SHOTOVER is how film takes flight
Born from an obsession with flying, filmmaking and broadcasting, SHOTOVER was developed by the most respected engineers, pilots, and cinematographers in the industry. Their single-minded goal was to integrate the ultimate stability, versatility and ease of use.
Regularly utilized on blockbuster motion pictures as well as for documentaries, high-profile sporting events, broadcast television and advertising, SHOTOVER systems can be mounted on helicopters, ground vehicles, watercraft and almost anything that moves. The K1 and F1’s industry-leading 6-axis gyro stabilization provides unparalleled steadiness as well as a direct look-down capability. The U1 sets a new standard for drone cinematography and imaging as the first solution to accommodate cinema quality cameras and lenses including the 6K RED Weapon, ARRI Alexa Mini, Phantom Flex4K and Sony F55 cameras and the Canon 17-120mm, Fujinon 85-300 and Optimo 28-76 lenses.
SHOTOVER has gained rapid adoption in the filmmaking and broadcast production communities thanks to a number of pioneering industry firsts. These include a fully modular system design, which allows operators to easily utilize multiple camera and lens combinations in the course of a shoot. Additionally, SHOTOVER systems are the first and only motion picture grade aerial option with no ITAR restrictions, enabling them to be shipped around the world without requiring U.S. State Department approval.
How do you measure expertise?
Even the best equipment is only as good as the people behind it. SHOTOVER is backstopped by the most respected engineers, pilots and technicians in the industry.
Brad serves as SHOTOVER’s CEO, guiding the firm’s business and technology development strategy. He has played a key role at the company since its 2009 launch with experience in all aspects of R&D, business development and manufacturing. Brad is an accomplished aircraft engineer, previously serving as an aircraft technician for the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering with honors from the University of Canterbury.
Worldwide Service & Support Manager
Dan leads SHOTOVER customer service throughout the world, working closely with our customers and authorized service providers to make sure we deliver the ultimate customer experience. Dan has extensive experience in the aviation industry through his work as an avionics technician for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and as a contractor for Airbus, the Norwegian Air Force and the United States Army.
Allison leads marketing, social media and trade show activities for SHOTOVER globally. She previously worked at the PR firms SSA Public Relations and Carl Samrock Public Relations. Allison holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from California Lutheran University.
Fabio dos Santos
VP Global Sales
Fabio is proud to serve a global community of directors, engineers and producers by combining SHOTOVER’s leading edge technology with his background in broadcast media and international business development. He has more than two decades of international experience in the ENG production of live sport and news events for major global networks and has earned two Emmy Awards for Technical Achievement. Fabio is known for his commitment to long-term business relationships established through honest communication and excellent client service.
Belinda is a chartered accountant (CA) and a member of the Australia and New Zealand Chartered Accountants. Before joining SHOTOVER she worked in retail management, supply chain management, and has over 8 years’ experience in business accounting services for an established chartered accounting firm. Belinda’s role at SHOTOVER includes accounting management, shipping and logistics, and general office administration.
Chief Pilot and Lead Assembly Technician
Mike is an experienced engineer and pilot who served for six years as an aircraft engineer in the Royal New Zealand Airforce. He has also held commercial engineering positions with Air New Zealand, Thomas Cook Airlines and the UK military among others. Mike’s aviation background encompasses professional work flying heavy lift multirotor UAVs on shoots ranging from TV commercials to Red Bull sporting events
J.P. de Lespinois
North American Service & Support Manager
J.P. oversees operations at SHOTOVER’s U.S. service center in Los Angeles where the company provides maintenance, repair and training services. A veteran camera operator and technician, J.P. has more 17 years of experience working with all aspects of camera technology on productions around the globe. His credits include assignments with the BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and with Brainfarm Digital Cinema, where he served as lead SHOTOVER technician on extreme sports shoots in the U.S., Middle East, China and the South Pacific.
Sales and Marketing Director, China
Julia leads sales and marketing for SHOTOVER across mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. She previously worked at the Emmy Award winning company Base FX, China’s largest visual effects and animation company. Fluent in Chinese and English, Julia received her BA in Organizational Psychology and Economic History from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Authorized Representative, Europe
Joe’s firm Hildemann+Partners has been the exclusive SHOTOVER reseller for the European market since 2013. He founded H+P in 2004 following a 20-year career in the aviation and aerospace industry serving as a senior executive with companies including Airbus, MTU Aero Engines, Diehl-Aircabin and SGL Carbon.
European Service & Support Manager
Azriel provides service and support for the SHOTOVER line of products at the company’s New Zealand manufacturing facility. He has broad experience servicing advanced hardware, software and communications technologies in a diverse range of industries. Azriel previously held technical positions at Peacock Brothers, Siemens and Cabling Products and Design Ltd.
Supply Chain Manager
Angus is a logistics and supply chain expert who manages sourcing, procurement and supplier relationships for SHOTOVER. He previously served as operations manager at Real Journeys, one of New Zealand’s most established tourism companies and has lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Vietnam and the UK. Angus holds a B.S. and M.S. with distinction from the University of Otago and is the recipient of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Join our Crew
As we continue to expand, we are always looking for excellent individuals to join our highly professional team. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the current opportunities available.