Helifilms is a film production company specialising in shooting from gyrostabilised film platforms

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Happy New Year from all of us at Helifilms.
We would like to share just a few of our highlights from 2011 and wish you a very successful 2012.

Emmy Award for two Aerial DPs

Congratulations to our contributing aerial DPs Skip Margetts and David McKay who in 2011 won an Emmy award for their work on National Geographic's 'Great Migrations' television series at the 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards.

See the trailer here.

'Contraband': US office coordinate aerials

Our LA based Film Pilot, David Calvert-Jones coordinated the aerials for Mark Wahlberg’s new film ‘Contraband' shot primarily in New Orleans.

See the trailer here
See Helifilms USA's new website here.

Frozen Planet BBC TV series

Helifilms’ UK Technical Director, Mike Wright, was the Cineflex Consultant on the BBC's Frozen Planet series. He created specially designed Cineflex rigs, including snowmobile and boat rigs used to film frozen forests in North Finland, whales in The Falklands and polar bears in Svalbard.

See images from the shoot here.

US Tennis Open 2011

US based DP, Mike Boidy, shot aerials over New York City's skyline for ESPN's coverage of the 2011 US Tennis Open.

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Axsys Technologies
Manufacturer of the Cineflex gyrostabilised camera system

Getty Images
represents Helifilms' international library of over 1,700 clips

Corbis Motion

represents over 200 clips from Helifilms' international library