Indoor drone video shoot for machinery manufacturer

Catalyst Video Services recently completed a three day video shoot, including a half-day indoor drone video shoot, at a Peterborough-based biscuit cutting machinery manufacturer, filming a new 40 metre long biscuit and cracker cutting production line.

The machinery was in its final testing stage before being disassembled and shipped off to a brand new facility in Taiwan. Catalyst Video Services has been commissioned to create several short videos demonstrating how the machine works and the simplicity of maintenance.

Indoor drone video shoot

Part of the requirement was for several indoor drone shots running along the length of the machinery – a tricky ask considering the metal factory blocks all GPS signals to the drone and therefore had to be flown ‘manually’ in Attitude Mode. A full risk assessment was undertaken and the immediate vicinity cordoned off to meet the stringent factory health and safety procedures.

Step by step

The rest of the photo shoot proved to be more straight forward. The machine was slowly dismantled and then reassembled according to the shooting list, each step being carefully filmed and logged to ensure that all aspects of the process were covered.

Shooting the machinery in action

The final day’s photography proved to be very hectic as over 50kg of pastry was run through the machine and all aspects of the operation were videoed from various angles and viewpoints. At several stages additional lights were used to highlight parts of the internal process.

The task now is to work through the footage and to produce a series of short demonstration videos that can be sent out to customers around the world and used for exhibitions and presentations – watch this space!

More information

Catalyst Video Services has built up a strong reputation for proven high quality video production. If you would like more information about Catalyst’s services please contact us on tel: 01832 293175 or email:

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