Grand Designs Aerial Filming

At the start of the week I spent a few days filming for Channel 4’s Grand Designs - House of the year 2019. The house was near Armadale on Skye, a beautiful wee house nestled into the side of the landscape.

Using the drone we were able to get a great selection of external shots as well as a load of tighter jib like smooth moves - fortunately the wind was calm making this doable! I travelled up with the director ahead of the camera crew in order to get clean shots of the property with no one around.

Having the aerial shots was particularly beneficial as the category the house is entered into is 'Houses in the landscape' - without the drone you can't get a sense of how the house sits within the landscape. The house is situated right down by the water so it was great running the drone over the water to reveal the house.

Channel 4 drone filming
John Duncan