Monty Rand Photography is changing the game on aerial Imaging. No longer will you need a full-size helicopter and pilot that costs thousands. Using The unmatched maneuverability of our new Inspire 1 quadcopter we’re able to capture stunning images and high-resolution 4k HD video at a fraction of the cost.
Our Inspire 2 quadcopter has all the latest aerial technology. A 4k camera system mounted onto a three-axis gimble capable of rotating 360 degrees. A real-time video feed is displayed on 1080p HD on a monitor giving a perfect view of what the camera sees to frame our shots. See what the helicopter is shooting live on a screen when we are flying via our LCD ground station. Broadcast live on to television with the drone. Lightbridge technology can transmit video from up to 2km away in HD! Indoor flight has always been a test of skill for all levels of pilots. Using Optical Flow technology makes indoor flight through buildings and hallways a breeze.
My video gallery page is loaded with samples of my aerial video work. We have a cool video of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, The US Coast Guard Cutter Bridle breaking ice on the Penobscot River and our very popular video of Stonington, Maine. Before you check out that visual eye candy, let me say just a few more things that may be of interest. There’s no need to have a large takeoff and landing sport. Take offs and landings are done vertically so that I can shoot almost anywhere safely. Do you hate helicopter wind? Yeah, we do too. Because our quadcopter is small, there are minimal effects on the surrounding environment–even sand, snow, and water.
Our ever-growing list of happy clients is a testament to our ability to listen to our client’s creative ideas and make them come to life. We find it truly rewarding to see our client’s imagination expanded by the possibilities we offer.
Live Aerial Broadcast
Live aerial broadcast services are available to production companies and news organizations. Our HD video downlink can be connected to your system to provide live aerial drone broadcast. Seamlessly add this amazing angle to your event coverage.
Each job is unique with many variable factors. Therefore, we prefer to quote on an individual project basis, after having discussed or been fully briefed on the proposed project. There are a number of variables which may affect the quotation including the time of year, the location of the shoot, potential weather and other external shooting conditions, or associated risk of taking the job on. We are happy to provide quotes in writing once we have received a full brief from the Client and been able to discuss the requirements and expectations of the shoot, and think you will find us fair, reasonable, and transparent.
Availability & Booking
Due to the nature of the weather and the planning of shoots, we are very flexible when working with clients. Many of our jobs are booked very last minute. However, we must have enough time to do pre-flight checks and ensure that the job can be undertaken safely. We do require our clients to commit when booking our services and time. Unless the special circumstances or time doesn’t permit, we require 35% of the booking to be PAID IN ADVANCE. Remote controlled aerial filming is naturally affected by the flying conditions. If we are not able to shoot due to weather (i.e rain, strong winds etc), we shall not charge the client if we can make arrangements for the shoot to happen at another time. The 35% booking fee is simply transferred to another day when we can shoot. If the shoot cannot be re-scheduled (which we usually know in advance when quoting the job), we will discuss cancellation policy and potential fees with the Client and come to a fair and reasonable compromise. If a job is canceled due to other issues and simply not re-scheduled due to the client no longer requiring our services, the 35% deposit will not be refunded unless by a pre-agreement. If additional costs have been incurred (travel, accommodations), they will also have to be covered by the client.
From the initial site survey to the final completed building, Monty Rand Photography can document each step of your construction project. Aerial images and video enhance monthly progress reports and marketing materials and are often required for legal issues and draw reports. Our images and video not only document the status of construction but they are also used to settle conflicts, avoid costly delays, and provide anyone associated with the project valuable information while saving them time. We understand the importance of showing detail in the images and we provide the most comprehensive aerial documentation possible. Our 4k HD video is very detailed.
Real Estate Marketing
Real estate sales agents need an edge to market their properties in a way that will grab potential clients attention. With our low altitude aerial photography and video, we can do just that! Using our aerial photo and video quadcopter for your real-estate advertisements and promotions means that you can get outstanding aerial pictures and video from a birds eye view, providing your clients with a much more complete picture of the property. Aerial pictures and video can be used on websites, printable brochures or almost any other advertising media imaginable. Instead of using conventional ground based pictures and video for your project, you can switch to aerial shots in a cost effective way.
Aerial photography can be utilized in yearbooks, promotional campaigns, brochures, construction progress, etc. In addition, aerial pictures are excellent for the school’s Web-site, PowerPoint presentation, e-mail, and/or computer software applications. Aerial photography provides a unique marketing tool that may help attract new students to your campus, provide measurement of construction in-progress, and/or emergency evacuation route. As always, we record 4k or 1080p HD video. The final video can be used in a university production or in one we create for you. Please contact us for a price quote if you are interested in obtaining aerial footage for your college university.
Monty Rand Photography also provides aerial photography and aerial video for golf courses looking to better market their services. Our Inspire 1 quadcopter can capture overall aerial videos and photos of your course. The biggest advantage is that we can fly and show each hole demonstrating the terrain and layout of the golf course. Add a custom voiceover and graphics and you’ll have a pretty awesome video to showcase on your website. A video flyover can also help golfers in understanding your course and help plan their game. Our Inspire 1 quadcopter can also show the unique point of view almost like a golf ball flying through the air, or do a fly over just as everyone tee’s off. All video is recorded in 4k or 1080p HD so colors are crisp and vibrant.
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOS & VIDEO
I bring the same care and attention to detail in our architectural photography services that you’ve come to expect from our aerials. We’ll time our shoot so as to capture your property looking at its best, and work with you on building a complete portfolio of images for use in marketing, advertising, planning, reporting, or whatever you need! We bring the same expertise on our ground based photo shoots and treat each project as a priority, just as we do when we take to the sky to provide views from above. We prefer to photograph office buildings on Sundays so that no cars are in the lots. I photograph a variety of commercial real estate including retail centers, office buildings, warehouses, industrial parks, railroads, airports, apartment communities, schools, and hospitals.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
Aerial photography is a critical component of marketing commercial property. Our images have helped numerous clients time and time again to SELL and LEASE commercial property. It is important for your prospective buyer or tenant to see the entire property and the area around it. Aerial imaging can be an integral part for national retailers in their “site selection” process to determine exactly where to build their next store. Our images show details such as the configuration of turn lanes and parking spaces, condition of a building’s roof, and the proximity of competition and residential developments. All of these elements combine to have a tremendous impact on the outcome of a commercial real estate transaction. Our mission is to provide images that tell your story and make YOU a success.
Drones are always in the news. From people crashing them into just about anything to Google and Amazon jockeying to be the first to deliver packages. The world of drones and their technology is in constant motion. If you are like many business owners and stumped at how to use this technology to propel your business and increase efficiency, then this post is for you!
“As soon as you allow technology to progress beyond you, you will forever be playing catch up in your business.“
Many of us like to believe that we have a firm grasp on technology. We know what a “hashtag” is, we update our LinkedIn profile once a month, and our iPhone 7s is on the cutting edge of smartphones. But, here is the sad reality. Twitter is closing in on being ten years old, the iPhone 8 will launch in less than a year, and technology continues to progress every day.
As business owners, executives, leaders, and employees, we should be looking for ways to innovate and expand our companies. We should endeavor to increase productivity, safety, and efficiency. That means we should be examining technology on a daily basis to see what ways it can benefit our organizations.
3 Ways Drones Should Be Changing The Way You Do Business
1.) You should be saving money by utilizing sUAS technology. It is no secret that chartering helicopters or airplanes for aerial video is extraordinarily expensive. The cost of pilots, fuel, camera crews, camera rentals, and safety equipment is enough to ground most every operation. If you ignore the rest of this article, please note just this…
“Drones make aerial video and photography approachable for any business, in any industry.“
With the price barrier being so low, there are numerous applications in which your company could be saving thousands, or even millions, just by utilizing drones. Marketing materials, structural inspections, 3D modeling and mapping, thermal imaging… these are just a few examples of services that drones are capable of for a fraction of the cost of any other contemporary business solution. Stop throwing money away.
2.) You should be increasing safety for personnel. Having an unmanned aerial vehicle creates access to objects and places that otherwise would be impossible. Whether it is a close proximity bridge inspection, a complex shot for a film, or a leaky oil pipeline with thousands of pounds of potentially deadly built up pressure. Monty rand Photography works in different industries to carry out inspections that would otherwise present a dangerous situation for an employee. Drone technology allows you to keep personnel safe while also gathering the necessary video and data required to operate your business.
3.) You should be increasing efficiency by hiring professionals. Efficiency is only increased if you DO NOT have to incur more cost, more liability, and more maintenance time. This may sound like a shameless plug for my company. But the truth is this. Drones can drastically increase efficiency for your company with building inspections, 3D aerial modeling, or thermal imaging. But, drones won’t increase efficiency if you try and do them yourself. There are many regulations and restrictions on who may operate a drone in a commercial setting. For most businesses, it does not make sense to incur the liability and insurance burden of having an “in-house” drone operator. By leaving drone operations to professionals, it not only lowers your liability and costs, but allows the job to be done on a professional level.