Integrated Media Technologies Inc. (IMT), a consulting and IT services company focused on digital media and information technologies, has launched a new drone division, Dragonfly UAS, to address the growing needs of aerial cinematography.
DragonFly UAS delivers aerial cinematography and image-analysis services for film and television, agriculture and industrial inspection.
Partners include Radiant Images (cinema-grade cameras and equipment) and HotGears (integrated custom camera platforms). Guild affiliations include the American Society of Cinematographers, Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America and Association of Independent Commercial Producers.
In May, IMT received a commercial exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate the DJI S1000+, DJI Inspire 1 and xFold Cinema unmanned aircraft systems for aerial photography/cinematography. The company, which has offices in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Dallas, says its recent credits include footage for the new Steve Jobs movie.
“Studios and production companies can find themselves exposed to hobbyist or pro-sumer aerial photographers operating without mandatory permits, insurance or on-set experience,” states Lauder Robinson, co-founder. “DragonFly offers a customized solution with a team that has over 50 years’ combined production and aeronautical expertise. Our focus is always safety first.”