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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”

Back in 2015 we first visited this amazing landscaped vegetable garden near Petersfield, Hampshire, to take some promotional photographs for its architect, Graduate Landscapes. Now, 2 years later, we revisited the same garden to document how it had matured and developed over the intervening years, and to produce a brand new set of advertising material which could be used on the landscape architect's website. 
 
As well as taking a set of aerial and ground-level photographs of the garden, as we did last time, this time we were also commissioned to produce a short aerial and ground-level film to show off the grandeur and beauty of this very unique landscaping project. 
Drone aerial photograph of a stunning landscaped vegetable garden near Petersfield, Hampshire
A few weeks ago we were contacted by high-end estate agent Savills based in Guildford, asking if we could produce a short aerial video to help show off the location of a brand new property development that they were selling. The site in question is situated in the beautiful, stereotypically-English village of Puttenham in Surrey which lies in the 'Surrey Hills' — an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). 
 
As well as producing the video, we also took some aerial photographs which they could use in their printed marketing literature and on their website. 
Drone aerial photograph of a new property development in Puttenham, Surrey
Earlier in the year we were commissioned by national construction firm Willmott Dixon to take a set of aerial photographs and produce an aerial and ground-based promotional video of one of their latest flagship projects — the 'Sibson' building at the University of Kent. 
 
The extraordinary W-shaped building is likely to be entered in for a number of awards, as the project has met / exceeded a number of stringent requirements in terms of energy efficiency and sensitivity to the surrounding environment, and Willmott Dixon were keen to have some striking imagery to represent the project. 
Screenshot from aerial video of the Sibson building at the University of Kent
Last week we had the opportunity of giving a short talk on drones to a gathered audience of over 100 property professionals at the Penningtons Manches Property Professionals Lunch at the West Surrey Golf Club near Godalming, Surrey. 
 
The talk was intended to provide a general introduction to the applications of drone technology and some of the regulations which govern their use in the UK. The talk was followed by a brief demonstration of the drone flying outside, culminating in taking an aerial group photograph of all the attendees! 
Screenshot from talk on drones at West Surrey Golf Club
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