Aerial Video and Photography
Shane Strudwick – Chief UAV “drone” pilot
As a keen photographer since the 1980s and a continued passion for taking great images, I’ve find photographing and video with a drone suits my landscape and environmental style. The world is so beautiful from above!
After many photo shoots from aircraft including helicopters and Cessna’s, the development of drone (UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) video and photography has allowed me to further extend my craft and aerial skills. I am a licenced and certified drone pilot allowing for commercial application under Australia’s CASA regulations.
I have many hours of drone flying and experience to bring you a new view and world view. As well as being a UAV camera operator that captures smooth and stable footage Shane works as a cameraman in the remotest of locations of Australia.
Please contact me if you wish to know more or are looking for commercial drone footage of your business or location.
Range of aerial videos
South Australia’s golden cliffs of the Murray River
Brand Action is working with leading tourism and travel company, Discover Murray River to produce a series of videos promoting the stunning river landscapes along the Murray River. The videos show a unique picture of diversity, beauty and character filled river regions. The videos are shot in 2K and produced for HD publishing, this includes editing and royalty-free music. For more videos visit ‘Murray River Bird‘
Welcome to the Murray River Bird
South Australia aerial videos
Welcome to the Golden Cliffs of South Australia ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
South Australia’s section of the Murray River has some spectacular limestone and sandstone cliffs you can enjoy. As you drive from Blanchetown to near Mannum along the Scenic Murray Cliff Drive you’ll see some some spectacular sites that really show you how old the ancient river system is. Massive volumes of water during the ice ages carved these ancient cliffs that still contain seashell fossils. The most famous is Big Bend near Nildottie, a 12 kilometre S shaped cliff of inspiring shear drop from top to bottom. However the cliffs of Swan Reach, Walker Flat, Purnong, Caurnamont, Bowhill and Teal Flat are amazing and diverse. Beautiful. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Clayton Bay ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
The Murray River Bird takes flight over Clayton Bay. Clayton Bay is on the beautiful Lake Alexandrina close to Goolwa and Milang. It is a small town with a series of holiday homes and retreats tucked away on the backwaters from the Lake. Perched across the river from the north-east tip of Hindmarsh Island on the Murray River, Lake Alexandrina, the Coorong Waterway and the myriad of protected creeks and channels which surround the islands of the Mundoo Hindmarsh Island system. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Langhorne Creek ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
Just off the Murray River but utilising irrigation, Langhorne Creek rests in a fertile area on the Bremer River and is the centre of renowned grape-growing and lucerne industries. This floodplain area supports large river red gums and the lush vineyards of Bleasdale and Lake Breeze Winery making it an oasis in summer and enjoyable retreat in winter. Take an aerial ride with the Murray River Bird over Langhorne Creek. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Tailem Bend and Wellington ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
The Murray River Bird takes to the skies above Tailem Bend and Wellington. It explores the very end of the river before it reaches Lake Alexandrina. The lower Murray town of Tailem Bend is at the junction of the Dukes and Princes Highways in South Australia’s Big River Country and once a thriving rail town. Wellington, nearby, is the last small town before the lakes and great place to enjoy the lower Murray atmosphere. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Meningie ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
The Murray River Bird takes flight over the Coorong Country town of Meningie that hugs the shoreline of Lake Albert. We venture over this quiet yet beautiful landscape taking in the Coorong National Park, Narrung, Point Malcolm Lighthouse and the Pink Lake. Enjoy this beautiful part of the Murray Darling River system.
Welcome to the Milang ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
Milang is the only town on the shores of Lake Alexandrina. It, like most river towns began its days during the paddle steamer era. Enjoy this Murray River Bird video as it fly’s over the lake and cosy town of Milang. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Goolwa ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
Murray River Bird takes flight over Goolwa at the end of the Murray-Darling Basin system. It is a gateway to the internationally significant wetlands of the Coorong National Park and the mighty Murray River and lakes system. The Goolwa Barrages are the last stop for the locked Murray River before it enters the Southern Ocean. With plenty of small boats and great riverscapes there’s plenty to enjoy in Goolwa. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Mungo National Park ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
Discover Mungo National Park part of the World Heritage Willandra Lakes with evidence of human occupation dating back over 40,000 years. The Murray River Bird gives you a great view of this ancient landscape north of Mildura and Wentworth and once waters from these lakes flowed into the Darling River. The ice-age landscape and story is best experienced with a tour and scenic flight to really understand the story and size of these once ancient lake beds! The layers are unearthed at the Walls of China, Mungo National Park. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Murray Mouth in the Coorong National Park ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
The Murray Mouth in the Coorong National Park is the last place where the Murray River enters the Southern Ocean on its 2520km journey from the mountains. Not far from Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island, the ocean can be wild and the Coorong is an great place for boaties and fisherman to shelter. The Coorong is a wetland of international significance and important archaeological site. The Murray River Bird gives you a great view of this beautiful riverscape and wonderful last leg of the river’s journey! Enjoy!
Welcome to the Murray Bridge ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
Murray Bridge is the largest town in the Murraylands, South Australia region. With two historic bridges near the town, the Murray River carves through mostly farmland at the lower reaches of the river’s journey. Enjoy a paddle boat cruise on the Captain Proud or Proud Mary, skiing, rowing, swimming, sailing and much more. There’s some great walks in the area and Murray Bridge and Swanport have some very large agricultural production. The Murray River Bird gives you a great view of this historic town and wonderful stretch of river! Enjoy!
The Murray River Bird fly’s high over the paddle steamer capital of Australia including Murray River Paddlesteamers and Echuca Paddlesteamers. Echuca Moama is a wonderful and historic region to discover including the Port Of Echuca! The region is also a haven for thrill seekers that love their water sports or for those looking for a great houseboat holiday. Not far is the spectacular Kingfisher Cruises of the World Heritage Barmah National Park and very narrow Murray River. It’s full of bird life and great way to understand the river environment. Enjoy!
The beauty of the floodplain around the Biosphere landscape of Renmark Paringa is truly spectacular. The Murray River Bird takes to the skies of this Riverland region with stunning cliffs, spectacular town views, Lock 5, Paringa Bridge, Wilkadene Above Renmark Experiences and incredible Pike River floodplains.
When in flood the Murray River transforms the semi-arid landscape into a wonderland of life. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Riverland ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
The Riverland, South Australia looks stunning! The beauty of the Murray River spreading out over the flood plains is truly breathtaking!
The Murray River Bird gives you the best seat in the house to view the significant amount of water flowing into the region, it’s a rare event. Through Blanchetown, Morgan, Cadell, Locks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Waikerie, Overland Corner, Barmera, Monash, Berri, Loxton, Paringa and Renmark.
The Murray is a massive waterway and we love showing you the magnificent beauty of Australia’s great river that’s rarely seen. Enjoy!
Welcome to Waikerie ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
The Murray River Bird takes to the skies of Waikerie. The floodplains of the town of ‘Birds of Many Wings’ look stunning as through the whole Riverland. The Murray River is the lifeblood that carves through this stunning town surrounded by orchards, vineyards, wheat, mallee and incredible cliffs that look amazing with the high river flows in the early morning light. Enjoy!
Welcome to Blanchetown ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
Completed in 1922, the Murray River Bird soars above Blanchetown’s Lock 1, the first on the Murray River system. Proud Mary joined the party as it approached the fast flowing river on another beautiful river cruise. Enjoy!
Welcome to Morgan ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
Continuing on with the Discover Murray series, Murray River Bird, we’ve taken to the skies and surrounds of Morgan, South Australia on the Murray River. With it stunning heritage wharf and town area, wonderful landscapes and spectacular cliffs it looks amazing during the high river. The skies reflections in the still river look a treat. Enjoy! VisitMorgan.com.au
Welcome to Wentworth ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
The ‘Murray River Bird’ has taken to the skies of Wentworth…Australia’s Murray Darling Heartland. The diversity of this wonderful and historic Murray Darling town is stunning. Sunrise at the Perry Sandhills to dusk at the Murray Darling Confluence and Thegoa Lagoon, you’ll love Wentworth by air during the floods. Enjoy!
The ‘Murray River Bird’ has spreads it’s wings again to showcase the beauty of Robinvale Euston and its floodplain’s full of life. Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Murray River from above Robinvale Euston. Enjoy!
Welcome to Mildura ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
Flying high over beautiful Mildura and the surrounds of Gol Gol, Trentham and Merbein, the ‘Murray River Bird’ has captured some spectacular images of the region. The high river has given life to the floodplains and impacted low lying areas however it looks amazing and full of life. Enjoy!
Welcome to Mannum ‘Murray River Bird’ aerial
Enjoy a fly over Mannum on the Murray River and surrounds. Spectacular cliffs, beautiful river, historic paddlesteamers and much more to enjoy and discover!