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Rotor Film

Rotor Film

Rotor Film is Denmark’s leading supplier of close range aerial cinematography to Danish films and advertising. Due to our many years of experience in film, we are able to provide consistent quality on any type of assignment, from the biggest feature film project to the smallest specialist assignment. Rotor Film is owned and run on a daily basis by Tao Ahler, who qualified as an advertising photographer in Aarhus from 1996-2000 and from 2001 – 2014 worked on Danish films in Copenhagen as first assistant camera and focus puller.
Rotor Film was established in 2010 and delivered its first aerials in 2011 and have since then worked on a wide range of feature films, TV series, commercials and documentaries in Denmark and abroad.

100+ credits on IMDb:

Member of Danish Association of Cinematographers, DFF:

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The Drones

The Drones

Rotor Film flies 3 types of drones:

Gryphon Dynamics Dodeca heavy lift coaxial hexacopter with Ronin 2 gimbal. The drone can be rigged with larger types of camera such as an Arri Alexa Mini or RED. It’s a large heavy drone and there for require extra time on set compared to the Inspire 2. We can provide special rigging for 3D / 360 degree cameras, special effects, etc. Maximum total take off weight is 25kg, maximum payload without gimbal is about 10kg depending on battery configuration. See example of special rigging here

DJI Inspire 2 quadcopter with DJI X7 camera with Super35 6K sensor that records in ProRes XQ444 and RAW CinemaDNG, D-Log -with 14 stops of dynamic range. The following lenses is part of the kit: 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm. Despite its size the Inspire 2 delivers excellent quality footage that easily can be matched up with Alexa material.

DJI S900 hexacopter equipped with 1000W 3200K LED light. The LED has a very high color rendering index of 97 CRI. See example here


Heavy lift drone, full day, with camera operator: 18.000 dkr (€2.400)
Heavy lift drone, half day, with camera operator: 13.500 dkr (€1.800)
Inspire 2 with X7 camera, full day with camera operator: 14.000 dkr (€1.850)
Inspire 2 with X7 camera, half day with camera operator: 10.500 dkr (€1.400)
Inspire 2 with X7 camera, full day without dedicated camera operator: 10.500 dkr (€1.400)
Inspire 2 with X7 camera, half day without dedicated camera operator: 8.000 dkr (€1.050)
Inspire 2 with X7 camera, quarter day without dedicated camera operator: 6.000 dkr (€800)

Please contact us for a quote for your specific job.

Full day = approx 8 hours

You can see examples of our work here

The Van

The Van

The van is included on all jobs and contains everything you will need as well as lots of extras to meet unpredictable demands..
The van is large enough to stay in, for example for lunch or in case of bad weather.
Equipment includes:

230V 1kW from inverter
2 x 230V 2kW generator
4 Motorola walkie-talkies
Laptop for preview and copying
Cordoning off equipment
Nespresso machine
3 full apple box sets
Well equipped with tools and workbench
Aluminium lift
Sack trolley
Compressed air
Folding chairs
First aid kit
CO2 fire extinguisher

and much more…