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Sky Tech One is an award-winning video production and 3D rendering company located in Long Island City, NYC. We specialize in combining live aerial photography and videography with 3D rendered footage for real estate development and architecture through a process called matchmoving. The process involves the insertion of a 3D rendered building onto live aerial footage with correct position, orientation, shadows, reflection and angle, relative to the other objects in the shot. We also shoot for film directors, producers, writers for their films, documentaries, and books.
Victor and his pilots hold the FAA Part 107 license, are fully insured and are available for travel worldwide.
Helicopter videography & Photography
We currently offer the proprietary Vertivue Skybox 360 which features a gyro-stabilized fixed box that protects the gimbal from wind and vibration. The Skybox 360 allows 360 degree panning since the entire bottom window section pans with the DJI gimbal. The camera operator and the client both have their own monitor to view the live footage.
Why charter a helicopter over a drone?
We recommend a helicopter when flying over the lower half of Manhattan or if there are many areas to cover in a short amount of time. Many parts of lower Manhattan are in the Trump TFR where drones are forbidden. Helicopters can fly up to 100 mph, fly over 500 feet and can stay in the air for over 1.5 hours.
Drone Photography & Videography
We use the DJI Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Inspire 2 drones due to their practicality and efficiency.
We currently have waivers to fly within a 5-mile radius of JFK and Laguardia airports. We also have a night-time flying waiver in New York City.
Typical waivers include flying over people and flying within a 5-mile radius of a major airport (Class B airspace). If you require flying in areas and circumstances covered outside of our waivers, we recommend that you let us know at least 2 weeks before the shoot so that we can file a waiver with the FAA and give them enough time to process.
Please visit airmap or skyvector for an updated air map with airspace class and info.
match Moving (3D Rendering on live video)
Want to insert a model of your building into a video of the area? We specialize in rendering accurate 3D models with textures onto live-action video. Once given the assets, our 3D renderers will make sure that your buildings model reflects the scale, perspective, and shadows in regards to the position of the camera. It will seem as if the building was already built - perfect for investors and clients to view.
STABILIZED GROUND VIDEO
We also shoot stabilized video from the ground using Sony A7RIII and DJI's Ronin S. It's a great way to supplement aerial footage, and perfect for smooth indoor shots where lighting may not be optimal. Please take a look at our stabilized ground video reel.
With our expertise of the five boroughs of NYC as well as in-depth knowledge of drones, cameras and technology, we have an edge when it comes to consulting and scouting. Services start at $100 per hour + travel.
We currently use a 4K 360 degree camera which allows a viewer to view the video in 360 degrees (vertical and horizontal) with no dead zones. The camera can be attached to the bottom of our Inspire 2 though flight time is reduced. Starting at $300 per hour including editing.
We also create 360 websites that allow a viewer to navigate to various locations of properties in high resolution 360-degree (vertical and horizontal) still images. We can also use your assets to render your model of a proposed building onto the 360 degree image so viewers can see what the finished property will look like in 360. Feel free to add a map, floorplan, and any other relevant info. Call for pricing.