All Righteous Flight are part 107 certified, train for any flight involving the creative arts, and carry ACE insurance.
Drones can do more than just help get pictures and take the place of more expensive equipment. Drones widest use is in gathering information. Our UAV's all begin with our scout build, they may have more propellers and lift larger loads, or be as quite as a church mouse on Easter Mass.
The most common use for drones gives the creative professional advantages they do not normally get to tap into, information. Developers, farmers, and government agencies use technology with the UAV's to locate measure and record areas acres and miles wide. It also can acquire that in inches, feet, and acres. Not only when our scouting is done know you picked the right spot but you will also know the exact dimensions of the location. This means you will know if you can safely place your support services and equipment the next lot down or how crowded your set will get.
The most critical thing to do in a film or video is to scout potential locations to get just the right look. If you are a film or television producer from out side of Tennessee an Kentucky you run into one other expense, cost.
Handling these critical stage takes days and hours plus once the location is found you need as much information as possible to begin your planing and set up. The UAV alone solves one of these problems with a good Pilot at the controls they can perform the scouting of potential location in days and with the software, should you be a long distance off, you can sit back in your production office and view the scout from the UAV and drones we deploy. Giving you a ground level view. one from 20 feet up, then 30 feet up. Then as high as 350 feet above ground level
What can be done with a drone? Righteous is asked that often. The truth is that answer is not straight forward. Our most common questions after before we can answer is, "What do you want to do with it?" Not due to not knowing what can be done with the technology but because of how complex it can get to answer it. Drones do not just fly, the flying ones are just the better known more highly regulated.
Sometimes a drone may not actually be the best answer for your production and sometimes it offers enough solutions to make it a good fit. The one Truth is we can only provide a few general solutions on this page without consulting and possibly doing the Planning and scouting option mentioned above, or just a simple consult and the first one is always free.
The one reason Righteous formed was the size of a typical film production and its physical footprint on an environment. It began forming back in early 2005 when MD Bucey built a make shift camera stabilizer that could go through the brush and woods outside his house. When Drones became more practical he grabbed his longest hobby of flying model aircraft and took the first step towards what is righteous flight today.
Contrary to popular belief their are very few instances where a drone would replace the number of camera operators used on a video set. But with Righteous Flight using a radio link that allows the transmission of the video back to either the Remote PIC or a control station for the ground drones while sending control signals to the drones. Allowing for only the equipment and minimum crew to have to be on set and less ecological damage done. This translates quickly into faster setup and strike times as well as less cost in remediation and clean up of the location. That will make your accountant happy.
Righteous Flight started as an aerial service and is just starting to design ground based drones for photo and video. The best thing about drones is the fact that they are unmanned. Not only does it give them a lower foot print and allow relocating some of your crew. They also work to replace more traditional equipment and techniques.
A drone is not a crane, Jib, track, or wire setup. Or a camera car, or camera Jib. It is actual any one of these things and a camera if the drone is rigged or set up properly. If you follow the OSHA and Industry reports and legal cases, you find that most of the major accidents involved the use of cranes, Jibs, Camera cars, track cars and dollies, in dangerous situations with people on them. The drone removes most of those risk and help make your production safer.