How much work goes into engineering and producing aerial videos?


Skyborne is proud to share this engineering-focused video of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. We filmed the entire video with drones, including the interior shots! The intention was to combine stunning aerial footage with an overwhelming amount of engineering and services facts, which may mean you'll have to watch the video several times. 

This video really highlights some of the functional areas of a building that may not always be appreciated - for example, we don't usually think about how the air conditioning system is designed or how it's been made more efficient in operation. Similarly for the engineers who worked on the mechanical plants or the structure of the building, their efforts usually go unnoticed.

It's also a wonderful example of how much effort goes into producing a video. The footage for this video spanned an entire day from morning to night and obviously involved a great deal of flight planning and coordination on the day. Flying drones is physically demanding and under an Australian summer sun this can quickly become taxing.

Once all the aerial footage was shot, post-production came into play. It may be surprising to learn that selecting appropriate shots or gathering all the necessary factsheets involved several people and is not a straightforward exercise. On top of that, each fact and each accompanying arrow, line, or shape were added and timed individually. It's not a trivial matter to add text to follow the underlying footage, despite how simple it may seem. And of course, things like colour correction and ensuring the video flowed well were considered.

This labour-intensive process is well worth the effort if the vision is to create a high quality, full production aerial video. At Skyborne we pursuit excellence and always aim to create the best work we can. To see more of our work and find out how aerial footage works for you, click here.


Our aerial flythrough of the SCUH.