With decades of combined production, design and aviation experience the team at Drone Dudes is the core component to our success. We are a full-time crew comprised of industry leading pilots, camera operators and engineers. We are FAA certified operating a wide variety of aerial platforms.

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Chief UAS Pilot / Aerial Cinematographer

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.



UAS Pilot / Aerial 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. 



UAS Pilot / Aerial 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.



UAS Pilot / Aerial 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.



UAS Pilot / Aerial Camera Operator

Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Bryan grew up immersed in the aviation world. Combining a passion for flight with nearly a decade of experience in camera technology, Bryan has deployed around the globe for clients including BMW, Nike, and National Geographic. A sucker for the outdoors and large scale environments, he’s most likely to be found hiking a mountain before sunrise to catch that perfect light.



Aerial Camera Operator