Iris: to open and close the adjustable circular opening of a lens in a camera.
Also, a messenger of the Greek gods and goddess of the rainbow.
Avigation: the handling and guidance of an aircraft in the air.
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We hope you will enjoy the aerial photos and videos in our gallery and take a moment to drop us a line for any drone services you need.
Company founder, Ed Ilsley, has been working as a rigger and lighting technician in the live entertainment industry since 2007 and has worked on all manner of productions throughout the UK and Europe from the largest theatre and stadium shows to intricate private events and exclusive parties.
When the live events industry ground to a halt due to the outbreak of COVID19 he decided to turn his passion for film and photography, and his hobby of drone flying, into a business and qualified as a commercial drone pilot. Iris Avigation drone services was born, We aim to give you the best drone photography and videography you want.
Working at height in all kinds of spaces, including the canopy of The O2, London and the pinnacle of The Shard, has given Ed an eye for aerial views and framing a unique shot from above, and his extensive travels across the world have given him the opportunity to photograph avast arrange of subject matter from temples to tropical beaches.
Right from the start, we have been able to test all of our drones and flying techniques and skills on a 70 acre site. We have many different types of area to use. This has allowed us to improve on all aspects of our drone services, giving you the customer the best services in aerial photography and videography.
We would like to mention the music writers for some of our videos.
From the Glide Street Music Productions bio page...
'Based out of their studio in Surrey, England; GlideStreetMusic Productions consists of a two-man team, covering everything from composition right through to recording and post production. This multi-talented duo also independently creates bespoke sound effects from their own innovative methods (see The Lab). Their work is suitable for all manner of radio, film, television and video game projects. For the few instruments the duo do not play, GlideStreetMusic have a huge repertoire of professional session musicians to call upon.'
Based in the centre of the country, Iris Avigation drone services are in a great location to undertake projects anywhere in the UK. Our drone pilots are experienced at consulting with clients and planning the smooth-running of a day’s work; we have many hours of flying under their belts and a range of experience in photography, videography and editing. We are fully insured and hold the CAA Commercial Licence (PFCO) for Unmanned Aerial Drones. Our permission to fly from the CAA means that we can work throughout the UK, although we may occasionally need to acquire special permissions to fly in restricted areas.
We want you to have a unique experience with Iris Avigation drone services, and as such the images used throughout this website are all our own, with the only stock images used below to refer to links for other organisations and information regarding drone drone photography and videography.
We use a selection of DJI drones that offer the best aerial photography and videography on the market. Keeping the weight down and increasing manoeuvrability, reduces the risks for close proximity works.
All our pilots are keen photographers and have years of experience in taking photos and creating travel videos of destinations across the world. Our drones have given us the ability to reach places that are difficult or impossible to access on foot and to collect the exact shots needed for any project, from any angle.
We can provide you with the exclusive drone services you require to completely fulfil your brief and give you the best outcome. We use a selection of DJI drones that offer the best in aerial photography and videography whilst keeping the weight of the equipment down, which increases manoeuvrability during close-proximity work and reduces risk.