Sky Revolutions was commissioned to film two demolition ‘blowdowns’ this summer on behalf of DSM Demolition for St Francis Group.
The historic project saw the old Eggborough Power Station demolished. It was split into two demolition events of four cooling towers each. Each of the vast concrete structures stood 300ft (90m) tall and have been waiting for demolition since the plant closed in 2018.
Aerial event footage captured by drone generates some of the most captivating content available, anywhere. But when you don’t have the opportunity to rehearse, or the chance for second takes, getting it right first time is critical.
Sky Revolutions was chosen as a safe pair of hands to ensure the events delivered reliable, high quality, multi-angle, multi-camera footage. Demolitions are once-in-a-lifetime events after all; leaving them to inexperienced aerial film companies would have posed a risk too great to consider.
There is much to think about when filming this type of event, and additional challenges present themselves when working close to demolition sites. Sky Revolutions had to consider:
- Which angles to cover and when
- How many drones to use
- Technical knowledge of multi-drone launches
- Safety challenges of getting close to the action
- Impacts on nearby structures or communities
- Data privacy
- Impact of light and weather
- VLOS implications
- Whole team communications
- Proximity to airfields, train tracks and roads
- Permissions from local services
Getting to the heart of the action might sound simple, but Sky Revolutions are experienced construction professionals as well as drone and aerial film experts and can made recommendations as to the most effective angles. Put simply, they are known for their construction backgrounds and understood how to make the most of the action.
The demand for this type of film content is growing as are the number of platforms where construction companies share their construction stories with targeted audiences ready to receive their messages.
Aerial filming for one-off events has the power to captivate and generate an emotional reaction, letting companies build strong connections with their target audiences.
Sky Revolutions offers a film only service – handing over all the footage and stills for customers to do with as they wish, or they can create shorter snappy films with overlaid graphics and music for added impact; content that is targeted to specific platforms to work as hard as it can for individual business.
The company has been creating visual stories for businesses in the construction sector for many years – it is easier to absorb than the written word and is more memorable – it has the power to convey a construction story with greater impact than anything else.
Sky Revolutions can help companies showcase one-off events in a way that makes people want to know more. And to help enrich these visual ‘stories’, they can add additional immersive content such 360 walk-throughs as, time-lapse film or panoramic views for added impact.
The Eggborough Power Station cooling towers have been a landmark in Yorkshire for more than 50 years.