Flight Academy Video
The Phoenix area is a great destination for a flight academy or pilot training school. The sunny weather, the panoramic views, the activities and so much more. This was just part of what we wanted to capture in a series of videos we produced for CAE. CAE is a world leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. For this project, our goal was to showcase the Phoenix, Arizona airline pilot training academy. It is located inside Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, just east of Phoenix.
For this aviation video project, we allocated two shoot days. We used the Red Epic Dragon to capture the B-Roll and interviews. Chance Roberts was our Director of Photography. Matthew Cole was our grip. He helped set up the lighting and monitor the audio. Our producer Ro Leon rounded out the crew.
The biggest change in creating this video was capturing clean audio. We had two options. The fist was to use a quiet conference room with a boring background. The second was to use something with a more interesting background but with traffic and noise. We went with the latter. We had to stop and star a lot but we got it handled. The flight academy video on this page is actually a cut down version without interviews. The interviews will be repurposed and used on other flight academy videos.
After a longer first day of interviews, we headed out to the student living. There we were able to capture a flight student get dunked in the pool. A ritual for those that do their first solo flight.
The second day was exciting. Fist time we captured a flight to flight shot. To do that our DP had to hop on a helicopter. This allowed us to capture flights taking off at sunrise. We followed them as they for a couple of mile before cutting the chase. We finished the rest of the morning we few out to Sedona for some aerial shots.
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