Drone experts support musical production


Liverpool Science Park based Drone Site Surveys (DSS) has swapped surveying for the stage, after volunteering their aerial expertise to support a local theatre company with their upcoming production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

DSS joined BOST Musicals at their recent ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ Promotional Day in Liverpool, to capture some creative footage of the cast travelling in the musical’s iconic ‘flying’ car.

Using their specialist drone technology and piloting skills, the DSS team recorded some unique videos showing the car soaring above the Liverpool Empire theatre, where the production is due to be staged this May.

Anthony Carter, Director at Drone Site Surveys, said:

“We had a great day working behind the scenes with the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang production team, and their interactive event provided us with a fantastic opportunity to put our drone technology to use in a truly inventive way.”

Specialising in the construction sector, Sciontec customer Drone Site Surveys, predominantly provides its customers with external monitoring via roof surveys, time lapse videos, visual inspections and thermal imaging studies, as well as internal walk throughs and measurements, using their high-quality cameras, digital scanning equipment and integrated online platforms.

However, this latest undertaking is aligned with their forward thinking mindset of developing new and innovative products and services, as well as developing community focused applications for their technology.

Elizabeth Farrington, Marketing Manager at BOST Musicals and Sciontec, added:

“We are extremely grateful to Drone Site Surveys for volunteering their time and skills to help bring our production’s magical car to life.

“Together, we have combined the aerial drone footage with a mask overlay image taken from inside the vehicle, which has resulted in an inspirational promotional video to help us advertise our upcoming show.”

‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ is based on the classic 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and BOST Musicals’ spectacular musical adaptation of the iconic family film will feature an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), including “Hushabye Mountain”, “Me Ol’ Bamboo”, and the catchy title song. The musical is being performed from 11th – 13th May at the Liverpool Empire theatre, and you can watch the final video here.

To find out more about DSS, please visit their website.

To find out more about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, please visit the Liverpool Empire theatre’s website.