ACS Provide Aerial Coverage of UEFA Euro 2012
Filming began late last year with the company’s aerial unit filming pre-event aerials of all eight host cities for the tournament, completing this element of the project in April. Working across Poland and the Ukraine, ACS crew flew over 300 flying hours providing coverage of every match during the tournament period.
Six AS355 twin engine helicopters were supplied for the project and fitted with HD Cineflex V14 stabilised camera mounts. ACS crew included the aerial unit’s award-winning operators, an aerial co-ordinator and project management team as well as experienced filming pilots. The provision cumulated in three helicopters being deployed for the final between Spain and Italy, offering live aerials of the match and surrounding area as well as the post-match celebrations.
The work follows on from ACS’ successful delivery of aerial coverage for the 2008 tournament in Austria and Switzerland.
About Aerial Camera Systems
Established over thirty years ago, Aerial Camera System (ACS) is the worlds’ leading specialist camera company, providing innovative and expert camera solutions and aerial stabilised camera systems. ACS has a unique inventory available for rental ranging from remote heads and compact cameras, railcams and wirecams to tracking vehicles, underwater systems and tethered airships as well as over 20 helicopter camera systems. With an in-house research and development team the company continues to develop and launch new concepts and products within the field of specialist camera facilities, the latest being its new remote head; SMARThead™. ACS is part of the Euro Media Group, Europe’s largest provider of television and film facilities in Europe.