We've been EXTREMELY busy - MONSTER BLOG POST! Grab a cuppa!

Hello and welcome back to the Fleye blog...

Firstly, let me start off by saying how sorry we are for not posting on our blog for so long! But worry not, in this BUMPER post I'll give you the run down of everything we have been up to since March (our last post) and include as much info and juicy pictures as possible to give you the complete low down on just what we've been up to. 

End of MARCH

Stop 1... ITALY and to the Bridgestone development track in Rome to film something super top secret. Unfortunately no pictures allowed... sad times. 

The 3 day shoot went very well, happy clients and happy team and our first proper experience with the almighty DJI Inspire 2, more to come later in this post about the I2 because we've just got our hands on the full set up. 

APRIL

Another very busy month for us with lots and lots of telecoms work. We've been pleased to launch our new telecoms arm to the business which you can check out by heading over to www.fleyeindustrial.co.uk  Our brand new rooftop solutions combined with roadside and rural telecoms survey techniques are gaining us a lot of momentum in the sector. 

It didn't stop with just the survey work though... 

We spent the month shooting plenty of content for the FA with the Inspire Pro. This was for an internal filming for the FA shooting with Chrome productions at the HQ, St Georges Park. We were shooting there on a number of occasions and captured both the women and mens England squads.

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Battling Vikings in York for Calvados with the Inspire 2!

This was a shoot for Calvados with our friend from Sarner International. The aim was to provide VFX plate shots for the team to replicate the viking boat travelling down the river with an army of other boats... pretty cool and another great experience with the Inspire 2.

drone filming in York
drone filming York

MAY

It's starting to get VERY VERY BUSY!! 

Kicking off the month talking at an IOSH safety conference held in the amazing Twickenham Stadium. Talking alongside the legendary Angus Benson-Blair from Flying Pictures was an absolute privilege and a great day for all of the delegates. 

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fleye industrial services rooftop solution

Off the back of the safety conference more telecoms work. Showcasing our rooftop survey solution to Vodafone and EE with amazing results. 

To find out more about our new telecom survey and inspection please head over to www.fleyeindustrial.co.uk to see what we can of for you.

Moving swiftly on and straight back into creative with ANOTHER big music video for Toddla T this time just Movi gimbal work shot at the infamous Ministry of Sound in London. 

We can't wait to see the results of this shoot, the rushes looked incredible. Shot on the brand new Movi Pro gimbal with the RED Epic Dragon camera - we'll share the video as soon as it's aired. 

movi filming uk

ON THE SAME WEEKEND as Toddla T, we're at Bedford autodrome and Millbrook Proving ground working with a MONSTER set up for ROBORACE. 
Finally having the chance to mount a cinema ZOOM lens on the RED Epic Carbon Dragon with RT motion remote lens control all within out Movi M15 hanging delightfully below our trusty Kopterworx Hammer X8 super heavy lift drone. 

Check this set up out...

Heavy lift drone filming UK
Freefly TERO filming UK

And here's some of the beautiful results we managed to get out of these beauties...

Straight from working with the Roborace team, we headed down to Kent with New York fashion photographer, Emma Tempest shooting in store and online content for Whistles.
We love working on fashion shoots, the fluidity of the movement and the clothing, the results always look stunning. Not to mention the location and crew house... 
Shooting on the RED Epic Carbon Dragon 6k with a Movi M15 and Canon Cine Primes topping the set up off with the RT motion remote lens control system.

heavy lift drone filming
gimbal filming UK

Straight from Kent it made a lot of sense to stay down for just one day before we travelled to Paris for the next round of the Formula E to follow the Roborace team on their debut showing of the ultimate car. What an event! 

tero filming paris
drone filming uk

I think this is probably the closest I'll ever get to driving off the pit lane and onto the circuit of an international Formula racing track. Pretty cool to be doing it with the Term and a lovely Canon 1DX on board too! 

We filmed in Paris for the 2 day event which was a great success and probably the best public display the ROBORACE team have ever done. 

Straight off the back of Paris, and we had a couple of nice little shoots.

2 days in fields in Hull for Syngenta filming farmers and tractors gave some awesome results with our trusty DJI Inspire 1.

Straight after that and it was down to Snetterton Race Track with the Amazon Prime Series, Grand Prix Driver with the DJI Inspire 2 - what a piece of kit this little drone is proving to be. Flight times of 20+ minutes with 5.2K RAW footage!! Our clients are loving this new capability. 

A couple of rest days in the office and we were packing up our Freefly Alta for an INSANE trip to Venice with Oxford Film and TV. It was amazing to be working again with renowned DOP Tim Cragg on a feature film for Damian Hirst and his beautiful sculptures in 2 museums in Venice. 

Shooting with the Freefly Alta, Movi M10, RED Epic Dragon Carbon 6K, Zeiss Prime Lenses, Connex HD downlink and RT motion follow focus system. We're loving this set up at the moment. 

Check out some of the pictures below!

JUNE

Another 2 day break saw us heading back down to London and the beautiful Richmond Park to film for Adidas at a 10k run. Amazing weather with 10 thousand runners competing. 
Large cordons required in such a busy place... Check out a screen grab from our Shogun capturing the runners.

London drone filming

Straight from London and onto more LONDON! This time, a beauty shoot for David Morris Jewellery with the RED Helium 8k and RT motion follow focus.

Beautiful diamonds and even more beautiful models! 

Movi Filming London

2 office days to pack up to head to Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪 for another awesome ROBORACE shoot at the next Formula E event. We love covering these events, such an atmosphere at the Formula E and the cars are awesome. 
Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to fly the drone at this event as the organisation had a cable cam rig following the action... mounted with a cineflex the shot's looked incredible. We can't wait to see them in the next Roborace edit which will be coming in the next few days. 

Finally, on Tuesday we shot a cool project for Jaguar and their Project 8 Car at a hillclimb in a top secret location in South Wales with the Inspire 1. 

jaguar project 8 filming

That's got us up to date... at last! 

It's an exciting week for us next week with a few shoots. 1 Week Long shoot in Sicily for a Honda Marine commercial with our brand new Inspire 2 drone. Another week and a half long shoot in Halkidiki, Greece for our good friends at TUI with the Inspire 1 and lastly, a 5 day shoot in Paris for Adidas Y3 with the Movi Pro and RED Epic Dragon 6K. 

If we can, we'll write some job reviews and try to not leave it so long next time! 

Hope you've enjoyed reading and until next time...

Will