Kiwi Aerial Shots

CUSTOM BUILD PROJECTS

Custom BY KIWI

If it doesn't exist, we will build it ourselves

Even the best professional equipment doesn’t always meet our demands or the wishes of the DoP. Kiwi Aerial Shots provides a technical custom building service to realize groundbreaking cinematography projects.

Below you can find some of the custom projects we did in the last couple of years. From foldable heavy-lift payload drones to 22K helicopter rigs. For us, nothing seems impossible and if it doesn’t exist, we will build it ourselves!

BRAINSTORM

We love to get extreme aerial shots requests. Let's set up a meeting to talk about your wishes, have a brainstorm and we will come up with the solution.

Draw and build

In our workshop in Amsterdam, we start drawing the first 3D sketches after which we will order materials and build the first prototype.

TESTING

Everything we build will put the test and adjusted where needed. We will do this until the product is save, and gives the required result for groundbreaking aerial shots!

22K RED MONSTRO CAMERA RIG

It was the end of 2018 when we had a meeting with the film company Postpanic. They were working on a production and needed high resolution, 300 degrees aerials on some of the challengest airspaces of the Netherlands. We went to the drawing board and came up with two camera rigs for 3 RED MONSTRO’s for a total of 22K resolution in a 310 degrees angle.

Design and drawing

Kim working in the Kiwi Workshop in Amsterdam. here we have most of the needed equipment to build the most technical challenges.

3 x RED MONSTRO

To get 22K resolution we used three 8K RED MONSTRO's. Because of the overlap, it's 22K that remains, more than enough we would say.

LOW altitude helicopter shots

Together with HeliAir we got the exemptions for low aerial filming in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. We got to get as low as 10 meters in the city center of Rotterdam!

vertical rig

To get the aerials of 3 meters above the water we build another 22K RED rig. This vertical version was hanged on a crane on a Rib boat with which we speeded to the canals!

vertical rig boat

With this setup, we crossed the canals in high speeds of Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

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Other custom projects

Below you can find a portfolio of custom build projects we worked on. from designing the equipment, building it and even operating it on set, we love to be part of the whole production providing our technical knowledge.

Drone lighting setup

Vertical 22K camera rig

1800W Drone lighting

Kim making technical drawings in the workshop

Car-2-Car rig

Foldable heavy lift drone for productions abroad

OUR X8 Pro 2 drone with 30KG take off weight

our 22K RED MONSTRO helicopter rig

1800W - 163.000L DRONE LED lighting system

LED lighting pagina

Working Coffee drone for TV commercial

Ignition special effect for Mitsubishi TVC

our own milling machine in our workshop

1800W handheld LED lighting system

LED lighting pagina

Insta 360 Pro 2 camera rig for our Matrice600

360 luchtopnames pagina

one of the drawing of the 22K RED Monstro Rig

Low altitude helicopter shots with our 22K MONSTRO RIG

Small helicopter rig for 8K VR footage from underneath a helicopter

Vertical 22K RED MONSTRO BOAT RIG

Vertical 22K RED MONSTRO rig

Kiwi X8 Pro 1 storm drone for 8kg payloads

our 1800W LED light used on a tripod

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  • Today we had a drone shoot in the city center of Rotterdam. Because of Rotterdam Airport, flying a drone in this airspace requires special certificates and permits for both us as a drone company, the pilot and the drone itself. Next to that we have to work wit a so called radio transmission operator, an RT. This operator is in direct contact with the tower of Rotterdam airport to get permission for take off. But if you have all the right certifications and airspace knowledge like we do, you can make drone footage in spots like these! . . . . #kiwiaerialshots #CTRRotterdam #droneshots #Rotterdam #010 #ROC #RT #RPAL #dronecertificates #drones #kiwi
  • Check out our new Kiwi Aerial Shots workshop! Twice as big as the old one and still at our favorite location near the NDSM in Amsterdam. Lot's todo before our new projects will roll out of this new Kiwi office but its gonna be awesome! We'll keep you posted and feel free to come by for a sneak peak! . . . #kiwiaerialshots #newoffice #amsterdam #noord #workshop #drones
  • Back on the ground again after a nice @cineflex shoot for one of our customers. Flying over Amsterdam is always nice, especially with these weather conditions! . . . . #kiwiaerialshots #helicoptershoot #cineflex #aerialshots #aerialcinematography #REDcamera #Elite #amsterdam
  • Check this behind the scenes video of our 1000W Drone lighting shoot for @m_naerk and there 'Welcome to Eindhoven' shoot for PSV/Puma! If you want to see the whole behind the scenes video, check our drone lighting page on our Kiwi website (link in Bio). . Props for @m_naerk, making the whole production work, filming at four different locations in one night! 🤜🏼🤛🏼 . Big thanks to @dijkman_pim for making this great Behind the Scene video! (camera and edit) 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 . . . . #kiwiaerialshots #dronelightingsystem #behindthescenes #DroneLED #drones #psv #puma #tvc #videoproduction #droneatnight #eindhoven #droneporn #nextlevel #1000W #matrice600 #DJI #Ledlights #videomakers #droneshoot #Kiwi
  • IT'S OUT! The new TVC about Puma as a new sponsor of @psv. The video is produced by @m_naerk and they asked us to fly our self build 1000W Drone Lighting system. Later this week we will launch a behind the scene video of this awesome production. For more info about our system, check our drone lighting page on our website, direct link in bio. . . . #kiwiaerialshots #dronelightingsystem #tvc #psv #eindhoven #klokgebouw #psvstadion #puma #1000W #LEDdrone #drones #dji #LEDlighting #dronelighting #instadrone #droneporn #stratusleds #psveindhoven #drone #kiwi
  • 2019 was a big year for Kiwi with lots of big drone and helicopter productions and internally we made some big steps with new gear, new employees and new drone, and company licences. From what we can see now, 2020 will not be any different. With an upcoming new office and a brand new Kiwi van, we have a solid base to focus on even bigger and more challenging projects. Bigger than a custom made 24K helicopter rig? Bigger than a 1800W moving LED drone lighting system?  Why not! Challenge us, we are here to realise your unrestricted aerial cinematography requests!!! . . . . #kiwiaerialshots #2020 #newyear #newprojects #cinematography #aerialshots #droneproductions #drones #ArriAlexa #REDcamera #helicopterproductions #custompeoductions #aerialcinematography #challenges #videoproduction #kiwi
  • Last year we we're filming an insane Dutch tradition for National Geographic. The construction of two gigantic, new years eve bonfires. These shots were part of the latest 'Europe from above' series of NatGeo for which we filmed most of the Dutch episode. As these 48 meters high bonfires got out of control, last year was probably the last time they were allowed and so this tradition is over. Good thing we were there to document it for National Geographic. . . . #kiwiaerialshots #nationalgeographic #scheveningen #bonfire #vreugdevuur #tradition #tvs #drones #netherlands #europefromabove #kiwi
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