Professional Aerial Video & Photography
Drone services available in south Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast
Smart Media provides aerial photography, and aerial cinematography. Kevin Barraco, is a certified UAS pilot, operating with an FAA Part 107 commercial license. Safety and transparency is our top priority. Insurance is provided per project by Verifly.
Industrial / Agricultural Photography
We operate with the latest DJI products, Mavic Pro & Mavic 2 Pro. These popular quad drones have the least amount of set up time and can grab the highest quality photos and video from the air, changing the camera settings in real time. We shoot cinematic 4K 10bit and deliver footage in your desired format.
Safety is our paramount concern. We will not fly over dense crowds or in inclement weather (precipitation, high winds, etc) and we use a visual observer to provide an additional level of on-site safety. We operate with experience and can fly in a variety of locations.
HOW FAR CAN YOU FLY
The UAS must remain within the Pilot in Command's line of sight at all times, and our height ceiling is 400 feet.
Our copters are equipped with a failsafe system so that if loses communication with the transmitter, it will automatically return to the takeoff location or the operator.
HOW LONG CAN YOU FLY
Each battery lasts approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on the flight maneuvers and temperature. Swapping out a battery only takes 2 minutes and we always bring multiple batteries to each shoot and recharge during flights as long as there is an outlet nearby.
IMPORTANT: New rules and regulations are coming out regularly so be sure to ask us about the most current drone laws.
As a certified commercial pilot, we are knowledgeable about our flight procedures and maintain regulations and flight restrictions around all airports or restricted areas.
That being said, there is a process through the FAA where one can obtain a Certificate of Authorization. These are processed within 60 days. If you have a project located in a no-fly zone, reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can submit a petition to fly.