Adam Thorpe / Producer
We worked with Howard on our shoot at the Severn River crossing. It's a sensitive site and most of the filming had to take place over the water. Howard, who was the operator on the day and his crew, made everything extremely simple for us, giving guidance and advice where we needed it. The results were spectacular.
Tony Cobley Photography
Howard, has provided top end aerial drone photography as a sub contract service to my commercial photography business. I work with Howard because he is a highly experienced professional with many years of technical and creative experience. For aerial work, Howard adheres to the most stringent of safety standards, this gives me and my clients complete peace of mind. I would highly recommend Howard.
Telling Tales Films
Amazing shots and fantastic support on location. It was a pleasure to work with Howard on our project and I can't wait for an opportunity to work with them again.
Odd Man Out Productions
We were commissioned to produce several films for a major building project at one of the UK’s leading universities. Being a large campus, it was very clear that aerial filming was going to be a 'must have' to get across the scale of the works. Deciding to use a UAV rather than a helicopter, we spent a lot of time contacting various drone companies trying to find someone suitable. What became apparent very quickly was the same conversation happening over and again, they had all the latest kit, had the licences and could fly the drone but couldn’t envisage or frame a shot.
On contacting Rockliffe Media I was pleasantly surprised to start the conversation with what and how we were filming, the mood of the film and how we saw the aerial shots fitting into the final films. Howard, having a successful career as a professional cameraman, was able to talk our language and explain exactly how the shots would look on film. We were able to discuss in detail how a shot would, or in some cases wouldn’t, work when put together with the ground based footage.
On the shoot day Howard and his colleague worked very quickly and competently, at some points in very difficult areas and situations. Having to work around a fully operational university, where some flight paths and shots were not possible on safety grounds, the team very quickly came up with alternatives and solutions that still fitted the brief.
The university’s site staff were extremely impressed with the planning, health & safety, ability to work around a very busy campus and for us getting amazing shots. Our client was very happy with the final films and especially the aerial footage. Thanks guys, we will definitely be in contact again!
Martin Wells TV Director
The team are true professionals. Experienced and Excellent. We were making a Documentary for Channel 4 and Howard did all the aerial filming and also used the drone for interior shots in the Abbey. I could not ask for better footage. The quality was outstanding and looks beautiful. We will definitely use the guys every time we can.
Bath & North East Somerset Council
We required a number of aerial photographs which demonstrated the scale of recent expansions to our car park sites. Howard Rockliffe scoped out the locations, identified appropriate take off sites to meet health & safety requirements and using their experience were able to find the most effective and eye catching angles from the air. Communication before and during the shoot was superb, asking all the right questions to ensure they met the brief and forewarning of any potential issues regards weather conditions etc. The results were ideal and far more effective than any ground-based photography.
The standout feature of the footage produced by Howard is the quality of the photography. Much aerial photography these days is often shot by those trained in flying drones. Howard has many years of experience in commercial photography and it was not surprising to see the quality shine through in our project.
The Bishop's Palace & Gardens, Wells
The whole team at The Bishop's Palace are absolutely delighted with the wonderful aerial footage that Howard Rockliffe has produced for us. It’s fantastic to see the whole site from a different angle and enjoy the sensation of flying over the Palace & Gardens! We’ve had great feedback from our visitors who have seen the film in the ticket office and on the website and it’s an easy way to give people a quick introduction to the unique nature of our site. We would certainly recommend other businesses to use them.
John Francis, JF Computers
Excellent service. I needed some aerial shots for a new website and called Howard at Rockliffe Media. The photography they produced was absolutely stunning and the guys were extremely helpful and professional. I will definitely call them next time I need any photography work done.
Not only a great drone operator, but one with a background in the Media industry. The material the crew captured were perfectly considered and composed. Thanks!
The Filming Company
From the first phone call until delivery, I found Howard to be highly skilled and very professional, if you want it done right, then you have found the right company, we will be using them every time from now for all our drone filming work.