Aerial Photos + Video From Drones
Increasing Production Value
With drone photography no view is left uncaptured from eye-level to 400 ft. We’ve been building and flying drones since 2014, our sUAS are registered with the FAA and our pilots have UAS pilot licenses. Flying drones in Los Angeles’ controlled airspace often means communicating and scheduling with the FAA. Our experience as regular pilots comes in handy there!
Before any drone photos or videos are taken, we provide risk-assessment on location to make sure the job can be done safely. Our services are always tailored to your specific needs. We will work closely with you to make sure you get what you are asking for and more!
We offer different pricing depending on different levels of service. We can shoot many budget-conscious projects with the newest model DJI Phantom Pro Quadcopter. For higher-end productions looking for better photo resolution or better quality video we use a 2-person team and fly a S1000+ Octocopter, using a Zenmuse Z15 gimbal and a Lumix GH4 for video or a Canon 5Ds for photos.
Once your videos are shot, you can leave the editing in the capable hands of our post-production team or we will turn over the raw footage to you. The processing of photos is done in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop, we will custom correct each final image before delivery via ftp. Please visit our digital imaging page to see more details.
Chatsworth Commerce Center
Warner Center at Sunset
Music Video: Goldfinger by Nils Jiptner
We follow the rules governing drone operations set by the FAA.
When overflying public streets and sidewalks becomes part of the job, we bring a visual observer or more who can assist in temporarily blocking access to the drone-flying zone, as direct over-flights of the public, including moving cars are prohibited.
Drones need to stop flying ½ hr after sunset until ½ hr before sunrise. We can apply for a night waiver.
If your job takes us inside an airport traffic area, which usually has a radius of 4 miles or more, we have to get prior permission from the FAA to fly there. Planning the day/time/area of the shoot needs to be set weeks in advance. The FAA is notoriously slow with issuing waivers.
On approach and departure to/from airports drone flying is extremely restricted, as drones don’t have direct radio communications with the FAA towers.
Safety doesn’t permit us to fly on windy days with >15mph winds.
LA Basin cities where no sUAS (small unmanned aircraft systems) are allowed over public areas/beaches:
Santa Monica, Malibu, Redondo Beach, Moorpark, Huntington Beach (see signs).
FAA regulations and city ordinances vary slightly, here the City of LA Ordinance , where commercial operations fall under “Civil UAS”.