Affordable Aerial Filming
HD and Ultra HD cameras
Fully CAA licenced and Insured
HellyTelly is a boutique aerial filming facility based in the North West of England, but operating across the whole of the UK. We provide drone photography and aerial imaging for Broadcast TV and Commercials as well as property management, industrial surveying and corporate video.
Our core team comes from Broadcast TV. We’ve worked as single and multi-camera producer/directors, so we know the pressures of location filming from personal experience! We also understand the grammar of pictures and how to get the shots that will help you best tell your story – whether that’s a TV Documentary or a corporate promo.
We have a fleet of 5 UAV aircraft: from a Skyjib 8 which can carry a 5Kg Canon C300 cinema camera to the DJI Phantom 3 Pro, which shoots 4K and is nimble enough to fly inside buildings for dramatic interior shots. Our best all rounder at the moment is a DJI Inspire 1 RAW that can shoot uncompressed pictures at 1.5Gb/s . It offers greater camera control including a choice of lens focal length – and using RAW means much more flexibility in post production.
Our current ‘bread and butter’ UAV is a DJI S1000 Octocopter (shown above). It has a broader wingspan which aids stability – and it has good flight duration. You can achieve shoot rock steady images at 4K resolution or in HD at up to 200 Mbits on a Panasonic GH4. Increasingly, we’re finding that ‘Aerial Filming’ includes shooting inside buildings – including factories; research labs and offices. Flying inside a confined space brings its own challenges – but can be done safely with the right preparation.
Our other services:
As well as aerial filming we can offer side-by-side conventional ground-filming on Canon Cinema or Sony PXW and XDCAM cameras in HD or 4K. Check out our sister company PictureWise Productions. So if you want half a day of aerial footage, and half a day conventional lighting camera, we can offer that as a package. We own a Ronin and a DJI Osmo hand-held gimbal. We have the Osmo “Z-Arm” option, which adds a Steadicam-type stabilising arm. It’s a bit like having a hand held drone – so you can now smoothly “fly” through a building or busy location without leaving the ground!
To find out more about the possibilities of using a drone for your project – or just to get some idea of what’s involved – please use our contact form here, or do call us for a chat. The office phone is : 0161 408 1983 or you can try the cell phones: Chris – 07831 165 646 or Steven – 0773 0301395. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.