Aerial filming and photography


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Contact Simon on 07855 309433



Using professional drones with gimbal-mounted cameras, we can shoot high quality

aerial photographs and video in HD and 4K for a range of applications


Based in Eastbourne, East Sussex we offer a flexible service, charging

by the hour, half day or full day to best suit your needs.

Aerial filming showreel by The Vertical Picture Co, East Sussex Showreel



Professional roof inspection, East Sussex AERIAL ROOF INSPECTION

Property / Mapping / Roof Inspection

If you're marketing a premium property or just want some stunning photos of your home then aerial imagery will show it off to its full potential. Shooting from a variety of heights and angles will capture the full layout of the gardens including outbuildings, tennis courts, swimming pools, stables, etc.


For construction and landscaping projects we can produce 2D or 3D 'photomaps' using sophisticated mapping software. The drone flies a pre-programmed grid taking numerous photographs of the target area, these photographs are then composited to form the map. The resulting image can be used for gathering measurements on distance, area, volume, etc. It can also be layered over Google Maps to produce a progress timeline.


Conversely we can capture close-up shots of roofs, towers or other areas that can be difficult to access without scaffolding or a platform. A series of high resolution photographs (and/or video)are taken in a systematic way over the area(s) to be inspected. This is a fast and economical way of highlighting problems that need attention. 


Professional aerial filming for promotional video, East Sussex AERIAL FILMING FOR PROMOTIONAL VIDEO - Click for video

Film Production

Drones are very cost effective and versatile when it comes to filming and photographing from the air. As well as shooting high, overhead images they can often be used to replace cranes and jibs and can work in confined spaces - even indoors.


Our advanced 'Inspire' drone with a three-axis gimbal mounted camera is the ideal platform for shooting super-smooth, creative footage in up to 4K. While the flight controller has been designed for cost-saving one man flight & film operation, a dual control option is available where more complicated shots demand a dedicated camera operator.


A range of cameras & lenses are available to use with the Inspire and all camera settings can be controlled on-the-fly.



Gravetye Manor, West Sussex COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL - Click for video

Venues & Events

Venues with impressive buildings, extensive grounds and beautiful settings can use aerial imaging to maximise marketing impact and give potential customers a true feel for what you have to offer. 


Hotels, country houses, historic buildings, wedding venues, schools, golf courses and more - are often set in interesting locations which can be difficult to convey through ground level images alone. 


With our professional partners we an offer an affordable, promotional video of your venue tailor-made to use on a website, social media, DVD, etc.


Aerial drone shots are also becoming an increasingly popular part of a couple's  wedding album or video shoot for capturing unique memories of that special day. 


Some of our projects


NHS Health Education

NHS Health Education North West made a series of videos to promote a career as a GP to trainee doctors.


A key element of this was to showcase the lifestyle opportunities in that part of England and we shot some stunning aerial sequences for Skooch Media to use in the edit.


Click on the picture to see one of the  videos.

Kim Cypher

Kim Cypher, is a professional composer, vocalist and Saxophonist. Skooch Media shot a music video for her new release 'Rising from the Dust' which included aerial sequences.


The video was shot in the confines of Cheltenham College chapel.


Click on the picture to see the video and listen to the song. 


Managed by Kew gardens, Wakehurst Place on the High Weald of West Sussex has over 500 acres of ornamental botanical gardens. It's also home to the Millenial Seed Bank, the world's largest wild seed conservation project.


We were commissioned to take some aerial photographs of their newly-renovated, Wetlands boardwalks. Well worth a visit at any time of  the year.

Leaking roof ?

We are increasingly carrying out roof inspections, often at short notice, for insurance companies and surveyors who require our services.


Our drone can quickly and safely capture high resolution images and vide for analysis by an appropriate expert. In most instances the only alternative would be costly scaffolding - inconvenient and time consuming.  

London City Lift-Off

Professional droin film production, East Sussex Drone filming video


Twenty seven hot air balloons lifted off from the runway of London City Airport as part of the RICOH Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta. 


The airport doesn't operate on a Sunday morning but we still had several hurdles to overcome before being cleared to operate in this restricted no-fly zone.


A memorable day was had by all with our footage featuring on BBC and ITV London news that evening.


Housing Development

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Eighty high specification homes have been built by The Park Lane Group at their High Breezes development, Hastings.


The filming consisted of aerial and ground sequences to get both an overview of the development and close ups of the detail in the build. It was a pleasure to shoot despite a gang of aggressive seagulls threatening the drone.


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The 145th Open

Aerial video production for sports, East Sussex Drone filming sports promo


The 145th Open was played  at Royal Troon golf club in Ayrshire, Scotland


The Vertical Picture Company were hired by Sky Sports to film the aerial footage used in the promotional adverts for this major sporting event.


The atmospheric, post production editing applied a retro, grainy look to tie in with memorable archive footage of past Open Championships.



Sussex Past - Michelham

Professional aerial video of historic venue in East Sussex Venue aerial video


Michelham Priory is home to England's longest water-filled moat - and is one of six historic sites in Sussex owned by the Sussex Archeological Society. 


Property Video Services have made a promotional video for Michelham and engaged The Vertical Picture Company to shoot the aerial sequences. We had a limited time slot in which to do this early one August morning bewteen waiting for the building to be sunlit and before the public were admitted.


From some of our clients:

Simon and the Vertical Picture Company were a pleasure to film with and the footage they captured brought dynamism to our promotional video.

A very professional approach and skilled piloting gave us the confidence to get some great shots.

Waller & Hunt Productions 

Vertical Picture Co provide a truly first-class drone filming service. They produced fabulous aerial shots of a country house for my video production, as well as some great action shots of mountain bikers for another project. Simon is fully qualified, highly professional and a pleasure to work with.

Professional Video Services

Great quality aerial filming. We worked with the Vertical Picture Company on an ad for Sky Sports Golf and the professionalism and attention to detail they brought to the project were second to none. We shot very close to an airport and they took all the stress out of gaining the permissions required to film in protected airspace. Great fun to work with too, highly recommend. 

Sky Creative
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