AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY |
FILM & TELEVISION
XM2 are experts in aerial cinematography for the film and television and commercial industries. We have significant experience working on feature films, documentaries, episodics and TVCs worldwide. Our unique ability to purpose build craft to carry heavy payloads including dual cameras, large lens packages, combined with expertise in designing their use into any creative process and our experience ensures exceptional content creation.
CLOSE PROXIMITY | LOW ALTITUDE FLYING
Drones are not limited to wide panoramic shots. Due to their ability with dynamic movement, close-to-ground flight they are perfect for follow footage, running action and tracking perfect circles. The drone is a perfect tool to replicate crane, dolly, steadicam and helicopter. The flexibility of drones gives Directors and DOPs significant options to create unique footage in rapid sequence due to the speed at which the setup takes place and the ability to shoot multiple takes within quick succession.
GENERAL PRODUCTION SERVICES
We have experts across a range of production skills including Location Managers, a BTS team and handheld gimbal operators. We leverage our skill base so that when we are on location we are able to provide far more assistance to your production than merely aerial cinematography.
ENGAGE THE EXPERTS
We are constant innovators – for example we were the first company in the world to stablize the RED Epic on a multi-rotor UAV back in 2014. No matter what the technical or creative requirement, we are experts in lighting up the skies, and best of all…we love it!
MAIN & SECOND UNIT
Our experience, workflow design and technological capability allow us to operate as a self-contained 2nd Unit. We can operate as part of the main unit or be given the creative brief to capture footage as a second unit team.
VISUAL EFFECT & PLATE SHOOTING
Our technology design team are constantly developing new ways to enhance the movie making experience through drone use. We have developed dual camera rigs for 3D and plate shooting. We have LiDar capability to create exact 3D models of physical environments for VFX. If you have a need, just ask.
The combination of our custom-designed aircraft, gimbals, cameras and wireless video transmission gives us the ability to transmit high resolution/broadcast quality content that can link to any broadcast terminal.
Our latest development is a dual head camera rig capable of carrying two RED Weapon 8K, making it the first IMAX full resolution drone in the world.
COMBINED HOURS OF FLYING EXPERIENCE
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Our zero incident safety record is unrivalled
XM2 research, design, prototype, test, manufacture, sell, and fly our own aircraft.
What sets us apart is that we understand the importance of developing into the existing workflows of the Film & Television industries, to ensure the technology is not disruptive or putting people at risk. We keep safety an absolutely priority whilst creating amazing imagery to fully capture your vision.