Last February we had the rare opportunity to film in some of the most well-known and historic theatres in Downtown Vancouver working with digital agency, Engine Digital, on a project for Vancouver Civic Theatres. When most people think of drones and UAVs and the videos they can capture – they imagine picturesque landscapes and large scale panning shots capturing the beautiful outdoors.
The emergence of UAVs and drones has unlocked the ability to truly capture the intricate detail, warm colors, and exhilarating experience of attending a performance at a one-of-a-kind theatre such as The Orpheum.
Built in 1927, this designated National Heritage Site was Vancouver’s largest vaudeville movie palace for the first half of the 20th century and is the only one of its scale in Vancouver to survive. We were able to get up close to the highest reaches of the theatre and showcase its iconic grand chandelier and amazing arches and architecture in the Spanish Baroque Revival style.
We also had the chance to fly in one of Canada’s largest proscenium theatres – the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Boasting 2765 seats, this theatre opened on July 5, 1969 with Queen Elizabeth II attending a concert later that month, thus officially giving it her name. We also were able to fly in the Vancouver Playhouse as well as the Annex theatre space.
For this unique project we provided our client, Engine Digital, with stunning video we captured to help really portray the strong cultural significance the arts has in Vancouver. Vancouver Civic Theatre hopes to soon launch a stand-alone media presence with their own branding featuring the aerial video The Sky Guys were able to capture for them.
Images courtesy of Engine Digital.