Professional Video Production

Our pilots and videographers have worked on feature films, VMA nominated music videos, and a variety of educational shows and documentaries for well-known production companies such as National Geographic, PBS, HBO, CNN, NBC Sports, BBC, and many more. The range of camera angles that we can provide with our drones and stabilizing gimbals will magnify your projects' production value.

 
 

The Revenant starring leonardo dicaprio

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663202/

Directed by Alejandro Inarritu, screenplay written by Mark Smith, "THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team."

Keep your eyes peeled for our aerial footage during the waterfall scene! It was captured at Montana's very own Kootenai Falls in Libby.

Check our blog post about our on-location experience:
 http://www.birdseyeofbigsky.com/through-the-birds-eye/therevenant

Released January 8, 2016.


mauraders starring bruce willis

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3963816/

Directed by Steven C. Miller and written by Michael Cody, "When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents dig deeper into the case - and the deadly heists continue - it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play."

Opening aerial scenes were captured by us in Columbus, Ohio early 2016.

Released August 11, 2016.


Aftermath starring arnold Schwarzenegger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/478_(film)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4581576/

Directed by Elliott Lester from a script by Javier Guillon, Aftermath is based on an airline accident that occurred in July of 2002 and the events that took place 478 days later. Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, AFTERMATH tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.

We are proud to say that our ALTA hexacopter has safely flown over Arnold Schwarzenegger a few times, and are excited to see where our aerial scenes are integrated- as many of them have Arnold as the subject. 

Due to release late 2017 - early 2018.


VMA nominated music video: angels - chance the rapper

Written and performed by Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment, Directed by Austin Vesely and Produced by Phil Koch, Brandon Riley, and Kevin McGrail. 

Look for our aerial scenics moving down the Chicago River as we chased a train with Chance the Rapper on it. 

Released on April 7, 2016.


PBS american experience films: Oklahoma city

http://www.okcityfilm.com/

"Oklahoma City explores how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement— including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco -- led to the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995, the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history."

Look for our aerials during the topic of Ruby Ridge, as we show the seclusion of the Weaver's old private cabin. 

In theaters and on PBS February 2017:
 http://www.okcityfilm.com/oklahoma-watch/


BBC "MOUNTAINS" series: Life above the clouds - Rockies

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COMING FALL 2017!


Top 10 CNN HEroES of 2016: Brad Ludden with first descents

http://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2016/09/08/cnn-hero-brad-ludden-pkg-new.cnn

Professional kayaker Brad Ludden and his nonprofit, First Descents, brings life-changing outdoor adventures to young adult cancer fighters and survivors.

We had a great time filming with the CNN production team and First Descents on Tarkio River in September 2016, and a variety of our aerials can be see in the video above. 

Released September 2016.


summerset music festival 2015/2016 recap videos

http://www.summersetfestival.com/

SSMF is held at the beautiful Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin on Aug. 12-14. After celebrating their 5th year anniversary in 2016, this festival hit an attendance of 80,000+ ! With musical performances by BASSNECTAR, Skrillex, JAU5, Shiba San, Lotus, Bone Thugs - n -Harmony, Carnage, Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Zeds Dead, TheWeeknd, deadmau5, and many more this festival is definitely one worth putting on the calendar!

With all the aerials we captured, a recap video just isn't enough!


2016 Spartan U.S Championship Series televised on NBC Sports:
Season 3 episode montana beast

Spartan Race and NBC Sports have aligned to bring the world's best Obstacle Racing to your living room. These 6-episode series are televised on NBC Sports.We were the aerial team of the "2016 Spartan Montana BEAST and Sprint Weekend" episode that took place at the Avrill's Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, Montana. 

 

Captured with Transition Productions. Episode due to air in July 2017. 


montana department of tourism: "MONTANA TV" SERIES  

episodes 6-9

http://www.visitmt.com/campaign/montana-tv.html

Elements Mixed Media pulled together a great group of visual artist to create these Montana TV episodes on behalf of the Montana Department of Tourism. Many of our aerials have been integrated into the following featured episodes, with a few more due to release over the next few months. 

Episode 6: "Alpen Glow" starring Rachel Pohl, Montana athelete and artist
Episode 7: "In The Moment" starring Absaroka Dogsled Treks
Episode 8: "The Magic Place" starring The Great Northern Powder Guides
Episode 9: "Home Coming" starring speed flyer and outdoorsman Adam Majors
Episode 10: "Training Ground" starring founder of RIDGE Mountain Academy, Billy O'Donnell
Episode 11: "At Peace" starring Cricket Butler, founder of Whitefish Bike Retreat
Episode 12: Changing Currents" starring Brad Ludden of First Descents
Episode 13: "A Taste of Montana" starring Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana


national geographic channel: underworld, inc - fracking hell 

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/underworld-inc/episodes/fracking-hell/

"North Dakota's oil boom is beginning to bust but it's boosted the wave of crime that came with the rush. Underworld, Inc. delves into the dark side of the boom to expose the illegal hustles. It's soared sex, theft and violence that has turned boomers into criminals. We follow the boomtowners who live on the fringe of society, stealing and selling what they can until the boom returns. It's a fracking hell for the cops and campaigners trying to break their cycle of crime, and we must watch them work to crumble the underworld created by Bakken oil."

Being one of the more uncomfortable productions we've been on, this Fracking Hell episode shows the hardship of run-down oil boomer towns. Keep an eye open for various aerials integrated throughout the episode.

Aired October 14, 2015.


Glacier Sotheby's International Realty -
365 Delrey Road: 11,498sqft Montana Ranch for $26.7 Million

http://www.wsj.com/articles/nhl-investor-bill-foley-lists-montana-ranch-for-26-7-million-1482959766

http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-758-c65fv3/365-delrey-rd-whitefish-mt-59937-whitefish-mt-59937

Bill Foley, the longtime deal maker and an investor in the NHL's newest franchise, has listed his 21-acre Montana Ranch for $26.7 million, said listing agent Ross Pickert with Glacier Sotheby's International Realty. Hand hewn timbers, native stone and the finest finishes provide a warm and inviting home. Significant entertainment options with billiards room, home theatre, fitness room, and wine room. Privacy abounds on 21 forested acres with nearly 1/4 mile of lakeshore. A creek and pond lie near the 3 guest cabins. Lakeside day cabin enhances the extensive outdoor living areas. It's no surprise this listing was featured in the Wall Street Journal!

 

More examples of our Real Estate Videography:


Northwest montana fair and rodeo 2016

http://nwmtfair.com/

Experience the excitement, heritage, and culture of NW Montana at the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo in Kalispell, Montana. With 115 years of tradition, the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo comes alive each year in August featuring three nights of PRCA Rodeo action, huge concerts, carnival rides galore, and great fair food. Join in the fast paced excitement of Relay Races or the Demolition Derby. The heart of the NW Montana Fair is over 8,000 exhibits showcasing the interest, talent, and passion of our regional residents. We hope you enjoy this promotional video we captured for this event in August 2016!


Seaplane wedding - shot entirely by drone

Mark and Michelle held their wedding at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake on July 22, 2016. This lovely bride flew a beautifully restored seaplane in to meet her groom. Evening reception was held at Stillwater Landing in Whitefish, Montana.

 

All shots captured on DJI Inspire Pro X5 quadcopter.


Variety Magazine (april 2016 ISSUE)
"Game of Drones: How to Stay Safe" features interview and photos OF Birds Eye of Big Sky

http://variety.com/2016/artisans/production/filming-with-drones-hollywood-1201756898/

" Matt Ragan loves telling directors how his drone can follow a car down the street at eye level in a tight shot, like a dolly without rails, then rise into the air like a crane, and soar into the sky like a helicopter. “That seamless transition is something they really eat up,” says Ragan, an entrepreneur who launched Birds Eye of Big Sky, a company that provided drones to scout for “The Revenant,” among other films. "

Check out the article online or read the extended version in our photos above.


Visitor exhibits in association with boston productions inc:

American Battle Monuments Commission's Meuse-Argonne and Flanders Field Cemetery: Visitor Center Video
Minuteman Nuclear Launch Facility National Historic Site in South Dakota: Visitor Center Video
New York Power Authority: "POWER UP!" 4D Simulator Ride
Indianapolis Zoo: Dolphin Show Introduction Video


private commercial UAV training for quadrocopter.com:

Navy Special Ops Team
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Vitae Sessions
Skylark Aerials
Arrowdata
Bowhead Support
Cox Communications
eGarage
Sierra Light Productions
Soupfactory Digital
Running Pony
PPS Group
Grey Area Productions
M2 pictures
Pilotage Hobby NYC
24fps Productions