The original Las Vegas Drone provider.

The first to fly drones in Vegas, we are your original Las Vegas drone crew! With FAA Part 107 and 333 exemptions, we provide drones, cameras and drone pilots for capturing beautiful and breathtaking aerial images. Fly cameras by Arri and RED on the FreeFly Alta X, Alta 8, DJI Matrice 600 Pro, or take advantage of DJI’s X7 6k camera on the Inspire 2. No matter how tricky the shot, we will capture it safely and dynamically. Shoot with our drones in almost any location, including the Las Vegas strip. With our FAA part 107.29 waiver, the Aerial Video and Photo crew can fly day or night. Our team is comprised of video and film professionals with many years of experience in the motion picture and broadcast video world. Based in Las Vegas, Aerial Video and Photo has been using drones for television and film production since 2008.

Five Reasons to Book a Drone with Aerial Video and Photo on Your Production


We love what we do. To us, flying drones is not a job but a passion for capturing awe inspiring aerial imagery.


We have dozens of drone and camera combinations. Our craft cary cameras as small as a GoPro and as big as a twin RED cameras. (aerial 3D cinema rig).


We keep our promises and deliver the highest quality aerial video every time.


We have a perfect safety record that shows our commitment to safe flight practices and drone maintenance.


We hold current 107 & 333 exemptions and are insured to 5 million.

Our drone fleet consists of a variety of different aircraft that shoot digital video with the highest quality cameras available.

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Key Benefits for Las Vegas drone Video, Cinema, and Broadcast:


We can fly where no other aircraft can. Our drones are equipped to film from unique vantage points that are often too expensive, too dangerous or just impossible to shoot with full sized helicopters. Safely fly as low as 1 foot above the ground and as high as 400 ft, giving us a range of perspective that has never been possible until now.


A big advantage of using our drones/UAVs over using a camera crane or jib is our setup and launch time. Once on location, we can be in the air in as little as 3 minutes. Compare that to the typical setup time of a 30’ jib which is often times around an hour and a half. Capture aerial video in multiple locations in a short amount of time with one of our Las Vegas drones.


Crew, fuel, permits, and insurance for a full size helicopter can be extremely expensive. When you add up the costs, the benefit of shooting with a drone is apparent.


Our most popular drone requires only about 4 cubic feet and can fit in the back of most compact cars. Our drones can also be transported on commercial airlines.


Often our drones can augment the use of jibs and camera cranes. Fly through narrow areas, city streets or natural obstructions, where a full-size helicopter cannot access safely. Our flying camera platforms give the Director or Director of Photography stunning shots, only dreamed of previously.


When shooting with a full size helicopter, the hourly charges can be extremely high making reshooting a scene, or waiting for the different light and weather extremely costly. Our UAVs allow you to dial in the perfect shot.


Feature Films
Live Television Production
Commercial Production
Music Videos
Wilderness Surveying
Agricultural Studies
Commercial and Residential Real Estate
TV news crews
Sporting Events
Live Concerts

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Some words from our drone clients:

“Ben has an intuitively-cinematic eye when flying his drones. The Ellingson team easily navigates interior and exterior locations proficiently,  always able to deliver our storyboarded shots as well as improvise additional shots on location we hadn’t yet imagined.”

– Wesley Hirni – Director – oogoog productions

So nice to work with a pro who knows what he’s doing.  I worked in Hollywood for over 20 years, so I know good work when I see it.  Ben was and is professional all the way in my Vegas productions. He made good recommendations and doesn’t need to be told everything, which is why I keep using him. Highly recommended.

– Markus Rothkranz

Ben did a great job for us. His drone gear is top notch and he is very experienced. He offered us a lot of different options in terms of

coverage and was easy to work with and totally professional. I would highly recommend using Ben for drone photography.

John Whitehead – Producer – Twelve Plus Media – Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ben’s drone camera skills are unmatched.  If you want superior professionalism, combined with top quality work, I highly recommend him for your video aerial needs.

Dr. Donald K. Drummond, Esq.

I’m a Realtor with 25 years experience. Ben was awesome! He arrived promptly, was set up to go and flew his high tech drone high above my listing. He took incredible photos. So cool, so professional!! My client was impressed. I will use Ben and his drones again and again and recommend him highly.

– Cindy Lake – Las Vegas Realtor

We had Ben into our 200,000+ sq ft wire and cable warehouse and the footage came out great.  Ben’s flying capabilities were exceptional as he navigated hanging cords, stacks of reels and long pallet rack aisles.  Ben was a pleasure to work with as he communicated well about the visit, was on time and efficiently got the footage we needed at a fair price.  It was a pleasure working with him and I would recommend his work.

Rob Strahs – VP National Accounts & Marketing – Priority Wire & Cable


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More Than Just Drones

As film and broadcast professionals, we have other support gear to help deliver the perfect dynamic shot. Gear like:


The right camera, flown with the perfect drone.

We can handle your aerial photography and video needs from start to finish. Count on Aerial Video and Photo to deliver the highest quality drone photography. Years of experience, coupled with a true desire to create excellence, make your aerial project shine.

“We stand by our work and guarantee quality results. Book your drone today.

Call 702-769-2892”

Ben Ellingson