PRECISE. DYNAMIC. PROFESSIONAL.
HAWAII DRONE COORDINATION & PERMITTING
FOR COMMERCIAL VIDEO PRODUCTION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
With a strong background in commercial cinematography, our team speaks the same visual language as our clients do. Sight & Sound Productions has crafted a team of aerial coordinators, pilots and cinematographers to properly permit and capture breathtaking aerial photography and videos from around the globe. We utilize the latest technology in aerial equipment and carry a wide range of drones most suited to capture unique images that tell your story. Our client list spans many different types of projects from Documentaries to TV Shows to Feature Films. We hold a $5,000,000 liability policy and are accustomed to working with large studios like CBS, Netflix and Disney.
All Packages Include FAA Certified Pilot, Camera Operator, Insurance & Permitting Assistance.
DJI INSPIRE 2
20+ min Flight Time
- 5.2K Apple ProRes
- Apple ProRes & CinemaDNG
- Super 35 Sensor
- 14 Stops of Dynamic Range
- 6K CinemaDNG
- 24 MP Stills
ALTA 8 + MOVI PRO
Our Heavy Lifter is capable of flying full-size cinema cameras (and pulling people on surfboards!) like the Alexa Mini & Red Helium 8K, cinema lenses, wireless lens control systems, wireless HD video transmitters & Pan/Tilt/Roll controls for a Camera Operator. While limited in flight-time and top speed, this system gives you the ability to capture beautiful aerials without sacrificing image quality-- something your DoP, Editor, Colorist and Clients will thank you for!
** Due to the weight of these larger flight platforms, our flight time is limited to < 8 minutes per set of batteries and should only be used in high-end applications that are familiar with the workflow.
For most commercials / television shows, we recommend our Inspire 2 // Dual-Op package - see above - due to how quickly it can be deployed (<15 minutes from our team’s arrival), extended flight time (nearly 20 minutes), smart safety features, reduced weight and amazing image quality. We are also able to bring enough batteries and speed chargers to practically fly all day long. ***
Equipped with SHOTOVER's G1 gimbal, this drone boasts an impressive set of capabilities and features.
Integrated Wireless Image transmission system
Integrated FIZ controller
The SHOTOVER G1 (gimbal from the U1 without the aerial component) can easily be detached from the multirotor and be used as a standalone gyro stabilized platform for mounting on motorcycles, tracking vehicles, cranes, cables and almost anything that moves.
Eric Sterman is a professional drone pilot in Hawaii who has been working in the film industry since 2012. He is accredited for his distinct and proficient work using Unmanned Aerial Systems to capture cinematic imagery in both the art of photography and videography. Using top industry equipment with a team of accomplished filmmakers has brought him to work with clients like Sony, WSL, GAP, Coca Cola, and RedBull to name a few. Eric has filmed for numerous documentaries, music videos, and commercials as a "camera movement specialist" which includes pro aerial cinematography, gimbal operating, car mounting and other movement techniques.
- ERIC STERMAN -
Cinematographer and camera aficionado, Kevin, has worked in the camera department on features such as Marvel: Inhumans, Kong: Skull Island, and countless tv shows, commercials and documentaries including Apple, Nike, National Geographic, Hawaiian Airlines, Coca-Cola, Time Warner, and others. Kevin started his career building large RC helicopters and drones for cinema use throughout the Caribbean. Kevin has since made Hawaii his home. Extensive travel since early childhood has made him naturally inquisitive, finding inspiration throughout the unfamiliar and fueling his curiosity.
- KEVIN SAWICKI -
DRONE COORDINATOR / CAMERA OPERATOR