The Brecon Beacons National Park has a number of reservoirs that nestle in amongst various valleys on the drive up from Cardiff to North Wales. Access to some of them is off the beaten track and offer some wonderful aerial filming opportunities.
Birds Eye View Productions were looking to capture the stunning landscape of the Brecon Beacons and the mirror images that the reservoirs displayed following a snowfall. We wanted to create an aerial film of the Brecon Beacons, using our drone, to illustrate a magical world that is created following a heavy layer of snowfall, as well as capturing the sunrise and the way the landscape was lit up.
How we did it
To capture this amazing aerial film, using a drone, the 4.30am rise was invigorating but our arrival 2 and a half hours later through a snow and sleet storm couldn’t have prepared us better for the amazing window of opportunity that nature was about to offer us. We captured a variety of shots from slow sweeping pans to long shots, starting high up above the fire trees and finishing low to the water. Again, showing the versatility of using drones to capture some truly unique shots. The film also included our ground filming services that when edited against our aerial filming create some fantastic juxtapositions!
It was cold! We certainly wrapped up and wore gloves to ensure we were able to feel and move the transmitter sticks for the whole time the drone was in the air. We have experienced times in the past that we have had to bring the drone down to warm our hands up! The sun was fairly low when we started so we always shot either away from the sun or down from it, until it was higher in the sky. We kept all of our spare batteries in socks inside the vehicle and when required swapped them out in the vehicle. LiPo batteries don’t like the cold!
Aerial Video of the Brecon Beacons
Location of the Aerial Filming in the Brecon Beacons
Just north of Cardiff is the Brecon Beacons national park, this was the base for our aerial filming for the day.
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Birds Eye View Productions
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They provided a swift turnaround, were patient and professional about required edits and listened to our brief and our aims for having aerial footage. We have ended up with a brilliant addition to our digital marketing material - they managed to capture the feel of the school in a minute and a half! Thank you Birds Eye View.
Matt was very prompt at replying to emails and responding to client edits. He's personable on the phone and emails, and the final result was very good
Matt and his team are professional, diligent and incredibly hard working. They produced first class aerial content and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them or use them again.