ISLE OF SKYE DRONE fILMING - THE SCREEN MACHINE

We were hired by the BAFTAS to film The Screen Machine by drone as it crossed from Sconser Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Skye, to the Community Centre Isle in Kyle on the Isle of Raasay.

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We were hired by the BAFTAS to film the Screen Machine by drone as it crossed from Sconser Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Skye, to the Community Centre Isle in Kyle on the Isle of Raasay.

The Screen Machine is the UK’s only 80-seat, air conditioned mobile digital cinema and tours to more than 40 communities in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Some communities face a 4 hour drive to their nearest mainstream cinema, however the most remote islands would have to travel for 2 days to see the latest films ! Scotlands only mobile cinema is a lottery funded company based in Edinburgh, each tour lasts for about 12 weeks. Today driver Ian MaColl is being filmed by the BAFTAS ground crew for a documentary as he takes the Screen Machine from Sconser, Isle of Skye over the the Community Hall in Kyle on the Isle of Raasay, we were proud to be asked to provide the aerial drone scenes. 

The Screen Machine Website

THE SCREEN MACHINE

THE DRONE FILMING ?

Our day began at 5am, an early departure from Lossiemouth for the 3.5hr drive to via Inverness to board the 925am ferry from Sconser.

Our day began at 5am, an early departure from Lossiemouth for the 3.5hr drive to via Inverness to board the 925am ferry from Sconser. The ferry crosses a body of water called the Sound of Raasay in 25 minutes and once on the island we simply had to wait and film the closing stages as the Screen Machines crossed on the next ferry at 1025am. Once was had gathered the footage we then followed the mobile cinema by drone to capture its short onward journey to the Community Centre in Kyle and the subsequent set up with the Isle of Skye as the beautiful backdrop. After much weather watching, it was cloudy but fortunately dry so we were able to fly and complete the drone filming in less than two hours. Filming was shot at 25 frames per second in 1080p and we provided the BAFTAS with the raw unedited footage before we made our way back to Moray. It was great to be involved in such a worthwhile project in such beautiful surroundings …the perfect example as to why we love this job. Well done to all involved …we will post the documentary here and on our Portfolio page once its been released by the BAFTAS.

The BAFTAS Website

Isle of Raasay Website

THE DOCUMENTARY

We can’t show any of the aerial footage at this stage as the documentary is still in production and yet to be aired. Please check back soon.

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