March 28, 2013

Want Some Free Aerial Footage Shot by the Arri Alexa? Neumann Films Has You Covered

It might be possible to get higher quality aerial footage than ever before from somewhat inexpensive aerial vehicles, but getting a digital cinema camera into a real helicopter with a gyroscope is still the best way to get rock-solid footage. If you've been wanting to add some beautiful aerial footage to your own films, but you can't afford the stock footage (or certainly the helicopter rental), you're in luck, because Luke Neumann has put together some high-quality Arri Alexa aerial footage, and the best part of all: he's giving away 5 shots completely Royalty Free on his website.

First, check out his review of the General Dynamics Cineflex Elite, provided by Aerial Film Works:

Luke mentioned to me that if you wanted to go out and buy some of this stock footage, it would very likely cost thousands of dollars -- and certainly if you wanted to film it yourself it would not be cheap. Here's a sample of some of the footage he'll be giving away:

There is no question the footage looks like it belongs in a $100 million dollar movie. It's clear that the Cineflex is a fantastic piece of gear, and as he said in the review, a good pilot and a good operator, combined with the right tool, can really join forces to produce some breathtaking stuff.

So how can you get your hands on the footage to use in your own projects? Well, all you have to do is head on over to Neumann Films, and subscribe to his blog, and you'll be sent a new shot every month for five months. While not all of the files will necessarily be 2.8K ARRIRAW (since some shots were not captured that way), they will all definitely be 1080p, and he's planning on giving both versions when possible.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to his website and sign up to start receiving your free footage.

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Nice find. He's got my subscription!

March 28, 2013

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Micah Van Hove
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writer, director, dp

I'm going to subscribe! I'm already a follower on his youtube channel, but now I'll be on his blog!

March 29, 2013

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Andrea

I can personally attest to the quality of the Cineflex system - shot two commercials on a Cineflex with a Sony sensor. I WISH I could've shot it with an Alexa...

http://vimeo.com/31210655

March 29, 2013

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Jon

That part of the site is now unaivalable...

March 29, 2013

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*unavailable*

March 29, 2013

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yesS !
as site said :

Stock Aerial Footage

Coming Soon…
o-)

March 29, 2013

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Gorgeous footage...

March 29, 2013

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Thanks for the post Joe!

March 31, 2013

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Hey Luke, is the footage no longer available?

April 1, 2013

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Danny

The first clip was sent out via email to subscribers earlier today. Some people haven't received it yet so I will send out another email tomorrow.

April 1, 2013

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Tried to get to your blog to subscribe and Your site is throwing people onto the ADMIN login page.
today 4/4/2013:3:20PM PDT

April 4, 2013

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Hey Luke,

I was going to sign up to your blog but your website is down... Any chance you can manually add me to your subscriber list and and email me a link to the footage?

Cheers,

Cliff

April 5, 2013

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The site is down is there an alternate way to signup?

April 5, 2013

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Ilyas Nashid

Site is still down :(

April 6, 2013

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Cal

I will post on Facebook as soon as the site is back up if you guys want to like or follow on Twitter? Doing some much needed maintenance.

April 6, 2013

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Where do you sign up?

April 2, 2013

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Thomas

Head on over to Luke's website and you should see a box that allows you to subscribe to his blog.

April 2, 2013

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Joe Marine
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Shooter/Writer/Director

Great! They gave away the first clip today 'Freeway San diego' It's super flat and couldn't be any smoother.

April 2, 2013

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Serhan

I would love to get the San Diego footage. I have subscribed to the site but could not find it. Do I need to do something else?

Cheers

RC

April 4, 2013

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romana cleph

Hey do you think you could mail it to me? I am printing together a trailer and could really use it! I can't seem to get in touch with Luke. You'd be really helping a fellow filmmaker.
Thanks
Michael stern
Michael@visitor-one.com

April 9, 2013

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Just a Coming Soon Splash page...

April 5, 2013

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Pete

Argh, I've got a San Diego-based feature that could REALLY benefit from that freeway video. Hopefully it'll still be available when the site's back up.

April 5, 2013

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That was the first video to be sent out (it was on the 1st). The next shot won't be sent out until next month.

April 6, 2013

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Hey Luke,
I just subscribed but don't see the clip. Where can I find it?

April 7, 2013

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Hey Luke,
I'm putting together a pitch trailer and could really use that clip from the 1st. Is there anyway you can send it?
Thanks!
Michael

April 9, 2013

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hey please send me the first one as well, I tryed to sign up the minute nofilmshool published this, but your site was down?
would be so great.. thanks for this!!!

April 13, 2013

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joe

Hi Luke, just subscribed :) Thanks! Can you send me the clip from the 1st? Appreciate it. Turns out I didn't subscribe earlier or it was some other thing with your wordpress site from before or something like that, so I guess it didn't count.

April 7, 2013

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Cal

the site was down and is back up... but no mention (after signing to the newsletter) of free future stock footage delivery. is this for real?

April 13, 2013

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joe

Hey Luke!

Thanks for making this footage available.
I just learned about the offer and signed up today
Has something already been sent out?

If so is it possible for you to catch me up?

Thanks!
KLohse

May 5, 2013

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Nope, no stock footage has been sent out to all those new people who signed up to his mailing list. Well played.

May 6, 2013

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DJ

Scrap that, it ended up in a spam folder. Apologies

May 6, 2013

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DJ

What can I say? Just awesome!! Gorgeous stock footage ....

June 16, 2013

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Joe Howells