Hartford Yard Goats celebrated their opening game at the city’s brand new amazing ballpark – Dunkin Donuts Park, and PhotoFlight Aerial Media Team is proud to have been selected to cover this high energy event for both the Yard Goats Team and NBC Connecticut. Our three teams of drone pilots and ground crew orchestrated the first Live drone coverage of a sports event under Connecticut NBCs DroneRanger Program, a highly successful partnership between CT NBC and PhotoFlight Aerial Media. Our teams were streaming Live video from our drones directly to an NBCs opening game special, and also gathering footage for Yard Goats opener sizzle reel and TV commercial. This was also the first time DJI Z30 30x optical zoom camera was used for sports event broadcast, ensuring compliance with the law prohibiting commercial drone operators from flying directly over people. All editing was handled in-house by PhotoFlight Aerial Media creative team.
Full 50 second version of Hartford Yard Goats opener video sizzle reel:
Short 20 second/TV commercial version:
Drone Operators: Mike Gearin, Chris Alexander, Sam Fingold
Camera Operators: Petr Hejl, David Weiner
Editing: Petr Hejl
Music Track: Larger Than Life by Pinkzebra, audiojungle.net