We provide drone photography and video services for architects, developers, builders, and realtors in the Bay Area & Northern California.
Working with stills and live footage can be a cost-effective way to create a video for your website or marketing collateral. A finished video of an architectural project can consist of animated stills, live "B roll", and drone footage spliced together in a seamless fashion. All capture modes have their pluses and minuses. Some techniques, like time lapse, work best from live video while the drone may make the best long truck shots, and a slow pan shot may work best from a still image.
Drone photography has come a long way in the last five years. They have gone from toys to professional tools. The crafts are much more stable, the lenses better, and the sensor resolution greatly improved. The video on the right features the 340 Fremont Apartments. This Fremont St. tower is sandwiched in with a dozen other high rises on Rincon Hill and presented some photographic challenges that were best solved with a drone. We were able to station the drone 75 yards in front of the building and create a boom shot that rose close to 400 feet in slow motion. Breathtaking! And my partner on this project, videographer Eric Sahlin says that the crafts are only getting better with higher resolution cameras and real video shutters. BTW, Eric has taken the time to get the FAA operator's license so we are completely legal. Sometimes, a drone shot may be your best alternative with a tricky building shoot.
If you are considering drone photography for your project, please contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss.
|This movie, shot and edited by our partner Eric Sahlin, consists of live video, still image pans, and time-lapse footage.||340 Fremont Apartments. Drone video photographed and produced by Eric Sahlin.|
Drone still-photos of ZO Apartments at 1700 Webster St, Oakland, CA.
Drone still-photos of Perch townhomes in Dublin, CA.
Drone still-photos of the historic Farr Cottages in Belvedere, CA.
Aerial photos for developer client, Santa Clara, CA.