Blitz: The Bombs that Changed Britain - 6th Avenue

The TV and film industry has tuned into the benefits of filming by drone like no other.

It’s easy to see why.

Sports, arts, documentaries and feature films, it all makes sense to turn to the skies to capture that special overheard perspective.

So when the BBC came to Hull to film Blitz: The Bombs that Changed Britain, Octovision Media had all the skills, equipment and experience to provide the broadcast aerials needed.

The programme’s focus was on one bomb (bomb 31 on Hull’s bomb map) that fell on 6th Avenue in the north of the city in march 1941, flattening two houses and changing the lives of two families.

Octovision Media was commissioned by the production house Wall to Wall for the BBC to take all the Hull aerials, including flights over the docks, the River Humber, the waterworks, and then 6th Avenue itself, with particular focus on the site of the bombed house.

“The benefit of drones for aerial filming are well documented and obvious, but in this instance there was a particular resonance,” said Chris Fenton, Octovision Media’s managing director and chief drone pilot.

“With a documentary about aerial bombing during the Blitz we were able to give a unique aircraft-like perspective of Hull, including bombing routes across the city from the River Humber.”

“The end result is a brilliant TV documentary, which we’re so proud to have had a hand in.”


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