Global Drone Surveys Big Lift Brief

Global Drone Surveys were recently contacted by Pedro of wondering whether we would be able to capture aerial footage of an 85 tonne steel support being lifted into place by Newport based AIC Steel. Pedro was making a documentary about the building work and was very keen for aerial footage to give it that little bit “extra”.  “Of course” was our reply.

Then as the details emerged we became more and more excited about being asked to participate in this project. The steel structure was part of the brand new stands at Bristol City FC and we would be required to film the lift from both within and around the stadium itself….What an opportunity.

20150429_170202aThe project brought a lot of pre-planning as we would only have one opportunity to capture the lift and we would need to fit in with all other contractors on site to ensure we did not endanger others or quite simply…get in the way.

As part of the stadiums protocols we had to provide evidence of liability insurance. Being covered by Coverdrone for £5 million public liability was more than adequate for the site manager and our work could go ahead!

As expected, the day ran like clockwork and Pedro and his team were blown away by the footage we captured, which was transferred to him directly on site.

Working with GDS was an eye-opening experience to this new dimension of media…one that I will certainly be using again. The GDS staff were exemplary on the day, adhering to tight site restrictions and even tighter time constraints. I whole heartedly recommend their services, and as for the footage…WOW!”Pedro Pimental.