Client: The Scotsman / The Courier / The Scottish Sun / Daily Mail / Daily Mirror / Daily Record / Eveming Telegraph
Task: Provide a short aerial drone video and aerial photography of a large 40 foot Sperm Whale which had washed up on Monifieth Beach on the East Coast of Scotland. This was then used by the media and featured on various news websites and also in print in a number of national newspapers.
Drone Pilot: Dale Summerton
Creative direction: Dale Summerton
This is an aerial drone video of a large 40 foot Sperm Whale which had washed up on Monifieth Beach on the East Coast of Scotland. It had unfortunately died after a rescue mission failed to save the whale.
Rising View captured the Sperm whale using aerial drone video and photography and then this was then used by the media and featured on various news websites and also in print in a number of national newspapers. These included The Sun, The Daily Record, Daily Mirror, The Scotsman, Daily Mail, The Courier and more.
As the whale was out at sea and the area was closed down due to the toxic nature of the body decomposing, aerial photography was the best way to capture the pictures.
It was a very sad job but also very interesting as Sperm Whales are not normally on the East Coast of Scotland as they mainly eat giant squid which are not found in these waters. This was a very rare event.
Scientists from the Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) carried out an autopsy on the whale and say they found no sign of illness or injury. They think that it may just have taken a wrong turn and got stranded on the beach.
The team also removed the whale’s head – in what they believe may be a UK first – to study its brain and rule out any neurological causes for its death.
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Newspaper Articles That Used our Footage
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I have used Rising View many times for drone shoots and have always found them to be very reliable and professional. First class service.Martin Paterson
Director of Property Services
Balhousie Care Group
Balhousie Care Group needed some creative videos for our website to showcase the refurbishment of new homes, Rising View used their creative talent to produce some great videos using aerial drone footage and 360 virtual tours. Their drone work is fantastic and we would highly recommend them to any other business.Tony Banks
Jon Frullani Architect Ltd
First class service, very professional and great variety of uses.Jon Frullani
Forbes of Kingennie
Rising View have done an exceptional job in creating a video of the resort. They were very professional and they accomplished everything we asked for, even when we were asking them to add in elements that they had never added before. We would definitely recommend using them.Libby Forbes
Dale is one in a million! You will not find someone with a more friendly ‘can do’ approach to business. Delivers astonishingly good value for money and a professional product to be proud of. Top class.Euan Johnstone
Dundee United Football Club
Rising view delivered exactly what they promised. It was provided with professionalism and all aspects were explained clearly before and during the process. Customer aftercare was prompt and I was left reassured that we were working with experts in this field.Joe Rice
Baillies Estate Agent
We were delighted with the speed of service, professionalism and attention to detail in our dealings with Rising View and will be using them again soon.Joe Dolan
We’ve been delighted to use aerials taken by RisingView. The work was carried out with professionalism and safety in mind at all times. The results are fantastic and would recommend for others who are looking for aerial footage.Lisa Trainer
Brechin High School
We asked Rising view to complete some drone work at our New Community Campus, which is three months away from completion. The work done was fantastic and is now on public display. From the drone images everyone can get an idea of how the site is looking. Work was done quickly and to an excellent standard we are very pleased with the result. Would highly recommend.Mr A. Mills
Depute Head Teacher
Galloway Group LTD
We are delighted with the services provided by Rising View. The video looks fantastic and is an excellent marketing tool receiving some great comments and feedback. Dale is a pleasure to work with and has met all our requests to the highest standard. We would definitely recommend Rising View to other companies looking for aerial footage.Nicola Di Marco
St. Johnstone Football Club
We were delighted with the unique video footage Rising View were able to record for us of McDiarmid Park. We’ve used what they recorded in our promotional videos and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services.Ross Cunningham
Marketing & Communications Officer
Dundee Football Club
Everyone is very happy with the footage I saw some yesterday myself and it looks amazing. I can say with much confidence that I am pretty sure that we will want to use the drone again.Steve Martin