Helicopter Aerial filming
Professional Aerials with a Cineflex or Gimball setup
Cineflex/ Shotover Operator, Gimball setup & Handheld
In need of a Cineflex or Shotover operator?
Next to our professional drone services Kiwi Aerial shots also provides the services for helicopter footage. This can be needed when the shots have to be made at high altitude, faster speed or on a location where drones are not allowed. Our camera operators can work with different camera setups to fit your production. This can be the Cineflex camera, the GSS system, our own gimbal system or “hand held” setup. We used all kinds of setups all over the world and even build custom rigs for next level production that push the boundaries of aerial filming. Contact us if you want more information about our possibilities or to tell us your wishes so we can give you more information.
> From Cineflex to 360 VR
> Custom camera rigs
> Last minute flights
> Produced from A to B
> Real estate
> Films and documentaries
> Offshore footage
> Tracking shots
> Sport events (F1/ cycling)
> Cameras and lenses
> Flight altitudes
> Production costs
> Custom possibilities
> Helicopter portfolio
CAMERA SETUPS AND LENSES
At Kiwi Aerial Shots we offer multiple camera setups and only work with professional camera equipment and lenses. The exact equipment we choose depends on the production and goal of the footage. Also, the technique of operating the camera depends on the wishes of the client. We can use the Cineflex or GSS system or work with a gimbal or handheld setup to shoot out of the door of the helicopter. It all depends on the whishes and budget that comes with the shoot. For most shoots we use the Cineflex system with our RED Dragon camera but we can go as far as building custom camera rigs with for example 3 RED Monstros for 360 VR footage. Contact us if you want more information about the different techniques and costs. We are more than happy to help you.
Two of the areas in The Netherlands we fly frequently with a helicopter are Amsterdam and Rotterdam. This is because it’s not allowed to fly a drone in these areas and the helicopter is a great alternative for amazing aerial shots. To go for a two-engine helicopter we have the possibility to fly low and make shots above the water of the city-center of Amsterdam or the world-famous harbor of Rotterdam. Our camera operators have lots of experience in communicating with the helicopter pilots to get the best possible shots.
Real estate video for which we made the helicopter shots of the Zuid-As in Amsterdam
Cineflex shots by Kiwi Aerial Shots /// Short documentary Feat Jeffrey MilsteinUnstructured by Clarks
Film production or TV-Livestream
We have worked on all kinds of productions from tv-series to documentaries. We can set up the whole helicopter production and keep a short line with the Dop and or director when they are not personally at the shoot. We have worked all over the globe from nearby cities Rotterdam and Amsterdam to offshore places in Fiji.
Filming from a helicopter is sometimes needed if high speed or altitude is of the essence. It can also be necessary because of the location of the shoot like an offshore shoot or footage that has to be made next to an airport or above a big city like Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Our experienced camera operators work with different techniques like the Cineflex and GSS system or our homemade gimbal, both suitable for perfect stable footage. Our camera operators have years of global experience shooting amazing footage from a helicopter. As we have a broad Dutch network we can also set up the whole production so don’t hesitate to contact us with any question. We are more than happy to help.
Custom helicopter rigs
We would love to hear for what production you would like to potentially hire us. This way we can think with you about all the possibility’s we have to offer. Also, if you would like to see a quotation, you can always call or email us or send a message using our contact form.
Using 3 RED Monstro cameras for a 22k resolution image
3 RED monstro cameras with the Sigma 14mm lenses.
We have the knowledge and connections to get exclusive exemptions
We only work with professional Cineflex operators that have many hours of experience.
We fly mos of our helicopter productions with teh Cyneflex Elite system with a RED Dragon for a maximum of 5K footage.
Communication is everything. We can handle the pre-production of your helicopter shoot