Experienced Crews | Professional Equipment | Studio & Remote Production

aerial video and photography

FAA approved.  We are Safe-To-Fly.  We have our 333 exemption and our 107.  We also have licensed pilots.  We adhere to all FAA guidelines.  For safety and quality, we shoot with a two-man crew, and we are fully insured.  Our flight specialists always keep visual contact with the drone, while our navigator guides and directs the shot.

We are a small firm that has been in the photography and video business since 1982.  In the past we’ve shot traditional films with aerials, but since 2014 we have logged many thousands of hours with our aerial drones.

We fly with the Inspire Cinematography Drone, truly a professional aerial platform, with a smooth fluid motion gimbal.  Even better we have the Zenmuse X-5 camera.  Nice visual options with wonderful wide lens attachments.  Worlds away from that fish-eye Phantom Look.

St Louis Drone Video Production. Two-person flight crew, FAA approved.
St Louis Drone Video Production. Two-person flight crew, FAA approved.

We shoot video at 4K, 4096 x 2150 in Ultra High Definition, much faster than normal HD at 1920 x 1080.  Still photographs are jpg and raw dng images at 16 megapixel HD – High Definition and can be easily enlarged.

The 3-axis gimbal constantly draws on data fed by the intelligent flight controller, so it knows the aircraft’s flight parameters and computes the proper motion correction every millisecond.  Such precision is only possible because of the ultra-fast, custom-made processor that is unique to the Inspire gimbal. Operating at speeds that allow the gimbal to compensate for motion and tilt in real-time, this processor controls motors on all three axes: yaw, tilt, and roll.  All resulting in very smooth and completely stable shots.

Our equipment, like our flying crew, is among the best in the business. We can provide you the safe, professional tools you need, for those special “WOW moment shots” you require.

The unmatched maneuverability of our remote-controlled drone helicopters enable our experienced pilot to fly the aerial ships above, through and around natural formations or buildings at varying speeds and altitudes to provide that stirring, first-person perspective from every angle.

We go where full-sized helicopters and aircraft cannot!

We create those “how-did-they-do that” video moments. We can also shoot traditional video on the ground to provide the full perspective.  We also have a full production studio and green screen.  And we always work closely with you, the client, to ensure that your vision becomes reality.

Our photography and video have also taken from traditional aircraft and helicopters.  We still can do traditional aerial flights as well.  We have produced with them all and continue to shoot with all options.

Flying a drone indoors in smaller spaces and rooms is trickier, especially when it comes to avoiding obstacles like beams, lights, people and chandeliers.

It takes good equipment and practice to be good with this technique.

We manage to maneuver the drone carefully through a series of obstacles through pre-production planning, just like any video we produce.

The remote helicopter is relatively small under ten pounds and three feet in diameter. The drone must always stay within line of sight of the pilot and stay clear of obstacles such as power lines, trees, buildings, radio or high frequency broadcast sites and any other hazards to flight. Typically shots are best accomplished with the pilot standing at a point behind the aircraft with the camera facing the same direction for normal orientation, although any orientation is possible.

The aircraft is battery operated and has a 5-10 minute flight time before landing is needed to change batteries and fly again as needed. A clear take off area is required for safety. Live video monitors provide live views for still photos or video while in flight. All media is recorded on board. We don’t fly in bad weather conditions or winds stronger than ten miles per hour. We can operate day or night. We can creatively perform any aerial related task with proper mission planning.

Aerial Photography for Purina pets at work world record setting!
Aerial Photography for Purina pets at work world record setting!

Drone aerial photography and video for commercial properties

We provide professional aerial photos and video for commercial properties of all kinds.  Aerial photographs of your business location are great for marketing materials.  High resolution images for use in all media — printed collateral materials, trade show displays, newsletters and the web.

For businesses, corporate headquarters and multiple office branch locations.  Aerial photos that showcase your geographic footprint.

For Commercial Property Owners. Whether it’s for insurance or real estate purposes we can capture your commercial property in the best light.

Drone aerial photography and video for construction projects

We can provide your business with aerials from start to finish, showing stages of any construction project. Use those pictures in your marketing efforts or on your website to impress potential customers and to demonstrate your capabilities.

Building Lots & Prospective Site Surveys

Only an aerial photograph can provide you with a “birds-eye” view of potential building sites, showing surrounding features you just can’t see and appreciate from the ground.

Construction Progress Monitoring

Record the progress of a construction job on a periodic basis, to keep a permanent record for legal, billing, or archiving purposes.

Drone aerial photography and video for insurance firms.

It is sometimes critical to document events like storms, tornados, fires, any and all damages for insurance purposes, whether you are the insurer or the policyholder. Making sure there is a permanent record of such events can protect either party in the event of a claim or a disputed claim. We can help with hard evidence to support your case.

st louis aerial video and photography | agricultural sprayers from St Louis Video Production

What is the Concept of FPV (First Person View) Drones?

FPV drones are equipped with a first-person view (FPV) camera. This gives the operator the ability to observe what the drone is experiencing and navigate it as if they were on board. By contrast, traditional drones do not have a camera and are flown by a remote pilot on the ground.

Both choices involve operating a drone from a distance, however, FPV drones possess distinct hardware that gives the pilot the capability to utilize goggles or a monitor to watch a real-time video stream from the drone’s camera.

The utilization of FPV in business is quickly gaining traction due to its capability to provide users with an immersive flight experience. Thus, rendering it ideal for shooting remarkable aerial shots of properties to be used in commercial real estate marketing or in plant marketing tours for many types of businesses.

FPV fly through drones for live events and web streaming.

What Are the Unique Aspects of FPV Drones?

  • Size: These FPV drones are small enough to fit through doorways and into small areas, making them ideal for capturing footage inside properties.
  • Quality of Recording: The HD cameras on FPV drones create gorgeous images suitable for promotional videos.
  • Flexibility of Flight: FPV drones can travel in any direction, providing a great amount of freedom when shooting.

You can display your properties in a novel, engrossing way with the advantages of drones. Additionally, drone videos are inexpensive methods of meeting marketing objectives.

Utilizing FPV Drones to market your Business

After becoming familiar with FPV drones and realizing their uniqueness, let’s investigate what role they play in the real estate world.

Real estate is taking advantage of FPV drones in four distinct ways:

Promotion of Business Property

Advertising of commercial real estate is an important aspect of the industry. It is essential to have a strategy in place to ensure that the property is seen by potential buyers, tenants, and investors. This can be done through a variety of methods, such as brochures, online listings, and other forms of media. A successful marketing plan should take into account the target audience, the budget, and the goals for the property. Additionally, it is important to stay up to date on the latest trends in marketing to ensure the property is well-publicized.

Real estate promotions can be taken to the next level with the utilization of FPV drones. By utilizing these aerial machines, footage of properties can be captured and then used to create amazing fly-through videos. Our commercial real estate drone services can be employed to generate remarkable aerial shots or virtual drone tours for your property. This offers buyers the opportunity to explore the property from the ease of their own residences. Virtual drone tours for your property can be created to allow potential purchasers to view the property without having to leave their homes.

Surveying and Inspection are two activities that can be done to review how things are. These two processes can be used to identify any potential issues in order to take the necessary corrective actions.

Inspection and surveying jobs are being accomplished with FPV drones due to their compactness and flexibility. This makes them ideal for reaching restricted areas and providing a closer view of certain areas.

Designing Maps and Organizing

Some businesses typically employ FPV drones in combination with mapping software to develop comprehensive aerial maps of real estate. These maps can be used for outlining plans or assessing the state of a property.

The Administration of Construction

It is possible to describe the management of construction as the overseeing of the entire process of a construction project from its initiation to its completion. This includes the planning, organization, and coordination of the varied tasks involved in the building of a structure. The manager of a construction project will be responsible for all aspects of the job, from the selection of the team to the implementation of the finished product. As a result, a construction manager must have a comprehensive understanding of the industry, strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Drones equipped with FPV can be utilized in construction sites to keep an eye on the progress of the work and detect any potential risks or delays. Additionally, they are best fitted for the job of creating detailed maps of the construction area for planning.

Observably, there are a multitude of applications for FPV drones in the general business sector. Their versatility, cost-effectiveness and the quality of footage they provide makes them an ideal choice for meeting marketing objectives.

FPV pilot flying indoors for an in-plant marketing tour video.
FPV pilot flying indoors for an in-plant marketing tour video.

What Are The Advantages Of Utilizing FPV Drone Videos In Business Promotions?

Generate Unforgettable Virtual Tours or Bird’s-Eye View Footage

Make a lasting impression on potential buyers by creating an unforgettable virtual tour or aerial footage of your business footprint. Stand out from the competition and promote your business with creative and engaging videos.

Present your property in an Unconventional and Engaging Manner

A distinctive and captivating approach to display a property is through FPV drone videos. Such videos can bring potential buyers up close and personal, by flying through doorways and into areas that are otherwise hard to access.

Lowering Expenditures on Video Production

Using FPV drone videos can help you save money on video production costs while still creating the desired outcome. We can utilize advanced equipment and software to generate high-level videos at an economical cost.

Emphasizing Property Amenities and Surrounding Areas

By using FPV drones, it is possible to record aerial images of properties and generate amazing fly-through videos. This provides potential buyers with a comprehensive look at the commercial property and all that it has to offer.

Strengthen Your Online Impression

Google, as well as its users, are fond of content that is captivating and high-quality, which is exactly what FPV drone videos can provide. By deploying commercial real estate drone videos, you can enhance your SEO ranking and draw in more prospective customers. Webcast your live event or celebration with FPV fly through drones.

Gain the Edge with FPV Drone Clips for Your Professional Business Premises

Currently, the use of FPV drones in business is a popular and effective way to promote commercial real estate and indoor business tours. Inexpensive and unique, drones can be utilized for several purposes. If you are searching for an exceptional and successful way to advertise your commercial real estate offerings? FPV drones are the answer! Their cost-effectiveness and successful outcomes make drones the ideal tool for businesses trying to distinguish themselves from their competitors.

Reach out to us if you wish to market your commercial properties using a novel and creative approach!

FPV Drone for Manufacturing In-Plant Tour and Exterior Aerials.


Rob Haller, St Louis Drone Specialist

St Louis Video Producer


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