• Helicopter Heli Vancouver Red Dragon Filming

    Movi from a Helicopter

    HELICOPTER AERIALS: using our Movi’s to shoot from helicopter since there are some places drones shouldn’t go.

  • drone film operations training & seminars

    Training

    UA INSTRUCTIONS: Training & Seminars

  • RVRD friendly drone guys

    Your Friendly Drone Guys

    YOUR FRIENDLY DRONE GUYS: shooting films not our neighbors

  • Freefly MOVI red_dragon_movi_pl_motion_mount_cooke_min

    Handheld Movi

    MOVI STABILIZED GIMBALS: multiple modes like follow, remote  operated and we even have “Pan/Tilt Wheels”!

  • RVRD X8 Drone, UAV, Dragon, Anamorphic, Film, commercial

    Drones

    CUSTOM DRONES: Open permitted, fully insured, longest flight times (up to 90 minutes) and lifting capacity (up to 75lbs)

  • Mining Aerial, Drone, UAV LiDar Flir

    Mining

    MINING: assessments and surveying w/ Flir Thermal Camera and LiDar

  • RVRD Red Dragon Drone PL Oculus

    Red Epic Dragon

    RED DRAGON DRONES: 1 of our 5 – 40lbs heavy lift drones onset of Paramount’s “Monster”- Red Dragon, PL motion mount, Super Speeds, Movi & Tomahawk

  • revered cinema, rvrd, drone, uav, surveying, windmill, thermal imaging, lidar

    Structural Surveying

    STRUCTURAL SURVEYING: for windmills, bridges, building, retaining walls, etc via Flir or LiDar

  • Whale Drone Maui Hawaii Imax

    Imax Humpback

    WHALE OF A TIME: Imax/MacGillivray Freeman Films latest documentary due out in Imax theaters Spring 2015 (NOAA Permit Approved).

  • MAKE YOUR PRODUCTIONS SOAR: Drone shooting with the Red Dragon & Zeiss Super Speeds

    Awakening Balloon

    MAKING PRODUCTIONS SOAR: Drone shooting with the Red Dragon & Zeiss Super Speeds

  • Pano-phase-One-Hasselblad-D810

    Panoramic photography

    MARKETING: 1000+ megapixel panoramas w/ D810, Phase One , Hasselblad

  • RVRD Stills, Cinematography

    Ram Smoke

    EPK: Ram commercial featuring the Long Horn, Sam Elliot and a bunch of things blowing up (Behind the Scenes, VFX Plates & Stills)

About Us

RVRD is North Americas premiere remote aerial company; 30+ years film experience, “OPEN PERMITTED” throughout Canada by Transport Canada, fully insured, longest flight times, heaviest lifting capacities, in-house RED Dragon / Blackmagic 4K camera gear, Freefly Movi's, & custom designed Drones & Specialized RC Cars.

Revered Cinema specializes in heavy-lifting / low-altitude aerial cinematography with remote UAV-Drones & Movi stabilized gimbals for commercial, feature film, industrial & government applications. We are “OPEN PERMITTED” throughout Canada by Transport Canada, our gear is top of the line (Red Dragon, 2000ft+ wireless HD transmitter, remote focus w/ wheels, anamorphic lenses and zero post-stabilization). We have designed 5 UAV-Drones for 2014-15 to suit any application. Not only do we design & use our own UAV-Drones but also sell them worldwide to others that demand only the best in performance!

We also provide traditional film services like; camera operating, directing, dp’ing & creative. So when you are looking for a team, choose Revered Cinema; one of the most experienced & knowledgeable professionals around.

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Why use RVRD:

30+ years combined film experience on high-end commercial and feature film productions.
Design and build our UAV/Drone; not only for our productions but sell them worldwide as well.
One of the first UAV/Drone operation in the world to be asked to join the IATSE Film Union.
Only commercial UAV company  “Open Permit” w/ Transport Canada thought Canada meaning we govern and issue our own • permits immediately after a risk assessment by our team (other companies take up to 20-120 days to get permits)!
In-house equipment needed for any production (4 UAV/Drone systems, Red Dragon Camera w/ EF & PL Motion Mounts, Black Magic 4K’s, Multiple Movi M10 & M15’s, Preston Fiz, numerous Small HD Monitors, Paralinx Tomahawks, Generators, Trailer and the list goes on & on.
Partnered up with some of the best manufactures of film and electronic equipment in the world – (Black Magic, Small HD, Paralinx, Tiger Motors, KDE, Gensace, Dragonlink and more).

 

So please look around when choosing a “Low Altitude Aerial Team” and you will find we are one of, if not “the” most qualified teams with the most film experience around!


Q&A

• Do you have an Open Permit - Yes we have an “Open Permit” to operate in Canada anywhere at anytime (after we do a risk assessment) + we have additional permissions like: Night Operations, 150-400ft Height, and able to operate with zero prior notice depending on location. Others require an SFOC permit which can take 20-120 days to obtain w/ restrictions depending on location.
• What makes your drones different - Our UAV/Drones are NOT off the shelve rigs, we custom make/design our UAVs/Drone using the best/latest technology possible for the most demanding applications. The X8’s design with over/under motor/prop configuration act a mini gyro stabilizers and having high mass/low surface area cuts through wind making it the most stable design period! The design works so well you will start to see others using it.
• How large are the UAV/Drones and are they portable - We have a mobile trailer to be on set within any drivable location. For air transport, all UAV/Drones are collapsible designed and pack down quite small to travel anywhere in the world. Depending on the shots requirements we can fit everything needed into 2 pelican cases “well the largest case Pelican makes”.
• Why do you have 4 UAV/Drones (actually 5) - Each are custom/designed manufactured for specific filming environments. The “Ultra Heavy-lift X12-U” has the most lifting capacity allowed at 75lbs (due for release Fall 2014). Our “Extended X8-E” is one of a kind and currently has the longest flight times of any “model aircraft” UAV/Drone – the “Extended X8-E” with Flir Thermal Camera can achieve 90miutes of flight time. The “Compact X8-C” is our film workhorse due to its smaller size, flying a Red Dragon, Super Speed, HD Downlinks. The “Lite Weight H6-L” is for the special occasion when you want to get 4K shots in harsh weather. since its water resistant.
• What equipment can you fly with: Any camera under 5lbs (Red Dragon and smaller), any lens under 2.5lbs (some Ultra Prime’s and Anamorphic Lens, Remote Focus “under certain situations”), Long range HD Down-link for video village…
• Is the footage smooth - YES, we use the Freefly MOVI Gimbal which requires virtually ZERO post stabilization! For budget conscious production we offer Alexmos Gimbals which under curtain circumstances requires slight post stabilization.
• Do you provide video downlinks for video village - Yes, we provide Paralinx Tomahawk HD Long Range wireless downlinks which can achieve over 2000ft+ range without dropout and 1ms of latency. Client/agency monitors provided via Camera Cart – 2 HD “long range” and 2 SD “long range” live video feeds which can be daisy chained to as many monitors as needed.
Do you have Remote Wheels (Pan/Tilt) - Yes we have “Wheels” for DP / Camera operators who are used to traditional gimbal wheels rather than thumb or tray remotes.
• How long can we shoot - We use batteries in dual or quad configurations from 32,000-64,000Mah, and have enough to last all day in bursts of “10-20min w/ Dragon”, “15-30min w/ DSLR” and 60-90min w/ Flir” depending on configuration.
• Any wait between flights - Less than 5 minutes to swap out batteries/cards (every hour of flight requires a quick systems check).
• Flight distance and height - Line of sight 300ft, video feed to 2000ft, data link up to 2miles, 0-150 (up to 400ft height with airspace approval).
• How fast is it and can it fly in wind or rain - Top speeds are around 10m/sec depending on conditions – all of the rigs are specify designed to handle winds in around 15+ knots. We can also operate in light rain conditions and even snow.
• Can we change camera/lenses - YES, with a quick re-balancing which requires a few minutes down time for setup.
• Is it dangerous - It could be so we take every precaution for safety; GPS auto pilot, automated return to home, automated failsafe landing and giving safety meetings before shooting, lock-offs, etc.
• What if it has a prop or motor failure - Our coaxial rigs all have redundancy meaning if a prop/motor fails it will still fly and return safely
• How many people on the team - We have 6 members on the team (pilot, camera operator, co-pilot, safety tech) so we can rum multiple jobs.
• Are you insured - Yes we have our own production insurance covering all liability, property and equipment.

 

we fly dragon, bm4k, miro, c500  & more…

Services

We offer Drone services, Consulting, Stabilized Handhelds, Traditional Cinema / Photography, RC Car, Cablecam, Drone Sales to various industries "Film, Marketing, PR, Agriculture, Mining, Government, etc" using the latest in technology to capture data "6K Raw Video, High Megapixel Stills, Thermal Imaging, LiDar and more"...

DRONECINE.

Mazda, Drone, Cinematography, Red Dragon, C500FEATURES & COMMERCIALS

Aerial Cinematography using Red Dragon or any similar large camera, OPEN PERMITTED, fully insured and the most experience flying Reds.

DRONESTILLS.

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High Resolution Stills (50+Mp), Thermal Imaging and 3D LiDar for various markets – Realestate, Sports, Mining, Agriculture, Government, Etc.

HANDHELD.

moviMOVI STABILIZED GIMBALS
Movi M10 & M15’s have revolutionized filming. Use handheld, rigged, out of cars & helicopters + “wheels” for remote operation.

SPECIALIZEDRC.

rc-car-moviRC CAR & CABLE CAMS
1:5th RC Car (36×24″) that can drive a Red Dragon w/ Stabilized Gimbal up to 30mph and “Cablecams” for tight areas where our Drones can’t access.

UACONSULTING.

uav-drone-ua-consultingPROFESSIONAL ADVISE

We are experts in unmanned aerial technology, innovation and implementation; assisting businesses worldwide with their UA ventures.

MAKE YOUR CLIENTS REVERE YOU

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Meet the Team

We have 30+ years combined film production experience to bring onset. We own our cameras and equipment and know how to prep and operate virtually every camera made (Dragon, Phantom, Alexa, F5, Weisscam, C500, etc). You will be hard pressed to find a more experienced and professional team then Revered Cinema (RVRD).

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JASON TOTH
DP, Drone Pilot & Engineer
Jason has been involved in film since his early pro snowboard days filming with Warren Miller in Lake Tahoe. Though not as good as Derek at boarding “below”; he is one of many talents. Jason has been a compositor, compositing supervisor, onset VFX supervisor, commercial stills photographer, cinematographer and director. These skills helped Jason start two very successful post houses where Electronic Arts used his studios for some of their largest game franchises.

 

Jason has always been fascinated by making things… designs highend furniture, dabbles in interior design, builds aerial rigs to fly the largest of cameras and much more. Jason really enjoys helping clients bring their ideas to reality, being well versed in many disciplines makes it possible – cinematography, visual effects, directing & design.

 

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DEREK HEIDT
DP, Camera Operator

Derek has been working around cameras for most of his professional life. As one of the most photographed snowboarders of his time, he spent 15+ years traveling and working alongside the sports industry’s top photo/cinematographer’s, Warren Miller Films, and as an athlete in the 1998 Nagano Olympics.

 

After retirement from pro snowboarding, Derek focused his attention on a career in film & television. Derek oversaw marketing for Oakley eyewear, which included shooting their advertising photography. He has worked as an Assistant Camera on hundreds of tv shows, features and commercials. Derek also has 1000’s of hours working with specialized remote camera head systems on sets for Filmotechnic, which have given him invaluable training for RVRD’s camera gimbal’s.


 

Revered Cinema’s team also includes additional: Pilots, Camera Operators, Safety Techs to accommodate multiple bookings & locations.

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