Visit Wales

Visit Wales ‘Year of the Legends’ campaign

In November 2016, Visit Wales were looking to start production of their “Year of Legends” campaign.

Our brief from the production team was to capture the Hollywood actor Luke Evans, in the beautiful rustic hills of Snowdonia along the Miners Trail.

First off, our Drone team, headed up by pilot Paul, site surveyed the area extensively to see how we would be able to capture the beautiful scenery, whilst also capturing Luke Evans.

Knowing the end result would have CGI enhancements, we shot everything in 4K hi-resolutions. Working closely with Director Marc Evans, Artistic Director Dylan Griffith, Director of photography Luke Jacobs, and the CGI team, we were able to place our Matrice Drone with a GH5 camera in very specific positions to produce the shots that worked for all, including close-up shots of Luke Evans. We chose the Matrice for this project due to its power in the unpredictable and fast changing winds in Snowdonia, along with its triple redundancy adding to the safety of the project.

One of our biggest challenges was transporting all the equipment and crew to the remote locations in the mountains! 

Paul’s 30+ years’ experience of radio-controlled systems, exceptional control and safety planning, and high efficiency in a professional filming environment, made our team the ‘go-to’ drone team for the project.                      

“Collaborating with Paul brings many benefits; unrivalled technical knowledge, deft pilot skills, local knowledge and a 'can-do' attitude.  When Paul's around I feel I have a sparring-partner – we push each other both creatively and technically, and let's just say that Health & Safety doesn't reign in either”

Dylan Griffiths, Smorgasboard


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