Get to know the amazing GolfBirdie US Team
Sky Camera Aerial Images, LLC, a Florida based company, is a world leader in remotely controlled unmanned aerial filming and photography. Our aerial cinema crews bring the perfect balance of flying skills and film knowledge to all our flight operations worldwide. We work with some of the biggest brands worldwide on series productions, television commercials and documentaries, music videos, corporate, short and feature films.
Our primary focus is in cinematography. We place a strong emphasis on the aesthetics of the frames captured and of dynamic motion. This cinematography knowledge is complimented with state of the art expertise in remote control flight. It is this combination that allows a true artistry in capturing unforgettable images.
Our company’s international reach has most recently allowed us to collaborate along side IFA Media – Singapore on the current production of National Geographic Wild’s Monster Fish series with host Zeb Hogan. Other current projects include Comfort Inn and Suites and up coming P1 AquaX Jet Ski Racing broadcast coverage.
We have introduced new techniques and technology to aerial drone cinematography that have been designed to capture the unachievable shot. Our highly talented Director of Photography has worked on the sets of many Hollywood Motion Pictures with some of the biggest names in the business.
We specialize in all types of aerial photography including commercial and high-end residential real estate, tourism, sports, concert events and corporate branding. We shoot all styles including panoramic, oblique, 3D, Virtual Reality composite and landscape with only the world’s best lens and camera combinations.
In 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), granted Sky Camera Aerial Images, LLC the permission to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to conduct commercial work within the United States. This authorization included standard aerial imaging of real estate, industrial asset and power structure inspections, construction and agriculture surveying. A grant was also given for closed-set filming for the motion picture industry while operating in accordance of FAA regulations and within the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) safety procedures protocol.
Sky Camera Aerial Images, LLC – We’re a team of dynamic individuals with the aspiration of turning imaginations into exceptional images.
Founder/President. The company’s Founder and President, Darrell Richmond, brings to the company over three decades of consulting, management, sales and marketing experience. His educational background in Geological Studies at the University of Pittsburgh lead to a highly successful consulting career in the Oil and Gas industries. During the 1980’s, Mr. Richmond consulted for some of the world’s top oil producers that would include the likes of Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil, Marathon Petroleum, Conoco Phillips, Cities Service and Diamond Shamrock. In the mid1990’s he ventured into real estate industry where he spent 17 years in sales, marketing and management. In 2004 he embarked into the Health and Wellness industry until founding his current company, Sky Camera Aerial Images, LLC.
Director of Photography. Our company’s DP, Bill Marsh is a graduated from IUPUI Indiana Purdue University/ Commercial Arts, Drafting and Design. A United States Army Veteran Communication Specialist. Worked in Hollywood in the motion picture industry with some of the biggest names in the industry throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. Mr. Marsh was directly involved in the production of many major motion pictures, several television series and many popular TV commercials produced during this time. His talents in film production brings to our company and eye for the creative. It’s his vision that creates the unforgettable images that we capture in our work.
Flight Engineer/UAV Pilot. Levi Marsh, is a graduate of WTI School of Computer Engineering and is an accomplished UAV pilot. As the company’s flight engineer, he over see’s all UAV system operations and all FAA maintenance records. As the team’s lead UAV pilot, Levi has logged hundreds of hours in UAV flight time and has participated in NASA’s flight simulator program. He also works designing the company’s computer systems.
We are very excited to bring GolfBirdie to US golf clubs and golfers at such and early stage and hope to change the way golf tourists experience a round of Golf. Don’t forget to subscribe to follow our journey with our weekly blog posts and videos.