Camera Jib & Aerial Imaging
For Film & Television, Commercial and Industy
What's on Offer
David Oliver specialises in Jimmy Jib crane and UAV aerial operation. He has over twenty years of experience in commercial broadcasting, encompassing a wide range of production styles and camera techniques. Through David Oliver Media Limited he offers a first-class professional service tailored to the requirements of your production.
Based in Suffolk, with Manchester & London bases, the company operates country-wide and overseas
Services are based around the Jimmy Triangle and Triangle Pro cranes. It is standard practice to supply an approved jib assistant with all projects. This ensures the safest and most productive operating environment. A focus puller is recommended for high definition and film projects. All additional personnel can be supplied.
David also has considerable experience with a variety of other systems including Techno-Crane, Swiss Jib, Scanner, Polecam and remote head systems, including gyro-stabilised heads and pressure-sensitive joystick controllers.
Jibs may be hired, short or long term, for your own use while supported by one of our jib assistants. This is subject to approval – please contact us.
Safety is a primary consideration and David Oliver Media has a zero-harm policy. All projects are subject to prior safety assessment. Electrical equipment is PAT tested and jib kit is LOLER certified. Operations are covered with £5 million of public liability insurance.
Jib and UAV Facilities
Flexible & complimentary assets.
David Oliver can supply both facilities, providing extensive possibilities for creative shooting
This represent an exciting new venture for the company. An Unmanned Aircraft System can capture events from a unique perspective that, until recently, would be complicated to arrange, time consuming and, critically, prohibitively expensive. Indeed, if you simply need great GVs to accompany jib work, this can be achieved economically.
Commonly referred to as UAVs or drones, they are an ideal tool for television production and photography in general. There are many other areas of application for this rapidly advancing technology, including high-resolution mapping, 3D modelling and residential, industrial and agricultural surveying.
Flight operations are usually, as a minimum, two-man – aircraft pilot and assistant. In some circumstances it is possible to operate as pilot only. UAS can only be flown in certain conditions – airspace classification and weather conditions are primary factors. All projects are assessed individually and we have a system in place for no-fly days.
We are currently using the DJI Phantom 4 Pro quad-copter and we’re very pleased with the results.
David Oliver Media is certified with a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. This is a mandatory requirement for commercial purposes in the UK. We are insured with up to £10 million of public liability and all flight operations are conducted in compliance with the CAA regulations for commercial operations with small drones. Safety is, as always, first and foremost.
We work with major broadcast oraginisations, their associated production companies, commercial productions and film units