SnapRoll curates humble, passionate and highly skilled talent. We are a world-class team that combines the expertise of licensed helicopter pilots with the intuitive eye of aerial camera operators; these two positions travel as a team to every project. Our clients work alongside the operator to achieve precise framing, while the pilot focuses on maneuvering the drone itself. Each and every one of our pilots and operators are certified, commercial helicopter pilots who operate UAVs with the same safety, proficiency and focus as they do when flying the real thing. They are well-versed in utilizing superior drone and camera technology, as well as factoring in elements of nature, such as wind speeds and weather, guaranteeing stunning aerial cinematography in challenging locations around the world.
Founded in 2004, SnapRoll has established itself as a pioneer in the UAV industry. We were the first to commercially fly the Red ONE, Red Epic, Arri Alexa, and Phantom Flex professional camera systems. Our team passionately develops new drone technology to support the latest and greatest demands of the film industry. We have designed, integrated and flown UAVs ranging from light & portable DJI drones carrying DSLRs, larger custom built UAVs that can carry ARRI, RED and Phantom, up to giant rotor UAVs capable of carrying a 450 LB (200 KG) payload.
SnapRoll is one of only six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved companies in the United States to fly UAVs for commercial, feature film and television productions.
We collaborated closely with The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help draft the safety and operational procedures for legal use of Unmanned Aerial Aircraft in the commercial and film industries.