Advances in drone technology have revolutionized the cinematography and other industries. From real estate and construction to television and movies, skilled drone pilots and operators are able to capture footage from a unique perspective, providing real value to clients for a range of uses and purposes.
Los Angeles, as the home of the television and movie industry, has many talented drone videographers, some of whom are really pushing the boundaries of this exciting industry. We’ve gone through many of the providers in the area, and have selected the following as the top seven drone videographers shooting aerial cinematography in Los Angeles today that you should consider for your next project.
Los Angeles Drone Footage
Los Angeles Drone Footage is a team of FAA-certified and insured drone experts working in southern California, with additional locations in San Francisco, Texas, New York, and Miami. They provide aerial photo and video footage for a wide range of industries and uses, including for real estate, construction and development, industrial and aerial inspections, weddings and engagements, and concerts and events. They can provide raw footage, basic editing, white label services, and client management, and can handle all permits and paperwork related to aerial shoots.
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Founder JJ Trinidad started more than 15 years ago by attaching cameras to remote controlled aircraft. Today, the experienced team of industry-leading aerial cinematographers, drone operators, camera operators, and editors specialize in aerial cinematography. Using the latest in cutting-edge unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology, including the Alta 8, Matrice 600, Mavic 2 Pro, FPV Cinematic Drone, and more, they provide high quality and dynamic aerial footage for their clients and have a knack for capturing the moments that matter.
Art Khachatourov is the award-winning and socially responsible aerial photographer behind ArtbyArtLA. He has always loved flying and the view from up high. Today, he specializes in residential and commercial real estate photography, architectural photography, landscape photography, aerial photography, and aerial videography. A true artist who is highly influenced by Ansel Adams, Art has an incredible eye for capturing captivating footage that present his client’s listings in the best possible light and angle. He also offers aerial photos as beautiful art prints.
Jonathan Drone Guy
Jonathan Dannenfelser, the man behind Jonathan the Drone Guy, has had a passion for flying since he was very young. Fully insured and FAA-licensed, and holder of a night waiver, Jonathan has the skills, experience, and equipment to provide a wide range of full-HD aerial photography and videography, including real estate, large-scale commercial development and land surveying, weddings, music videos, movies, parties, corporate events, and more. No job is too small or big for Jonathan the Drone Guy, who offers instant turnaround on photos and 24-hour turnaround on videos.
Established in 2013, Drone 55 is one of the most trusted names in the drone industry. FAA-certified, with the waivers to fly in restricted airspace, their clients include some of the biggest names in their respective industries, and include NASA - JPL, Douglas Elliman, NBC Universal, Prudential, and the City of Long Beach, with many referrals and repeat customers. They offer quality aerial photography, aerial cinematography, panoramic photography, view corridor study, large format images, and photo and video backplate, and consulting services, and work across the country.
Fully insured and FAA approved, and using the latest technology, the professional and experienced team at Dronewrx have been providing aerial cinematography services for television, commercials, film, and the web since 2012. They will work with you from pre production to post to provide the highest quality cinematography at a budget-friendly price. They also offer vehicle mounted stabilization and camera specialty, and uncommon services including virtual reality camera and hyperlapse from a drone. Their former clients have included Netflix, Land Rover, NBC, and Live Nation.
Dronewrx recently partnered with Industry Sherpa to acquire an Eagle Eye wire camera system, creating a new sub-entity: 3D WireCam. They now provide industry leading aerial camera solutions for TV, film, and events. They’ve already booked two shows: Family Game Fight and Wipe Out.
Beverly Hills Aerials
The experienced team at Beverly Hills Aerial has been pushing the boundaries of aerial photography for years, and have revolutionized the way drones have been used in both the live sports and entertainment industries. They’ve developed proprietary aircrafts that have been used by FOX, NBC, and others. Fully insured, FAA-licensed, and exempt, with a nighttime waiver, they are skilled at getting approvals for projects fast, and provide quick turnaround times for creating their compelling short aerial drone videos in 4k resolution.