With a background as a camera assistant in the Film and TV industries, I am also a ‘ground based’ camera operator.
Having had the opportunity, a few years ago, to meet and work with a few drone pilots and operators, I immediately saw the value in taking my skills to the skies. Since then I have become a fully qualified and insured drone operator, and my work has led me to work on some incredible projects, travel to some amazing places, and meet some beautiful people.
I fly with the incredible DJI Inspire 2 drone. With a top speed of 67mph and a flight time of approx. 25 minutes, this quad-copter is one of the most advanced aerial cinematography machines out there. Armed with the X5s camera and gimbal, I am able to shoot at resolutions up to 5.2k in CineDNG RAW, or up to 4K in ProRes 422/4444 with a LOG profile for maximum latitude and control in post. To make your post-production process even smoother, I am also able to shoot simultaneously to a separate microSD card for much smaller .mp4 proxy files so you don’t have to deal with stupidly large files during editing.
I won’t bore you with explaining how amazing drone imagery can be, or how great I am as a pilot, because you probably know all that already! All I will say is that my goal is always to achieve the shot required to tell the story or capture that moment. Pushing to achieve the best shot possible is paramount to me, while always operating safely and legally to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Enough about me… please do get in touch with any questions and details about how you might want to incorporate my drone work into your project or job.
I very much look forward to meeting and working with you!