A2CofC drone videography qualification

Like most good videographers based in London, you want to utilise all the great tools available to you as a filmmaker.  This enables you to make the best videos and films for your clients.  We love using all kinds of different tools like GoPro cameras, gimbals for smooth video clips and motorised sliders for increased production value on interviews.  Another fantastic tool is of course drone videography.

A qualification to fly drones

Having an incredible aerial shot can give a super unique perspective to a video.  Sometimes drone videography is just what needed for the project.  With this in mind, I’ve finally got round to obtaining my A2CofC drone qualification.  This enables to fly drones safely in the A1 and A2 categories.  From learning how to do a risk assessment to understanding flight restriction zones this was absolutely essential knowledge.  It took me a couple of weeks of learning before finally passing the test with a 100% mark!  We now have full drone insurance and have even started using the drone on a few projects already.

Our choice for drone videography

We actually invested in a new drone before actually passing my course.  I opted for the DJI Mini 2.  The Mini 2 films in 4k and offers incredible image stabilisation.  The image quality is simply fantastic, especially as it films at 100mbps bit rate.  We’ve filmed on a couple of commercial projects already.  One on the coast filming for a climate change documentary series and the other in a school filming a school promo video.  Both very different situations but both scenarios, the Mini 2 delivered.  One of the best things for me about the Mini 2 is that it’s a C0 drone which means you can actually flyover people if it’s safe to do so.  This is because of its incredibly light weight design which comes in at under 250g.

We look forward to using our drone on many different projects moving forward and taking to the skies.


By Paul Bates, on Oct 19th, 2021, 0 Comments