Aerial photograph taken from a manned helicopter of the new East Midlands Gateway industrial park, Derbyshire
We recently started working with luxury estate agency Mr and Mrs Clarke and our first property to capture was a stunning 6-bed house with breath-taking views over the Surrey Hills — an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). 
 
We were asked to provided a comprehensive set of drone aerial photographs, interior photographs, exterior ground-level photographs and external dusk photographs, along with an aerial promotional film for the property.  
Drone aerial photograph of a stunning 6-bed property in Woldingham, Surrey with breath-taking views
A few months ago we were commissioned to provide a complete package of promotional imagery of a stunning new-build property in Fleet, Hampshire. Our client, Elsmore Homes, wanted us to provide a set of interior photographs, exterior photographs, a Matterport virtual tour as well as a walk-through property video – or as we call it, “the works”! 
Architectural photograph of a stunning new-build 5-bedroom house in Fleet, Hampshire
During the past year we have been commissioned to produce two promotional films for national construction firm Willmott Dixon — one for the new Village Hotel in Bristol and the other for the new Woodmansterne Secondary School in Lambeth, London. The brief for both films was quite similar — the films had to feature both aerial and ground-level video footage and also needed to include interviews with members of staff who work in the respective buildings. 
 
The difference is that the Bristol film was captured after project completion, whilst the Woodmansterne School film was captured twice — at the beginning and towards the end of the construction work. 
Screenshot from an aerial and ground-level promo film produced for Willmott Dixon of the new Village Hotel, Bristol
During the course of the last year we've been putting together a promotional film for the Charton Manor Care Home based in Farningham Kent. The video required several visits to record the various activities that Charton Manor wanted to have captured for the video, including interviews with residents and footage of the grounds. 
 
The finished video is a great example of how we can provide a full suite of filming and editing services to produce a comprehensive promotional film, as the film combines drone aerial footage, inteviews, static ground footage and sliding dolly shots — all of which come together to produce an engaging introduction to Charton Manor. 
Screenshot from Charton Manor Care Home video
We recently finished one of our largest commissions, producing a comprehensive package of marketing imagery for a brand new care home that's just been built in the outskirts of Farnham, Surrey — Farnham Mill Nursing Home. 
 
Our client, MCS Construction, was justly proud of this incredible building and wanted 'the works' when it came to professional marketing imagery to be able to use on their website — we took drone aerial photographs, ground-level photographs both internally and externally, a Matterport virtual tour and we produced a short promotional walk / fly-around video of the whole site! 
Architectural exterior photograph of the brand new Farnham Mill Nursing Home in Farnham, Surrey
Last month we travelled up to Northampton to capture a set of promotional ground-level and aerial promotional imagery for builders merchants, Hevey Building Supplies, who had recently moved to a much larger and more impressive yard. 
 
The brief was to create a short film promoting the size of the site, the range of stock and also to capture the 'snake' of delivery lorries leaving the site at 7:15am sharp! We were also asked to take a set of promotional images across the site, both out in the yard and inside their warehouse and shopfront. 
Drone aerial photo of the Hevey Builders Merchants yard in Northampton
Our brand new Drone Aerial Filming showreel is long overdue ... but it's finally here! 
 
This video incorporates some of the wide range of aerial footage we've shot with our drones over the past 3 years. From construction sites to campsites, business parks to universities, private gardens to lavish weddings, we've filmed it all in glorious high definition (and some of the latest footage is in 4K too). 
 
So sit back, grab a coffee and immerse yourself in the incredible bird's-eye perspectives that only our drones can provide.  
Drone aerial filming showreel thumbnail
We were recently consulted about what it takes to start and run a successful drone aerial photography business by the money advice website 'Money Magpie'. The following article was written by our Director, David Hogg, as a guide for someone who likes the idea of using drones to make money, but doesn't know where to start, and it covers topics from equipment selection to business strategy, to our own experience of the explosion of demand (and supply) of drone-related services. There's also some history about the formation of Horizon Imaging and how it all began back in 2007 when David built his first drone from scratch! 
 
So grab a coffee, and enjoy the article!  
Our Inspire 1 Pro drone after completing a marketing photo shoot of a new development near Puttenham, Surrey
There aren't many other sites which look quite as spectacular from above as golf courses. From showing off the design and layout of the course, to the proximity to the countryside or local cities, to the challenges provided by individual holes — drone aerial photography and filming is revolutionising the way golf courses are being marketed. 
 
You invest heavily in the maintenance and upkeep of your course so it looks its best — make sure your marketing imagery is doing the course justice by investing in professional aerial photography. 
Drone aerial photograph of Woodcote Park Golf Club in Coulsdon, Surrey
Earlier in the summer (yes, it seems a long time ago now doesn't it!), we were commissioned by The Dower House Nursing Home in Winchester, Hampshire, to produce a new promotional video as part of a marketing refresh for their website. 
 
The video was to include aerial footage of their site to show off its beautiful green setting in the Hampshire countryside, as well ground-level footage taken in and around their care home. 
Drone aerial photograph of The Dower House Nursing Home near Winchester, Hampshire
Back in 2015 we first visited this amazing landscaped vegetable garden near Petersfield, Hampshire, to take some promotional photographs for its architect, Graduate Landscapes. Now, 2 years later, we revisited the same garden to document how it had matured and developed over the intervening years, and to produce a brand new set of advertising material which could be used on the landscape architect's website. 
 
As well as taking a set of aerial and ground-level photographs of the garden, as we did last time, this time we were also commissioned to produce a short aerial and ground-level film to show off the grandeur and beauty of this very unique landscaping project. 
Drone aerial photograph of a stunning landscaped vegetable garden near Petersfield, Hampshire
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