Trust Our FAA licensed and Insured Professional Drone Photography and Aerial Videography Services.

We have dedicated video editors that are highly experienced in using the best software and tools to get the most out of your videos.

Are you looking for an innovative way to promote your business or capture special moments? Professional drone photography and aerial videography can help you do just that. Our professional team has the knowledge, skill and expertise to provide you with quality services you can trust. Here are five reasons why you should choose us for all your drone photography and aerial videography needs.

Trust Our Professional Drone Photography

At St Louis Drones, we provide professional drone photography and aerial videography services. Our team of professionals possess expertise and years of experience in aerial and drone photography, making us the perfect choice for all your aerial photography needs.

Here are five reasons why you should trust our professional drone photography and aerial videography services:

1. Enhance the Quality of Any Images: With the development of photography drones, real estate brokers, agents and companies have been able to enhance the quality of any images they present to their clients. We use the latest drone technology to capture stunning aerial shots of a property that a regular camera can’t replicate.

2. Capture Unique Angles: Drones are now able to get under structures and take detailed photographs. They can also get better quality photos from the roof and chimneys as well. This allows us to capture unique angles of a property, giving potential buyers a better understanding of the property without having to visit in person.

3. Create Video Tours of the Location: Our team of professionals also use drones to shoot video footage as well as photographs. This means you can create a custom video tour of the property, highlighting its features and allowing potential buyers to visualize the lifestyle that the listing has to offer.

4. Showcase Luxury Properties: If you’re selling a luxury property, using high-resolution 4K cameras on drones can deliver expansive, cinematic images and videos of a property’s interior and exterior areas from multiple angles. Aerial drone photography can truly capture and sell the ambience of a property.

5. Boost Your Marketing Efforts: Using drones can give you the edge over your competitors and make your listings even more attractive and eye-catching. You can add drone photographs to social media, include them in direct mail campaigns, or even use particularly impressive shots on signage or billboards.

Trust our professional drone photography and aerial videography services to showcase your properties in the best light possible. Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help you leverage real estate drone photography for your business!

Drone 2 man flight safety team
Drone 2 man flight safety team.

Certified Licensed and Insured Pilots

At St. Louis Drones we understand the importance of hiring certified, licensed, and insured drone pilots for your aerial production needs. Our professional pilots are FAA-certified and have passed a rigorous exam to demonstrate their proficiency in English and their physical and mental ability to operate a drone safely.

Licensed pilots are experienced in flying unmanned aerial systems in a variety of conditions and can provide high-quality video and photography from a unique perspective. This is an invaluable asset for real estate professionals, as it offers potential buyers an in-depth look at the property and its surroundings.

By hiring a licensed and insured pilot, you can also rest assured that you are complying with all FAA regulations, avoiding any potential fines or jail time. At St. Louis Drone, our pilots are insured up to $1M in the event of a drone incident.

Our licenses are always current, and we are experienced in capturing cinematic footage that enhances our clients’ reputations in the industry. We offer professional aerial production services at an affordable price, so you can get the best value for your money.

At St. Louis Drones, we take pride in providing our clients with cutting-edge technologies that help them stay competitive. If you’re looking for exceptional aerial imagery for your videos, websites, brochures, and more, contact us today to request a free quote.

High-Resolution Cameras

For professional-level aerial photography and videography, you need more than just a good drone – you need one with a powerful camera. The DJI Inspire 2 & Zenmuse X5S is the perfect choice for people looking to get the most out of their aerial footage. This drone features a Micro Four Thirds 20.8MP sensor that can capture stills in JPEG and Raw formats, and video in C4K (cinematic 4K) up to 30fps, 4K up to 30fps, 2.7K up to 60fps, and FHD and HD up to 120fps in both Standard and D-Log color profiles.

The adjustable aperture of f/2.8 – f/11 allows users to control shutter speed using ND filters and the aperture, so you can get the exact image you want. In addition, you can also take advantage of 10-bit D-Log and all the low-light benefits of the large sensor. Its large size also makes it easier to spot in the sky from a safety perspective.

Not only does this drone offer high-resolution images, but it also has an advanced return to home (avoiding and re-routing around objects), and excellent battery life of up to 27 minutes. With these features, you can be sure you’ll get the shot you need without any hassle.

The DJI Inspire 2 & Zenmuse X5S is the perfect choice for those looking for professional-level drone photography and videography. With its high-resolution camera, adjustable aperture, 10-bit D-Log, and long range and battery life, you can trust that your photos and videos will turn out exactly how you wanted them to.

Dedicated Video Editors

At our professional drone photography and aerial videography services, we understand that video editing is an essential part of the process. That’s why we have dedicated video editors that are highly experienced in using the best software and tools to get the most out of your videos.

We pride ourselves on using the best drone footage editing software available; Adobe Premiere Pro (PC/Mac), Final Cut Pro (Mac) and Movie Maker 10 (PC). These powerful platforms enable us to edit your drone footage with ease.

Adobe Premiere Pro (PC/Mac) offers a range of features that allow us to enhance the quality of your drone footage. It supports editing drone videos easily like trimming, splitting, merging, adding music, adding subtitles, adding filters, adding transitions, recording voice, and more. Thanks to its GPU acceleration technology, it can be up to 47x faster than other tools.

Final Cut Pro (Mac) is well-known for its intuitive interface and easy features that make it super simple to use. It allows us to speed up, slow down, adjust color, convert DJI D-Log to Rec.709, reduce noise and much more.

Movie Maker 10 (PC) provides a range of amazing effects, Instagram-like filters, blending modes, different shaped masks, motion tracking tool, social networks sharing, 4K and HD export, popular formats supported, video stabilization tool, video file converter, DVD burning tool, YouTube uploader, and more.

Our team of dedicated video editors are ready to take on any challenge and transform your drone videos into works of art. With years of deep familiarity with video editing processes, we guarantee you will be happy with the results. Not to mention, you can rest assured that our software and tools are 100% safe and secure, and will never have access to your files.

Provide Clients with Breathtaking Drone Pictures

Our professional drone photography and aerial videography services provide clients with breathtaking drone pictures. Our experienced drone pilots use high-quality drones and professional cameras to capture crystal-clear images that will take your breath away. Whether you are looking for promotional videos, commercials, or special event recordings, our stunning aerial footage can be used for a variety of purposes. At our company, we have extensive experience in aerial photography and videography. This means that you can trust that whatever images we provide will be of the highest quality. We also offer post-production services such as editing and color correction to ensure that you get the most out of your drone photography and videography services. With us, you know that you are getting stunning aerial footage that will take your breath away.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist

Award-winning, FAA Safety Certified Drone Pilots Who Serve in the St. Louis Area

Drone video of indoor and outdoor clips by our FAA certified pilots

To add to your brand, you want the most impressive video drone shots. Our Creative Video Team consists of a group of FAA Certified Drone Pilots in St. Louis, plus additional pilots certified by the FAA throughout the Midwest. We can make your next video project truly unique.

The St. Louis group providing drone video has developed top-notch video footage for BJC, Boeing, Nestle Purina, AB-InBev, Ameren, and a host of commercial real estate firms and film producers.

It is our belief that the quality of a project can be greatly improved by the addition of drone footage. Hence, we strongly suggest that our clients incorporate drone video into their creative work.

If you’re in need of a drone-related video, whether it be for marketing purposes, aerial photography, or simply for editing your footage, our drone specialists have all your bases covered.

Filming Inside Using a Drone

It is possible to use drone imagery to generate unique footage even within interior spaces!

For the AB InBev construction project our creative drone team two different drones to acquire shots not easily achievable by most pilots and crews.  As project proceeded we also had safety spotters communicating with phones in real time so we could shoot closer to the large cranes on site.  We also had some high winds with bad weather, but were able to continue to fly as the drone was able to begin with a dramatic pan across the construction site then hone in on a single load lift. Moreover, the drone was able to capture the shots better and safely with the added safety spotters on site with the drone pilot.

Events Captured through Drone Videography

Capturing events with drone video is essential for showcasing their significance. We’ve shot for many special events, ground breakings, grand opening ceremonies and construction topping out celebrations.

For Alberici our team took footage of the large American Flag being raised with the last steel beam for placement.  We were able to add the crowd in the background that had gathered for the occasion, adding to the atmosphere of the video.

Documentarians utilized drone footage to illustrate a more comprehensive story of events.  We’ve shot stories for Cahokia Mounds, national events for

St. Louis and multiple company histories with local landmarks in the shots.  With unique camera movements the footage promptly conveyed that something extraordinary was about to take place.

Construction progress drone imagery for AB InBev
Construction progress drone imagery for AB InBev

Capturing Visuals with Drone Technology for Multiple Platforms

Our drone crews all started with shooting ground stills and video.  We have the capacity to grasp the creative and scientific requirements of our customer’s projects when it comes to aerial photography and videography.

Our team thoroughly examines all possible applications of the project, such as print, video, social media, web, and/or TV. Our primary objective is to ensure our customers have a collection of material they can reuse for any future platform. In order to maximize efficiency, we always put emphasis on shooting correctly the first time.

To acquire useful video materials for your branding, contact out multimedia drone professionals.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist

Drone inspections for roof and gutter systems

A roof is vital for any residential or commercial building because it protects the structure from extreme weather conditions, heavy winds, and snow. A sustainable roof maintains and supports the structure of a building. Because it withstands the weather, a roof often suffers wear and tear over time. It deteriorates the structure and stability of the roof. It is important to use a regular roof inspection to avoid emergency repairs that result in major expenses. A commercial drone may decrease the need for man-hours to inspect the roof and overcome all of the difficulties associated with traditional inspection methods. A neglected gutter may also cause a decline in performance and cause water ingression. Regular checks are needed to avert a number of issues.

Reduced manpower, equipment, and time demands are just a few of the benefits associated with using drones. Because of this, we can perform a comprehensive inspection in a brief amount of time. We can also save money by avoiding the expense of labor and climbing gear. Drones help in numerous ways to save money, which would otherwise be unattainable using conventional methods. We can avoid safety risks by using drones in lieu of traditional inspection methods. Using traditional methods to examine roofs and gutters requires physical personnel to be physically present at a working location. The drone can prevent any damage to a roof or gutter by eliminating the need for personnel to walk on the roof.

Drone inspections of roof and gutter systems for your commercial or residential property.
Drone inspections of roof and gutter systems for your commercial or residential property.

A roof inspection using drones allows us to inspect every corner and every difficult-to-reach spot. Using drones, we can collect data using high-definition images and videos. When we inspect a roof using drones, we can examine a wider region without the risk of being at a higher elevation. We can also avoid physical damage that may occur with traditional inspection methods. As a result, we can identify defects including buckling, missing or damaged shingles, and gaps in the roof. It is critical to detect these issues as soon as possible to avoid potential risks and expenses. Blocked pipes, broken joints, rusty, corroded, or undesirable plant growth can all be spotted with regular gutter inspections.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist

Why You Should Consider Drone Video and Photography for Your Live Events

Aside from the obvious benefits of being able to shoot photos and videos from the air, drones provide a new dimension of visual storytelling for live events. The ability to capture shots that are otherwise unattainable—and the flexibility to get them quickly—is what sets drone video and photography for live events apart from other aerial videos. Whether you’re shooting small concerts, private corporate events or large public gatherings, incorporating drone video and photography into your production can greatly enhance your final product.

Why Are Drones Great for Live Events?

Aerial photography and videography is still a relatively new practice, and using drones for live events is even newer. So why should you consider using them for your next gig? Here are just a few reasons why drone video and photography are an awesome addition to your live event production. Live events are unscripted, unpredictable and fast-moving. Drones allow you to be flexible, adaptable and quickly respond to changing circumstances. This is essential in live events because you never know what’s going to happen. You can’t be over-prepared; it’s just not practical. Drones allow you to capture shots you would never be able to get any other way. They provide a fresh perspective that is both exciting and dramatic. Just one or two shots from a drone can make your entire production stand out. Drones are also a great way to shoot aerial B-roll as well as get different angles on elements within your scene without having to place yourself in dangerous or uncomfortable positions.

Small FPV Drone for outside and inside events

What Type of Drone Should You Use for Live Events?

Simply put, if you’re using a drone at a live event, you want the best quality footage you can get. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all drone for all situations, so you want to find the drone that’s best for your needs. There are many different options for drones, but you should always consider a professional drone with a licensed pilot. For the best possible footage, you should fly with a professional-grade drone. These drones are designed to be as operator-friendly as possible and have a lot of built-in features that improve image quality, stability and ease of use. You’ll also need an FAA Part 107 commercial drone license to fly these drones in public.

Outside drone footage for BJC employee event

Drone Footage Options

If you don’t have a plan for the footage you shoot from the drone, you’re wasting a great opportunity. Here are a few ways you can use drone footage in your live event production. – B-Roll: B-roll is any shot that’s not the primary subject of a scene. This can include shots of the venue, the crowd, etc. Using a drone for B-roll footage is a great way to add variety and visual interest to your shots. – Cutaways: Cutaways are images that are used to transition from one scene to the next. They provide a quick visual reference to build continuity throughout your production. You can also use drone B-roll as cutaways to build a visual story throughout your video. – Close-Ups: Using a drone to get close-up shots of your main subjects is a great way to bring them to life and showcase the emotion behind them. You can also use a drone to get close-up shots of props, special effects and more to add a different perspective to your scene.

Drone Video and Photography Basics

With the footage you’ve shot (and perhaps the B-roll you’ve collected), it’s time to start editing. Capturing visually stunning footage is great, but it means nothing if you can’t edit it into a compelling story. Here are a few tips for editing drone video and photography into a great live event production. – Build a visual story: Visual storytelling is an essential part of any live event production, but it’s even more important when using drone video and photography. You want to build a visual story that makes your audience feel something—whether it be excitement, awe or something else. – Keep it short: While you want to take advantage of the unique opportunity to use drone video and photography at your live event, you also don’t want to overdo it. Use color, contrast and movement: There’s a lot you can do with editing to make your drone video and photography pop. Use color contrast to create visual interest. Use movement to draw attention to specific elements. – Tell a story: While you want each shot to be visually stunning, they should all tell a larger story. Every element of your production should be there to move your audience in some way.

Call on our crew to get the job done right and safely.

Drones are a great addition to any live event production. They allow you to quickly get shots that would otherwise be impossible. Make sure you’re using the best possible drone for your needs and you’ll be able to create some truly stunning footage. With great footage, you can create visually stunning videos that will stand out among the competition.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist

Drone services for creative multimedia and marketing communications.

We produce original content for any industry that has an idea to develop, a product to promote, or a story to share. Providing captivating footage from all angles! We’ve been in the advertising and entertainment field since 1982, our pilots are extremely skilled in giving you the shot you require. Licensed and Insured, we are ready when you are.

From movie scenes to documentaries, commercials and music videos, the aerial and wide-angle shots that our crew captures are perfect for your next multimedia project.

We take a critical and creative look at the overall project uses which may include print, video, social, web and broadcast television. It is our goal to always help you build your library of multimedia assets so they can be used in any future platform.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist

Aerial FLIR Thermal Building Inspections | Investigate Roof Leak Problems

Drones make roof inspections safer, faster, and more efficient by reducing the need for dangerous treks up and across rooftops. Drones equipped with thermal and visible cameras can more easily track down moisture under roof membranes or find indications of missing or damaged insulation.

This allows the roofer or roof inspector to determine which sections are performing well, and which need further investigation. They may still need to get up on the roof and use traditional (often destructive) test methods to quantify the extent of a problem, but the overall time needed from initial scan to diagnosis is greatly reduced.

Adding thermal imaging cameras to drones allows inspectors to scan large areas for moisture trapped underneath roof membranes, and look for the effects of structural issues such as missing insulation. The presence of water and the absence of insulation can both cause changes to the surface temperature of the roof. The thermal camera detects this temperature difference and displays it as colors—for example, dark tones indicating cold moisture or light tones indicating heat escaping through the uninsulated roof. Finally, the camera does not require visible light, so flights can take place at night or in areas that are shadowed.

FLIR, an industry leader in thermal imaging cameras, manufactures several types of thermal cameras that are both drone-agnostic and plug-and-play with systems made by DJI Innovations. Our gear will help you find potential leakage issues in your building.

Building owners and inspectors practicing commercial drone inspections can recoup the cost fairly quickly.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist

Create Accurate Industry Reports with our Drone services.

Drone Mapping for Mining & Quarries – Stockpile Inventory Management
Make planning and fulfillment decisions with more accurate, timely information to avoid waste and recognize revenue faster. Measure stockpiles more often for a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Report the total quantity and value of materials on site. Export all drone data easily to your recording systems.

Aerial Site Intelligence for Surveying & Construction
Site Surveys – Turn aerial images into new Business Insights. Understand what’s happening and make better decisions with drone data. Track and communicate progress at any stage.

St Louis Construction Drone Crews

Insurance Inspections Better Data – In Dramatically Less Time!
Whether you’re inspecting a new building or investigating an insurance claim, it’s important to capture accurate data quickly. Drone mapping is a powerful new tool for inspection — allowing you to safely and easily capture a high-resolution aerial view of a site in minutes.

Drone Mapping for Mining & Quarries – Stockpile Inventory Management
Make planning and fulfillment decisions with more accurate, timely information to avoid waste and recognize revenue faster. Measure stockpiles more often for a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

Roofing Inspections
Accurately Generate Roof Reports & Models! Roof reports provide square footage, roof features, pitch, surface area, and slope.

Back in the office, or out in the field, it’s easy to analyze your aerial high-fidelity reconstructions of sites, make measurements and share comments to help you make better and faster decisions.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist

Drone Video Production | Cahokia Mounds | Documentary Film Scouting

Location scouting is about more than just finding the right room or park for a specific scene. Location scouting allows key members of the crew to walk through the space they want to shoot in and ensure it not only looks great but can support the needs of the shooting crew and cast. Below is a scouting project for a film documentary about the St. Louis region. Some of the imagery was shot to incorporate into the final film production.

Is the shoot a period piece? Does it take place in a certain kind of park in a certain part of the world? What elements does the writer describe being included in the space the scene takes place? What time of day is it supposed to be?

Film scouting by drone

Carefully review every part of the script so that you can go into your location scout with a solid picture of exactly what kind of location you’ll need for each scene you’re planning to shoot. Drone and ground scouting will help you get the best shots for your video or film production.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist

St. Louis Drones | Filming Crews | Editing

Our St. Louis drone videographers and camera crews can assist your company with any video production projects. We assist with large corporate projects, special events in St. Louis, documentaries, live sports, real estate and much more. We are your one stop shop for high quality aerial video production, editing and delivering throughout the St. Louis and surrounding areas.

st louis drones aerial video and photography

Many companies like to describe the working environment and how their products are made but talking about it can only get you so far. Our drone fly-through videos will record a unique viewpoint to show everyone how what your culture looks like physically and how you produce your product in an environmentally and labor friendly manner. It can be effective with your team in their workspace, your production facility, shipping facility, placement of your product in major retailers or demonstrating your products outside.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist