Blogs in Aerial Videography Category
A new Aerial Photo and Video Project in Chesapeake to follow the construction of a pop-up warehouse space just off of Military Highway
A new aerial construction project begins.
Its a small world, as the new site is within about 1/2 a mile from 3 other past aerial locations I have flown.
Across the road is the Amazon Warehouse I flew for many months, behind Amazon is the location for the EcoMister shoot in 2021, and right behind the new site is another Amazon fullfillment warehouse that I shot in 2020
The Suffolk Port 58 residential construction project is progressing very well. Having aerial photographs documenting the process helps a construction company keep track.
Because I also shoot from the same positions, heights and angles each time, a timeline or slideshow can be produced at the end of the process.
The first aerial photo and video construction shoot for the new Hardy Elementary School building project in Smithfield, VA.
The new building is being built next to the old, and when completed, the original building will be demolished.
A fun few days in Cambridge, Maryland doing aerial and ground photo / video shoots for the Grand National Waterfowl Association’s annual hunt. A fun time was had by all, and everyone enjoyed the Eastern Shore, MD hospitality.
An interesting Carrolton aerial shoot for a lot of land for sale. I also overlaid the lot plan for easier viewing
A sad final aerial shoot for the new Amazon Warehouse in Suffolk. Its been fun watching it develop over the last year or so.
The final aerial shoot for the Currituck Public safety building. I have watched this grow from just dirt, it’s been an interesting project. Its always sad when a construction project comes to an end
A sunny suffolk shoot for the company that makes the EcoMister system. These help with waste water evaporation by misting the water into the air.
A new Suffolk aerial construction project has begun. This project will cover the construction of a new set of apartment buildings, and runs until 2023
A fun aerial shoot in suffolk for a new Amazon warehouse. The shoot involved photos, videos and some aerial mapping.
An interesting Chesapeake aerial shoot for some farmland for sale. It was a beautiful day. I added some boundary lines to the photos for clarity.
An interesting aerial shoot in Newport News. This one was for a company that installs the bollards on docks and piers, and wanted some photos and video to show off the project.
A joint operation with photographer John Wadsworth, taking photos of a wonderful couple on the boardwalk at their Suffolk house.
The Currituck Public Safety Building is now framed out, and the first floor floor is almost in place.
The Armada Hoffler tower at 27th St. Virginia Beach just poured it’s top floor concrete. Its amazing how fast it has grown!
An ongoing shoot to cover the renovation of a beautiful old property in Suffolk VA. I will be revisiting regularly to follow the remodeling process.
The Marina Villas Construction project in Norfolk has now come to an end. I will miss seeing it every few weeks.
Wow, the Virginia Beach oceanfront construction that started only a few months ago is already up to the 5th floor! I look forward to seeing how much it has grown every 2 weeks.
An interesting project for the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth, VA. In this case, because it is military restricted airspace, I had to launch from the docks, and could not fly into the airspace at all.
My ongoing construction project in Norfolk is getting closer to wrap up. At this point, there are only a few things to be done. Its been really interesting watching this building grow.
Spring is here, and with it will come many people trying to sell their homes. This is traditionally the time that the market is deluged with new listings.
When potential buyers and realtors are looking over the MLS properties, aerial shots of houses can tell much more about the area around the home.
A beautiful sunny day for a rental house shoot just north of Cape Charles. This was an interesting shoot because the owner is applying to be a wedding/event location, and needed a visual representation of where things would be in relation to neighbors.
A visit to Cambridge Maryland to video the 2019 Warriors Rest Waterfowl Hunt.
It was a great time, but SO cold thanks to a Canadian arctic blast. The video was produced from over 12 hrs of footage from 6 cameras, and is for their YouTube channel, and also for their website.
A sunny day construction aerial shoot for Armada Hoffler, who have 2 projects under construction on 27th St., Virginia Beach.
This project involved a few more hoops to jump through; I had to apply for a special 2 year waiver from the FAA, and have to stay in contact with the tower at nearby Oceana Naval Air Station.
Accidents do happen, and if you're flying illegally, you can expect a knock at the door.
A California man ignored the FAA's drone regulations whilst vacationing in Las Vegas. Not only was he flying in restricted airspace without permission, but he lost control of his drone, drifting away and landing next to an active runway at Las Vegas' main airport.
Now he is facing nearly $20,000 in fines from the federal government.
A fun and quick aerial shoot for the Virginia Beach REIN Office. They just wanted a couple of staff aerial videos to add into an ad they were creating.
Another interesting Chesapeake Aerial Shoot for a presentation video. A company is offering parking lot maintenance and handyman services, and wanted video to highlight the things they do. It was a fun flight, but I had a lot of people stopping to check out both the drone and me.
Our ongoing construction aerial photography project at Marina Villas on Shore Drive, Norfolk is going well. Over the last 2 weeks the roof (well, half of it) has really started taking shape.
A beautiful sunny day (again) in Chesapeake for a residential Real Estate shoot for Rose & Womble. This waterfront property has very easy access to the Elizabeth River.
Because aerial photography is such a relatively new field, clients and homeowners often aren't sure how to prepare a property for an aerial shoot.
Here are 10 things you can do to guarantee the best possible aerial imaging of a property.
A commercial aerial video shoot for the Friant factory in the Centerpoint Intermodal Center in Suffolk. The video is to be used in a corporate presentation
About a year ago, I wrote a column about the number of people I have come across since I have been flying who were admittedly flying for clients without an FAA license or liability insurance.
Many people see the drone as a means to get rich quick. They buy a drone and say they're an aerial photographer. However, once they buy the drone, they find out that there are requirements for registration, FAA testing, and licensing.
Really fun shoot for the City of Norfolk Economic Development Department at the empty former Nordstrom Department Store in Norfolk's MacArthur Center. Got interior and exterior footage, and even flew around indoors, which was awesome.
Aerial photo shoot of a beautiful waterfront property in Chesapeake, VA. Playing catch-up after several days of rain.. Have to fit in 8 shoots before it returns at the weekend.
3 aerial video shoots for the City of Norfolk Office of Marketing and Communications. The shoots were held over 3 visits.
A great fun weekend filming at 'Warriors Rest', an 80 acre property in Cambridge MD run by retired Navy SEAL Don Shipley and his wife, Diane. Their charity offers hunting retreats for wounded warriors, veterans and their families. The resulting 3-part video was placed on their membership website https://videos.extremesealexperience.com
WARNING - LANGUAGE (NSFW)
It's that time of the 2 years again. Hard to believe how fast the last 2 years has gone, and all of the cool projects I've been involved in. Here's looking forward to the next 2 years!
An aerial photo and video shoot in Suffolk, VA for a cotton farmer who has recently picked his cotton and has it sitting in modules ready for pickup.
A super fun day on the Lafayette River in Norfolk, VA. working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Covering the planting of oysters onto an artificial reef in the river. Great time was had by all, and a really good turnout of boats.
A fun and challenging day shooting at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach. The biggest issue was that inside the small metal hangar there was no GPS at all.. So I had to revert to the olden days (LOL 5 years ago) and fly-by-wire in and around the aircraft without a safety net!
It was great fun, and a very interesting place to visit.
The second promotional video for Hampton Marinas. This one is for Salt Ponds Marina Resort, on Hampton's east coast.
The first of 3 promo videos for 2 Hampton marinas to show off their facilities and attract boaters, and for a Homeowners association to attract home buyers.
1. Southall Landings Marina
A quick demo showing overlaid graphics onto commercial buildings and land.
Aerial video shoot at a beautiful waterfront (canal front) home in Hampton, VA, just a few minutes from the Chesapeake Bay.
It was a 'what a coincidence' shoot, as I have my boat literally at the marina at the end of their canal.
The weather had been bad for several days, but finally we had a morning when the sun peeked through the clouds just long enough to get done.
Fun day of aerial photography and filming at Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake :) For once the sun cooperated!
Great day shooting for a For Sale By Owner property in Chesapeake, VA. Even though the trees were a bit bare, I think I captured the feel of the property.
Inside video and aerial video were then used to make the video.
Awesome time shooting aerial video and photos for the Grotto Bay Beach Resort and Spa, in Bermuda. Several shoots encompassing not only the resort, but also several locations around Bermuda, and some other businesses like a sunset cruise catamaran.
Aerial Photography ProjectsAerial real estate shoot for large property
Friday September 30th 2022
Interior Real Estate shoot in Virginia Beach
Tuesday September 20th 2022
A new Chesapeake Aerial Construction Shoot
Thursday September 08th 2022
A fun Chesapeake farm corn maze aerial shoot
Wednesday August 31st 2022
Aerial shoot at a working Cotton Gin in Windsor, VA
Monday August 22nd 2022
Busy week! Commercial and Residential Real Estate Photo Shoots
Thursday August 11th 2022
A new Suffolk aerial construction shoot, right next to 3 past ones..
Monday August 01st 2022
As one Suffolk Aerial Project comes to an end, another begins
Friday July 15th 2022
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