Above All Aerial & Specialty Photography, Ltd. is the leading aerial photography and aerial video provider in the midwest, serving and making a difference for those businesses that require and depend on having a "quality advantage" over their competition. We have now expanded to three locations in the midwest. Each is owned and operated independently, but maintain very high standards in order to use the name Above All Aerial and Specialty Photography

70 West Commerce Park

Our newest video production for Sunbeam Development and Cassidy Turley Indianapolis. The 700 Acre area features 100,000 - 2 Million square feet for new construction and industrial build to suit options. Great location, 9 miles from the Indianapolis International Airport, and directly on I-70.

This video shows our capabilities with 3d Studio Max and compositing. Call or email us if you have any questions about aerial photography, video, or production. Enjoy the video!

Canadian National aerial photo and video
Ice Cutter US Coast Guard

Big Ten Champions - Indiana University Basketball - Assembly Hall

Stock Aerial Video of
New Orleans

Check out our recently shot footage in and around New Oleans, LA. This flight is from September 25, 2012, and is in preparation for Super Bowl 2013. This year we managed to sell a lot of stock video of Indianapolis for commercials during Super Bowl 2012. We thought we would fly down to New Orleans in order to contribute again! Check out our stock video gallery to see our demo reel, stabilized clips, and unedited raw footage from the flight. Call or email if you are interested in any of the footage.


Crooked Stick 2012 BMW Championship Aerial Photo

Did You See Our Stock Video?

The hit show The X Factor recently purchased stock aerial video of Austin, TX. The footaged aired on Wednesday, September 12th during the season premiere. We were proud to contribute to the show and look forward to helping out again in the future!

Austin Texas Stock Aerial Footage sold to The X Factor

Did You See Our Stock Video?

The hit show America's Got Talent recently purchased stock aerial video of St. Louis, MO. We were proud to contribute to the show and look forward to helping out again in the future!

St Louis Stock Aerial Footage sold to The X Factor

Tipton Manufacturing Plant Video Production

Watch our newest video production featuring a Tipton Manufacturing Plant, currently on the market with Cassidy Turley. The plant has never been occupied, but is completely ready for manufacturing. The original construction investment for the building was $100 million, so there is an urgent need to find a buyer! That is why we were hired to make a ~5 minute video, touching on all of the specs of the facility and business perks in Indiana. Click on the video to the right to watch, or visit tiptonplant.info for more information.


Parkside Town Center
Video Production

Watch our newest video production featuring Parkside Town Commons, a mixed use development located in the heart of the fast growing Western Wake County submarket. The site is immediately adjacent to the world famous Research Triangle Park. We used existing 3d animation, aerial video, and motion tracking to insert graphics into the clips. Our client couldn't be happier since they didn't have to oversee our every move or give us creative direction. Do you have a project that needs immediate publicity? Let us know and we will take excellent care of you.


St Louis Missouri Stock Aerial Video and Demo Reel

Super Bowl Village 2012 Stock Photography and Video

3D Studio Max (update 3)

We have entered the world of 3D compositing and animation;  integrating aerial photography / video with elements rendered in 3D Studio Max.  Our customers can now present photo realistic designs to investors, clients, etc. without even breaking ground at the project site.  We use Syntheyes to acquire the camera path from the raw aerial video, then import into 3D Studio Max to create the geometry and material maps.  Finally we import all footage and rendered images into After Effects CS5 to composite all of the elements. 


3D Studio Max (update 2)

We have entered the world of 3D compositing and animation;  integrating aerial photography / video with elements rendered in 3D Studio Max.  Our customers can now present photo realistic designs to investors, clients, etc. without even breaking ground at the project site.  We use Syntheyes to acquire the camera path from the raw aerial video, then import into 3D Studio Max to create the geometry and material maps.  Finally we import all footage and rendered images into After Effects CS5 to composite all of the elements. 


3D Studio Max

We have entered the world of 3D compositing and animation;  integrating aerial photography / video with elements rendered in 3D Studio Max.  Our customers can now present photo realistic designs to investors, clients, etc. without even breaking ground at the project site.  We use Syntheyes to acquire the camera path from the raw aerial video, then import into 3D Studio Max to create the geometry and material maps.  Finally we import all footage and rendered images into After Effects CS5 to composite all of the elements. 


Watch our newest video!

This video is an example of what we can do for our clients.  The upcoming Super Bowl gives us an excuse to shoot and edit a lot of stock video from Indianapolis.  NFL.com recently purchased a couple minutes of stock video for their NFL coverage. 

The Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association purchased over 20 minutes of our night downtown stock.  Keep an eye out for local aerial video, it is probably ours!

Make sure to watch in HD! Change the 360 to 720 in the bottom corner


2010 Indianapolis Night Skyline Photography

Dear “Gangland” Contributor:

We are pleased to let you know the our episode of “Gangland” has been determined. It's the premiere of the newest season! Check out the History Channel's website for more information.

“Army of Hate” : Episode Premiere of Gangland on History Channel

8/6/10 - 10:00pm / 9:00pm Central

Thank you so much for all of your help with this project. Without your contributions, this show would not have been possible. Please let us know what you think of the show. Thank you and Happy Viewing!

-Laura


Aerial Video production of Delray Marketplace, Delray, FL


Delray Marketplace - Delray, FL

We're back from the beach! Above All would like to share an example of our full production video services. We are responsible for creating everything in this video except the Kite logo and 3D rendering during the first 10 seconds. This particular video shows our capabilities with animating future roads, text, and graphics. The final product ended up playing in High Definition on four screens at this years ICSC convention in Las Vegas, NV. We are very proud and excited to do work with Kite Realty Corporation.

 


Please take the time to view our newest video. It takes place mostly in Cleveland, OH, but has several clips from all over east ohio. AAP was in town shooting video in Akron for a local advertising company. We think you will enjoy the colors during autumn in Ohio, a truely beautiful state. The video was shot October 19, 2009 and was uploaded to our website just a month later.

Above All usually sells clips of aerial video, but this video gives people an idea of our editing capabilities.

WATCH THE CLEVELAND VIDEO NOW

aerial video cleveland ohio and browns stadium

Order your custom "Lucas Oil Stadium" and Downtown Indianapolis photo today!


There is a great deal of construction, road work, and congestion downtown, especially during Indianapolis Colts football games. Above All was determined to take vertical photographs on game day to document parking, construction, and traffic due to the many inquiries we have recieved. Getting such a large area during a specified time/place is not an easy task. To photograph this amount of area, the airplane needs to be 9,500 feet above ground level (AGL). There cannot be any clouds in the sky. If there are low clouds, they will obscure the site area, and if there are high clouds, they will create shadows below. Visibility over downtown must be at least 10+ miles. If not, clarity of the photograph will not be as precise. I am proud to say that on gameday November 8, 2009, we were able to get the shot with no problems at all. The area shown above is full area available, but we can crop in and print photos of specific smaller areas of your choice. Give us a call or email to order your print today!

Carmel Football Game Televised by ESPN

Above All Photography is currently reproducing 20x24 framed prints for the public. You may have seen this print in the 2009 "Carmel Football Parents Club" annual auction. Above All donates a print for the auction every year, and this year was especially important because ESPN televised the game. The photo was taken August 23, 2008 during the Cathedral vs Carmel High School game, and can be ordered with an email or a quick phone call. Just let us know how many you want and where to have them delivered. Cost for each framed, mounted, and laminated print is only $150.

carmel high school football stadium


September 2009

Base Productions, a Paramount affiliate, hired Above All to shoot the aerial video portion of Spike TV's "Jesse James is a Dead Man," episode The World Figure Eight Championship. Click on the link to watch the stock car race starring Jesse James released in February 2009. This involved over five hours of continuous “Broadcast HD video” from our Robinson R-44 helicopter. This was definitely our biggest challenge since buying our broadcast HD video system. The Hollywood producer was impressed that Above All Photography had a Panasonic HDX-900 camera because it was the same as what they were using to cover the ground and tower angles. You may have heard of Jesse James and his famous TV show and business, West Coast Choppers.
Aerial Video for Spike TV's Jesse James is a Dead Man

 

Indiana University Video

Above All Photography was in the news again! If you read an article in the newspaper about a low flying helicopter in the Indianapolis and Bloomington area, then you were reading about us. We were hired by Indiana University to update their aerial video stock to high definition. James Grumme and the director, Mike Pipher, spent almost 12 hours setting up, travelling, and shooting these clips. Click here or on the link above to see our video compilation.


aerial video indiana university

Aerial Chicago Tour - Part II

Lets go back to Chicago! I missed a few sites...Be sure to click on this video if you enjoyed Chicago Aerial Tour (part I). This video has popular tourist attractions such as Soldier Field, The Hancock Building, Navy Pier, Chicago's Adler Planetarium, Meigs Airpark (closed), and many more!

All of these clips are for sale and available in High Definition. Give us a call or email to talk about the clip you need.

featuring Soldier Field, The Hancock Building, Navy Pier, Chicago's Adler Planetarium, Meigs Airpark (closed),and many more!
This high-energy video shows the most enjoyable parts of Indiana.



Indiana Fall Harvest Video

Put on your cowboy boots and saddle up! This high-energy video shows the most enjoyable parts of Indiana. There is no doubt farming is a major business for us, and we prove it with this video. Most of these combine clips were shot on they way to and from jobs on the outskirts of the state. Enjoy the clip if the Indiana State Fair at night!

All of these clips are for sale and available in HD. Give us a call or email to talk about the clip you need.

 



Indianapolis: A View from Above

You ever wonder what Indianapolis looks like from a helicopter? Well, your prayers have been answered. Click on the link to the right and you will be immediately whisked away to Indianapolis. Various clips show Indy's new airport (construction rather), our new "Lucas Oil Stadium," (Home of the Indianapolis Colts), The Indianapolis Zoo, Indy Skyline, War Memorial, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and many more.

Most of these clips are for sale and available in High Def. Give us a call or email to talk about the clip you need.

 

Various clips show Indy's new airport (construction rather), our new "Lucas Oil Stadium," (Home of the Indianapolis Colts), The Indianapolis Zoo, Indy Skyline, War Memorial, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and many more.
Click on this video to view never-before-seen aerial views of Indianapolis' new Lucas Oil Stadium.

Lucas Oil Stadium Video

Click on this video to view never-before-seen aerial views of Indianapolis' new Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts' 2006 Superbowl Championship proved our need for a bigger and better stadium.

All of these clips are for sale and available in High Def. Give us a call or email to talk about the clip you need.


Aerial Video of Ohio

This video has some skyline clips of Columbus and Dayton Ohio. Most of the video is from a job we shot with Division 1, a company based out of Ohio. All of the clips with people on the roof are of Division 1.

Some of these clips are for sale and available in High Def. Give us a call or email to talk about the clip you need.

This video has some skyline clips of Columbus and Dayton Ohio

RCA Dome Demolition - Dec 20, 2008
Indianapolis, IN

If you hadn't heard, The Indianapolis Colts moved to Lucas Oil Stadium at the start of the 2008 NFL season. Above All Photography was hired by Sabre Demolition to shoot aerial photography and video of the RCA Dome demolition.

Click here for the IMPLOSION VIDEO.

We have stock photography of the demolition for sale and uploaded the video to you-tube. (Watch)

Click here for the PHOTO GALLERY.

RCA Dome Demolition - Indianapolis, Indiana December 2008

Chicago, IL - October 2008

Above All just spent some time up north shooting downtown Chicago Stock Photography and Video. Take a moment to look at our galleries - you will find some excellent shots of famous buildings, ballparks, and skylines. If you see something you like, just give us a call and cite the image reference number located under the thumbnails.

Click here to watch the AERIAL VIDEO...

Chicago Skyline Photos - Sears Tower Wrigley -Soldier Field

Check Out Our New Stadium/Ballpark Photo Gallery


Dear Above All Photography,

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently awarded Milestone Constractors, L.P. of Columbus, Indiana a 2008 Quality in Construction Award for the construction of roadways and parking areas for the recently opened Honda Manufacturing facility in Greensburg, Indiana.

Above All Photography, Ltd. of Indianapolis, IN performed aerial photography required for the award application. The award submittal required five 8X10 photos representative of the work performed. Due to the immense 1700-acre site and the fact that security allowed no ground photographs to be taken, aerial shots were required.

I feel that the quality of Above All Photography's photos taken by helicopter with a very high resolution camera were a major contributor to Milestone's award.

NAPA will be recognizing the QIC winners at their 54th Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast on January 20, 2009 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. Posters from the award winning photographs will be rominently displayed throughout the annual meeting to garner recognition of the quality work of our industry.

F.A. Buck Ritz, Marketing Director
Milestone Contractors, L.P.


Barack Obama's Boeing 757 - Future US President

October 2008

Guess who we ran into while doing aerial video in Columbus, OH? Thats right! The next president of the United States - and his Boeing 757 were in town for some campaign work. We stopped at Lane Aviation to refuel the helicopter and had no idea that Barack Obama was in town.


Columbus, Ohio Skyscraper Video Follow-up
Division 7 Skyscraper Aerial Photography and Video

Hello Karen,

Thanks for your follow-up.

My internet designer, Jordan, said everything was great! With his stamp of approval, a check went out to you in yesterday's mail for payment in full.

Thanks for the professionalism!

George


September 2008

 

Order this panoramic collage of Lucas Oil Stadium. Since it is made up of many pictures, it can be printed up to 95" x 95" @ 72dpi. That is huge! This would be a great gift for any Indianapolis football fan. Call for pricing.

Lucas Oil Stadium Print - Home of the Indianapolis Colts


Lucas Oil Stadium - Stock Video and Photography Opening Night

Lucas Oil Stadium - August 2008

We are now offering a special on our framed Lucas Oil Stadium opening night prints for only $175 . This print is dated August 14, 2008, and was the first time the roof was retracted. This package would make for an excellent Christmas gift if you order in time. These prints are selling fast, so get one before your neighbor does!


Hi James,

I wanted to share how shocked Doug, my husband was when he saw his Lucas Oil Stadium picture. I broke down after getting it framed and presented his Christmas present a little early. He stands staring at your work and has a smile on his face each time. He/Doug wants to know how much an 8x10 - without the foam backing would be as he has several friends he would love to share the picture with.

Thanks for your thoughts,
Deb

September 2008

Hired by Paramount Studios to shoot
aerial video of Jesse James at The World Figure 8 Championship

No - we weren't in any trouble! Base Productions, a Paramount affiliate, hired Above All to shoot the aerial video portion of “The World Figure Eight Championship” stock car race in September 2008 for a feature movie starring Jesse James that they are releasing in February 2009. This involved over five hours of continuous “Broadcast HD video” from our Robinson R-44 helicopter. This was definitely our biggest challenge since buying our broadcast HD video system. The Hollywood producer was impressed that Above All Photography had a Panasonic HDX-900 camera because it was the same as what they were using to cover the ground and tower angles. You may heard of Jesse James and his famous TV show and business, West Coast Choppers.
Aerial Video for Capitilize (Paramount) Studios

 

Now Offering Aerial Video Services

Above All offers custom, high-definition aerial video from helicopter or airplane, using a multi K-12 -gyro system to keep the camera stable during flight. We also offer a variety of studio editing services, such as graphics, clip transitions, and additional stabilization to complete your entire project. Additionally, we have a growing collection of stock videos ready for download. For major post production videos requiring voice-over and greenscreen, Above All partners with Winston Long of Omni Productions, located in Carmel, IN.

Above All does work all over the country. In fact, we have shot video, maps, and photographs as far as New York City, NY, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX, and Milwaukee, WI.


Check Out Our Brochure!

Click here to download (1.1MB PDF) or contact us to request one by mail. Buy art at sandragrummeartist.com!

Aerial Video, Photography, Maps, Surveys, Production from airplane and helicopter