DUTCH DRONE SERVICES
CERTIFIED AND 12 YEARS OF SET EXPERIENCE
DRONE AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
COMMERCIALS, FILMS, SERIES, CORPORATE VIDEOS AND MORE
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!
Our drones and cameras
OUR OWN ALEXA MINI | FPV OR HEAVY-LIFTER | ALWAYS A BACKUP ON SET
At Kiwi Aerial Shots we have a workshop with a great diversity of drones, cameras, and technical equipment. All our drones are registered and certified. For the bigger productions and camera setups, we fly our self built heavy-lift drones like the Kiwi Condor quadcopter which is the same as a Freefly Alta X. Also or our Matrice600 Pro drone is used regularly for flying camera bodies like the Lumix Panasonic, ARRI Alexa Mini and Sony cameras. Underneath our Condor we use DJI Roninn 2 gimball for flying or ARRI Alexa mini or ARRI 35.
THE NEW DJI INSPIRE 3
8K RAW FULL FRAME | 120FPS | 14 STOPS | RTK FUNCTIEON
For some of our drone productions, it’s faster and easier to fly the brand new DJI Inspire 3 with Zenmuse X9 Air camera. This impressive successor of the Inspire 2 allows film in 8K resolution at 75fps! This can be pushed up to 120fps in 4K resolution. Another upgrade is the positioning system. The Inspire 3 is way more stable and by using an RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) positioning system the flight path of this new DJI drone is amazingly accurate. The new Zenmuse X9 camera has dual native ISO and 14+ stops of Dynamic Range. Let us know if you need more information about our new Inspire 3 drone and all the possibilities.
AS A STAND ALLONE TEAM OR AS A PART OF A BIG FILM PRODUCTION
SINGLE PILOT VS DUAL OPERATING
Drone teams of one, two er even three professionals
All drone pilots start with being both the pilot of the drone and the camera operator. Fine in most cases especially when there is a lot of space around the subject that needs to be filmed and you can work with some wider lenses. On more professional film sets drone teams often come with a minimum of two people. A certified drone pilot and an experienced camera operator. This way, the pilot can make the best flight paths as he can watch the drone at all times, not worry about the frame. This way the drone pilot can fly near objects, buildings, people or trees without any risk. At the same time, the camera operator can make the best shot possible completely focussing on the lighting and framing of the shot. Something that will always get you the best result possible, especially when filming with longer lenses. When we work with our heavy-lift drones we often come with a team of three. The third person in this case operates the focus or zoom which is possible when adding lens motor to the bigger camera setups.
12 YEARS OF BUILDING A 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 3 is a commonly used drone that we use for all sorts of productions. We fly the DJI Inspire 3 with a X9 9AIR camera for full-frame 8K 75fps aerial shots.
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!
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.
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 12 years. This combination makes us able to deliver the best possible drone shot to any film production!
European Certified drone company
NIGHTFLIGHTS | AMSTERDAM-ROTTERDAM | HARBOR AREAS
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. We also have all the contact with customs, police and harbor masters to fly at any harbor location in the Netherlands.