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Flying Above the Minster – drone footage captures York like never before

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The capital of Britain’s largest county, York is a city that’s packed-full of history. From the Roman-built walls that surround the city, to the medieval shambles that run through its centre, there’s plenty to see and do for anyone visiting this quaint northern gem. But of all the city’s famous landmarks, it is the Minster that really steals the show….

Drone Filming Legally in London Against Trump

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Last week the team here at Aerial Republic worked on one of the most ambitious and controversial briefs ever to land in our inboxes. Working with Channel 4 on behalf of ‘The Last Leg’, the brief was to capture a crop circle in Aylesbury. This was no ordinary crop circle mind, this was one deliberately placed underneath President Trump’s flight…

Everything you need to know about wedding drone hire

Everything you need to know about wedding drone hire

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Here at Aerial Republic we offer drone hire services for a variety of occasions and purposes and one of the most special is of course wedding drone videography. Filming weddings throughout the country, we have some of the most experienced and skilled drone operators in the industry. With this in mind however, how do you go about hiring a drone…

The future of commercial drones

The future of commercial drones

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Believe it or not, drones have been around for nearly a century now. Although the first drone was in fact a military drone, used by the U.S. military in 1918, the Kettering Bug (a flying bomb with cardboard wings and a 40 horsepower engine), was a catalyst for drone technology and everything that was to come afterward. As we know,…

Property advertising with a drone hire service

Property advertising with a drone hire service

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Property advertising was revolutionised by the rise of high-speed always-on internet connections, making it easier than ever for househunters to search for properties for sale in their area, but some of the techniques used in marketing those homes have been slower to catch up. Old-style static text descriptions of houses, filled with the kinds of cliches and euphemisms estate agents…

Film technology through the ages

Film technology through the ages

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There’s no doubt that technology has come a long way since people started to produce moving images in the 1830s. From the very first projection of moving pictures, to the drones that we use to film today, let’s take a look at some of the most important advances in film and cinema history. First motion pictures – 1880s Taking away…

Why drone hires make the perfect choice for a shoot

Why drone hires make the perfect choice for a shoot

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There’s no doubt that aerial videography is really coming into its own both as an industry and an artform. Now more than ever production companies, businesses, and individuals are hiring aerial production companies to produce some of the most stunning and versatile footage for home, tv, and film. Artistry aside, what are the advantages of hiring a drone production company?…

A walkthrough guide to our hire equipment

A walkthrough guide to our hire equipment

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Drones might seem like very new technology – and they are, in the sense that they are extremely modern and cutting-edge – but the hardware has been around for some years and has been tried, tested and proven in professional use time and time again. Because of this, we are able to bring the best of both worlds to our…

Saving budgets through drone hires

Saving budgets through drone hires

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Hiring a drone camera complete with operator and camera crew might sound like an expensive prospect, but drone hires actually offer a much more budget-friendly option than many of the alternatives. For a start, a drone camera shot gives your production a professional look and feel, so if you are on the tightest of budgets, it’s an extravagance that is…