Aerial Drone Cinematography

Drone News Flash !!!!!

Perfect Perspectives captures drone aerial cinematography for new Bruce Willis Film “10 Minutes Gone

Drone News Flash !!!!!

Perfect Perspectives captures drone aerial shots for movie “The Last Summer” shot on location in Cleveland, Ohio


Perfect Perspectives captures drone aerial cinamatography for new Sylvester Stallone movie “Escape Plan 3” shot on location in Mansfield, Ohio


Perfect Perspectives captures drone aerial cinematography for new Bruce Willis movie “Reprisal” shot on location all around Cincinnati, Ohio


Watch for our RED Epic Dragon Drone Aerial cinematography in the just released film “The Layover” starring Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton.


Escape Plan 3 Drone Aerial Cinematography

World-Class Aerial Drone Cinematography Services

Perfect Perspectives utilizes 12 cutting-edge drones to capture amazing 4K to 8K aerial photography and videography for your film or television production. Our standard rigs are the DJI Inspire 2 (6K Raw/ProRes) and the Freefly Systems Alta and Movi with RED Dragon or Arri Alexa Mini. As true professionals, we will never show up to your set without a fully operational backup rig. We understand that tight shooting schedules don’t allow for time spent troubleshooting such complex systems.

In Aerial Drone Cinematography, Experience Matters

There is no other company in Cincinnati or the Midwest with such a wide range of aerial filming capabilities. If you need to fly a cinema camera at high speeds for a vehicle chase scene, our high-speed single-rotor rigs can help you capture the perfect shots. We also understand that time is critical when you’re on a movie set. Our 14 years of on-set drone cinematography experience ensure that filming with us is a smooth-moving, organized, and efficient process. We also know that flying drones around cast and crew can pose a major safety concern. We’re very proud of our perfect safety record, and we work hard to maintain it. Our world-class pilots can capture the most demanding shots without putting anyone at unnecessary risk.

For Hollywood filmmaking, we utilize custom-built 800mm electric-powered helicopters and/or heavy-lift Alta multicopters equipped with the amazing Freefly Movi brushless gimbals. These super heavy lift rigs’ greatest advantage is their ability to carry large, heavy, anamorphic cine primes and FIZ lens control. We’ve 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. Longer lenses also offer many creative options as well through image (foreground to background) compression.Our professional drone cinematography services include 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. We also operate several DJI Inspire 2 quadcopters for video/photography for more modest productions/budgets. These also include 6K Cinema DNG Raw and ProRes RAW codecs if required.

From Indy Films to Hollywood Blockbusters – WE Got It Covered!

Every drone aerial filming location/set 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 drone videography. We regularly fly our own Red Dragon digital cinema camera and are also experienced with flying the Arri Alexa Mini camera. Our nearly 40 years of top level piloting experience allows us to fly, either in manual mode, or with GPS autopilot. This is necessary when flying indoors when satellite reception is unavailable or as less experienced pilots learn, often painfully, when the drone suddenly loses GPS lock.

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 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 typically provide our aerial drone cinematography and photography services from our base between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, but we will travel across the United States and the globe to capture amazing images from uncommon points of view.

Customized Drones For Use As 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, shells, and effects that allow our drones to carry or drop objects (sports balls, food, animatronics, etc.), fly at night with custom lighting systems or pyrotechnics, and change appearance per storyboard requirements.


Freefly Systems Alta Red Epic Dragon for Aerial Cinematography


Freefly Systems Alta, DJI Inspire 2


Aerial Cinematography - The Layover Motion Picture
Drone Aerial Cinematography The Layover Feature Film Alexandra Daddario Kate Upton


Drone Aerial Cinematography Scorned Feature Film

Drone Aerial Cinematography – Scorned Feature Film

Drone Aerial Cinematography River of Fundament Feature Film

Drone Aerial Cinematography – River of Fundament Feature Film

Drone Aerial Cinematography Liberal Art Feature Film

Drone Cinematography – Liberal Arts Feature Film

Drone Cinematography – Bull Thistle Short Film

Custom Stabilized Helicopter Mount for RED Dragon Digital Cinema Camera

Custom RED Epic Dragon Stabilized Helicopter Camera Rig