SKYHOOK AERIAL CINEMA


ORIGINAL NZ OPERATORS


Skyhook is New Zealand’s original camera drone operation. Crewed by film industry professionals and delivering top-shelf aerial cinematics to the film, television and commercial markets.

FILM INDUSTRY PROS


The Skyhook team are able to integrate with your shooting crew or work as an independent unit. We are happy to recommend solutions for your production’s needs and workflow.

CERTIFIED PILOTS


Skyhook offer a suite of various CAA part 102 options where required. Our drone pilots are industry certified professionals. We carry aviation specific public liability insurance for your protection.

JESS CHARLTON

drone pilot/gimbal op/cinematographer


Jess is a popular cinematographer with a growing body of drama and documentary credits, she brings her expertise in framing and composition to her role of gimbal operator with Skyhook. Jess is also an accomplished drone pilot and has used her skills effectively on several documentary films, she is an ideal collaborator if you are considering using a drone in New Zealand.

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SIMON BAUMFIELD

DRONE PILOT/CINEMATOGRAPHER


Simon is an award winning cinematographer with numerous drama and documentary credits. He brings his expertise in camera movement  to the role of drone pilot with Skyhook. As the original drone operator in New Zealand Simon has huge experience to draw from ranging from consulting for the NZ Government to piloting drones for feature films. Simon is outcome focused and able to work closely with you to achieve your production goals.

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  • We had a great experience working with Skyhook. I have known Simon for years and respect his eye and ability as a storyteller. Would definitely work with them again.

    TOM HERN – PRODUCER

  • Skyhook are a very strong team, with excellent tech. Both Simon and Jess are exceptional visual storytellers who work together with zero fuss and maximum ease. Highly recommended.

    BRENDAN DONOVAN – DIRECTOR

  • The Skyhook team is led by a Cinematographer. That means you’re getting drone shots that don’t look like drone shots. Three of the most beautiful and often referenced shots in my feature film were shot by Simon and the Skyhook team.

     DAVID STUBBS – PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

  • Skyhook worked incredibly quickly and professionally and the time required to achieve our shots using their technology was actually faster than we thought it would be and ended up freeing up time in our schedule. We couldn’t be happier or recommend Skyhook more highly.

    MIKE MINOGUE – PRODUCER

About Us

Skyhook Aerial Cinema is a premiere New Zealand based drone company focused on delivering top shelf aerial cinematography to the film, television and commercial industries.

Contact
Simon Baumfield
simon@boomafilm.com
+64 274445546

Contact

Jess Charlton
jess@adventuresomefilms.com
+64 211366021