Hovershotz the Lake Districts Leading Professional Drone Operator.
When you examine the facts and figures for drone footage and films produced using drones last year in Cumbria and across the Lake District, you soon realise why Hovershotz is the undisputed leading provider of aerial imagery & filming. Over the past 12 months Hovershotz have provided aerial work for over 230 customers, and flown over 640 hours of missions in the Lake District. Hovershotz Aerial Drone Filming & Photography now has a substantial client base in the Lakes and the North West of England. Many of our clients are film makers, advertising agencies & production companies based in London, looking to hire the best drone filming company based in the Lake District.
The work provided has been very varied with a very eclectic mix of projects, such as TV work for BBC, ITN,Channel 4, Channel 5 & Discovery Channel, plus a myriad of independent film companies right through to wind turbine inspections, solar farm inspections, roof surveys, wildlife surveys, forest and woodland inspections & surveys, drone detection missions, the list goes on.
Quality professional drone work doesn’t come cheap. In 2018 a DJI Inspire 2 with X5s camera with a variety of lenses, plus at least 10 pairs of batteries is the bare minimum that our discerning clients specify. To operate in the Lake District a 4 wheel drive commercial vehicle is a must (we know of at least one operator trying to use a family car). Hovershotz operate from a Mutsubishi L200 pick-up truck with a sophisticated charging system for our drone batteries, this means we can get to most Lake District locations that would be inaccessible by family saloon car and we can remain out in the field almost indefinitely. Our vehicle has enough luggage space to accommodate extra camera and sound equipment, so we can also transport the film crew. Our vehicle seats five and features screens in the rear, so the director can view in comfort what the drone is filming live in real time. It also features on-board 4G internet, so footage can be streamed live or transmitted quickly.
To complement the service Hovershotz , also offer full location scouting across Cumbria and the Lake District. Being native to the Lake District, Hovershotz are able to liaise with local landowners such as The National Trust, The Forestry Commission, The National Parks Authority and United Utilities allowing us to deploy much more quickly and safely.
Hovershotz commercial drone operator Cumbria