Want to get a job in Hollywood as a drone pilot?
Phil Pastuhov is one of the pros, having served as an Academy Award-winning aerial director of photography with over 120 feature films and hundreds of commercials to his credit including “Lord of the Rings,” “Matrix,” “James Bond,” “Spiderman,” and “Mission Impossible.” He is also an ambassador for DJI and juror for the 2017 Skypixel Video Contest.
And he’s sharing his skills this year via a drone cinematography workshop called Drone Aerial Adventures, taking place this October in Utah.
He chatted with Drone Girl on getting a job in Hollywood, what your drone reel should look like, the future of DJI and more.
Drone Girl: Let’s start with the basics. How did you get into aerial photography and then drones?
Phil Pastuhov: My whole interest in aerial photography happened quite by fluke. I started as an assistant cameraman, then became an operator. From there, I was involved in a documentary that got me involved in skydiving. Several weeks after that, I got a call from a guy asking if I could help him with a project which turned out to be “James Bond: Moonraker.” That was my first opportunity to start working in aerials and it happened to be a Bond movie.
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