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Welcome to the Horizon Imaging blog. This page will be updated regularly with news, current projects, details of new services and with the odd nuggets of advice thrown in here and there for good measure. Newest posts appear at the top of this page. Whilst this website has been online since 2007, this blog was only added in July 2014. Click on a blog post heading, the image or the 'Read More' text to read a particular blog post. 
 

Posts tagged “drone aerial filming”

The following blog post has been adapted from a new case study which can be found in the Case Studies section of our website. 
 
Planning your big day, or know someone who is? One of our favourite applications of our aerial photography services is providing professional, discreet, 'fly-on-the-wall' (or 'eye-in-the-sky' if you prefer!) aerial perspectives of wedding ceremonies and receptions. 
Drone aerial photo of a wedding ceremony at St Mary The Virgin Church in Send, Surrey
One of the few certainties about Brexit is that the UK is not going to stop building. In his Autumn Statement the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, relaxed the fiscal belt a notch or two in order that the country could remain economically active throughout the process of leaving the European Union. The UK’s property development and construction companies have performed particularly well during the last quarter, reinforcing this point. 
Drone aerial photograph of Coworth Park Hotel near Ascot, Berkshire
National construction firm Willmott Dixon have used our services a number of times over the last few months to document some of their recently completed projects across the South East of the UK. 
 
The latest two sites to be filmed were Bohunt School in Worthing, West Sussex and Warfield School in Warfield, Berkshire. The brief for both of the videos was the same – produce a 2-3 minute promotional video comprising both aerial and ground-based footage, that would give someone who hasn't visited the site before an idea of the scale and complexity of the work that had been undertaken. 
In August we were commissioned by Two Hoots campsite in Alresford, Hampshire, to produce a promotional video that would not only show off their accommodation and facilities, but more importantly their stunning countryside location. 
 
As in previous video shoots, we were given completely free reign over how to shoot and produce the video, and one sunny August afternoon we spent several hours on site capturing short video clips from multiple angles - using both our drone and ground-based video cameras. 
Drone aerial photo of Two Hoots glamping site in Alresford, Hampshire
Earlier this year Horizon Imaging was commissioned to produce another promotional video for national construction firm Willmott Dixon who we have worked with on a number of projects in the past. This time we were asked to document a number of extensions and landscape alterations at the Dover Christ Church Academy in Dover, Kent. The video will be used at internal staff meetings to illustrate the variety of work Willmott Dixon undertakes, providing a particularly valuable insight to those members of staff who were not directly involved in the Dover Christ Church Academy project. 
At the end of July we were commissioned to film another beautiful Surrey wedding from the air with our drone. This time the wedding ceremony was held at the idyllic St Mary The Virgin Church in Send, Surrey, and the reception at a large private estate in Chiddingfold, Surrey. 
 
Once again, the ability of our drone to fly discreetly above the event as it unfolded below has provided the couple with a unique and lasting perspective of their big day. 
Drone aerial photo of a wedding at St Mary the Virgin church in Send, Surrey
At the end of May we had the privilege of filming a stunning countryside wedding in the breath-taking surroundings of the Surrey Hills near Guildford. 
 
The wedding ceremony itself took place at the idyllic St Martha-on-the-Hill church in Chilworth, Surrey which we actually photographed from the air over 4.5 years ago in December 2011. 
And now for something completely different! Today we helped a local video production company take the 'icing on the cake' shot for their promotional video of Greville Primary School in Ashtead, Surrey. 
Towards the end of last year, Horizon Imaging were commissioned by Willmott Dixon to produce a short promotional video documenting their work at Millais School in Horsham, West Sussex, where two new buildings had been erected. 
A very Happy New Year to all our website visitors and blog readers! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year celebrations and that 2016 has got off to a great start for you. Firstly, let me apologise for the slight lack of blog posts over the past month or two – things have been so busy that I literally haven't found the time to write new posts! As well as shooting many exciting projects, we are in the process of completely redeveloping our website which is taking up a lot of time ... 
Screenshot from drone aerial filming showreel