Reel Factory specialise in capturing stunning Aerial cinematography using the latest in light and heavy lift cinema drone technology.
Built to Perform
Custom designed motors and motor drives strike a perfect balance between performance and efficiency and set the standard for heavy lift multi rotors. Our heavy lift machines are all built in house, we know our machines inside and out - only the best techonolgy is incorporated into our cinema drone systems. With the latest battery, motor and propeller technology - our system is achieving up to 15 minute flight times with the likes of the Red Dragon using CP or Super Speed lens’s and wireless follow focus. The heavy lift system can reach speeds of 80kmph for tracking shots of all types, distances of up to 1km away with a height limit of 400ft.
Whether your project is a Feature Film, Television series, commercial, live sport event, or documentary - Reel Factory can bring the vision never thought imaginable to any production. Our crew specialise in low altitude aerial filming from state of the art Octocopter technology. Reel Factory has been leading drone technology since the beginning, being the first in the world to be using multi rotor platforms for film and television. Our crew combines the worlds most experienced pilots, the latest film and video equipment with cutting edge stabilisation technology to ensure the smoothest footage and accurate flight patterns.
Reel Factory undertakes aerial filming projects anywhere in the world. We are currently the only company within New Zealand capable of lifting camera’s such as the Alexa Mini, Red Dragon, Sony FS7, Black Magic Cinema, Canon C300, Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4 and Canon 5D. Our crew is working closely with the Civil Aviation and Film New Zealand for all permitting and flight authorisations for every job undertaken.
Reel Factory’s Heavy Lift Cinema Drone has been an added highlight to live television broadcast, with its inclusion at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Super Rugby and Asia Golf - furthering the competence of drone technology as a future medium for live television.
Our team consists of highly trained pilots & and hot head operators who communicate direct to the DOP & Director. With over 30 years combined film experience, our crew delivers results that were not thought possible before. We help turn your project into reality with easy open communication that makes sense to all & provides a safe work environment.
HEAVY LIFT DRONE KIT
- Heavy Lift custom cinema drone
- Freefly Movi M15
- 2 x Remotes (one for drone pilot and one for camera operator)
- HDSDI Video feed, Paralinx Tomahawke with Array for 1km distance
- 2 x Small HD 7inch monitors
- 12 sets of flight batteries
- 6 sets of movi batteries
- All necessary battery chargers
- Comms for pilot and camera op
- Wireless follow focus (on prior arrangement)
- In house camera either Red Dragon, Sony FS74K or Black Magic Cinema 4K with canon 18-35mm lens (on prior arrangement)
- Custom built van for transporting equipment ready to fly
- Broken down to 8 cases for national or international travel