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.

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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
We knew to achieve strong off the plan results for the sale of the new Miami One Apartments we would need a strong marketing campaign that truly represent the building to take place.. Brett and his Team provided us cutting edge rendering, state of the art photography and a short film length video clip of why the Miami lifestyle is paramount to so many. As this was my first large scale project of this kind, I was heavily advised and directed by Brett and the team in to what would work best. I have no doubt that Brett's work helped achieve a sellout of the building prior to completion! Justin Smith. Raine & Horne Burleigh & Miami.
My only choice for video. John Natolie. The Agency.
platinum are the only creative image media agency we would use for digital media. Their investment in the best technology money can buy and their lateral thinking - which money can't buy - is a potent combination. We have experienced a new following across social media as a result of their work and have a measurable income return from our investment. They are a significant part of our brand marketing plans now and into the future. Paul Hewitt – Aston Martin Sunshine
I've known of Platinum HD's work for some time through their high quality Architectural photography used for marketing prestige residential properties for sale on the Gold Coast. Recently I've had the pleasure of working with Brett and his team to photograph and video several houses that I've designed, creating stunning promotional videos for my use. His extensive background experience in TV working on both sides of the camera and in production is evident in the professional approach he takes to his work, whilst his enthusiasm and appreciation of design results in beautifully crafted presentations. I would highly recommend Platinum HD to anyone wanting slick and edgy marketing video production. John Lea. Architect.