BPope Productions is the Official Aerial Media Provider for the Hickory Crawdads


BPope Productions uses the latest in cutting edge aerial technology utilizing UAV (Unmanned Aerial Systems) to capture extremely-smooth aerial filming. Aerial Films can be incorporated in film productions such as documentaries and feature films but also has use in corporate videos, sports coverage and real estate agencies.

If you’re looking for stunning professional aerial photos, our we use the DJI MAVIC 3 PRO CINE .  This workhorse drone is the gold standard. It’s light, easily maneuverable and extremely reliable for a single operator. The Mavic 3 Series by DJI offers remarkable advancements in imaging capabilities. With its triple-camera system, the Mavic 3 Pro sets a new standard for camera drones by incorporating three sensors and lenses of varying focal lengths. Featuring a Hasselblad camera and dual tele cameras, the Mavic 3 Pro empowers users with a triple-camera setup, expanding the possibilities for creative expression. It’s capable of shooting in 5.1K at 24P, 30P, or 60P FPS. Multiple wide-angle vision sensors work seamlessly with a high-performance vision computing engine to sense obstacles in all directions precisely and plan a safe flight route that avoids them. 

Mavic 3 Cine also provides extensive options for professional creators. It supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, and Apple ProRes 422 LT 

The DJI MAVIC 3 PRO CINE has five directions of obstacle sensing  sensors, combined with advanced computer vision and processing to allow the Phantom to react to and avoid obstacles in its path.

The DJI MAVIC 3 PRO CINE also provides the ability to fly indoors. No longer is GPS required for a steady flight. Now with the integrated Vision Positioning System, the DJI MAVIC 3 PRO CINE  UAVs can be safely flown indoors to obtain perspectives that were previously near impossible.

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*Contact us regarding our AERIAL UAV PHOTOGRAPHY &
Cinematography Rates

*Aerial Drone Commercial Work Pricing begins as $400


BPope Productions is now a FAA Part 107 compliant and licensed by the FAA.  We also carry a NC UAS Certificate as well.  We follow all federal guidelines when flying.  We also have a full daytime waiver from the FAA to operate at night.  We are also fully insured up to $2,000,000 for any of the projects we are a part of.  We are dedicated to bringing you the very best in aerial photography and cinematography.  BPope Productions has full authorization to operate UAV in the follow controlled airspace in NC

FAA Authorization List

  1. Hickory | KHKY | Class D
  2. Charlotte | KCLT | Class B
  3. Raleigh-Durham | KRDU | Class C
  4. Wilmington |KILM | Class D
  5. Concord | KJQF | Class D
  6. Asheville | KAVL | Class D
  7. Greensboro | KGSO | Class C /SFC E
  8. Winston-Salem | INT | Class D


Businesses and Municipalities- Aerial Photography & video can offer a distinctive view that shows the location’s advantages, access, and surrounding development.  It’s also great for showing a different vantage point of your business and facility by showing a birds eye view.  Any business can increase their appeal for utilizing aerial photography & video.  It’s guaranteed to attract your clients’ attention, thus may increase future sales.  Small business can use drones instead of traditional aerial banner advertising which can save on budgets and give more targeted advertising.

Real estate– Real estate agents can benefit from the unique advantages of aerial photos.  Aerial photography & video can help sell your property offering a view that can only be seen through aerial means. What a unique way to showcase a property by separating yourself and your listings from the crowd!

Special Events– An image from above is a great way to capture the overall picture of an event.  These photos are great visual tools for future promotional material, media releases, and on websites.


BPope Production also has FULL UAV LIABILITY INSURANCE that covers our UAV aerial photography and video up to $2 million (indoor & outdoor flights).




Our UAV’s shoot 4K UHD and capture up to 20mp stills!  BPope Productions is committed to delivering the high quality images and video, so the date for each shoot will be controlled by weather conditions.

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BPope Productions aerial photography and video covers: real estate, sporting events, commercial and residential areas to just name a few.
– We can shoot your indoor shots also – ask for quote
– Custom Pricing available
– We are FULLY INSURED for aerial work


Our UAV’s have numerous safety and fail-safe device and protocols.  Our UAV’s utilizes built-in GPS flight mode and has a back-up “return-to-home” functionality.  BPope Productions is fully insured and keep our flights within the regulations.  Safety checks and precautions are made before and after each flight.


  • Outdoor Weddings
  • School & campus events
  • Real Estate Listings
  • Construction Progress
  • Record Property & Storm Damage
  • Commercial Real Estate Development & Pre-Development
  • Aerial Video Footage Shot in full 4K Ultra HD (4K)
  • Commercial and Residential
  • Sports and sporting events
  • Corporate Events
  • TV/Film/Web video production



A deposit of 1/2 is to be paid to hold the date of your UAV shoot. Remaining balance is due 7 days prior to the day of the shoot. No pictures and / or videos will be distributed, and no on-line proofs until full payment is received. A 5% monthly fee of the balance will be applied to payment if payment, in full, is not received before the wedding day. Fees and interest will apply for any returned checks, then only cashiers’ check or money order will be accepted.

BPope Production also has FULL UAV LIABILITY INSURANCE that covers our UAV aerial photography and video.  Aerial Photography and Video pricing are based on each project.  All aerial shoots are different and many conditions apply such as wind speed, air conditions, temperature, power lines or trees in the way.  Each job is very specific and we will need to review your specific needs and provide you with a written estimate of the total costs.  We operate under 400 feet and 5 miles from any airport under FAA guidelines.


A travel fee of $.56/mile for UAV shoots outside of Catawba County, NC


What equipment do you use?

We capture our film and photos from the latest in film technology using the DJI MAVIC 3 PRO CINE. The DJI MAVIC 3 PRO CINE features up to 4K 60P video recording as well as 20MP photos with up to 30 frames per second. High-resolution and high-frame rates result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback. Our ultra high-definition cameras enable ultra high resolution and cinema quality captures of whatever it is you’re looking to film.

With its advanced DJI O3+ technology, the Mavic 3 Pro offers an impressive transmission range of up to 15 km [3], ensuring stable and uninterrupted signals for an enhanced camera viewing experience. The drone can transmit a high-definition live feed of 1080p/60fps, resulting in improved responsiveness to your controls and providing a vivid and vibrant video feed on your monitor. This seamless transmission capability adds to the overall quality and immersion of your aerial experience with the Mavic 3 Pro.

Why do you do this?
Because I LOVE IT! Being able to offer Aerial Cinematography is awesome and produces breath taking results. We think you will love it too!
How high can the remote drone fly? How far?
What if the weather is bad the day of my shoot?
Your session will be rescheduled for another day subject to availability.
Do you offer in house video and photo editing?
yes to both!
Is the camera system smooth filming?
Do you have insurance coverage?
Can you fly indoors?
Yes we can fly indoors provided there is enough room for safe operation.
Can you capture aerial video over large crowds?
What is the process to hire for your service?
Is drone photography and video legal?
What guidelines to do you have for drone operation?

– Drones are given a through preflight inspection by the operator before each flight.

– All Image In Flight Drones are under 55lbs take off weight.

– Drone will always be Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) of the operator.

– In some cases Image In Flight may bring a visual observer to add in maintaining VLOS.

– Image In Flight does not use First Person View (FPV) Goggles

– Outdoor flights are limited to daylight hours.

– Maximum drone airspeed is 100 mph (87 knots).

– Maximum drone altitude is 400 feet above ground level.

– Minimum weather visibility is 3 miles from control station.

– If the shoot is within 5 miles of an airport for any part of – Class B, C, D or E airspace (We will research this before our first meeting) Image In Flight will need to secure permission for the flight before starting.

Do you offer prints of your shots?
Yes! Visit here to begin your order.
Which controlled airspace & waivers do you have?
BPope Productions has Daytime Waiver from the FAA for night UAV operations.  We also have the following controlled airspace authorizations:

  • Hickory | KHKY | Class D
  • Charlotte | KCLT | Class B
  • Raleigh-Durham | KRDU | Class C
  • Wilmington |KILM | Class D
  • Concord | KJQF | Class D
  • Asheville | KAVL | Class D
  • Greensboro | KGSO | Class C /SFC E
  • Winston-Salem | INT | Class D
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