Drone - CASA Licensed

Greg Weatherall is the Chief Pilot for platinumDrones -a fully-insured, CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority) licensed air wing flying under a full Operations Manual. These certifications allow Greg and his CREW to fly in low light (pre-dawn and twilight) and also operate in controlled airspace, with clearance.

Greg mostly runs a two person CREW. One flying the UAV and the other flying the camera. This combination delivers spectacular, synergetic aerials that single flyers can't match.

Drones are a subject of much contention at the moment. CASA threw the cat amongst the pigeons when it announced any drone under 2kg could fly commercially - sending hundreds of unskilled operators into the sky, breaking privacy rules and neglecting most safe aviation practises. You cannot fly a drone within 30 metres of a person or vehicle. Private operators cannot fly before sunrise or after sunset.

On all standard real estate videos, all our CREW pack smaller 4K drones and provide complimentary footage providing we can fly there. If you're an Agent unsure of whether or not you can safaely fly a UAV over a listing, download the CASA Can I Fly There Drone Safety App.

Drones are having a profound impact on video production delivering what can only be described as intimate aerial footage that gives a captivating new perspective; through stunning birds eye views that were previously unable to be captured.

Able to fly much lower than the 500 ceilings applied to commercial aviation, a drone can fly from as low as six inches to heights up to 400.

Our fully licensed and insured pilots are versatile to capture those truly unique moments shooting for any industry. Whether it be pre-empting a vehicles next move to best position the UAV, or showcasing a prestige property to catch vendors attention; you are in experienced hands.

Greg has been in the film industry for over a decade. A former RED Bull shooter on the Pro Surfing Circuit, he watched as cheaper DSLRs ate into the sports coverage and upon returning to Australia struck up a converstion with Brett Clements about establishing not only a proprietary franchise on the southern end of the Gold Coast but also launching platinumDRONES.

In addition as industry leaders and professionals, all our Drone Pilots are approved by the local regulatory bodies such as CASA (in Australia). We have a wide range of Drone equipment and can offer anything from a Go Pro to Canon 5DIII, Sony Nex and GH4.

Platinum Films

GIVE YOUR PROPERTY THE SUPER STAR TREATMENT
We have worked with Brett, Pony (Linda) and the Platinum HD team since opening our Queensland offices over 3 years ago and have built such a close relationship with the team that they feel like an extension of our Sotheby's International Realty family. We work with their team for various videography and photography projects for Property, Company Branding, Social Media, Testimonials, Auction and company events and they always perform above and beyond our expectations. Video is such an integral part of our business and we have found so many changes with videography in our industry over the past few years. Platinum HD are always in sync with the changes and constantly keep our company and team current with the innovation in the delivery of their products therefore allowing us to remain at the forefront of our industry. Deanne Arthur – Director Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty
As the Operations Manager at Chadwick Real Estate, I worked closely with PlatinumHD on our corporate Real Estate videos. The quality and execution was 2nd to none. They knew exactly what we needed and the whole process was seamless. Jessica Whatman
I’ve worked with platinum since their inception. They know their craft. They are an asset to our firm. Gillian McGrath. McGrath Estate Agents.
I’ve worked with platinum since 2008. I believe they deliver the best real estate films on the planet, with six star service. For one property, they built the website - www.soulpenthouse.com - and shot 6 films and 360 degree video. They’re on location at 4am and shooting till 10pm. The property sold for a million over reserve. James Ledgerwood. The Agency.
For the busy agent the all in one package is gold. One point of contact to co-ordinate manage all facets of the process with photos, videos, floorplans, editing mean that I can spend more time growing my business rather than in it. One onsite shoot to have everything completed with rapid turnaround times means that I can get to the next property. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Tyson Clarke – Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty