Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography in and around Los Angeles is one of our specialties. We have the ability to capture beautiful aerials anywhere in the United States, on a very short notice. We have a network of pilots and aerial cinematographers that can get you the best, most beautiful footage, dripping with soul and sophistication. Our aerial photography will take your production to the next level. Forget about stock!

Aerial Photography for Corporate Video and Commercials

Highline Studios has been producing high-end aerial photography for use in commercials, corporate video, and branded content for over a decade. We use the latest technology including helicopters, drones, and fixed-wing aircraft. Over the years we have built a network of the best aerial DP’s in the business. As a result, Highline continues to deliver stunning aerial footage to some of the biggest brands on earth.

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Our preffered setup. An AS350 with a GS Gimbal rocking a RED Epic Weapon.

Drone VS. Helicopter?

First, we look at your storyline, and what you are trying to accomplish. Next, we look at your budget. The drone is not always the cheapest option. If you have multiple targets in the same general vicinity, the efficiency of the helicopter might yield a lower cost per shot. Next, we look at location logistics. Most noteworthy, obtaining permits to fly a drone in a crowded area can be very involved and very limiting.

FLYING IN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

There are certain places only a drone can go. Similarly, there are certain places only a helicopter can fly. For example, our client AECOM, who is responsible for the revitalization of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), hired Highline to capture aerial footage of LAX. You will never get permission to fly a drone over an airport. For the reason that there’s too much red tape involved. With a helicopter (and a great pilot), you can obtain this type of clearance and fly directly over LAX. Yes, directly over the airport!

 

While the drone cannot compete with the extended endurance, speed, and payload of a helicopter, it does have its own distinct advantages. First of all, the drone is super portable, intimate, and in some cases, can be used indoors. As a result, this opens of a whole new world of intimate, spur of the moment flight. Due to recent advances in Gimbal technology, we now have silky smooth camera stabilizers on both drones and helicopters. Let us help your company with your next aerial photography project.