Blue Sky Aerial Filming announce Australia’s first turnkey GSS aerial filming platform December 17, 2014

Blue Sky Aerial Filming is pleased to announce the acquisition of the first Gyro Stabilized Systems (GSS) C516 aerial filming platform in Australia. In partnership with Blue Sky Helicopters (established.1996) we will provide Australia’s first true turnkey aerial filming solution capturing stunning 6K Ultra High Definition aerial footage.

Providing the helicopter, film pilot, 5-axis gyro stabilised gimbal, camera & lens Blue Sky will be your single point of contact for all your aerial filming needs. We can also supply the aerial DP or you can supply your own. Our GSS C516 will also be available for hire by other select operators around the country, South-East Asia and the Pacific.

The GSS C516 is a 5-axis advanced fiber optic gyro-stabilized 16 inch gimbal with the ability to interchange the camera/lens in under 30 minutes. Initially we will be utilising our incredible Red EPIC DRAGON with the Angénieux Optimo Style 25-250 lens combination enabling us to capture cinema quality 6K Ultra HD video for your next production, (Nine times more pixels than full HD!). As we develop the system throughout 2015 we will also introduce a broadcast option to the GSS C516.

Conveniently based at Sydney Airport we are only a few minutes flight time from downtown Sydney, our stunning Harbour and the gateway to Australia. If you require any further information, please make contact with us on (+61 2) 9700 7888 or send an email to info@BlueSkyAerialFilming.com – Hope to see you soon!

Blue Sky Aerial Filming

Blue Sky Aerial Filming is a new company formed by Mark Fitzsimmons, Evan Smith, Kali Doublet & Andrew Hungerford. We offer a complete turn key filming solution from a low cost KS8X2 Gyro-stabilised side mount option utilising our R44 helicopter to our state of the art GSS C516 5-axis gyro-stabilised gimbal complete with Red Epic Dragon & the Angenieux Optimo Style 25-250 lens.

We have mounting options for our own Bell 206 Longranger helicopter or a third party supplied Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel. Our equipment is also available for hire on a case by case basis to third party helicopter operators.

Blue Sky Helicopters

Blue Sky Helicopters is the longest established locally owned Helicopter Company based at Sydney Airport.

From your initial contact with Blue Sky Helicopters, you will find an innovative and dynamic company with a friendly welcome and impeccable service extended to clients from Sydney and from around the World.

The founder & owner of the company is Chief Pilot, Mark Fitzsimmons. Mark, started his flying career as an aerial photographer in the UK, before emigrating to Australia in 1991. It was here that he saw the opportunity to take up the “other seat” and become a helicopter pilot, combining two passions, aviation and photography.

Gyro Stabilized Systems

Gyro-Stabilized Systems, LLC (GSS) was founded in 2011 by a group of engineering and business innovators with over 70 years of combined gyro-stabilized camera system experience in both the commercial and government/military markets. GSS designs, manufactures, markets, and supports stabilized camera, sensor, and other system platforms worldwide.

Blue Sky Aerial Filming


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