Professional Video Production
Our pilots and videographers have worked on feature films, VMA nominated music videos, and a variety of educational shows and documentaries for well-known production companies such as National Geographic, PBS, HBO, CNN, NBC Sports, BBC, and many more. The range of camera angles that we can provide with our drones and stabilizing gimbals will magnify your projects' production value. Below are the RELEASED projects we have worked on.
FROSTBITE FRENZY WINTER RACE
Action Rentals Presents Annual March Frostbite Frenzy - a SidexSide and 4-Wheeler Winter Racing Event held in Kalispell, Montana! With a variety of class entry options, a killer MX style track, and a whole lot of snow flying action! You won't want to miss it!
The Need To Grow
With only 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, "The Need To GROW" offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement: an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization; a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture; and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.
"The Need to GROW" delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.
Algae AquaCulture Technologies (AACT)
"Algae AquaCultures Technologies turns your waste biomass into electrical power and profits. Self-sufficient, self-managing, and SUPER-intelligent.
At AACT, we can process 6 tons of waste biomass daily in our 10,000sq ft facility The Green Power House. Our 1/2 acre climate controlled growing space also creates 900+ tons mineral-rich organic soil nutrients, that is made from waste woody biomass, algae, and sunshine. What if we could use our current resources like these to create more resources? What if we could use the cumulating reserves to relieve the stress of future generations?
At AACT, we see that it's possible. Turnkey. Scalable. Carbon-negative. Waste-free.
Visit algaeaqua.com today for more information on how you can help positively influence the supply of resources in our world."
Far Cry 5 Live Action Episode: Inside Eden's Gate
"Rumors of a fanatical cult called The Project at Eden's Gate lure three vloggers to remote Hope County, Montana. Following leads of missing locals and other strange events, the three infiltrate the cult. Shocked by what they uncover, they risk everything to warn the world. Featuring Greg Bryk (A History of Violence) and Kyle Gallner (American Sniper), and inspired by the Ubisoft game Far Cry 5. Available exclusively on Amazon Prime video."
Jane Fonda In Five Acts
A look at the life, work, activism and controversies of actress and fitness tycoon, Jane Fonda.
"Directed by Susan Lacy, who made the terrific HBO documentary “Spielberg,” the movie presents Jane Fonda as an agent of change who was also rooted, to an extreme and sometimes tormented degree, in the things she was trying to cast off. Much of this was covered in Fonda’s 2005 autobiography, “My Life So Far,” but “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” is one of several documentaries at Sundance (including those on Robin Williams and Joan Jett) that demonstrate the potency of archival footage in ways only a movie can. To see these multiple visions of Fonda, achingly poised and beautiful, though not always ready for her close-up, is to revel in the power of images that can speak countless words."
BBC EARth series- Mountain Life At The Extreme
Episode 1: Rockies
Wildlife series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit which uses breathtaking photography to take viewers to the greatest mountain ranges of the world to reveal the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make their home there.
BBC - Mountain Life at the Extreme: Series 1 (2017) Part 1: Rockies (fastforward to 29 mins in)
The Rockies are the spine of North America, a beautiful wilderness of snow-capped peaks and hidden valleys. Cougars hunt in abandoned ranches, wolverines search the deep snow for food and grizzly bears hunt in the high mountain meadows. Daredevil wingsuit flier’s leap from mile-high cliffs and Native American tribes compete in breakneck horse races. It is also the range of surprises, with tiny cannibal salamanders hunting in mountain ponds and hummingbirds making enormous migrations.
National News Story:
Montana Drone Operators Birds Eye of Big Sky
A broadcasting company contacted us about the genesis of our drone company Birds Eye of Big Sky, and we are happy to share what they captured with you! From excavating, to flying drones for feature films; it is such a dream to be living this life. Aired December 11, 2017- January 7, 2018.
Montana-made, Simple, Safe and Effective!
Flystop product line is designed to capture flying insects with its non-toxic trapping systems. Flystop is efficient, easy to use, and works in a discrete manner. Safe for use around children and pets.
Bigfork Whitewater Festival
The Bigfork Whitewater Festival is celebrating 42 years of extreme whitewater action and community-oriented fun! This is the longest running event in Bigfork and is one that the entire Flathead Valley looks forward to each year. Participants come from around the world to race. Spectators are also a huge part of this festival and come to enjoy the races and other events held in town. Bigfork, Montana is located on the north end of Flathead Lake, where the Swan River spills into Bigfork Bay. The last mile of the Swan River, known as the "Wild Mile", is a class IV section of whitewater. It is the perfect whitewater venue with a scenic nature trail paralleling the north side, giving spectators front row seats for some of the best whitewater action in the area. The Wild Mile also flows through downtown Bigfork, which offers an eclectic variety of restaurants, shops and galleries.
Jucy RV Rentals
In May 2017, our head videographer Danielle set off on a trip with Caroline (@wilderness_addict) and Jucy camper rentals (@jucyusa). They were invited to an Instameet with other Instagram influencers and connected with Travel Nevada as they hosted us in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. After picking up their JUCY RV in San Leandro, CA, they headed towards Nevada with some stops at Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes along the way.
PBS american experience films: Oklahoma city
"Oklahoma City explores how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement— including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco -- led to the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995, the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history."
Look for our aerials during the topic of Ruby Ridge, as we show the seclusion of the Weaver's old private cabin.
In theaters and on PBS February 2017:
Aftermath starring arnold Schwarzenegger
Directed by Elliott Lester from a script by Javier Guillon, Aftermath is based on an airline accident that occurred in July of 2002 and the events that took place 478 days later. Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, AFTERMATH tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.
We are proud to say that our ALTA hexacopter has safely flown over Arnold Schwarzenegger a few times, and are excited to see where our aerial scenes are integrated- as many of them have Arnold as the subject.
Released February 2017.
Top 10 CNN HEroES of 2016: Brad Ludden with first descents
Professional kayaker Brad Ludden and his nonprofit, First Descents, brings life-changing outdoor adventures to young adult cancer fighters and survivors.
We had a great time filming with the CNN production team and First Descents on Tarkio River in September 2016, and a variety of our aerials can be see in the video above.
Released September 2016.
Northwest montana fair and rodeo 2016
Experience the excitement, heritage, and culture of NW Montana at the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo in Kalispell, Montana. With 115 years of tradition, the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo comes alive each year in August featuring three nights of PRCA Rodeo action, huge concerts, carnival rides galore, and great fair food. Join in the fast paced excitement of Relay Races or the Demolition Derby. The heart of the NW Montana Fair is over 8,000 exhibits showcasing the interest, talent, and passion of our regional residents. We hope you enjoy this promotional video we captured for this event in August 2016!
summerset music festival 2015/2016 recap videos
SSMF is held at the beautiful Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin on Aug. 12-14. After celebrating their 5th year anniversary in 2016, this festival hit an attendance of 80,000+ ! With musical performances by BASSNECTAR, Skrillex, JAU5, Shiba San, Lotus, Bone Thugs - n -Harmony, Carnage, Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Zeds Dead, TheWeeknd, deadmau5, and many more this festival is definitely one worth putting on the calendar!
With all the aerials we captured, a recap video just isn't enough!
maraUders starring bruce willis
"When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents dig deeper into the case - and the deadly heists continue - it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play."
Opening aerial scenes in trailer were captured by us in Columbus, Ohio early 2016.
Released August 11, 2016.
2016 Spartan U.S Championship Series televised on NBC Sports:
Season 3 episode montana beast
Spartan Race and NBC Sports have aligned to bring the world's best Obstacle Racing to your living room. These 6-episode series are televised on NBC Sports.We were the aerial team of the "2016 Spartan Montana BEAST and Sprint Weekend" episode that took place at the Avrill's Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, Montana.
Captured with Transition Productions. Episode airing unknown.
VMA nominated music video: angels - chance the rapper
Written and performed by Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment, Directed by Austin Vesely and Produced by Phil Koch, Brandon Riley, and Kevin McGrail.
Look for our aerial scenics moving down the Chicago River as we chased a train with Chance the Rapper on it.
Released on April 7, 2016.
Variety Magazine (april 2016 ISSUE)
"Game of Drones: How to Stay Safe" features interview and photos OF Birds Eye of Big Sky
" Matt Ragan loves telling directors how his drone can follow a car down the street at eye level in a tight shot, like a dolly without rails, then rise into the air like a crane, and soar into the sky like a helicopter. “That seamless transition is something they really eat up,” says Ragan, an entrepreneur who launched Birds Eye of Big Sky, a company that provided drones to scout for “The Revenant,” among other films. "
Check out the article online or read the extended version in our photos above.
DIY NetWork series- Building Off the Grid: Big Sky Ranch
Season 1, Episode 4: Montana Time
In the foothills of the Mission Mountains in Western Central Montana, Jon and Etta Smith have built their off the grid house from the foundation up to the roof, but this late into the winter, forces them to deal with bitter cold and high winds every day. They're anxious to get started on the new well, but once again, 'Montana time' has set them back, and they're stuck waiting for the well drillers. In the meantime, they still need to work on the windmill, which will eventually pump their well, and take care of their new investment, the bison.
montana department of tourism: "MONTANA TV" SERIES
Elements Mixed Media pulled together a great group of visual artist to create these Montana TV episodes on behalf of the Montana Department of Tourism. Many of our aerials have been integrated into the following featured episodes, please click the links below to watch the full 3-5 minute episodes!
Episode 6: "Alpen Glow" starring Rachel Pohl, Montana athelete and artist
Episode 7: "In The Moment" starring Absaroka Dogsled Treks
Episode 8: "The Magic Place" starring The Great Northern Powder Guides
Episode 9: "Home Coming" starring speed flyer and outdoorsman Adam Majors
Episode 10: "Training Ground" starring founder of RIDGE Mountain Academy, Billy O'Donnell
Episode 11: "At Peace" starring Cricket Butler, founder of Whitefish Bike Retreat
Episode 12: Changing Currents" starring Brad Ludden of First Descents
Episode 13: "A Taste of Montana" starring Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana
Episode 14: "Happy Trails" starring Cairn Cartographics mapping services
Episode 15: "Home on the Range" starring Hollenbech Ranch
Episode 16: "Small Town Gem" starring Philipsburg, Montana
Episode 18: "Rainbows Everyday" starring Fly-Fishing Guide Tom Jenni
Episode 19: "Top of the Class" starring Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Episode 20: "Wild Designs" Starring Metalsmith and Jeweler Jessica Lewis
Episode 21: "Snow Day Traditions" starring Showdown, Montana
Episode 22: "Trailhead to Adventure" starring Freeheel & Wheel Bicycle and Nordic Ski Shop
Episode 23: "Where the Mountains Meet the Prairie" starring Skijoring cowboys and Skiers
Episode 24: "Melodies and Memories" starring Lone Mountain Ranch
Seaplane wedding - shot entirely by drone
Mark and Michelle held their wedding at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake on July 22, 2016. This lovely bride flew a beautifully restored seaplane in to meet her groom. Evening reception was held at Stillwater Landing in Whitefish, Montana.
All shots captured on DJI Inspire Pro X5 quadcopter.
The Revenant starring leonardo dicaprio
Directed by Alejandro Inarritu, screenplay written by Mark Smith, "THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team."
Keep your eyes peeled for our aerial footage during the waterfall scene! It was captured at Montana's very own Kootenai Falls in Libby.
Check our blog post about our on-location experience:
Released January 8, 2016.
Niagara Power Vista 4D Simulator Ride
If you happen to be visiting Niagara Falls, make sure to stop by the NYPA (New York Power Authority) Visitors Center to see our aerial footage in their 4D Simulator Ride! Guests roleplay in themed environments and are immersed in show-controlled theaters, including BPI’s thrilling new 4D motion theater “Power UP!” Audiences laugh and cheer as they splash into the Niagara River, spin through enormous turbines, surge through an electrical generator, and zip along power lines across New York’s electrical network. Through immersive exploration and engaging hands-on activities, visitors discover the shocking truth about New York’s clean hydroelectric system.
OTHER Visitor exhibits WE ARE INVOLVED WITH in association TO boston productions inc: Coming soon!
American Battle Monuments Commission's Meuse-Argonne and Flanders Field Cemetery: Visitor Center Video
Minuteman Nuclear Launch Facility National Historic Site in South Dakota: Visitor Center Video
Indianapolis Zoo: Dolphin Show Introduction Video
national geographic channel: underworld, inc - fracking hell
"North Dakota's oil boom is beginning to bust but it's boosted the wave of crime that came with the rush. Underworld, Inc. delves into the dark side of the boom to expose the illegal hustles. It's soared sex, theft and violence that has turned boomers into criminals. We follow the boomtowners who live on the fringe of society, stealing and selling what they can until the boom returns. It's a fracking hell for the cops and campaigners trying to break their cycle of crime, and we must watch them work to crumble the underworld created by Bakken oil."
Being one of the more uncomfortable productions we've been on, this Fracking Hell episode shows the hardship of run-down oil boomer towns. Keep an eye open for various aerials integrated throughout the episode.
Aired October 14, 2015.
Glacier Sotheby's International Realty -
365 Delrey Road: 11,498sqft Montana Ranch for $26.7 Million
Bill Foley, the longtime deal maker and an investor in the NHL's newest franchise, has listed his 21-acre Montana Ranch for $26.7 million, said listing agent Ross Pickert with Glacier Sotheby's International Realty. Hand hewn timbers, native stone and the finest finishes provide a warm and inviting home. Significant entertainment options with billiards room, home theatre, fitness room, and wine room. Privacy abounds on 21 forested acres with nearly 1/4 mile of lakeshore. A creek and pond lie near the 3 guest cabins. Lakeside day cabin enhances the extensive outdoor living areas. It's no surprise this listing was featured in the Wall Street Journal!
PureWest Christies Real Estate -
307 Northern Lights Drive: 14,900SQFT Lodge for $11.5 million
Step into this breathtaking estate with dramatic mountain and valley views. With over 14,900 square feet, this ski in/ski out home boasts ample living space with an abundance of room for entertaining. Situated on 1.3 acres at Whitefish Mountain Resort, friends and family can gather to enjoy all that this magnificent home has to offer. No expense was spared during the building of this home and highlights include refurbished barn beams, recycled chestnut floors, and custom cabinets made from 100+ year old barn wood. While elegantly built, the home maintains a sense of Montana warmth and charm. In addition to the great room with a soaring fireplace and a gourmet kitchen built to entertain, it includes 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Adding to the home's appeal is a library and theatre for a quiet day indoors. Or, if preferable, relax in the hot tub or in the sauna.Enjoy mountain living at its finest while being only a short distance to downtown Whitefish with its boutique shops and a variety of fine and casual dining.Please call Rob Schuttler 406-270-5227 or your real estate professional for more information about 307 Northern Lights Drive (MLS #21610300).
More examples of our Real Estate Videography:
private commercial UAV training for quadrocopter.com:
Navy Special Ops Team
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sierra Light Productions
Grey Area Productions
Pilotage Hobby NYC