Affordable Aerial Filming

HD and Ultra HD cameras

Fully CAA licenced and Insured

HellyTelly is a boutique aerial filming facility which, for the past 5 years, has been safely providing drone photography and aerial imaging for Broadcast TV and Commercials as well as for property management, industrial surveying, stock-taking  and corporate video.

The Crew:

Our Crew - Aerial Filming with the Inspire 1Our core team comes mainly from Broadcast TV where we’ve all had extensive experience as single and multi-camera producer/directors.

We love filming and we like flying drones, and we’ll do out utmost to get you the highest quality images – safely and efficiently.

We operate on the philosophy that it’s generally better to get 1 unforgettable image than 10 that no-one will remember the day after tomorrow…

The Kit:

DJI Inspire 2 Drone with an X7 cameraWe have various drones and cameras for different tasks – but our current favourite is the brand new DJI X7 camera, which has a Super 35mm sensor and delivers a very impressive 14 stops of dynamic range.   With a new colour gamut and a D-Log gamma plus a set of prime lenses – the X7 has been compared to Red and Arri cameras.    It really does deliver very nice pictures using Pro-Res 444XQ or RAW DNG formats which offer a flexible workflow and plenty of dynamic range for grading.

We fly the X7 on a DJI Inspire 2 drone with nearly 20 minutes flight time per battery set.  We’re big fans of the Inspire 2 as it has twin power supplies along with redundant command and control electronics.  We’ve found it to be a very safe and stable camera platform – even in very gusty winds.

We also have a couple of smaller drones for those run and gun situations where you need very fast set up and break-down. In the right conditions, they can deliver great pictures that will fit into any broadcast or corporate film. They’re also very handy for flying inside buildings like factories, churches or laboratories.

Other standard facilities we offer include a portable NEXTO DIT kit for backing up multiple copies of RAW rushes on location.  Plus we offer a large ATOMOS SUMO 19 directors production monitor with sunhood so you can see exactly what pictures you’re getting.

Other services:

Drone filming at Astra Zenica in Macclesfield

Filming at Astra Zeneca in Macclesfield

As well as aerial filming we can offer side-by-side conventional lighting camera in HD or 4K and can include various lighting and audio packages. Check out our sister company PictureWise Productions.

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. 

We also have a handy Guide for Production Teams which set out some of the planning issues involved in Drone filming.  If you’d like a copy, please just ask.   The office phone is : 0161 408 1983  or you can try the cell phones: Chris – 07831 165 646 or Steven – 0773 0301395.        We look forward to hearing from you.

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