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Speedway Racing with Flyweight Aerial Filming

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Today’s aerial filming has been loud, vibrant and thrilling! We’ve been to Foxhall Stadium to film the Ipswich Witches Speedway team in a do or die battle with the Newcastle Diamonds.  To say it was exciting would be a massive understatement! It was neck and neck throughout the evening, but the Witches emerged victorious. To say Flyweight Filming had any part in their victory may be wildly inaccurate, but whose to say we didn’t?

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As people who are fascinated with engines, massive velocity and spectacle, Speedway is right up our alley!  Actually, to be honest, any petrol head would be equally as impressed with the courage, grit and motor oil that is Speedway racing.

Aerial Filming

We were delighted to be asked to visit and take some exciting aerial footage for a promotional video for their website.  One of the fundamental advantages of using drone cameras is their ability to take breathtaking aerial images of the action below.  Unlike conventional ground based cameras, aerial filming affords a birds eye view of the unfolding drama on the ground.

On a warm September evening, we set up base in the infield at the Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich.  We arrived a good couple of hours before the meet  to set up, perform our preflight checks, meet the riders and  brief the staff.

Ipswich Witches

Hanging out with the riders, we had a good chat with Ben Barker, a star Witch! While expertly setting up his bike, he graciously answered our nerd-like incessant questioning about his career and machine.  He was more than happy to tell us all about his awesome bike, his love of speedway and team life in general. Despite a huge injury last year, he was back and firing on all cylinders!  We filmed a quick interview, and he was on his way.

ipswich-witches-logoAs the light began to fade it was time for the excitement to begin. Flood lights on, engines roaring, with the smell of petrol in the air, they were away!  Sideways round the bends, dust kicking out behind them, the riders were barely inches apart. From our aerial vantage point, the action looked absolutely awesome.  Nothing like a dust cloud to really enhance the spectacle.  Watching riders race around 300 metres of track in under 15 seconds, sliding through corners at high speed and risking life and limb was exhilarating to film.

After an evening of fast, furious, family entertainment, watching the unhinged speed round on bikes with no brakes, it was time to call it a day.  We set off with our footage in the can, feeling a little more manly for the experience.

The footage was edited the very next day and sent to the client for their approval.  If you would like Flyweight Filming to come and visit your race meet, race day, stadium practise of any other sporting event, call us today on 01277 200455 or contact us to find out more.


Flying into the Tornado with Flyweight Filming

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Here at Flyweight Filming,  we provide our clients with the very best in aerial imagery.  But beyond our skills as highly trained drone pilots, with top class editing know how, we also work alongside some super talented web developers to offer a multi disciplinary service to our clients.

That is why we are proud to work in association with Green Tornado Digital Creative Agency.  With many years experience, the guys and gals at Green Tornado specialise in producing high quality web sites for small to medium businesses throughout the UK. Much more than just a team of web developers, they provide their clients with everything they need from a small print campaign, right through to a multi faceted web page, with full branding and social media strategies included.

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Why recommend Green Tornado?

We like working with them.  They know the way we think, and also agree that offering first class customer service to every client is the key to long lasting success.  They also believe in the wealth of new media opportunities that aerial filming and photography can offer.  They know that our 4K digital cameras relay the very best quality images which makes for quality videos and images for both online and traditional media promotions.  They also appreciate that using drone footage is a safe and cost effective alternative to using large teams of camera crew, or expensive and potentially hazardous scaffolding when filming from above.

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 12.01.15Because we work alongside them, they know that we are a fully self contained unit and can arrive and be ready to film within minutes.  The footage we provide them with is magically transformed into well designed web sites, web apps, stunning graphic design and even posts for high end social media campaigns.

As fully certified CAA drone pilots based in Essex, we also understand how important it is to work alongside fellow local businesses. The quality of the work produced by Green Tornado and their professional approach to delivering finalised projects, precisely match our requirements of a digital agency.

If you are looking for first class drone photography or aerial footage, contact us today on 01277 200455 or click here to contact us by email.  We can even provide you with all the extras your campaign needs with some help from out friends at Green Tornado.