Drone / Amazon delivery simulation
There’s been a growing demand to simulate package delivery ala Amazon. As we all know in the not too distant future there will be drones buzzing around our neighborhoods dropping packages off minutes after we order them. We wont have to move anymore, what a time to be alive! But seriously, as this is a coming trend many producers want to feature this in videos. We’ve had to pleasure of working on some of these sorts of projects and offer clients our expertise in this trend. We recently competed a video for Rich Brian which involved customization of the drone and many pick ups and drop offs, including shooting POV, B-roll and air to air. Not only were we dealing with the challenges of using a small drone to carry cumbersome packages, we shot during the height of the Covid19 Pandemic, so we had additional challenges with this shoot. You can see the video and read more about this project on our blog post: Rich Brian – Bali featuring Guapdad 4000.
The Chase Jib
We’re very excited about being able to offer productions an affordable alternative to Russian Arm style shots. The biggest advantage is not having to apply for permits or having to deal with road closures.
We’ve been developing this proprietary piece of gear for the past two years and now offer this as a service, or a rental. The beauty of this arm is that it works with a Movi XL, or Shotover G1 giving producers the options of much longer lenses traveling at high speed. We pair this with our custom Flowcine Black Arm + Tranquilizer to provide clients with the smoothest, jitter free shots available. With the Movi Xl we can over-sling gimbal to get different perspectives and angles.
Our resident expert, Eric Bergez (IATSE 600), is the North American re-seller for Flowcine can combine the Black Arm/Tranquilizer combo with any standard remote head for a combination that provides silky smooth camera movement. Tho we feature the the extremely powerful MoVI XL (to hire or rent) which can stabilize a camera package up to 55lbs, as well as accommodate larger form factors. The lightweight NEWTON, Movi Pro and Ronin 2 are also part of our “fleet”. Our stabilizers are used on top TV shows on rail cams, cable cams, Techno-cranes and Jitta-jibs. Our remote camera work can be seen on Fox’s “The Masked Singer” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” and “Master Chef“. Hire us to turn any vehicle into the perfect stabilized camera support car, or use our Toyota Sequoia that comfortably seats five. A combination of services, and our teams ability to multi-task, makes it simple and affordable to have multiple hero shots on your production.
Flying is our passion!
With a name like Dronewrx, aerial cinematography is our specialty. We have been flying drones commercially since 2012. We had a 333 Exemption with the accompanying Part 61 (pilots license), and received our Part 107 certificate the first day it was available (8/29/2016) and have a Part 107.29 night waiver. To put it simply, we have 100% FAA approval, and of course we’re fully insured. Our experience submitting POA’s (Plan of Activities) is extensive, as well as working with governing agencies getting UAS activity approved. We were the first pilot to be sanctioned to fly at the Seattle Space needle, which was a 2 month approval process.
For more information about choosing the right pilot and drone for your production, please see our blog post: 5 Essential questions producers should ask drone operators:
Pioneering new ways to move a camera!
The Electric Unicycle, or EUC is a revolutionary way to move a camera smoothly, we call it Reel-Motion. People have been doing a version of this using a Segway for a couple years, but a Segway is wide, cumbersome and tops out at 12.5 mph. Others use motorized skateboards but they have their own limitations.
On our EUC, we’re capable of reaching speeds of 20 mph with a camera in hand and the narrow profile allows us to slip thru small spaces. Because of the nature of the platform (and steady hands), we can achieve smooth shots without a stabilizer. The large wheel navigates rough terrain better than any other platform of this nature and is much more maneuverable. This unique vehicle is ideal for shooting bicycles, runners, slow moving cars & trucks. (See video >) We were recently able to get dynamic down low and up high close-ups of a remote driving big rig for Sigma Integrale’. (See Project Meteor) Being able to travel thru and narrow spaces opens up unique camera perspectives. For instance: the isle at the grocery store, a hallway chase scene, a tunnel, a doorway, etc. An aspect that all producers love, is we’re ready to shoot literally in minutes, can record sound and can go from ground level, to 10′ high!