Flying-Cam is the winner of a Scientific & Engineering Award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) in Hollywood for the Flying-Cam 3.0 SARAH Unmanned Aircraft System.
Emmanuel Previnaire was already winner of a Technical Achievement Award in 1995 for the invention of the first Flying-Cam. He conducts a 8 years state-of-the-art Research & Development program in Aerial Robotics to achieve the breakthrough Flying-Cam 3.0 SARAH solution.
The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards honor men, women and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding and lasting ways to motion pictures. Each year’s honorees are celebrated at a formal dinner held two weeks prior to the #Oscar ceremony. The Sci-Tech Awards presentation has become a highlight of the Academy Awards season.
Founded in 1988 by Emmanuel Previnaire, Flying-Cam was the first company in the world to provide professional Close Range Aerial Filming services with Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Flying-Cam has now Offices in Liege (Belgium), Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing.
Since then the company has maintained its leadership and reputation in providing excellence in the most demanding Motion Pictures industry. The system has been used in more than 75 countries for more than 1.000 projects: Harry Potter, Mission Impossible, James Bond, Transformers, etc.
It is in the R&D division in Liege where all the technologies integrated in the Flying-Cam 3.0 SARAH are developed: 25kg fully electric platform, 1 inch precision autopilot, gyrostabilized camera head and ground control station including graphic user interface for mission programming and monitoring.