DRONE VIDEO SERVICE
PROFESSIONAL DUTCH DRONE TEAMS
DRONE AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
Professional Dutch drone shots with ARRI Alexa, RED & DJI cameras
Kiwi Aerial Shots is a Dutch drone company based in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). We have certified drones and pilots and have a team with 10 years of experience and a great diversity of skills. This way we can always act fast and understand the workflow and methods of small and big film productions. Our drone services include heavy-lift drone services flying camera setups like ARRI Alexa and RED cameras and smaller drones like the Inspire 2 plus X7 and FPV drones. If you have any questions regarding our certified drones, pilots, and camera setups, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
If you need a professional Dutch drone company for your shoot, you’ve come to the right place!
Drones and cameras
ARRI ALEXA | RED | DJI X7 & X5s
At Kiwi Aerial Shots we have a workshop with a great diversity of drones, cameras, and technical equipment. For the bigger drone productions, we fly our heavy-lift drones like the Kiwi Condor drone which is the same as a Freefly Alta X, or our Matrice600 drone. This way we can lift payloads up to 12KG.
For some of the drone productions, it’s faster and easier to fly our certified DJI Inspire 2 drone with Zenmuse X7 or X5s camera. Next to these drones, we make custom parts and rigs in our fully equipped workshop in Amsterdam. This means we can provide special aerial shot requests. Read more about our custom aerial shots services on our Technics page. For more information about our certified drones and cameras, check our Drones and Camera page.
Dutch Drone portfolio
After twelve years, we’ve built a portfolio we are truly proud of. Below you can see some videos for which Kiwi Aerial Shots made the drone footage. As said, we have worked on all kinds of productions. From a music video for Armin van Buren to the Chapter One movie with among others Richard Branson. To see more of our drone and helicopter portfolio you can go to our portfolio page or contact us directly so we can send you specific drone footage that matches your request.
For cameras like our own ARRI Alexa Mini or a RED we fly our heavy-lift Condor drone, The Freefly Alta X, or the DJI Matrice600, depending on the requested setup. Read everything about this on our ARRI and RED drone page.
Kiwi Aerial Shots is a so-called EASA SPECIFIC certified drone company which means we can get exemptions to fly in every possible air space. Next to this, we only work with certified and insured drones.
The DJI Inspire 2 is a commonly used drone that we use for all sorts of productions. We fly the Inspire 2 with a X7 or X5s, depending on your whishes.
All our gimbals are equipped with multiple D-tap connections to add extra's like a lightweight follow focus to the setup.
We travel across the globe to make aerial shots for all sorts of film productions. We have the knowledge, the network and experience to get the best aerial shots from Fiji to the France Alpes.
We can deploy a professional live stream from any location in the Netherlands making certified drone shots for your online platform
We work with fully certified pilots and professional camera operators. We have multiple in house drone teams so we are always able to deliver!
This heavy-lift drone gives us the capacity to lift bigger camera setups. The Condor drone has a maximum take-off weight of 28KG!
After years of technical and cinematography camera experience, we are now flying our drones for more than 10 years. This combination makes us able to deliver the best possible drone shot to any film production!
Making drone shots above the water requires special skill, experience, and technical knowledge of the drone. At Kiwi Aerial Shots we have over 9 years of experience filming offshore, the biggest million-dollar yachts, extreme watersports en the most beautiful nature from the Netherlands and Fiji.
Certified drone company
SPECIFIC CERTIFIED DRONES AND PILOTS
Regarding the Dutch drone regulations, we have all the knowledge you need to have. Together with our certified drones and certified drone pilots we can get exemptions on Dutch locations that others can’t get. We can fly in the harbor of Rotterdam or in the airspace of Amsterdam. We have the info to contact air traffic control in all the different airspaces in the Netherlands and are even allowed to fly our drones at night. Get in touch when you have a question about certain parts of the country and we can inform you about the possibilities.
As a fully certified drone company Kiwi Aerial Shots has a unique certification for performing drone flights at night! Call us if you want to know more about this.
For some parts of the Dutch airspace, a special permit is needed. This is the case in controlled airspaces like next to the Dutch national airport Schiphol. At Kiwi we can always get the approval so let us know wher you want to fly!
Big Dutch cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Maastricht are all within controlled civil airspace because of a nearby airport. We can get permission to fly in these restricted airspaces with a so-called RT operator.
For the so-called CTR (controlled traffic regions) within the Dutch airspace, we have to send out a NOTAM before we can start our drone flight. This 'Notice To Airmen' is part of our pre-production and we can always inform you about.
Our drone workflow methods
Camera, location, subject and production
When we have contact about your video production we want to discuss the exact wishes of the DoP/ director. Sometimes the goal and shots are completely clear, other times a conversation is needed to explain what is possible whit the required drone and camera setup in which we are more than happy to help. The main subject to get clarity about is for example the type of camera that is needed. This determines the drone we need for the shoot. Next to that, it’s important to know what the subject of the video will be and what the role of the drone shots is in the overall video production. Next to these, location is a very important factor. This to get a clear insight into the safety on the ground and exact airspace we have to carry out the drone flights.
For bigger productions it’s possible we go on a recce with the DoP and or director. We can discuss the whole production and check safety measures that must be taken into account. If everything is all good we contact IL&T if we need to get special exemptions and later one we will contact LVNL to state our drone flight. If you want more information about the Dutch Drone regulations or the controlled airspace within the Netherlands, check our Kiwi blog page. Of course, you can also just contact us, tell us about your video production and we will make sure everything is handled in the right way.