Wild Rabbit Drone Pilots Earn Crucial FAA Part 107 Certification

Wild Rabbit Drone Pilots Earn Crucial FAA Part 107 Certification

Wild Rabbit Aerial Productions is proud to announce that they are one of the few “Closed Set Filming” drone companies in the Greater Los Angeles area that is both FAA 333 Exempt and Part 107 compliant! Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that as of today, all Part 107 operators of small-unmanned aircrafts must submit to new pilot and aircraft operating requirements.

About, the movie. With the 6k RED dragon.

About, the movie. With the 6k RED dragon.

Shooting aerial cinematography in 6k with the RED Dragon camera for movie - About. It's definitely going to be a great one. Keep a look out for the film!

Red Gate Films shoot in Northern California

Making some movie magic in Northern California the last few days. Shooting with the X8 and RED Epic.. The footage is unbelievable, probably our best work yet, with of course adding the expertise and professionalism of filming with such a great talented and passionate crew. Really excited to see the film once released!

Where in the world is that drone..

Google Earth may have some new competition... This is pretty awesome, just click a location and see it from a drones perspective! http://travelbydrone.com 

Ever wish you could pick a place on the planet and instantly have a drone’s-eye view? Well, now you can.

Head over to TravelByDrone, a curated index of drone videos on YouTube sorted on a handy world map. Pick a place, click a pin and boom - you’ll be floating over oceans, cities and forests in no time.

As you’d expect, the U. S. and Europe have the highest concentration of pins. But there are plenty of drone videos from many other countries, including this stunning one from Sri Lanka.
— gizmodo.com

Hope every Dad out there in the world is having a great Father's Day!

Surf day with pro surfer eric geiselman in san clemente

Had a blast shooting aerial cinematography with pro surfer Eric Geiselman today in San Clemente, can't wait to do it again! Good luck and kill it in Tahiti, see you when you get back!

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Santa Cruz for Fox television

Behind the scenes of our X8 remote control helicopter flying over cliffs and ocean in Santa Cruz last weekend shooting aerial cinematography VFX plates for Fox's new show Gracepoint starring Anna Gun and David Tennant. One thing we learned is how difficult it can be to match different video plates using uav technology. As most probably know, its already a difficult task to be able to repeat the exact same move at the same speed and altitude.. let alone its already been a month after the shoot in a completely different location with different environmental properties. However, we pulled it off, having reference to photos and an already animated pre-visual provided by the most awesome VP of Broadcast Design ever ;) He made it easy for us to replicate and execute the shot perfectly from our HD monitors on our mobile ground station, that and being very well prepared (Poison Oak was everywhere) and scouting each location thoroughly. 

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Cinegear 2014 at Paramount Pictures

Had a great day at CineGear, catching up with friends and making new ones. Were really excited for what the future holds for the film industry, especially aerial cinematography... Amazing technology that just keeps getting better!

Mobile ground station upgrade

Wild Rabbit just got more mobile with our ground station! Custom magliner now complete with new off road tires, Honda 2000 gene, 22" HD directors monitor, Paralinx Tomahawk and Array Antenna for the long range HD video downlink. 

Gracepoint for fox television in victoria, canada


We're back up in Canada shooting aerial cinematography again for FOX television. Their new show called Gracepoint will be featuring Breaking Bad star Anna Gunn and legendary Dr Who actor David Tennant. The set location was on a beautiful strip of log covered beach near Victoria Island. Like last time we shot in Vancouver, the weather was a little unpredictable with patches of rain clouds. AND like last time, we had to fully water-proof and cover all electronics on the drone... if anyone ever has to do this for their own shoot, remember to always always bring a back up IMU and cables. We've learned even if the slightest bit of moisture seeps in, it can cause everything to shut down. Also a fair warning, the IMU needs to acclimate to the temperature outside for a good 20 minutes before flying, don't try to keep it warm, it will only cause it to fly more drunkly and confused. 

Other than those few recommendations and experiences, overall the shoot went amazing. Anna and David were fearless amazing actors, we kept a safe distance of course, but they held their positions with confidence and actually started clapping with excitement once the director yelled, "CUT!"

Thank you Victoria, Canada, we had a great time filming, eating and drinking your amazing craft beer, until next time! 

Special thanks to @tombaleshta from Tada Films for making our trip and production run so smoothly, couldn't have made this project happen without you. We're always here for you whenever you need! 

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  As always thank you Mama Rabbit for your humble love and support, always making sure our stomachs were full. Can't wait to visit again soon!

 

As always thank you Mama Rabbit for your humble love and support, always making sure our stomachs were full. Can't wait to visit again soon!

Nike Soccer in Downtown Los Angeles

Captured amazing aerial cinematography for Nike last night while they projected a live animated soccer field onto the 4th Street Bridge in Downtown Los Angeles. They brought in professional athletes as well as local players from the city for their Nike Soccer #riskeverything campaign. Check out the aerial filming we shot in the video above, we'll post the full commercial once released!

Flying Robot Rockstars

Who needs an entire orchestra when you can just have drones.. this is incredible!!

KMel Robotics presents a team of flying robots that have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs. The hexrotors create music in ways never seen before, like playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp. Drums are hit using a deconstructed piano action.

Horror Film flying with Jeffery Reddick

Had a great time filming a specialized aerial shot for Jeffrey Reddick's new horror short called Good Samaritan. It will be his first film deputing as a director since screen writing the ever so disturbing and fantastically twisted Final Destination films. It was an honor to work with him, you'd never guess in person that he's the one responsible for all my paranoia now in elevators and driving behind semi-trucks full of lumber, he's very humble, sweet and truly an amazing person. Definitely can't wait to see his new film!
 

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