Aerial Photography Drone Pilots2017-08-23T22:03:02+00:00

The Aerial Video and Photo Team

All the hi-end equipment and expertise would be useless without an effective and personable team who stand behind their work. Below are a few of our key team members who make the aerial magic happen. Each and every person on our crew has a film and/or broadcast background and that’s what sets us apart from the hobbyists who have been buying drones and selling aerial support. Confident and experienced see why we’re the most sought after aerial crew on the west coast.

BEN ELLINGSON
BEN ELLINGSONPilot & Gimbal Op
“I’m passionate about creating fluid, moving shots that will impress. Beginning with a steadicam system over 15 years ago and transitioning to jib about 10 years ago I have taken my expertise with camera movement to new heights. I’ve been flying multi-rotor craft since 1999, I love what I do and it shows in my work…”

– Ben Ellingson

RICHARD MCGIBBON
RICHARD MCGIBBONPilot & Gimbal Op
As a commercial pilot for over 30 years, Rick brings many years of aviation experience and passion for safe flight operations to the team.
PAT KERBY
PAT KERBYJib & Gimbal Op
World renown jib operator Pat Kerby is one of our A list gimbal operators.
DARREN SANDERS
DARREN SANDERSJib & Gimbal Op
Emmy Award winner Darren Sanders is the creator, designer, and mastermind behind the Specialtycams line and one heck of a gimbal operator… You can see his work on Monday Night Football, the Olympic Games and many other hi-end broadcast productions.
MAX KERBY
MAX KERBYJib & Gimbal Op
Son of Pat Kerby, Max is a very talented jib operator and has also proved to be great on gimbal.
CHRIS
CHRISGimbal Operator
Chris has been a jib operator for over 8 years. You’ve probably seen Chris’s work on the UFC running the Jitacam, overhead robotic jib.
LARRY WOOD
LARRY WOODJib & Gimbal Operator
With more years in broadcast and production than you’ve been alive, Larry is a great gimbal operator.

Experience that yields impressive results. Our team has been in the television and film industry for many years. Far beyond hobbyists, you can count on Aerial Video and Photo for your AP needs.

Ben Ellingson
AerialVideoAndPhoto.com