DRONE VIDEO SERVICE
PROFESSIONAL DUTCH DRONE TEAM
DRONE AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR FILM, DOC'S & COMMERCIALS
Kiwi Aerial Shots is thé Dutch drone company based in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). We have certified drones and pilots with many years of experience in the film business. This way we can always act fast and really understand the workflow in small and big film productions. If you have any questions regarding the use of one or even multiple of our drones, pilot’s and camera’s, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
If you need a professional Dutch drone team for your shoot, you’ve come to the right place!
FULLY CERTIFIED DRONES AND PILOTES
Drones, cameras and lenses
At Kiwi we always work professional equipment. That’s why we have experience with all the big camera brands and lenses. Our Inspire 2 we fly with the X5s or X7 camera and with our X8 Heavy lifter drone we fly a RED or Alexa camera. We know how important it is that the drone shots matches rest of the footage. Next to this we have our own workshop where we make custom parts. This means we can answer a lot of special requests including special effects or custom rigs. Read more about this on our Technics page.
> Inspire 2 (x5s of x7 camera)
> Inspire 1 (360 graden VR)
> X8 Heavy Lifter (RED of ARRI)
> DJI Matrice 600 (RED of ARRI)
> Multiple backup drones
> Lenses from 15 to 120mm
> Monitor for DOP
> Backup drones and cameras
> Charging batteries on location
> Custom challanges
RAW DRONE OPNAMES
RAW video at a high resolution makes sure that the footage we shoot fits with the rest of the production. The recording formats we use are R3D, Prores 4444 or Cinema DNG. Resolutions up to 6K are possible.
CERTIFICATES AND EXEMPTIONS
With over eight years of experience, we have lots of knowledge of the Dutch drone regulations. We are a ROC certified drone company which means we can get permission and exemptions to fly in restricted areas other companies get declined. Part of the possibilities is that we can fly within the center of Amsterdam and in the harbor of Rotterdam. We have the experience to contact air traffic controllers and be in touch in civil and military air spaces. Let us know if you have a question about specific areas and drone possibilities. We like to help with the pre-production and get special permission in restricted Dutch airspaces.
All kinds of productions
Making drone footage for all kinds of productions
At Kiwi we have been producing drone videos for all sort of productions. From sports events to corporate video and from full feature film up to Netflix Documentaries. We love to hear what kind of video production you have in mind and to help you realize your goals.
After seven years, we’ve build a portfolio we are truly proud of. Below you can see some portfolio items for which Kiwi Aerial Shots made the drone footage. As said, we have worked for all kinds of productions. From a music video for Armin van Buren, to the Chapter One movie: A production about the love for kitesurfing with among others Richard Branson. To see more of our portfolio you can go to our portfolio page or contact us directly so we can send you specific drone footage that match your request.
Need a Dutch drone company for your shoot? Contact us now!
Let us know if you have any questions regarding our Dutch drone services. We are more than happy to reply to your email or listen to your questions on the phone. We can also set up a Skype call if a physical appointment is not possible. You can contact us through our contact form or by using the information below.
How it all started
Kiwi Aerial Shots is a Dutch drone company with more than seven years of experience. The founder of the company is Kim Hoogervorst. He started making aerial footage before the time you could buy a drone online. What he did was building the drones himself with his self developed gimbals he was a true pioneer in the aerial footage business.
Today’s work with drones
Like most of the drone companies, Kiwi Aerial Shots also works with the DJI Inspire 2 drone. But to this day Kiwi also works with their self-made Octocopter to fly cameras like the ARRI Alexa and RED. Because of the experience Kiwi gained in the early years, the Kiwi team build a massive amount of technical knowledge that comes of use in every film production.
Together with the great eye of cinematic footage Kiwi Aerial Shots is a renowned Dutch drone company that delivers great aerial footage every time! read more about the company and the Kiwi team on the Kiwi about page.
At Kiwi Aerial Shots we now have more than seven years of drone experience and therefore we can offer a wide variety of drone services. You have the opportunity to hire a certified drone with a certified pilot, and optional drone camera operator. We make 360º VR footage, we developed a unique 1800W LED light we can put underneath our Inspire 2 drone and we offer a possibility to set up a complete video production including storytelling, director, production and post-production including animation.
The latest trend is 360ºdrone footage. Kiwi Aerial Shots has been working with this technic from the beginning and so experienced in setting up these kinds of 360ºdrone productions. This kind of images gives a whole new perspective on aerial footage and an interactive possibility that is completely new! At kiwi Aerial Shots we work with the latest equipment to get the best, high-resolution 360º images. Read everything about this on our 360º drone video page.
Next to our drone film services we always work on new innovative projects in our workshop. The unique project we are now working on is a 1800W LED light that we can mount underneath an Inspire 2 drone. This flying light has a unique lighting effect and casts moving shadows like you’ve never seen before. Read everything about our drone lighting technique and on our drone LED lighting page.
At the base of all the services we provide at Kiwi Aerial Shots is the drone pilot service. At Kiwi, we only work with professional certified drone pilots with lots of experience. Next to our drone pilots also our drones are fully licensed. We always come with an extra backup drone and our pilots have complete technical knowledge of the equipment they work with. Read everything about this on our Dutch drone operator service page.
Next to all the drone services mentioned above we also offer our complete production service. With over seven years of experience, we have the knowledge, the network the equipment to offer the whole package. We can offer storytelling, directorship and also the whole post-production service including animations. read everything about our complete video production service on this page.
At Kiwi Aerial Shots we always work with professional equipment in terms of drones, cameras, and lenses. This way we can always offer the best possible aerial image quality to fit the rest of the production.
At the moment we work with a DJI Inspire 1, the DJI Inspire 2 and our own Octocopter storm drone. Of all these drones we have a backup drone that we always take with us for every drone shoot. The octocopter is a drone we can fly within the most extreme weather conditions and us the best High-end cameras as an Arri Alexa or RED. Read everything about our drones on our Technical drone page.
To always get the right image quality for every product it’s important to work with professional drone cameras like the X5s, the X7, the ARRI Alexa and the RED Raven camera. Next to these camera’s we also have a wide variety of camera lenses. read everything about our drone camera and lens options on our Technics page or more about our drone options with an ARRI Alexa and RED camera on our Kiwi page here.
The drone regulations in the Netherlands are constantly changing. Like in most other countries there are Dutch drone regulations regarding the weight of the drones, the height, and locations you can or can’t fly. Also, there is a difference in drone regulations between private and commercial companies flying a drone. Contact us to get to know more about the Dutch drone regulations or have a look at the Dutch CTR map where you can see all the Dutch no-fly zones for drones.
To know where you can or can’t fly a drone in the Netherlands it’s best to check the CTR map of the Netherlands. The map is indicated by the no-fly zones for drones including the reason why and who to contact for a possible exception. Most of the time the reason is an airport of Helipad from a nearby hospital. The airport could be a big airport like Schiphol but also a local small glider airport. Check the Dutch drone no-fly zone map here.
In the regulation of drones, the weight of the drone is really important. This is indicated by a ROC and ROC-Light. The ROC-light drones are drones with a weight of fewer than 4 kilograms. The ROC drones are drones that weigh more than 4 kilograms.