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14,000 Feet. Cineflex Elite on Mount Whitney


Aerial Filmworks just wrapped 100 plus hours of helicopter time filming the entire State of California for the California Environmental Legacy Project. The results will be a 2 hour PBS Special airing in 2013 directed by Kit Tyler of The American Mercury, and 5 new State and National Park visitor films directed by David Scheerer of Humboldt State University.

Cineflex Elite on Mount WhitneyMount Whitney from 14,000 feet with the Cineflex Elite aerial system.

The aerial film crew worked from Anza Borrego State Park in Southern California to the Redwood National Park in Northern California in 3 separate sessions. Subjects included many natural locations as well as urban environments in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Corporate Helicopters provided the Bell 206-L3 Long Ranger and Eurocopter AS350-B2. The film pilot was Garner Shepherd, with extensive logistical support provided by Mandy Patterson.

Cineflex EliteCineflex Elite with ARRI ALEXA camera on a Eurocopter AS350-B2 from Corporate Helicopters in Bishop, California.

Cineflex Elite TeamFilm pilot Garner Shepherd and Director David Scheerer over Mt. Lassen Volcanic Park at daybreak.

Mt Lassen Volcanic ParkMt Lassen Volcanic Park

The Lost Coast in Northern CaliforniaThe Lost Coast in Northern California filmed with the new Cineflex Elite and ARRI ALEXA camera.

All clips will be available as stock footage through Aerial Filmworks.

About Aerial Filmworks

Aerial Filmworks provides high-definition video Cineflex Elite and 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 and Cineflex Elite 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, Lexus, Ford, T-Mobile, 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 and Cineflex Elite systems and services, our experienced aerial filming crews specialize in international location work.

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.