One of the most notable condominium complexes in Orange Beach, Alabama is the Turquoise Place. These pictures were taken (among others) to provide a local architectural firm with a photo so they can provide a sketch of a proposed parking structure.
We had the unique opportunity, once again, to work with Option3Media to create a video for Austal US who builds the Littoral Combat Ships (Close to shore). This video was created by 2 ground videographers and 1 drone pilot / videographer. The ship was launched in October 2018. It usually takes up to another year before it hits sea trials.
Drones used: Inspire 2 and Mavic Pro 2. We have a full range of drones so that we can get different angles, fly in confined spaces and tackle the high winds of the Gulf Coast.
Working in tandem with Option 3 Media, we took aerial photos of Saunders Yachtworks. This photo will be used in their advertising booklet and banners for various displays.
We are flying within a hundred yards of Jack Edwards Airport. This raises a few questions with people.
- Are you able to fly so close to an airport? In this case, yes. The reason is that we are actually in Class G airspace where FAA certified remote pilots can fly. Hobby flyers (or non-certified drone operators) must fly 5 miles from this location. Jack Edwards airspace is Class E and begins at 700 feet above ground. We are only 150 feet. Still, this is a highly-trafficked airport for this area and military uses this airport. We are constantly watching for air traffic constantly.
- Why not take the picture from a helicopter or airplane? Helicopters and airplanes must be at 700 feet or above in this location. Camera operators need to use high telescopic lenses. They lose detail at that height.
- Why choose Evmikna/Option3Media for these photos? Many certified remote pilots have difficulty flying in this area. We are quite successful and have minimal difficulties.
A grain bin owner in Viroqua, Wisconsin just purchased a multi-million dollar grain bin operation. We took a landscape picture of the grain bins from the ground.
The picture was taken at night, in total darkness. Using a drone, we lit up portions of the bins to create reflective surfaces on the cylinders and walk. A bit of ambient lighting on the grass in front was added with a drone as well.
Using a drone after sunset requires additional FAA authorization. We have that authorization and the expertise to use a drone safely at night.
We worked with Option 3 Media in Orange Beach, Alabama. On this windy day, we were able to document the preparation of a new US Navy Ship. This is a Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship. It is designed for high speed transport in very shallow waters.
When we saw the catamaran hull, my first thought was, “We’ve GOT to drone that!” We did that successfully, multiple times and created this drone video.
The purpose of this video was to document its exit from the build complex to a barge. The barge is then lowered into the water to float the vessel which is floated for the first time and moved via tug-boats.
This is a promotional Arial Videography for the Gulf Shores Beach Retreat in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This video was made using a Phantom 4 drone and a Canon 80D with a Ronin M-Gimbal. The software was Premier Pro and Adobe AfterEffects.
Deep in the rice patty and crawdad country of Southern Louisiana, you will find a very successful insulation Company, Harding Insulation. They install foam, fiberglass and cellulose. We recently visited that company to provide support to their company with equipment, training and this promotional video.
Within 2 weeks, they had 12,000 likes on their Facebook page and this has gone a long way to helping them promote themselves through Facebook.
Here is the video (with drone videography footage) included: