Aerial Cinematography

Perfect Perspectives maintains a fleet of 12 highly specialized remotely piloted aircraft to meet your motion picture | television drone aerial cinematography needs.

World Class Aerial Cinematography Drone Filming Services

Perfect Perspectives aerial cinematography gear for motion pictures – television drone filming includes 12 cutting edge drones to capture amazing 4K to 8K  aerial videography & photography. Our standard rigs are the DJI Inspire 2 (5.2K Raw/ProRes) and the Freefly Systems Alta and Movi M15 with RED Dragon or Arri Alexa Mini. As true professionals, we will never show up on set without a fully redundant backup rig. Shooting schedules do not allow for time spent troubleshooting such complex systems.

In Drone Aerial Cinematography, Experience Matters

There is no other Cincinnati or Midwest close range aerial cinematography company with such a wide array of capabilities. If you need to fly a cinema camera at dynamic high speeds, such as vehicle chase scenes, there is no other company anywhere that can match our high speed single rotor rigs. On a movie set, efficient use of time is critical and this where our many years of Pro Level drone filming experience matters most. Our team has worked together for 13 years and on-set, this industry leading experience results in a symphony of organization and efficiency. Flying around cast and crew, safety is always a major concern. Perfect Perspectives is very proud of its perfect safety record and works hard to maintain it. Our World Class pilots can get the most demanding shots possible without every putting anyone at unnecessary risk.

For Hollywood filmmaking we use custom built 800mm electric powered helicopters and/or heavy lift Alta multicopters equipped with the amazing Freefly Movi M5/M10/M15 brushless gimbals. Perhaps the greatest advantage of these super heavy lift rigs is the ability to carry large, heavy, anamorphic cine primes and FIZ lens control. Perfect Perspectives has successfully flown Cooke, Zeiss, Leica, and Red Pro primes on Red Epic Dragon and Arri Alexa Mini cameras ranging from 16mm to 100mm. Being able to get smooth footage using a longer lens greatly improves safety flying around talent. The live video image from the camera is down-linked to a ground monitoring station for the Director or DP in real time using the Paralinx or Connex systems. This wireless uncompressed HD signal is crystal clear in 1080p with minimal latency. We also have custom stabilized camera rigs for flying from full-size helicopters.

Not every production requires RED 8K UHD resolution aerial cinematography cameras. This is why we also fly Canon, Sony and Panasonic DSLR’s for aerial video and aerial photography using Alta multirotors. If DSLR quality is not required, we also operate several DJI Inspire 2 quadcopters for video/photography for more modest productions/budgets. These also include 5.2K Cinema DNG Raw and ProRes codecs if required.

Every shooting situation has its own unique set of challenges. This is why we maintain and operate such a wide range of different platforms for capturing UHD 8K aerial videography. We regularly fly our own Red Dragon digital cinema camera and are also experienced flying the Arri Alexa Mini camera. We can fly either in manual mode or with GPS autopilot as needed. This is necessary when flying indoors when satellite reception is unavailable. Our rigs have the highest top speed in the industry (80 mph) which is perfect for action scenes such as car chases or car commercials. Our proprietary aerodynamic camera enclosures allow flying brushless gimbals at any orientation relative to the wind or direction of flight without losing camera control. We are the world’s only company with this capability for use with Freefly Systems Movi M5/M10/M15 gimbals.

Perfect Perspectives provides wireless uncompressed live steaming HD aerial video feeds at 1080p with virtually no latency using Paralinx or Connex systems. This allows the camera operator to frame the shot in full HD and for client/DP shot direction in real time. Secondary feeds are also available to the video village.

We provide drone aerial video and aerial photography services from our base located between Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio but travel coast to coast and beyond capturing amazing images from uncommon points of view.

Drones Equipped With Props And Special Effects

Perfect Perspectives has extensive experience flying unmanned aircraft as props or effects in both Motion Pictures and Commercial TV advertising spots. Our Senior Pilot – Wendell Adkins first flew an animatronic bird under an unmanned aircraft way back in 1997 for the Sharon Stone film “The Mighty”. We can custom fabricate props and effects that allow drones to do all of the following –

  • Carry or drop objects (sports balls, food, animatronics, etc.)
  • Fly at night with custom lighting systems or pyrotechnics
  • Fabricate/install custom shells to change appearance of drone per storyboard requirements


Freefly Systems Alta Red Epic Dragon for Aerial Cinematography


Freefly Systems Alta, DJI Inspire 2


Cincinnati Closed Set Drone Aerial Cinematography



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Custom Stabilized Helicopter Mount for RED Dragon Digital Cinema Camera

Custom RED Epic Dragon Stabilized Helicopter Camera Rig


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