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Costa Rica: Volcanoes and Tropical Rainforest

Aerial Filmworks just wrapped 3 projects in Costa Rica including a documentary on Carolina Marin, a world class kickboxer, and a new film by Hernán Jimenez, the director of El Regresso. Dramatic nature footage of the Costa Rica landscape will be used as establishing shots for the film on Marin, and late afternoon and night scenes of San Jose for the Jimenez documentary.

Volar Helicopters provided the Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger for all of the filming. Christian Cerdas of Volar Helicopters coordinated the helicopter schedules for the Film Pilot Pedro Vega and crew. Fuel trucks needed to be arranged as only the major airports have Jet A helicopter fuel available.

Nico Ghersinich provided excellent local production expertise, arranged for customs, transportation, and the multitude of logistics for many locations.

“The footage is simply breathtaking. I am absolutely thrilled by it. You’ve made me see my own city
in whole new way. Thank you for your work. ”

~Hernán Jimenez, Director, El Regresso

Cineflex V14HD on Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger in Costa RicaVolar Helicopters provided the Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger for aerial filming. Photo by Juan Pablo Lopez.

Filming Poas Volcano in Costa Rica with Cineflex V14HDLooking into the Poas Volcano.

Arenal Volcano in Costa RicaArenal Volcano. The top of the volcano is usually obscured by clouds.

Filming Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica with Cineflex V14HDLooking through the skids of the Volar Helicopter Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger towards Arenal Volcano.

Aerial Filming of San Jose, Costa RicaSan Jose, Costa Rica in late afternoon light.

Waterfall in Costa Rica One of the many waterfalls accessible only by helicopter.

About Aerial Filmworks

Aerial Filmworks provides high-definition video Cineflex V14HD camera systems and aerial filming services to the international entertainment, documentary and corporate marketplace. Highly regarded by award-winning clients, the Cineflex V14HD provides the highest level of image gyro-stabilization. Our dedicated, experienced camera operators have thousands of hours using the Cineflex for clients including Disney, Discovery Channel, BBC, CBC, PBS/Nature, National Geographic, History Channel, Planet Green, Freeride World Tour, Red Bull, Burton Snowboards, Amazing Race and CBS/Survivor. Aerial Filmworks is a highly responsive company with over 25 years of aerial photography experience. Dedicated to providing Cineflex V14HD systems and services, our experienced aerial filming crews specialize in location work all over the world.

Aerial Filmworks delivers Google Earth pre-flight visualization, GPS preparation and flight logistical planning; Geo-coded HD video and images for land survey or mapping; Google Earth integration of video, stills, 360 interactive panoramas, podcasts, historical imagery, topographic maps and data.

With in-house HD video suite utilizing Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Aerial Filmworks also delivers professional editing and color-grading, and BluRay/DVD output using robust 12-core MacPros, over 120 Terabytes of online RAID, Snell ArchAngel restoration, AJA Kona3, HDCAM/HDCAM SR Decks, and fast h.264 encoding.