This was footage we took for the Hill Cross Furniture promotional video. To see the final promo video go here: http://www.hillcrossfurniture.co.uk
'Initially we were unsure about using any aerial footage in our promotional video but after some research we decided to go with it and chose a company that we thought looked the most professional and cost effective. BB Stratus delivered in all respects and were so easy, friendly and flexible to work with. Moreover, their footage has turned what would have been an excellent video into an exceptional one and has allowed us to put our head even further above the crowd. We will certainly use them again and can't recommend them highly enough'
Richard Barker, Managing Director Hill Cross Furniture
John Bowes was a successful businessman who travelled to Paris in 1847 to explore his interest in the arts. It was here he bought a theatre and met the Parisian actress Joséphine Coffin-Chevallier whom he married in 1852. Joséphine was a talented amateur painter who was interested in a whole range of art forms including paintings, ceramics, furniture and textiles. Soon the couple began to develop the idea of creating a world-class museum back in John’s ancestral home of Teesdale in order to introduce the wider world of art to the local people.
The prospect was daunting; nothing had matched the scale, grandeur or location of this colossal proposal in their lifetime. Plans were meticulously scrutinised and painstakingly formed in order to give the North East a truly magnificent edifice, a home suitably fitting for all the precious treasures which would be contained within it.
The Bowes’ enthusiasm was immeasurable as Joséphine laid the foundation stone in 1869. She said ‘I lay the bottom stone, and you, Mr.Bowes, will lay the top stone’. As the building grew, so did their collection and an astounding 15,000 objects were purchased between 1862 and1874.
This was Alan and Angus' first shoot together with the new Skyjib and Zenmuse gimbal. We teamed up with local artist and photographer Andy Beck to shoot at a location that very few people know about: Hugill Force. Unfortunately, the good summer meant that the water fall was a bit dry! None the less, a good day out.
Whilst filming the Bowes Museum, we came across this game of Bowls in the grounds. We thought this would be a real test of flying skills, trying to keep a couple of inches off the ground without diving in and ruining the green! The players were fascinated by the aircraft and what we were doing- had a long chat before and after the shoot.