For the Chinese Feature Film production `Nicola Code` we had been able to deliver high end footage within high end locations, like the. Potsdamer Platz by night, the Siegessäule/Straße des 17. Juni and the Teufelsberg. Due to our great network we had been able to provide the production with the full service of getting the permissions to fly in this special areas in the shortest time possible.
The stunning content, shot on Arri Alex Mini, will be shown all across China in 2018.
With the high end, long range 1080p latency free video transmission we could serve the video village with a stable transmission even in long range flights as well as whilst flying in obstructed areas.
The whole setup delivered a rock solid performance prepared even for the cold weather conditions of late November.
For the 30 Mio.€ budgeted German production `Jim Knopf´ (Jim Button & Luke The Engine Driver) produced by Rat Pack in Co-Production with Warner Bros. and Malao Film, Camera Drone Services had been responsible for the coverage of the studio set ups at Studio Babelsberg (indoor/outdoor) with our Virtual Reality / 360° Systems.
It was very special to fly the drone, with our 360°-Rig mounted either on top or below the drone, through small caves, in big green screen studios like in the Marlene Dietrich Halle as well a flying through a small train tunnel and rafters of a Chinese tempel.
Besides a very stable drone rig it´s very important to have flying skills that allows you to hide or stand in places on set to fly the drone, where the camera/viewer isn´t able to see you instantly in the final clip, because the 360° camera System captures everything around it.
The Warner Bros., Barefootfilms and Producers at Work – Production Conni&Co. 2, directed by Til Schweiger, is the follow up of the Feature Film “Conni&Co.” that just started in cinemas with his daughter Emma Schweiger in the main cast.
Luckyly we had been able to show what´s possible with a professional drone system and an experienced team. So after we shot the pretty common establishing shoots as well as the VFX shoots we had been the third, the flying camera, on set for all other shots as well.
We did all that with our drones, what you would usually need a crane or a dolly for.
Most of the time we had to fly over water whilst chasing boats or pretending like a boat with a big crane rigged on it.
The starting and landing spots had also been on a shaky boat or on a raft.
Thanks to our reliable CDS-Dronesystems and our experienced team, we got more great content produced than originally requested which will also be used in the final movie.