Aerial Cinematography Services for TV & Film

When You Need a DP That Can Fly

Experienced Team

4 years experience across 3 continents without any incidents. I operate with a 3 person team to insure we safely and efficiently capture your aerial shots.

FAA Certified

FAA Certified Part 107 sUAS Remote Pilot cleared for commercial and closed set filming.

Fully Insured

I carry Liability coverage scaled to fit the needs of each shoot. Starting at $1M and available up to $10M.

Cinema Quality

12 bit RAW files with 12.8 stops of Dynamic Range recording in up to 5.2K Resolution while simultaneously creating Proxies

Utilizing a streamlined DJI Inspire 2 system has advantages over heavy lifters

Fast Setup Times (<10 Minutes)

Long Flight Time (up to 25 Minutes)

Mid-flight Playback

HD Output to Video Village (HD-SDI or HDMI)

Integrated Focus Pulling System (if needed)

Integrated HD Downlink (up to 4.3 mile range)

Inspire 2 Kit

For Professional Filming

  • DJI Inspire 2 Aircraft (Max Speed 65 MPH)
  • x5S Camera (MFT, 12.8 Stops DR)
  • DJI 15mm F1.7 lens (35mm Equivilent FOV = 30mm)
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8 (35mm Equivilent FOV = 50mm)
  • Quality Filters (CP, ND 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, NDPL 0.9, 1.2)
  • Cendence Remote with 7.85″ Crystal Sky Ultra Bright Monitor
  • Slave Remote for Dual Operator Control
  • Ten 98 Wh batteries (self-heating)
  • DJI Battery Station
  • DJI CineSSD 480GB
  • DJI CineSSD Station (USB 3.1)
  • Custom Pelican Case (Checkable without Oversize Bag Fees)
  • 5′ Hoodman Landing Pad (Safely marks Landing Zone)
  • Anemometer (Measures Wind Speed)
  • Generator for mobile power

Mavic Pro Kit

Low Profile, Ultra Lightweight

  • 40 MPH Max speed and 4.3 Mile Range
  • 4K camera recording H.264 at 60Mbps
  • 3 Batteries (27 Minute flight time per battery)
  • Quality Filters (NDPL 0.6, 0.9, 1.2)

What to Expect

A FAA certified Remote Pilot (hi, that’s me) flies the aircraft while the Gimbal Operator frames the shot and a Visual Observer maintains visual line of sight with the aircraft.

Pre-Flight Planning

FAA Chats and Regulations are complex. I have the knowledge and experience to guide you through this essential process and advise your team as to what a drone can safely and legally accomplish. Please contact me directly with questions or to begin planning your shoot.

Safety

Safety is my top priority. Please reach out to me to learn more about what a drone can safely accomplish.

Regulations

Here is a summary of the FAA Part 107 Rules. Please contact me to learn about what legal restrictions are a factor for your shoot.

VFR Sectional Aeronautical Chart – Los Angeles Area

Camera Specs

The x5S camera has 12.8 stops of Dynamic Range and is capable of recording 5.2K resolution in 12 bit CinemaDNG Raw or ProRes 4444 LOG while simultaneously creating H.265/H.264 Proxies in up to 60FPS. The high data rate ensures plenty of information for professional color grading and or visual effects. I will coordinate with your post team to cater the acquisition settings to work for your post needs.

RESOLUTION MAX FPS ASPECT RATIO CROP FACTOR CODEC BITRATE
5280×2972 29.97 16:9 2.0 CinemaDNG 4.2 Gbps
 5280×2160 29.97 2.44:1  2.0 ProRes 422 HQ 1.3 Gbps
4096×2160 59.94 17:9 2.7 CinemaDNG 4.0 Gbps
29.97 17:9 2.0 CinemaDNG 2.4 Gbps
29.97 17:9 2.0 H.265/H.264 100Mbps
3840×2160 59.94 16:9 2.7 CinemaDNG 3.7Gbps
59.94 17:9 2.7 H.264 100Mbps
29.97 17:9 2.0 CinemaDNG 2.1 Gbps
29.97 17:9 2.0  ProRes 4444 XQ 2.0 Gbps
29.97 17:9 2.0 ProRes 422 HQ 900Mbps
29.97 17:9 2.0 H.265/H.264 100Mbps
 3840×1572 29.97 2.44:1 2.0 H.265/H.264 100Mbps
 2720×1530 59.94 16:9 2.7 H.265/H.264 80Mbps/100Mbps
29.97 16:9 2.0 H.265/H.264 70Mbps/80Mbps
 1920×1080 119.88 16:9 2.0 H.265/H.264 100Mbps
59.94 16:9 2.7 H.265/H.264 65Mbps/80Mbps
47.95 16:9 2.7 H.265/H.264 65Mbps/80Mbps
29.97 16:9 2.0 H.265/H.264 50Mbps/60Mbps