FPV (First Person View) Drone Filming

FPV drones are small and agile aircraft that are used by professional pilots for a variety of applications, including aerial photography and videography. With the ability to fly through small gaps and spaces, these drones are highly versatile and capable of capturing footage from unique and unexpected angles.

Halo Vue utilizes FPV drones for professional purposes, led by Phil Fearnley, a skilled and experienced drone pilot. The company has completed numerous projects for clients in the film and TV industry, as well as for real estate, construction, and other industries.

Halo Vue Aerial Photography fly several FPV drones including the DJI Avata fpv drone. This high-end drone is designed specifically for FPV flying and features a powerful camera, long-range transmission, and a sleek, aerodynamic design. The DJI Avata is capable of reaching high speeds and performing a variety of acrobatic maneuvers, making it an ideal tool for capturing dynamic and exciting aerial footage.

Another FPV drone that is frequently used in the professional world is the Protek 35. This drone is known for its durability and reliability, making it a reliable choice for use on demanding shoots. It is equipped with a choice of GoPro cameras and has a long flight time of around 6 minutes,

Overall, FPV drones are a valuable tool for professional pilots, offering the ability to capture high-quality aerial footage and access unique perspectives. From stunning bird’s eye views to smooth, stable tracking shots, these drones are changing the way we see the world and opening up new possibilities for creative expression.

Simply email info@halovue.co.uk for a no obligation quotation or call Phil on 07957 627 628

FPV Drone Showreel

If you’re wanting aerial drone filming in highly populated areas our Mavic Mini 3 is perfect and super discreet. At a take of weight of only 249grams it comes under the weight restrictions of our larger drones. Our Tv News contacts such as ITN find this little drone very useful and with up to 48mb still images and up to 4k video it still gives outstanding results for its size.

We can also do live broadcast with the DJI Mavic2 pro or the DJI Mavic 3 all linked into the stations LiveU system.

Flying FPV drones in confined spaces

There are many reasons why small FPV drones are used to fly through confined areas like woodlands. One of the primary benefits is the ability to access hard-to-reach or otherwise inaccessible areas. These drones are small and lightweight, making them highly agile and capable of navigating through tight spaces and around obstacles.

One of the drones used by Halo Vue Aerial Photography is the DJI Avata fpv drone. This high-end drone is specifically designed for FPV flying and features a powerful camera, long-range transmission, and a sleek, aerodynamic design. The DJI Avata has a long flight time, allowing it to capture extended footage without needing to land for a battery change. It is also equipped with a “return to home” feature, which allows the drone to automatically fly back to its starting point if it loses connection with the pilot or encounters any other problems.

Overall, small FPV drones are an invaluable tool for flying through confined areas like woodlands. Whether for the purpose of aerial photography, videography or for other applications, these drones offer a unique perspective and the ability to access areas that would be difficult or impossible to reach otherwise. The skill and expertise of pilots like Phil Fearnley and companies like Halo Vue Aerial Photography make it possible to capture breathtaking footage and explore the world in new and exciting ways.

Thrilling down hill mountain bike chase

Filmed on a Sheffield down hill mountain bike slope using several drones including the Mavic 3 but mainly the DJI FPV drone , the Avata.

This small reasonably quick drone is the perfect drone for those hard to reach locations where its too risky to fly the larger more expensive drones.

Flying FPV drones indoors

As professional pilots, we often fly FPV (first person view) drones indoors because of their small size and maneuverability. These drones, also known as “mini quads,” are much smaller than our larger aircraft and can easily navigate through tight spaces and obstacles.

One of the main benefits of flying FPV drones indoors is their ability to capture unique and immersive aerial footage. With the use of tiny cameras and video transmitters, we can see a live video feed of what the drone is seeing in real-time, as if we were sitting in the cockpit. This allows us to capture shots and angles that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with a larger aircraft.

Additionally, the small size of FPV drones allows us to fly them in areas where it would not be safe or feasible to fly a larger aircraft. For example, we can fly them indoors in warehouses, factories, and other industrial environments to inspect equipment and infrastructure without disrupting operations. 

Another reason we fly FPV drones as professional pilots is for their agility and responsiveness. These drones are equipped with high-performance motors and electronic speed controllers, which allow them to make quick turns and changes in direction. This makes them ideal for performing aerial stunts and acrobatics, as well as for capturing fast-paced action.

FPV drones offer endless possibilities for exploration and creativity.

In conclusion, we fly FPV drones as professional pilots indoors because of their small size, maneuverability, and ability to capture unique and immersive aerial footage. These drones offer a wide range of applications and are a lot of fun to fly, making them an essential tool for any professional pilot.

The Lancaster Bomber

The Lancaster bomber is an iconic and beloved aircraft that played a crucial role in World War II. These planes were used by the Royal Air Force for bombing missions and were known for their ruggedness and reliability.

Recently, Phil Fearnley, a skilled and experienced drone pilot, was given the opportunity to fly a small FPV drone around a preserved Lancaster bomber. The footage that was captured was used for an episode of the television show “Digging for Treasure,” produced by Daisybeck Studios in Leeds.

 The show aired on Channel 5 and featured a team of experts as they searched for lost treasures and artifacts.

Using his expert piloting skills and the advanced capabilities of the FPV drone, Phil was able to capture stunning aerial footage of the Lancaster bomber from a variety of angles. The FPV drone was able to fly through narrow openings and around tight corners, giving viewers an intimate look at this historic aircraft.

The footage captured by Phil Fearnley and his FPV drone formed a crucial part of the “Digging for Treasure” episode, providing viewers with an exciting and unique perspective on the Lancaster bomber. It was a testament to the versatility and power of these small, agile drones, which are capable of capturing footage in ways that would be impossible with traditional cameras.

Overall, the use of FPV drones in the filming of “Digging for Treasure” was a success, and helped to bring this historic aircraft to life in a new and exciting way. 

Happy Clients

We have worked for most major TV companies drone filming from CH5’s the Yorkshire Vet to ITV’s Emmerdale.   

Other shoots include aerial filming on Sally Wainrights Gentleman Jack for the BBC/HBO, ITV’s Vera,Rob Lowe’s drama Wild Bill and countless TV productions.

Matt Gray BSC Cinematographer

Matt Gray talks about his time working on the BBC Drama Gentleman Jack, and how our drones were used on the show. He mentions how our drone filming was used to film Suranne Jones in the very first scene using it to fly low, slow and very close to the lead actress.

Philip Fearnley, the chief pilot and owner of Halo Vue has held a permission for commercial operations ( PFCO ) for many years as well as the new A2 CofC and GVC qualification. 

As one of the most experienced and creative pilots of small UAVs, (drones) in the UK he will achieve the best possible results with a budget to suit all requirements.

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