Aerial cinematography

creative aerial video shots for feature films, series and commercials

Services

aerial cinematography

We have been delivering creative aerial video shots for feature films, series, commercials and corporate films since 2012. We focus on aesthetic aerial footage from a unique perspective to help you tell your visual story. Our biggest assets are our creative mindset and ample experience in flying cinema cameras (Alexa, Red, X7,…).

We are based near Brussels and take care of all necessary flying permits in Europe for your production. Since 2018 we can deploy multiple drone teams to provide you with maximum flexibility for complex planning and production situations. All our pilots are fully licensed and the flying equipment is insured accordingly.

fpv cinematography

First person view (fpv) cinematography is a fairly new technique that uses modified racing drones for very specific, breathtaking shots. If a shot needs speed, diving or piercing trough narrow spaces, fabulous results are achieved. Be aware that static (top)shots, backward tracking camera movements and telephoto shots are NOT possible and require a standard stabilised drone system like a neo or an inspire 2.

We have two expert fpv-pilots in our team and a full line-up of fpv camera drones. Depending on the shot you need, we offer gopro 10, blackmagic mft or red komodo, combined with the appropriate lenses. For studio shots close to actors we use fpv drones with ‘ducts’ to safeguard the actors from the propellers.

Gear

neo heavy lifter

  • arri mini – arri mini lf – red dsmc2
  • zeiss superspeed – canon D35 – leica M – kowa  – leitz.
  • red dsmc2 and arri mini max 1,5kg lens weight
  • arri mini LF max 1,2 kg lens weight
  • mövi pro gimbal + 2x héden lens motors
  • 6 min flight time – max 70 km/h

inspire 2

  • dji x7 super 35 camera – 6k
  • dl f2.8 ls 16mm – 24mm – 35mm – 50mm
  • 6k raw dng – 4k prores 4444xq – max 25fps – max 1600 iso
  • dji remote focus system
  • 20 min flight time – max 95 km/h

m600 drone light

  • Drone light setup on stabilised mövi head
  • 65.000 lumen – 5500K
  • small aiming camera for payload operator
  • 15 min flight time – 12 minutes light time at full power – max 70 km/h

fpv cinelifter

  • red komodo – zcam super 35mm
  • 11 – 25mm – wide angle only
  • fixed camera
  • steady xp footage stabilising system
  • 5 min flight time
  • max speed 160 km/h
  • outdoor use only

fpv cinewhoop

  • red komodo – zcam super 35mm
  • 11 – 25mm – wide angle only
  • fixed camera
  • steady xp footage stabilising system
  • 4 min flight time
  • max speed 120 km/h
  • indoor & outdoor use
  • very loud in flight

fpv medium whoop

  • naked black magic cinema camera – mft 4k
  • gopro 10
  • 7 – 17mm – wide angle only
  • fixed camera
  • steady xp footage stabilising system
  • 5 min flight time with blackmagic
  • 12 min flight time with Gopro
  • max speed 120 km/h
  • indoor & outdoor use

fpv mini whoop

  • gopro 10
  • fixed camera
  • real steady footage stabilising system
  • 5 min flight time
  • max speed 100 km/h
  • indoor & outdoor use

fpv standard 5 inch

  • gopro 10
  • fixed camera
  • real steady footage stabilising system
  • 5 min flight time
  • max speed 125 km/h
  • outdoor use

team

Stephanie Poppe

Office manager

I like photography, horseriding and… my job!

Greet Van Opstal

Marketing manager

Give me running shoes, my camera or some wine and you won’t hear me complain.

Jonas Van de Winkel

Kopterman co-founder, aerial DP and pilot.

I like beer, cycling and quality food.

Seppe Koop

Kopterman founder, pilot and aerial photographer.

I’m fond of planes, electric cars and spaghetti.

Lucas Ruyssen

Aerial DP, DP and pilot.

I fancy fast motorbikes and the city of Barcelona.

Sam Vanmaekelbergh

Aerial DP and crane operator.

I prize cars and like the weekend newspaper.

Michiel van Son

Aerial DP, DP and pilot.

I’m into action, racing games and full on home cinema experiences.

Peter Charlton

Pilot.

You’ll find me flying my club’s Piper Cub more often than mowing my lawn.

Kamiel Doens

Aerial DP and DP.

I’m keen on skateboarding on a hot summer night with some beers.

Ian Beckers

Fpv pilot and platform builder

I like animals, rollerblading with friends and riding my motorcycle.

Dominique Defossez

Fpv pilot.

I love playing guitar, hiking the Alps and popping bubble wrap.

Clients

CINE-REEL

FPV-REEL

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