Vancouver's leading commercial aerial video and photography provider.


Transport Canada licensed and fully insured since 2012.


All pilots and drones certified across Canada for advanced operations.


Clearance for operations in controlled airspace and over people.


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Services

We have the experience and tools to bring your stories to life.

 

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PHOTO / VIDEO

From a single photograph to large cinematic productions. We have the flexibility, crew, equipment and experience to consistently deliver the best product each and every time.

360 PANORAMAS

Partial panoramic images to Gigapixel 360 degree animated bubbles, supplied in any of the following formats Quicktime/HTML5/Flash/RAW image(s).

SURVEYS AND MAPPING

We use specialized UAV’s for photogrammetry and geo-mapping. From precision agriculture to natural resource management, construction, mining and surveys.

Client reviews

Thanks Cedric, as usual, your service is world-class. Thank you.
The footage is just unreal…

Nathan Skyers Graphic Designer - Arrow Group of Companies

Thanks soooooooooo much for getting back to me with all the information I needed!
I have never dealt with anyone like yourself being so dedicated to work with the clients so professionally.

Kaz Yagi Production Manager - Motion Pla-net

“Thanks Cedric!! Please pass on my thanks to your team – Andrew, Krista and Geordie ROCK!!!!
They are so professional and lovely – just so grateful for their expertise!!”

Leigh Tynan Marketing & Communications - GILBERT RUGBY CANADA

“Lofty Media’s detail oriented and professional approach has been outstanding. It’s been a breath of fresh air to work with an aerial operator you know you can count on to deliver high-quality results safely and efficiently.”

David O’Brien Director of film production - 360hometours.ca

“Can’t speak more highly of the crew. They captured amazing footage, professional and super efficient.”

Nicholas Shepard President - Blue Chip Productions Inc.

“Thanks so much for your professionalism and attention to detail.”

Ian Christie Creative Director - Pure Souls Media

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About us

Welcome to Lofty Media!

I started Lofty Media in 2012 after purchasing the first drone ever designed for commercial aerial video and photography, a DJI S800 hexacopter... It was a natural progression of my love for photography and aviation, from flying light aircraft in East Africa, strapping any camera I could find onto remote controlled helicopters and planes before drones even existed, to building my own custom "flying cameras". Things have sure come a long way since then!
We were one of the first drone operators in Canada, there were no guidelines, and to get our SFOC's from Transport Canada in order to operate commercially we had to come up with and apply our own procedures. What started as a 5 page document gradually grew to over 40 pages over the years.
Clients sometimes ask me what I think of the new drone regulations and pilot certification system implemented in 2019. Well, it is great that clear guidelines now exist in order to comply with Transport Canada's stringent regulations. However, in the end it is not all about being licensed, buying a drone and relying on automation. Where is the room to be creative and improvise? What happens if things go wrong and critical decisions need to be made on the fly? It is not all about the gear either, but how you use it. The intricate inner workings of cameras and drones, developing the instinct, the eye, the feel which grants complete creative freedom and which only comes with years of experience.
After thousands of hours, flying and camera operating becomes second nature... You are focused and calm, everything is predictable, tuned to perfection and exactly as it should be. When you choose Lofty Media, you are getting the service and product that only those years of experience can provide. That is the foundation our team is built upon.

Cedric (Operations Manager / Owner)

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