MISSION


Drone Dudes is dedicated to the craft of visual storytelling through cutting edge camera movement technology. A multi-faceted business model expands our operations into a variety of specialty events and industrial applications. We are an international team comprised of individuals who together are committed to excellence in everything we do.

 

TEAM


With decades of combined production, design and aviation experience the team at Drone Dudes is the core component to our success story. We are a full-time crew comprised of industry leading camera operators, engineers and pilots alike. In addition, we are FAA certified under a wide variety of aerial platforms such as airplanes, helicopters, and drones.

 
ANDREW H. PETERSEN   Founder / Aerial Cinematographer

ANDREW PETERSEN

Founder & Director of Photography

Andrew Petersen is one of the original pioneers and leading drone experts in the film industry, having worked extensively as a camera operator for nearly a decade before establishing Drone Dudes in 2010. Andrew set his focus on reimagining unique camera movements with modern day robotic technology, further inspiring new opportunities that placed him along side the largest names in the business such as Mark Seliger, Janusz Kaminski, Nicolai Fuglsig, Greig Fraser and Rupert Sanders to name a few.

 
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JAKE HOWARD

Remote Pilot & Camera Operator

Jake Howard has an in depth background in film production, working on many large commercials for clients like Park Pictures, MJZ, Chivo Lubezki, Lance Accord, and Christian Webber, among others. With a flare for the outdoors and background in professional sports, Jake has shot a diversity of subjects– everything from surfers to horses to exotic cars. 

 
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BRIAN KIMPSON

Remote Pilot & Camera Operator

Brian comes to us from Idaho, a naturally gifted photographer with a passion for cameras and technology and a background in video and photo journalism. He’s worked with clients such as Incase, MVMT, and Mazda, and shot everything from cars to culinary, with a love of biking, fitness, and health.

 
MATISSE TOLIN   Director of Marketing and Sales

MATISSE TOLIN

Director of Marketing & Sales

With over ten years of experience in the entertainment industry, Matisse has worked for companies such as Amazon Studios, Fox, Anonymous Content, and Furlined in commercial, film, and TV. He’s been a staff writer on a Netflix series, produced award winning virtual reality experiences, and loves to spread the word and write about new tech. 

 

RIC HALPERN

Production Coordinator

With prior roles at Panavision and Radiant Images, Ric is a seasoned camera expert with a passion for drones and filmmaking, bringing twenty years of experience in film production to Drone Dudes.

 
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JOSH HAK

Remote Pilot & Camera Operator

Los Angeles local Josh Hak is a fixed wing aircraft pilot as well as certified drone operator. He's been piloting drones for five years and was one of the first 107 certified pilots.

 

TJ MILLARD

Remote Pilot & Helicopter Pilot

TJ is an accomplished helicopter and UAS pilot, formerly a US Army Apache pilot. With a cinematic eye and natural gift for storytelling, TJ brings a wealth of experience from filming around the world.

 
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eric konasty

Remote Pilot

Eric Konasty is known as one of the top FPV (first person view) pilots in the world. Having a background in R&D manufacturing he builds all of his aircraft custom to spec. Konasty knows how to fly in ways most people dream of.

 

OPPORTUNITIES


We are always seeking talented like minded individuals to join our roster. If you think you would be a good fit please email us HERE.