Aerial / Drone Filming

Drone Videographer

Posted on: July 11th, 2019 by John Duncan

Over the past few weeks I’ve been making a separate site for the drone filming side of business eventually having the JD website aimed at productions. Feel free to head to to have a look around! .

Filming with the drone for Grand Designs

Posted on: July 11th, 2019 by John Duncan

Great to be back filming a property for Grand Designs, House of the Year 2019. I spent a day up near Armadale on Skye filming a lovely wee house nestled into the side of the landscape by the water. Using the drone we were able to get a great selection of external shots as well […]


Posted on: July 1st, 2019 by John Duncan

I spent a day last week shooting some aerials stills of Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar, East Lothian. After waiting for several weeks we finally managed to get the shots on a stunning sunny afternoon. The school is very close to the water so it was great to get shots with the sea in the […]

Drone filming in Greenland with Freakfilms

Posted on: May 4th, 2019 by John Duncan

In April I spent 3 weeks in Greenland, Tasiilaq capturing aerial shots for Freakfilms. They are producing a documentary for the new BBC Scotland Channel which follows the Charity ‘Polar Academy’ as they take 10 school kids cross country skiing across Greenland. As well as filming with the drone I was also providing logistics for […]

Scotland drone filming

Posted on: April 30th, 2019 by John Duncan

Back in March I spent some time filming in the Westman Islands off the coast of Iceland with Euan Myles who was directing a film for a local Salmon farm in Scotland. The farm uses a supplier in Iceland who makes the feed for the Scottish salmon, it was both fascinating and extremely smelly to […]

2019 Aerial Cinematography Show reel

Posted on: January 18th, 2019 by John Duncan

Finally got around to making a showreel from some jobs I’ve been on over the past few years. Shots included come from a wide range of jobs, some documentary, broadcast, film and corporate gigs. I’m based in Edinburgh, Scotland but looking back I’ve been fortunate to travel all over the world shooting some beautiful spots! […]

Drone operator Scotland

Posted on: October 8th, 2018 by John Duncan

I’m absolutely over the moon that my aerial showreel ‘Ancient Scotland’ has been awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick. Never in a million years did I think that each of my 3 Scottish aerial showreels would receive a staff pick!!! It certainly makes all the hard work and graft getting to the locations worth while. .

Aerial Drone Filming in Scotland

Posted on: October 1st, 2018 by John Duncan

I’ve spent the past week filming with a crew from America and Ireland filming content for a travel show. The GO show is a series of short edits for a major cruise line showcasing what each country has to offer. We filmed all over Scotland including Orkney, Skye, Glencoe, Forfar and Edinburgh. The weather was […]

New aerial showreel ‘Ancient Scotland’ – Drone filming

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by John Duncan

Having spent the past seven months travelling all over Scotland to shoot my new film, ANCIENT SCOTLAND, I’ve never been more proud to call this country home. Shot at twenty one stunning locations from as the far north as Muckle Flugga at the very top of Shetland to the prehistoric wonder of Britain’s highest sea […]

Drone Filming UK

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 by John Duncan

Great to see the footage I shot for Visit Scotland online, produced by Edinburgh agency – Whitespace. I spent 10 days back in February travelling around Scotland shooting aerials for the project.   Towering spires, thick stone walls and dramatic settings – whatever comes to mind when you imagine a castle, you can find it […]