Flying Pictures and the Lens Foundry merge

The Lens Foundry has merged with aerial film and TV production company Flying Pictures. The new group will trade under the Flying Pictures banner, which has worked in over 400
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The Lens Foundry has merged with aerial film and TV production company Flying Pictures.

The new group will trade under the Flying Pictures banner, which has worked in over 400 movies including thirteen James Bond films, the Harry Potter series and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Flying Pictures was also responsible for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games stunt, which saw the Queen parachute into the stadium with Daniel Craig as James Bond.

James Hunter Smart, Flying Pictures, said, “We are delighted to be joining forces with the Lens Foundry’s team, whose exceptional creative talent and technology innovation to date will represent the next generation of outstanding service to our industry”.

The Lens Foundry, founded in 2012, specialises in lightweight stabilised cameras and drone operation. Its portfolio includes Sherlock, Downton Abbey and The Huntsman: Winters War.

The company will continue to offer its range of drones, Movi rigs, cable-cams and tracking vehicles.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be joining Flying Pictures,” said Adam Sculthorp, the Lens Foundry.

“Their global reputation combined with our unique facilities and talented team will provide directors and DoPs with unparalleled creative freedom, whether shooting features, dramas, commercials or live broadcast productions”.

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