Chicago's Most Trusted & Experienced Drone Production Company

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camera movement specialists

industry experts with unmatched experience

Since 2014, Drone Media Chicago has been delivering the finest in drone video and photography throughout the Chicagoland and world-wide. We’re FAA Part 107 licensed, night operations approved, and fully insured for your next project.

  • Chicago Based
  • Heavy Lift Specialists
  • $5M in Liability Insurance
  • FAA Part 107.29 Night Waiver

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Industry Leaders

Delivering quality, value, and expertise

Drone Media Chicago specialize in aerial and ground based video production in addition to providing in-house post-production services.

Our expertise in video editing, sound design, and animation bring a unique component to each project and enables us to produce amazing content for our clients and partners.

Our Services

Film & Video

With several camera and lens options available, we can deliver uncompressed DNG RAW video up to 6K and Apple Pros Res 5.2K when using the DJI X7 camera with Super 35mm sensor.

Photography

High-resolution drone and ground photography captured at up to 24 megapixels and up to 42 megapixels when employing the use of full-scale helicopters and DSLR cameras.

First Person View

Safety operate drones in close proximity to humans and in tight/indoor environments using First Person View. Create unique one-take action and sports sequences with confidence using enclosed propeller ducts.

Architecture

Our drones capture stunning 360 views for future developments or composite backgrounds for 3D renderings.

Traditional Film

In addition to drone videography, we’re well equipped to capture and edit ground based video and photography.

Real Estate

Commercial, residential, and new development video to suit a wide range of real estate applications.

What our Clients Say

Customer Reviews

“Troy is a true professional and highly skilled Drone pilot. I’ve used Troy on many projects and can always count on him for excellent work. He also has all the necessary credentials and licenses required for special shots in urban and populated areas. I highly recommend Troy and his team.”

JACK LIGA

SIENNA DIGITAL

“We have engaged Troy’s firm Drone Media Chicago for two major projects. The first was in connection of the City of Chicago’s harbor committee where Troy’s team worked with us to develop a 35 min short film about Chicago’s lakefront and river. The second entailed creating a series of videos about each of the yacht models in our fleet, including interior shots, drone footage and scoring each piece. These projects required careful coordination of many people and assets, and dealing with weather and other production uncertainties. Troy’s product was superb from a creative and production point’s of view. Equally impressive was his ability roll with change, to work with the team, and to complete the projects when promised. Troy is a total pro and a super-nice guy. Highly recommended.”

GARY FERACOTA

Pinnacle Yachts

“Excellent communication, high-quality work, quick turn around and a professional but down-to-earth personality make Troy our go-to guy for drone video and photography work. We highly recommend his services.”

Galena

Town of Galena, IL

“I am an industrial real estate broker and my team has been using Drone Media Chicago for the past few years for our drone and helicopter photography needs. Troy is excellent at what he does. He is extremely through in reviewing and understanding the shots and angles we need, getting everything scheduled (including complicated helicopter scheduling with multiple property/multiple submarket shots) and delivering in a timely manner. The photos are always beautiful and his editing skills are impeccable! Highly recommended.”

Michelle Maguire

Cushman and Wakefield

“Drone Media Chicago has been an exceptional partner for our JLL Land and Development brokerage team. Drone Media Chicago has an uncanny ability to use drone photography to capture unique and dynamic images for our marketing collateral. The images captured by Troy and his team has allowed us to differentiate the assets we are selling into the market. Troy is a total pro, his attention to detail and quick turnaround has been a major asset to our team. Thanks Troy and team for all you do to help make us look Good!!!”

Dan Reynolds

JLL Land & Development

“Troy and I worked together on an editorial project in Galena Illinois (I as the Art Director, he as the feature photographer). His communication was excellent, he did a great job scouting and transferring a huge rough cut, and he happily worked with me when we needed to re-shoot a few vantage points. He did a large amount of work for us (especially considering the travel involved) for a great price, AND of course he delivered a set of beautiful final images and b-roll video that made our client really happy.”

Emily Rush

Madden Media

“Troy and his team are the cat’s meow! They have been consistently delivering for me for years. I enjoy working with him and his professionalism and quality of work is second to none. I would (and have) recommended him to many friends and colleagues.”

Nicholas Kanich

JLL

“Troy is an incredible asset to have as part of your production. His footage is immaculate, and his skills negotiating urban areas are impeccable. Simply put Drone Media Chicago is outstanding!”

Max Meyer

Maxamillian Studio

“I have worked with Troy on multiple projects in the past and plan on continuing to work with him in the future. I definitively recommend choosing him and his team! High quality work that never disappoints!”

Franzi Hoelzke

Educational Networks

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