Aerial production with drones
VuDuCiel provides its customers with a multirotor drone equipped with a digital and HD (High Definition) video camera in order to perform a wide range of aerial photography work. Our standard services include the rental of a drone platform and all of its auxiliary equipments (remote controls, monitors, batteries, etc.), a team of 2 highly trained flight technicians (a certified pilot and a camera operator) as well as a full insurance coverage package. If needed, the customer can also see the aerial images being captured with the help of a live video feed at his disposal and highlight shots of interest.
Combining over 25 years of experience in the fields of digital photography and video production, our dedicated team understands the importance of a high-quality image and puts its director’s skills to profit in order to meet your highest expectations. Simple and effective, our operations can be integrated to small projects up to large productions; from simple real estate photography to cinematographic projects, 3D mappings and advertising stunts, it is more than 500 satisfied customers that have trusted us to date. With thousands of hours of flight under our belt and an insurance coverage 10x higher than the industry’s standard, you can finally benefit of proven and highly professional aerial drone services in all peace of mind.
Here is a list of several fields of application for aerial photography and videography for which you may require our drone services :
Television, web & cinema
Whether your audience is located locally or at the international level, our vast expertise in producing aerial footage with drones will certainly increase the artistic and commercial value of your production.
Advertisement & marketing
Broadcast or simply shared on social networks, boost your communication project with the unique perspective and new point of view offered by drone aerial imagery to catch your audience’s attention.
Festivals & special events
Concerts, shows, parades, attractions, inaugurations, exhibitions or grand openings, trust our experienced team to capture stunning aerial images at your event that feature the greatness of your production.
Shows & live performances
We provide several technological solutions and the services required in order to produce aerial images directly over a crowd during a performance on stage or very close to an artist during an acting game.
Locations & sites of interest
Our great competence in photography combined with a powerful knowledge of digital retouching techniques allows us to produce high-end aerial images starring the architecture and facilities of any given site.
Realtors & prestige estate
Stand out from the competition and arouse the interest of your potential buyers with a collection of aerial images that makes it possible to highlight a residence or an estate and to better appreciate its magnitude.
Retail stores & markets
Introduce your establishment to new customers. Drone imagery makes it possible to highlight and easily establish the location of a grocery store, a retail store, a boutique, a warehouse or a merchant.
Model your future buildings in 3D on aerial pictures taken directly above their intended location. Showcase your condos and boost your sales with a virtual aerial tour of the surrounding neighborhood.
Properties for sale or rent
Sell a land or a rental space with the help of our images. We offer in-house complementary editing services to better identify the boundaries of a property and even to model currently non-existent buildings.
Virtual tours of indoor places
Given their great maneuverability and appreciable agility, our drones can easily evolve inside a closed space to make a virtual tour of the premises or to film the operations that take place under its roof and between its walls.
Tourism, hotels & resorts
Show off your facilities and attract tourists from all around the world. Aerial videos and photos are the ideal tools to promote a trendy destination, a hotel, a resort, a tourist area or even to put a town on the map.
Natural places & areas
Take the easy path to aerial overflights and surveys of forests, landfills, farms, quarries or dams. Various applications in the field of agriculture, archaeology, mining, hydroelectricity, petrochemical and oil industry, etc.
Recreational sites & parks
Whether it’s a campsite, a water park, an amusement park or an outfitter concession, there is absolutely nothing better than an aerial view of all your installations to demonstrate the scope and the diversity of your site.
Weddings & celebrations
Make a grand exit with aerial souvenirs of the church, of the bridal bouquet toss and of the limo departure after the ceremony. Those are just a few of the possibilities available to you on this truly precious and memorable day.
Large group aerial photos
Group photos are very popular amongst businesses and companies that want to promote their staff or schools that want to pay tribute to their students, all in high resolution and ready to print in large format.
Walks & demonstrations
Aerial photography is an indisputable tool in recognizing the scope of the enthusiasm for a popular social movement during marches and demonstrations, regardless of the nature of their assertions.
Monitor your construction site from a bird’s eye view. Keep track of the progress of the work on a real estate project or on various infrastructures. Fill in your archives with the images captured through our flying cameras.
Our cameras can easily and effectively inspect hard-to-reach places. Make quick inspections of roofs, chimneys, ventilation systems and structures of all kinds without the need for any additionnal lifting apparatus.
Work at height monitoring
Knowing very few limits and capable of reaching altitudes beyond the ones of skyscrapers, our drones have the ability to shoot high definition images of crane or lifting operations over the edge and very close to the action.
Heavy & oversized transport
Our drones can follow a convoy specialized in heavy or non-standard transport in order to promote the professional achievements of a business or simply to keep a photo or video archive of its operations.
Car dealerships & vehicles
Introduce and exhibit your showroom to your customers from a bird’s eye view. Want to feature a car model in particular? Let our camera follow you on the road to produce truly spectacular automobile images.
Boats and watercrafts
With its high maneuverability, our drone can fly in at low altitude over water. Whether it is for aerial videos or photos of cruise ships, pleasure crafts, aquatic activities or water sports, every option is possible.
Power line inspections
The visual inspection of high voltage power lines using full-size helicopters is common practice. Take advantage of the benefits a drone brings to this field of expertise at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.
Damage reports & claims
Floods, landslides, collapses, fires, freezing rain, earthquakes, tornadoes or violent thunderstorms, assess the extent of any damage to your property and add an indisputable visual evidence to any insurance claim.
Aerial imagery can greatly help police departments and emergency services in their lines of duties, either while dealing with accidents, crime scenes, reenactments, fires, demonstrations, interventions, crowd control, etc.
Media and news coverage
An event shakes up the world? Are you a journalist preparing a report on a breaking news? Make sure to hit the headlines with a set of aerial images that will most definitely capture your audience’s attention.
Our expertise in photography allows us to render up to 360° immersive and interactive panoramas. Present a location from an aerial perspective like no one else and from a vantage point where no other camera can go.
Cartography and geomatics
Aerial photography is a valuable and very important tool for any urban planning department. With our drone’s onboard GPS system, you can acquire aerial images at high altitudes in order to precisely map any area.
Trust our experienced team to assess your needs and surpass your expectations towards drone aerial imagery, no matter the industry.
Aerial production with our exclusive telescopic Polecam™ system
Although the resulting images are truely spectacular, flying a drone over a crowd or a public area is not a risk-free activity. Even if our drones are extremely reliable and we have never experienced a single problem during flight, a simple glitch in the system could potentially quickly turn into a disaster by injuring someone on the ground.
This is the exact reason why we developed our own aerial camera solution: the telescopic pole; a highly sophisticated camera system equipped with a retractable carbon fiber pole reaching more than 40 feet (12 meters) in length. Lifted by an operator and remotely controlled by a cameraman, the result is an ultra-mobile aerial camera platform capable of simulating breathtaking drone shots that feature an unimaginable proximity with the public, produced legally and above all; safely.
Specialized services ★
Immersive virtual tours with FPV drones
A newly specialized service for 2023! FPV drone cinematography is the innovative and state-of-the-art tool for making a virtual and immersive tour of an indoor and/or outdoor location. Curious to know more about FPV? Come and discover this new experience our team has in store for you!More details →
Major projects aerial imagery
If a picture is worth a thousand words, it is essential to treat it well in order to create a dialogue that will be remembered for a long time. No matter the nature of your project, from a simple condo complex to a full urban development, it certainly deserves an image that matches your ambitions. Our high quality aerial imagery services are intended for virtual tours, architectural visualization and high-end marketing purposes.More details →
Roofing and infrastructure inspection
Since a drone has the ability to move freely in the air exactly where our pilots want it to be, it allows to acquire images of locations at heights or at places downright inaccessible by humans. The speed of deployment and execution combined with the impressive quality of the resulting images make the drone a highly versatile and powerful tool in the safe and quick inspection of roofs and infrastructures of all kinds.More details →
Cartography and 3D photogrammetry
Google has been using the combined technologies of aerial imagery and photogrammetry since 2005 for its popular Google Maps™ service. Our personalized drone mapping service offers the all-in-one production of high-resolution aerial surveys, topographic maps and 3D reproductions of your terrain on an on demand basis, ranging from moderate to ultra-high pixel resolutions to better meet your needs.More details →
Cinema and television
We work with industry leaders to offer film and television production crews a complete and hassle-free drone aerial service that will meet with the most critical shoots. Contact us today to find out how a drone can fit into your production by effectively replacing a dolly, a camera jib, a cablecam, a Russian arm, a Technocrane and even an helicopter on most production sets.Contact us →
In often just one visit and using a combination of aerial views and standard ground videos, our team can capture all the facilities of a business in order to produce a corporate video demonstrating the scope of their operations. Contact us to discover how our expertise could showcase and highlight your business through a fully personalized corporate video featuring cinematic aerials of your vicinity.Contact us →
On-demand visual content creation
A building? An event? An area? No matter the span of your subject, let our camera artists create a complete set of ground and aerial photos and/or videos that you can then use as you like in the visual projects of your choice. Trust our experienced team in what they do best and contact us to easily get your hands on a spectacular set of various images and sequences for all your communication and marketing needs.Contact us →
VuDuCiel offers a wide range of complementary services that will help you to implement your aerial images in a professional way.
Although our team is highly specialized in the production of aerial images, it also combines more than 25 years of experience in the fields of video production and photography. We therefore dispose of all the traditional camera equipment for shooting on the ground and the expertise required to deliver a complete turnkey video production. Our ground equipment includes several high-definition cameras, shoulder supports, tripods, camera sliders and dollies, a video crane (camera jib), a Steadicam stabilizer, a 3-axis gyrostabilized Ronin brushless gimbal stabilizer as well as a complete auxiliary lighting system.
When you hire our team to produce aerial video sequences, you can use a portion of your allocated service time to shoot high quality video files on the ground at no additional cost, therefore making you save time and money!
Video editing & montage
Consisting of selecting video segments and assembling them into a coherent suite using specialized softwares, editing is the post-production step that will determine the final quality of the video to be distributed or broadcast. If most modern home computers come with pre-installed simple and user-friendly video editing software, professional video editing requires the expertise of a qualified editing team equipped with the appropriate professional tools.
By providing you with a comprehensive range of complementary services, you’ll never need external expertise to get the finished product you’re looking for; we take care of everything, from elaboration to delivery. Finally gathered under one roof, you’re in control of all aspects of your video; another exclusive advantage of VuDuCiel.
Interviews & voice-over narration
Interviews and narrations are effective ways to convey an impressive amount of information to your audience while giving a touch of personality to your video, all without overloading the frame with text and visual elements which may interfere with the proper viewing of your images.
Often underestimated, the soundtrack and voice-over of a video have the potential to convey a clear and concise message. The use of quality microphones and sound processing tools will not guarantee a professional result; at VuDuCiel, it is our years of experience that allow us to deliver interviews and high-level voice-overs. Do you have anything to say to your interlocutors? Let our services put your speech in the spotlight with the studio-like quality recording it deserves.
Animations, graphics & titling
The animation is a technique that adds motion to a photo or a video while allowing for the addition of relevant information that could otherwise not be passed on to the audience. For its part, the term “graphics” refers to several techniques which aim at improving the graphical aspect of a video production. It applies to graphic charts, logos and inlays that personalize a video in order to give it a corporate or social identity. Finally, titling is the technique for adding text to a video production. This text, composed of keywords or complete sentences, can be static or animated, depending on the sought after effect.
All of these techniques are essential to a video that must convey a specific message or information. At VuDuCiel, we take the time to evaluate your needs and understand your project in order to animate, dress and titrate your video in an efficient and professional way.
Timelapse & hyperlapse
The timelapse is an accelerated video made using a technique which consists of taking photographs at a regular interval. Depending on the intervals selected for its production, a timelapse makes it possible to summarize in a few seconds an action that took place around a subject over a period of time whose duration can be estimated in minutes (the movement of a crowd), in hours (the displacement of the sun and clouds), in days (the installation of a temporary structure) and in months or even years (the construction of a building). It can either be produced at ground level on a tripod or from the air with one of our drones.
The hyperlapse is a modern evolution of the timelapse through which the camera moves physically in between each photograph in order to induce an additional movement in the sequence. These two techniques make it possible to truely highlight a subject and our team will be more than happy to put them into practice to enhance yours!
Photo retouching & editing
Although a photograph can be directly put online after its capture, its manipulation is generally preferable in order to get the best of what it has to offer. In its most simplistic form, photo retouching makes it possible to modify the general parameters of a photograph such as brightness, contrast and color saturation in a way to improve its appearance.
At VuDuCiel, we consider that photo retouching is an art in itself and that it should never be taken lightly. All the photographs displayed on our website have been more or less intensively modified by our team before being displayed online and it is a complementary service that we can offer you in a way adapted to your needs.
Since an image is worth a thousand words, we invite you to watch this video sample to better understand the general steps involved in the retouching of a photography in order to make it more visually appealing.
High dynamic range photography (HDR)
Also known as high-dynamic-range imaging, HDR photography is a digital technique that produces a large dynamic range in an image. Its interest is to capture a greater amount of luminance levels in an image. The aim is to present a similar range of luminance to that experienced through the human visual system. In the particular case of a drone, producing an HDR photograph is done by taking several pictures of the same scene at different exposure values (exposure bracketing) and then merging them using specialized software. The result is a sublime image capable of representing a very high level of detail, both in the dark areas normally too dim (shadows) and for light areas that are generally too bright (sky and reflections).
Panoramic 360° aerial images
Immersive 360° aerial images
The evaluation process begins with your initial contact with us; our team will assess your project and offer you a plan with a drone platform and a rental time best suited to your requirements and needs.
- 100% free online quote
- Fast and effective response
- Custom plans and pricing
When you’re fully pleased with our service plan, quote and terms, you book our pilots/operators as well as the rental of a drone at your desired shooting dates and our commitment to you is confirmed in writing.
- Very flexible timetables
- Professional and reliable team
- Written confirmations
After a location scouting on the set, our flight technicians discuss with you of the images you want to see produced, prepare the drone for its first flight and proceed to the creation of your visual material.
- Ultra-high resolution images
- Brushless stabilization system
- Live wireless video feed
Once the shooting of your images is complete and you’re fully satisfied, the captured digital files are then released and transferred from our camera directly to your high-capacity USB flash drive or portable hard drive.
- Complete digital transfer
- Royalty free images
- Electronic billing & invoicing