Drone inspections for roof and gutter systems

A roof is vital for any residential or commercial building because it protects the structure from extreme weather conditions, heavy winds, and snow. A sustainable roof maintains and supports the structure of a building. Because it withstands the weather, a roof often suffers wear and tear over time. It deteriorates the structure and stability of the roof. It is important to use a regular roof inspection to avoid emergency repairs that result in major expenses. A commercial drone may decrease the need for man-hours to inspect the roof and overcome all of the difficulties associated with traditional inspection methods. A neglected gutter may also cause a decline in performance and cause water ingression. Regular checks are needed to avert a number of issues.

Reduced manpower, equipment, and time demands are just a few of the benefits associated with using drones. Because of this, we can perform a comprehensive inspection in a brief amount of time. We can also save money by avoiding the expense of labor and climbing gear. Drones help in numerous ways to save money, which would otherwise be unattainable using conventional methods. We can avoid safety risks by using drones in lieu of traditional inspection methods. Using traditional methods to examine roofs and gutters requires physical personnel to be physically present at a working location. The drone can prevent any damage to a roof or gutter by eliminating the need for personnel to walk on the roof.

Drone inspections of roof and gutter systems for your commercial or residential property.
Drone inspections of roof and gutter systems for your commercial or residential property.

A roof inspection using drones allows us to inspect every corner and every difficult-to-reach spot. Using drones, we can collect data using high-definition images and videos. When we inspect a roof using drones, we can examine a wider region without the risk of being at a higher elevation. We can also avoid physical damage that may occur with traditional inspection methods. As a result, we can identify defects including buckling, missing or damaged shingles, and gaps in the roof. It is critical to detect these issues as soon as possible to avoid potential risks and expenses. Blocked pipes, broken joints, rusty, corroded, or undesirable plant growth can all be spotted with regular gutter inspections.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Why You Should Consider Drone Video and Photography for Your Live Events

Aside from the obvious benefits of being able to shoot photos and videos from the air, drones provide a new dimension of visual storytelling for live events. The ability to capture shots that are otherwise unattainable—and the flexibility to get them quickly—is what sets drone video and photography for live events apart from other aerial videos. Whether you’re shooting small concerts, private corporate events or large public gatherings, incorporating drone video and photography into your production can greatly enhance your final product.

Why Are Drones Great for Live Events?

Aerial photography and videography is still a relatively new practice, and using drones for live events is even newer. So why should you consider using them for your next gig? Here are just a few reasons why drone video and photography are an awesome addition to your live event production. Live events are unscripted, unpredictable and fast-moving. Drones allow you to be flexible, adaptable and quickly respond to changing circumstances. This is essential in live events because you never know what’s going to happen. You can’t be over-prepared; it’s just not practical. Drones allow you to capture shots you would never be able to get any other way. They provide a fresh perspective that is both exciting and dramatic. Just one or two shots from a drone can make your entire production stand out. Drones are also a great way to shoot aerial B-roll as well as get different angles on elements within your scene without having to place yourself in dangerous or uncomfortable positions.

Small FPV Drone for outside and inside events

What Type of Drone Should You Use for Live Events?

Simply put, if you’re using a drone at a live event, you want the best quality footage you can get. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all drone for all situations, so you want to find the drone that’s best for your needs. There are many different options for drones, but you should always consider a professional drone with a licensed pilot. For the best possible footage, you should fly with a professional-grade drone. These drones are designed to be as operator-friendly as possible and have a lot of built-in features that improve image quality, stability and ease of use. You’ll also need an FAA Part 107 commercial drone license to fly these drones in public.

Outside drone footage for BJC employee event

Drone Footage Options

If you don’t have a plan for the footage you shoot from the drone, you’re wasting a great opportunity. Here are a few ways you can use drone footage in your live event production. – B-Roll: B-roll is any shot that’s not the primary subject of a scene. This can include shots of the venue, the crowd, etc. Using a drone for B-roll footage is a great way to add variety and visual interest to your shots. – Cutaways: Cutaways are images that are used to transition from one scene to the next. They provide a quick visual reference to build continuity throughout your production. You can also use drone B-roll as cutaways to build a visual story throughout your video. – Close-Ups: Using a drone to get close-up shots of your main subjects is a great way to bring them to life and showcase the emotion behind them. You can also use a drone to get close-up shots of props, special effects and more to add a different perspective to your scene.

Drone Video and Photography Basics

With the footage you’ve shot (and perhaps the B-roll you’ve collected), it’s time to start editing. Capturing visually stunning footage is great, but it means nothing if you can’t edit it into a compelling story. Here are a few tips for editing drone video and photography into a great live event production. – Build a visual story: Visual storytelling is an essential part of any live event production, but it’s even more important when using drone video and photography. You want to build a visual story that makes your audience feel something—whether it be excitement, awe or something else. – Keep it short: While you want to take advantage of the unique opportunity to use drone video and photography at your live event, you also don’t want to overdo it. Use color, contrast and movement: There’s a lot you can do with editing to make your drone video and photography pop. Use color contrast to create visual interest. Use movement to draw attention to specific elements. – Tell a story: While you want each shot to be visually stunning, they should all tell a larger story. Every element of your production should be there to move your audience in some way.

Call on our crew to get the job done right and safely.

Drones are a great addition to any live event production. They allow you to quickly get shots that would otherwise be impossible. Make sure you’re using the best possible drone for your needs and you’ll be able to create some truly stunning footage. With great footage, you can create visually stunning videos that will stand out among the competition.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone services for creative multimedia and marketing communications.

We produce original content for any industry that has an idea to develop, a product to promote, or a story to share. Providing captivating footage from all angles! We’ve been in the advertising and entertainment field since 1982, our pilots are extremely skilled in giving you the shot you require. Licensed and Insured, we are ready when you are.

From movie scenes to documentaries, commercials and music videos, the aerial and wide-angle shots that our crew captures are perfect for your next multimedia project.

We take a critical and creative look at the overall project uses which may include print, video, social, web and broadcast television. It is our goal to always help you build your library of multimedia assets so they can be used in any future platform.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Aerial FLIR Thermal Building Inspections | Investigate Roof Leak Problems

Drones make roof inspections safer, faster, and more efficient by reducing the need for dangerous treks up and across rooftops. Drones equipped with thermal and visible cameras can more easily track down moisture under roof membranes or find indications of missing or damaged insulation.

This allows the roofer or roof inspector to determine which sections are performing well, and which need further investigation. They may still need to get up on the roof and use traditional (often destructive) test methods to quantify the extent of a problem, but the overall time needed from initial scan to diagnosis is greatly reduced.

Adding thermal imaging cameras to drones allows inspectors to scan large areas for moisture trapped underneath roof membranes, and look for the effects of structural issues such as missing insulation. The presence of water and the absence of insulation can both cause changes to the surface temperature of the roof. The thermal camera detects this temperature difference and displays it as colors—for example, dark tones indicating cold moisture or light tones indicating heat escaping through the uninsulated roof. Finally, the camera does not require visible light, so flights can take place at night or in areas that are shadowed.

FLIR, an industry leader in thermal imaging cameras, manufactures several types of thermal cameras that are both drone-agnostic and plug-and-play with systems made by DJI Innovations. Our gear will help you find potential leakage issues in your building.

Building owners and inspectors practicing commercial drone inspections can recoup the cost fairly quickly.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Create Accurate Industry Reports with our Drone services.

Drone Mapping for Mining & Quarries – Stockpile Inventory Management
Make planning and fulfillment decisions with more accurate, timely information to avoid waste and recognize revenue faster. Measure stockpiles more often for a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Report the total quantity and value of materials on site. Export all drone data easily to your recording systems.

Aerial Site Intelligence for Surveying & Construction
Site Surveys – Turn aerial images into new Business Insights. Understand what’s happening and make better decisions with drone data. Track and communicate progress at any stage.

St Louis Construction Drone Crews

Insurance Inspections Better Data – In Dramatically Less Time!
Whether you’re inspecting a new building or investigating an insurance claim, it’s important to capture accurate data quickly. Drone mapping is a powerful new tool for inspection — allowing you to safely and easily capture a high-resolution aerial view of a site in minutes.

Drone Mapping for Mining & Quarries – Stockpile Inventory Management
Make planning and fulfillment decisions with more accurate, timely information to avoid waste and recognize revenue faster. Measure stockpiles more often for a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

Roofing Inspections
Accurately Generate Roof Reports & Models! Roof reports provide square footage, roof features, pitch, surface area, and slope.

Back in the office, or out in the field, it’s easy to analyze your aerial high-fidelity reconstructions of sites, make measurements and share comments to help you make better and faster decisions.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone Video Production | Cahokia Mounds | Documentary Film Scouting

Location scouting is about more than just finding the right room or park for a specific scene. Location scouting allows key members of the crew to walk through the space they want to shoot in and ensure it not only looks great but can support the needs of the shooting crew and cast. Below is a scouting project for a film documentary about the St. Louis region. Some of the imagery was shot to incorporate into the final film production.

Is the shoot a period piece? Does it take place in a certain kind of park in a certain part of the world? What elements does the writer describe being included in the space the scene takes place? What time of day is it supposed to be?

Film scouting by drone

Carefully review every part of the script so that you can go into your location scout with a solid picture of exactly what kind of location you’ll need for each scene you’re planning to shoot. Drone and ground scouting will help you get the best shots for your video or film production.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St. Louis Drones | Filming Crews | Editing

Our St. Louis drone videographers and camera crews can assist your company with any video production projects. We assist with large corporate projects, special events in St. Louis, documentaries, live sports, real estate and much more. We are your one stop shop for high quality aerial video production, editing and delivering throughout the St. Louis and surrounding areas.

st louis drones aerial video and photography

Many companies like to describe the working environment and how their products are made but talking about it can only get you so far. Our drone fly-through videos will record a unique viewpoint to show everyone how what your culture looks like physically and how you produce your product in an environmentally and labor friendly manner. It can be effective with your team in their workspace, your production facility, shipping facility, placement of your product in major retailers or demonstrating your products outside. 

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Commercial strip mall drone video crew.

Using a drone allows you to show the full action in real-time as opposed to a sequence of shots edited to mimic the action, it’s basically like adding a third dimension. This alone makes it a great way for a business to showcase their products; particularly in industries like agriculture, construction, commercial real estate, sports and any other situation that can be enhanced by taking advantage of this new and increasingly popular way to capture video.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis drones visual and data documentation for demolition of buildings and structures.

Drone Use in Demolitions

Drones have become an innovative technology in the demolition industry due to their ability to monitor demolition sites, collect data, take photos, and send the data to project managers.

Beyond aerial imagery, implementing drone technology is now used throughout the entire demolition lifecycle: initial site surveys, estimating costs, delivering volumetric measurements, identifying layout accuracy, and more.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone Infrared Inspection and Moisture Investigation for Commercial Buildings and Residential Homes.

Do you have a roof leak that you cannot find? Have a portion of the home or building that is much colder? Leaking corners? We can help. We can use a FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) camera to investigate. Images or video of your commercial building and site can be accomplished with our drone. Also we can document your building conditions for moisture with our infrared camera and moisture meter.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone Photography and Video Production Services for St Louis

Aerial Drone Shooting and editing commercial and residential real estate is one of our specialties.

We understand that sometimes a standard video edit, or simple photo footage is not enough to peak a potential client’s interest…

So we specialize in editing your videos with custom “callouts” and high end creative graphics to establish neighboring properties and businesses, local demographics and info a high end video that will compel your audience.

st louis commercial real estate drone photography

We can capture footage both inside and from the air. We can also make orthomosaic maps of the property with an astonishing level of detail.

drone thermal industrial roof

Many of our first jobs were residential real estate listings, combing the brokerages around town, looking for those first jobs as drone pilots.

We’ve got packages to fit whatever your marketing budget may be.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

3D Orthomosaic Mapping and FLIR Thermal Imaging

Orthomosaic Imagery

Drone Aerial Mapping

Map out your manufacturing plant, or your property to check for elevation, draining or highlight specific areas and show them in 3D.

Othomosaic is perfect for all of the above.  It consolidates numerous pictures into a single, highly detailed one you can zoom in on any part.

Drone Infrared and Thermal Imaging

We’re sUAS Thermography Level I certified and can provide you the drone infrared photos and/or videos of your plant location of property

Matrice 200 SUV Drone

Obstacle Avoidance – A robust Flight Autonomy system with front, bottom and upper sensors detects and avoids obstacles while enabling precision hovering so that you can fly with confidence.

Anti-Collision Beacon

Equipped with new top and bottom anti-collision beacons, the V2 drones are visible at night or in lowlight conditions, making operation in less than ideal conditions safer.

DJI AirSense

With a built-in ADS-B receiver, the DJI AirSense technology enhances airspace safety by automatically providing the operator with real-time information about nearby airplanes and helicopters.

Thermal FLIR

Join our next generation of commercial drone solutions with the XT2.

Pairing the FLIR Tau 2 thermal sensor and 4K visual camera with

DJI’s leading stabilization and machine intelligence technology,

the XT2 quickly transforms aerial data into powerful thermal insights

that save time, money – and lives.

 

Create Orthomosaic Maps

Orthomosaics are large, map-quality images made by combining aerial photos that have been orthorectified, or corrected for lens distortion, camera tilt, perspective, and topographic relief.

 

Use our drone imagery to generate high-resolution 2D maps and 3D models.  We’ll capture aerial images ideal for your type of project, process and generate orthomosaic maps and 3D models, and allow you to use your maps to measure distance, area, and volume.

Drone Video – Downtown Arch for Cable TV Broadcast

We often are called upon to shoot for producers around the country for St Louis Aerial Footage.  So we have to do it creatively and properly.  We know the best times and the safest areas for best visual advantages.  We are licensed and fully insured.   We’ve shot for CNN, CBS, TBS, NBC and other large and small broadcasters.  We’ve shot hundreds of segments for documentaries and programs about St Louis.  And yes, we’re approved to shoot at night as well.  We can help you too!

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

st louis drones aerial filming and photography

Yes we have the technique and safety features to fly indoors as shown in this video.
Take your filming to a new level of creativity, innovation and professionalism with our world-class highly versatile aerial crews and state-of-the-art equipment.


Our range of specialists not only have the skills you need, but also the right attitude, personality and experience to satisfy the demands of your production schedule, no matter how challenging.

From some of the best camera operators and technicians in the business to highly accomplished pilots and ground crew all experienced in working across a wide variety of production settings, we have the right crew for you all backed up by a knowledgeable crew operations and safety teams.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone Photography and Video for Construction and Insurance Documentation

Get premium quality aerial photos & video captured by one of our vetted and experienced professional drone photographers. We provide our pilots with necessary training to get it right the first time and on time.

We take the time necessary to understand your business objectives prior to launching any project. We understand that not all projects and properties are alike and that a cookie-cutter template won’t always work for you.

We provide rock-solid aerial filming for business marketing, sports & events, film & TV and much more. Ultra smooth 4K film is an essential asset to any video production.

Drones, airplanes and helicopters st louis aerial photographers

Our UAV’s are capable of viewing difficult to reach locations that can be considered expensive, dangerous, or even impossible to approach by manned inspection teams.

We shoot with drones, airplanes and helicopters depending upon what you actually need from your aerial imagery.

Aerial photography has been a part of real estate marketing for a long time; however, these views have traditionally been captured from helicopters and have been reserved for only the most expensive listings. Drones have significantly reduced the cost of aerial photography and has made its beautiful output affordable to all.

st louis drones construction progress verification

Track and monitor construction progress and showcase your completed project with stunning aerial imagery. Drone photos and videos are perfect for capturing everything going on at a construction site, from big machinery to indoor facilities to all the hard work that goes on from start to finish.  They love us on the job site. We can document construction through all its phases from the air, ground and dedicated timelapse boxes we install, powered by the sun, and streaming live to your private account for monitoring. Nothing like watching an entire year of sweat, blood and tears rise up from the ground in 30 seconds. We offer interior, exterior and aerial photography and video coverage for projects of all sizes and construction timelines.

Drones can play a part at all the stages of the insurance documentation lifecycle. They can be used to gather data before a risk is insured, to help in preventative maintenance, and to assess damage after an event. While there can be cost savings in using drones instead of a workforce, there are other benefits:

st louis drones insurance documentation

* Images of the property to be insured can be obtained prior to providing cover.
* Claims assessors’ safety is improved, and they can complete their work quicker when using a drone to inspect a building.
* In case of a disaster or catastrophe, a drone can provide feedback on the extent of the damage long before the site is safe or accessible.
* Turnaround time on claims can be reduced.

Risk management will become increasingly predictive rather than reactive. Drones can be used to quantify risk and design mitigations, something that is especially needed by reinsurers in these times of climate change and the extreme weather it generates. Preventative maintenance will still be carried out by field workers, but they will be spared the risks of working at height and exposure to toxic gases and radiation by using a drone to perform the inspection.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Aerial Photography and Aerial Video Production

St Louis Drones aerial photography brings you high-quality, custom and stock aerial photography for use in commercial real estate, construction progress, business location footprints, and much more!  Give impact to your marketing with a selection of our aerial photos, combined with architectural ground photography, exteriors and interiors.  It’s the best way to showcase your property and its advantages.

Commercial Real Estate Photography
Demonstrate the value of your property with aerial angles and views. Depict existing tenants, anchor retailers, location features and more.

Business Photography
Get aerial footage of your location, products, and special events in stunning 4K HD clarity. Show your customers views of your properties and products and give them reason to love you more.

General Motors Wentzville, Wall Mural

Residential Real Estate Photography
Prospective home buyers come to showings equipped with more information than ever before and often have tentatively concluded which home they want to purchase before ever even setting foot in a house or speaking with you.  Because this technology is only now becoming available to all, most home listings still don’t feature aerial photos or videos, thus creating a tremendous opportunity for you to stand apart from other agents and influence clients early.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Aerial Drone Video for Commercials and Movie Production

The Inspire has a curved lens design which eliminates distortion, and the 20mm focal length opens up your shots to a remarkably wide angle without that fish-eye look.  The camera shoots video at 4K, 4096 x 2150 High Definition.

The 3-axis gimbal constantly draws on data fed by the intelligent flight controller, so it knows the aircraft’s flight parameters and computes the proper motion correction every millisecond.  Such precision is only possible because of the ultra-fast, custom-made processor that is unique to the Inspire gimbal. Operating at speeds that allow the gimbal to compensate for motion and tilt in real-time, this processor controls motors on all three axes: yaw, tilt, and roll.  All resulting in very smooth and  completely stable shots.

st louis drone photograph of Chase Park Plaza

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Drone Photography and Video Production

St Louis Drones is a fully insured aerial cinematography company offering professional photography and video for the St Louis and Midwest region.

Our drones use the latest safety and technology in aerial cinematography.

Drone Services strive on safely capturing aerial footage that will highlight your unique vision and produce stunning visuals from a diverse perspective. We offer cost efficient drone packages that enable our clients to obtain aerial footage where it once would have been too expensive.

Safety is always our first priority. Our drones are operated by experienced pilots and camera operators. For safety and quality, we shoot with a two-man crew, and we are fully insured.  We adhere to FAA guidelines.  Our pilot always keeps visual contact with the drone, while our navigator guides and directs the shot.

We’ve been in the photography and video production business since 1982 and we have been shooting aerials also just as long but through more conventional means.

Employee group photography in shape of the company logo with a drone.

Whether shooting your home, commercial property, or 45-acre campus, we can fit you with the right equipment and professional operator to achieve stunning aerial photography and video.

Our gear, like our crew, is top of the line. We can provide the tools you need for the shots you require.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Aerial Video

Filming video scenes with a drone lets us capture breathtaking aerial shots that add visual excitement to your production. The perspective of a drone – whether a high, wide angle aerial or a closer, more intimate shot – provides a sense of motion and grandeur that was previously limited to large budget projects that could include very expensive helicopter shots.

More and more of our clients in the corporate, academic and nonprofit arenas want to include drone shots in their videos because drone shots can do so many things:

St louis drone aerial video and photography

Show the historic nature of your building
Show the majesty of your landscape
Give an overview of a very large setting (a construction site, a football stadium, a multi-building campus, etc.)
Create an epic feeling
Set a particular emotional tone

We learn everything about your organization and your goals for your video. We collaborate with you to create the best possible ideas to meet those goals. From writing to filming, from studio sessions to location shoots, from animation to editing, everything you need is here, under one roof.

Each member of our team possesses a multitude of video production strengths, and our award-winning work confirms those strengths. Our portfolio demonstrates diversity in content and style. We create video and animation across the corporate, academic, healthcare, retail, and non-profit categories, to name just a few.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Arch stock footage | Drone Aerials


St Louis Arch Stock Aerial Photography and Video. We have an abundant assortment of aerials for you. In many instances, we can shoot requested footage for a reasonable price also. St Louis Drones is a fully insured aerial cinematography company offering professional photography and video for the St Louis and Midwest region. Our drones use the latest safety and technology in aerial cinematography.
Drone Services strive on safely capturing aerial footage that will highlight your unique vision and produce stunning visuals from a diverse perspective. We offer cost efficient drone packages that enable our clients to obtain aerial footage where it once would have been too expensive. Safety is always our first priority.

St Louis Arch Stock Photography and Video

Rob Haller 314-604-6544
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St Louis Drone Cinematography Specialists

St Louis Drones has become one of the most respected names in the drone business. Our clients include the biggest names in their respected industries, many of them repeat customers and referrals. Our drone aerial services include, aerial cinematography for film, television and commercials; video backgrounds for 3D architectural illustration and visualization; and video marketing for real estate.

Our drones carry some of the industries best cameras, and for that reason we never cut corners when it comes to the equipment we fly. With a fleet of drones and several back-ups. We are 100% SELF-CONTAINED WITH A FULL COMPLIMENT OF GEAR.

Don’t trust your production with a start-up company jumping in on the drone craze, call us today and let’s talk about how we can bring our amazing tools and skills to your production.

James Adkins discussing flight plans with Dave Topping Mike Haller Rob Haller and William H Macy – The Layover – Movie – St Louis Drones

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Give your golf course a Drone check-up!

The green shows the healthy areas of the course.  The yellow areas document the unhealthy areas that need attention.  The red areas show vegetation dormancy, roads, dirt and buildings.

Our NDVI Drone camera has the ability to decipher differences of up to three-hundredths of a degree Celsius. The thermal image is then scaled down to a narrow temperature spectrum and a color palate is applied to assess the variation.
With these images, you can see the problem areas of the golf course, and then go out and address these specific areas.

Call us today to review your project requirements.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Aerial Video and Photography | Drone Specialists

We specialize in unique story telling through aerial media & virtual reality video production.

We work with ad agencies, real estate developers, marketing agencies, and film/video producers.

Safety is our number one priority, we FAA Safe To Fly.  We are 333 Exempt, Registered Part 107 and fully insured.

We also have full video editing and video production capabilities to create some rather remarkable finished videos, including on-camera talent, voice-overs, music, animation and type on screen.

Two person flight crew drone aerial photography.

Two person flight crew drone aerial photography.

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Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer
314-604-6544

St Louis Drone Photographer

Drone aerial photography from St Louis Drones provides high quality Drone and ground photography and video services for virtually anyone needing a bird’s eye view.  We operate throughout St Louis, Missouri and Southwestern Illinois.

We work by examining your visual media needs from a marketing perspective and providing you with photographs that are designed to bring customers and clients from the internet to your door. Utilizing drone photography we are also able to provide you with the unique perspective offered by low level aerial imaging.

St Louis Drones is fully insured and FAA Certified for Commercial Drone operations.

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Hotel Restaurant Marketing Communications | St Louis Aerial Filming

Due to their size drones are able to fly into areas that were once not possible. They can fly from only a few feet off of the ground to 400 feet in the air as one long continuous shot, while panning and framing a chosen subject.  With our unique filming tools our crew can video tape aerial views inside a room and out through a window or door, giving the aerial film makers a very unique shot.

St Louis Drone Navigator and Pilot.  Certified and fully insured.

St Louis Drone Navigator and Pilot. Certified and fully insured.

Drones can 360-degree rotate on the spot, move left, right up or down, all at the touch of the pilot’s command, while giving the navigator total autonomy to position the camera to frame the perfect shot.

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St Louis Aerial Video Production – Drones in Luxury Home Marketing

Using drone videos and photos to market your properties shows prospective sellers that you take advantage of every opportunity to make their property look awesome – and to stand out.

The visual advantages of camera drones have most impacted the way that expensive luxury homes are presented on the MLS and on agent’s websites.

Buyers of multi-million dollar homes often shop online first, so they expect high-quality photography and video in the online listing or they won’t bite.

It’s hard to argue that in the luxury property market, drone photography has upped the real estate marketing game in a big way.

St Louis Drone Video and Photography for Million Dollar Homes.

St Louis Drone Video and Photography for Luxury Homes.

Whether it’s to highlight the waterfront view, a gorgeous garden, or a really cool swimming pool, aerial drone photography captures the beauty and the utility of a home far better than ground-based photography or video can.

Rob Haller
314-604-6544
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Creating value from drone-captured 3D data is where future aerial stands out from the crowd.

Our experts use the latest technology to create photo-realistic 3D point-cloud and mesh models of structures and landscapes, which are interactive, high-resolution and highly accurate. This allows us to create model data that is of real use to our customers and not simply a bit of eye-candy.

Safe to Fly 333 exemption. Two person drone crew.

Safe to Fly 333 exemption. Two person drone crew.

Visual Inspections become:

MORE EFFICIENT. Space and structure can be modelled in immense detail once and then reviewed and re-reviewed indefinitely thereafter. With traditional inspections, the inspection team would need to revisit the site if the initial pass was not satisfactory

QUICKER. Drones can cover surfaces or structures  faster than traditional methods

CHEAPER. Avoid costs associated with engaging traditional inspections teams, associated equipment and insurance costs.

COMPARABLE to previous traditional and 3d modelled inspections. A 3D model created from drone-captured data is a photo-realistic, point-in-time copy of the subject space or structure. Mapping changes over time is made possible in a way never achievable before.

MEASURABLE. Our 3D models are accurate.  Engineers, Architects, Planners can measure structures and landscapes, the height of stockpiles or the depth of excavations to a degree of accuracy acceptable to regulatory bodies and inspectors.

3D mapping and surveying become:

POSSIBLE in areas where manned aircraft borne LiDAR is not suitable

CHEAPER. Avoid costs associated with engaging traditional methods, associated equipment and insurance costs. Drone based 3D modelling is up to 5x cheaper than LiDAR for areas under 60km2*

COMPARABLE to previous traditional and 3D modelled surveys. In effect, a 3D model created from drone-captured data is a photo-realistic, point-in-time-copy of the subject (space of structure). Mapping changes over time is made possible in a way never possible before.

MEASURABLE. Our 3D models are accurate.  3D Game Designers, Surveyors and planners can use our 3D models to develop realistic simulations of current and proposed structures for use in Games, Environmental analysis among many industries

Rob Haller
314-604-6544
stlouisdrones@gmail.com

St Louis Drones | Belleville Memorial Hospital Tour | Commercial Advertising

Some wonderful opening sunrise video shots with our Cinematography camera on our Inspire Drone with 4K video.  Our clients were as pleased as our team was with the creative visual results.

Drone aerials add a unique blend of imagery for just about any type of marketing or training production.  FAA Certified, Two Person Crew for safer and better aerial results.

st louis aerial drone crew

Fly safely and get better images with an FAA Certified Two Person Crew! We specialize in commercial video production and photography for marketing, advertising commercials and training.

Rob Haller
314-604-6544
stlouisdrones@gmail.com

Drone Aerial Photography and Video Production

MC Industrial is adding prefabricated modules utilizing a 2,500-ton crane to support the installation.

MC Industrial is adding prefabricated modules utilizing a 2,500-ton crane to support the installation.

Dave Topping and Rob Haller shot aerial video production and still photography for a full day in Pekin Illinois.  We utilized the Inspire Drone with 4K video camera resolution and 12 MP still images.  And no, those clouds appearing as smoke from the stack were captured in real time and not added later.  Sometimes a lucky photographer is the best to hire, LOL.

MC Industrial Performing Plant Upgrades for NRG’s Largest Power Plant in Illinois

MC Industrial, Inc. has been selected by NRG, a Fortune 250 utility leader, for environmental upgrades at the Powerton Generating Station in Pekin, IL, a 1536 MW plant with the capacity to power more than 1.2 million average homes. The plant upgrades are a part of NRG’s  investment to modernize its Illinois coal fleet and dramatically reduce emissions.

Along with the AQCS retrofit, the second upgrade involves an Ash Handling and Precipitator Installation project. With the goal of meeting an aggressive outage window, MC Industrial is performing a prefabricated modules ground strategy utilizing a 2,500-ton crane to support the installation.

314-604-6544
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Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

Drone Aerial Video Production for Live Events

We have safely documented hundreds of live events!   St Louis Drones is a Video Production and Photography company. We are a small firm that has been in the photography and video business since 1982. In the past we’ve shot traditional aerials, but over the past two years we have logged many thousands of hours with our aerial drones.
We have our 333 exemption from the FAA as Safe-To-Fly. We adhere to all FAA guidelines. For safety and quality, we shoot with a two-man crew, and we are fully insured. Our pilot always keeps visual contact with the drone, while our navigator guides and directs the shot.
The Inspire has a curved lens design which eliminates distortion, and the 20mm focal length opens up your shots to a remarkably wide angle without that fish-eye look. The camera shoots video at 4K, 4096 x 2150 High Definition.

Safely drone document your live events.

Safely drone document your live events.

314-892-1233
stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

St Louis Drones Residential Real Estate Marketing

An aerial view provides so much when it comes to persuading a potential buyer to a property.  When the buyer can see the entire property as well as the surrounding landscape and environment around the property, they can get a much better idea of the area as a whole.

Still shots just do not provide this information because of their limited scope.  A still shot might show you a particular feature of a property, but it cannot provide context in terms of where that picture is situated on the property and how the abundance of features around the property look together.  Take the example of a pool.  If a pool is on a property, it is often displayed on current real estate sites in the form of a still shot of some water.  What the viewer doesn’t see from that photo is the size of the pool, the features around it, where it is situated on the property, and how it is woven with the rest of the landscape.

St Louis Drones aerial photography - reviewing aerial pictures on a digital tablet with a drone rotor and radio control transmitter,

St Louis Drones aerial photography – reviewing aerial pictures on a digital tablet with a drone rotor and radio control transmitter,

With an aerial video, questions like those posed above can be answered in a visual way.  Now, the viewer, wondering if he can see the pool from his back patio, can see the answer in the video.

314-892-1233
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Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

Drone Building Inspections St Louis

We started flying the Inspire for a recent project and soon discovered the GPS was lacking in this particular area of tall buildings.  So we decided to go back to our first flying tool the Phantom and pulled the GoPro camera and modified it with an extension to view the outer perimeter of the building area.  The goal was to find the source of a few well hidden leaks.  In addition the tuck pointing on this building was recently completed so the new leaks were a surprise to all involved.

The first image is the jpeg from the raw shot which we enlarged quite a bit.

St Louis Building Inspection with Drone camera

St Louis Building Inspection with Drone camera

The second photograph with the red arrow, pinpoints the particular leaks.

Leaking area of building as shown by drone camera.

Leaking area of building as shown by drone camera.

All in all the project was a success, the building management team was quite pleased with the quick and economical findings.

Rob Haller

314-604-6544

stlouisdrones@gmail.com

 

St Louis Commercial and Residential Real Estate Drone Photography and Video.

We can handle your aerial image capture needs from start to finish. No matter how tricky the shot, we can capture it safely and on schedule.

Video and Movie Producers Love Our Drone Team – Often our drones can augment the use of jibs and camera cranes. Fly through narrow areas, city streets or natural obstructions, where a full-size helicopter cannot access safely. Our flying camera platforms give the Director or Director of Photography stunning shots only dreamed of previously.

We love what we do. To us, this is not a job but a passion for capturing awe inspiring imagery.

We have multiple camera platforms that can carry cameras as small as a GoPro ™ and as big as a twin Red Epic’s (aerial 3D cinema rig).

We keep our promises and deliver the highest quality aerial on time, every time.

We have a perfect safety record that shows our commitment to safe flight practices and craft maintenance.

314-892-1233
stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

St Louis Drones | Aerial Images GM

St Louis Drones offers the finest in high-resolution oblique aerial photography.   We combine attractive lighting with a pleasing perspective and  professional equipment to capture exceptional aerial photographs.   My post-production edits, are normally very subtle and are essential to a superior final product.  Here is a beautiful shot of the GM Plant in Wentzville, Missouri near St Louis.

st louis drones aerial photography gm wentzville plant

st louis drones aerial photography gm wentzville plant

St Louis Aerial Photography

We had a beautiful day for shooting some great images for Nestle Purina PetCare!  Thank You!

For safety and quality, we shoot with a two-man crew, and we are fully insured. We adhere to FAA guidelines. Our pilot always keeps visual contact with the drone, while our navigator guides and directs the shot. Our Video clips are really High Definition HD at 4K and positively stable! Still jpg images are 12 megapixel HD. All media is digital for universal media acceptance and loaded to dropbox for your convenience.

St Louis Aerial Photography and Video Production

 

Nestlé Purina’s commitment to pet welfare is about envisioning, as a team, what they can do to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. It’s about partnering with local organizations that support pets AND people to accomplish something bigger. And it’s about having unconditional support from the bottom up and from the top down to take initiative within their communities.

https://www.nestlepurinacareers.com/blog/whats-new-at-purina/petcare-pride-day/

 

St Louis Drones – Quite an Air Force we have!

Our gear, like our crew, is top of the line. We can provide the tools you need for the shots you require.
DJI Phantom with GoPro Camera
DJI Inspire with 4K Camera
S900 with Sony Camera
S1000 with 5D Camera
Dragon Red Epic Camera

314-892-1233
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Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

News Report Fox 2 Mandy Murphy St Louis Drones | Commercial Video Production Company

Here is a report on our creative crew members from Fox 2 News Mandy Murphy


ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The FAA last week decided to allow commercial use of drones under strict guidelines. The decision has been in the works since 2005 and still needs final approval. Current rules for drones are to fly for recreation. If commercial you need a pilot’s license. The new FAA rules allow for drones under 55 pounds, you must fly below 500 feet, further than 5 miles from an airport and not directly overhead of people. You must maintain constant visual line of site with the drone.

Haller Concepts of South County is already using drones from commercial photography and video. Safety is the most important aspect for Haller. They always use a two-man crew. One person operates the drone and keeps constant line of sight while the other watches the shot and directs the operator. Haller and many others like them will get their certificate of authorization.

Technology is far outpacing government rules. Law enforcement across the country are interested in using drones. St. Louis Police have asked for permission from the FAA. Groups like drone free St. Louis are opposed to police drones. They want strict privacy rules from the government.

Right now, the new ruling does not allow for companies like Amazon to begin delivering packages using a GPS drone. Line of sight is still required. It may take a year or two for the new FAA rules to be fully implemented.

Here is the original link from Fox 2 News
http://fox2now.com/2015/02/24/new-drone-rules-allow-for-commercial-use/

St Louis Commercial Development Drone Video Tour | Aerial Photography and Video Production

Every flight shows us something new, but our keen creative vision remains the same We provide creative, effective and timely aerial services in a safe, respectful and professional manner, one positive client experience at a time! This clip was for Cushman and Wakefield Commercial Dalphen. We shot numerous stills and video clips to showcase the geographic footprint of the property.

314-892-1233
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Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

Aerial Photography in Saint Louis | Drone Helicopter

The list of new aerial capabilities is growing fast. With many years of building, flying and filming with manned helicopters and Drones St Louis Drones is a foremost industry leader. The sure premium provider in St Louis and the Missouri region demonstrations with an extensive client list of advertising clients, media gurus, developers and high end fortune 500 clients. Few aerial companies posses the knowledge and in depth years of experience needed to fly safely and effectively the first time. With surpassing expertise operating in urban and suburban environments our pilots operate our film drones on location. Safety comes first and equipment is triple checked. We are fully insured so you can rest assured you’re covered.

Ready for takeoff and focusing on the big picture!

314-892-1233
Rob Haller, St Louis Photographer/Navigator
stlouisdrones@gmail.com

Aerial Photography St. Louis

Video taping aerial photography for BBS Manufacturing Company. Our specialized drones have cameras that are capable of high quality digital still photography and full HD video. Our drone pilot and navigator safely provide HD Aerial Footage for Feature Films, Television, Independent Films, Commercials, Documentaries, Real Estate Aerial Photography, Aerial Inspection, Development, Construction & just about anything else you can imagine or dream about.

314-604-6544

Rob Haller, Aerial Photographer and Videographer

Drone Navigator

St Louis Drones

DCIM100GOPRO

Shooting recently at the Missouri Botanical Garden was fun, easy and done very safely with our professional 2 man crew. Thanks everyone for all of your help. We did a quick scout and found three key locations. The first area we hovered about 100 feet, the second at 250 feet and the third at about 175 feet. All three angles turned in some nice aerial imagery in Saint Louis. We like to shoot as close to the FAA requirements as possible. The pilot always has his eyes on the drone and controls all movement. The navigator views the imagery from a hooded television monitor. The navigator stands always to the left of the pilot to guide them towards the proper shot. We stay away five miles from airports and below 400 feet.

314-604-6544

Rob Haller, Aerial Photographer and Videographer

Drone Navigator

St Louis Drones

Drone Aerial Imagery | St Louis Missouri Botanical Garden

Aerial Drone Photography and Video Is Best Served With A Two Man Crew!

We have researched the drone industry, read quite a bit and have flown hundreds of hours.  We believe in safety, so we believe our two man crew is a necessity.  The pilot keeps his eye on the drone at all times, no exceptions.  The navigator, keeps an eye on the viewfinder to get the shot, as well as the surrounding environment.  We often select a secluded safe spot for launch.  We discuss each shot in advance so we know the motion path in advance.  There is constant communication with the pilot and navigator throughout the flight.  Pan left, tip down, up 10 feet, ok taking the image, got it, time to land.  The four hundred foot ceiling is fine.  In fact, we’ve shot over 45 acres of inventory, and required a ceiling of less than 300 feet.  Often when we are shooting photographs or video we are not above 150 feet.  We stay five miles away from airports. We do not fly directly overhead of people. The unit is all plastic and weighs less than 2.75 pounds. The quality drone art form takes place with years of video production and software experience, proper flight motion path,  a quality gimbal and the capture of a high end HD camera.  True creative and usable quality images are best flown with a safe Two Man Crew!

DCIM100GOPRO

Pre-flight checks and ready for take off!

Drone's eye view!

Dave Topping

Aerial Photographer, Producer and Pilot

Rob Haller

Aerial Photographer, Director and Navigator

314-604-6544

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St Louis Drones capabilities growing in many markets.

The list of new drone aerial capabilities is growing fast. Cost comparison to a manned helicopter is off the charts!

Safety First!  We possess the knowledge and experience needed to fly drones safely and effectively.  We operate in urban and suburban environments.  Safety comes first and equipment is triple checked. We are fully insured so you can rest assured you’re covered. Our drones are capable of other various aerial tasks in a wide array of aerial applications.

 

Here are some other markets that utilize our aerial photography and video services.

Marketing / Advertising

Building Contractors

Construction

Land Development

Real Estate

Insurance

Tourism

Land Appraisal

Business Inventory

Wildlife Management

Forestry

Archaeology

Aerial Data Collection

Resorts and Recreation

Legal / Forensic Data Collection

Fire Control

Golf Course Planning

Auto Dealer Inventory

Retail Site Planning

Personal Property Documentation

Estate Photography

Insurance Damage Assessment

Structure and Barrier Inspection

Earthquake Damage Inspection

Video Production

TV News / Commercials

 

314-604-6544

Rob Haller, Photo and Video Wingman

St Louis Drones