Douglas Thron is an expert drone and seaplane aerial cinematographer. He is an FAA licensed pilot and has his 333 exemption for closed set motion picture TV aerial cinematography.

Douglas Thron has the largest possible insurance policy in the nation at $6 million. This enables him to do the largest most complex jobs such as wildlife, auto, A list actor/actress, and action aerial cinematography.

Douglas Thron has his 333 exemption and is approved for closed set motion picture and TV aerial cinematography. He is an expert drone pilot and is FAA certified and also has his seaplane pilots license. Recent part 107 AA laws also have made filming less burdensome with paperwork and wait times.

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Available to film worldwide

Douglas Thron films with all the top of the line equipment. Everything is filmed in 4K or greater. Anything you can dream of he can shoot whether it be low level close up action aerial shots or high panoramic aerial shots. He also has the professional equipment to film all your ground shot needs in 4K or greater.



Douglas Thron is the one of the world’s leading drone cinematographers. He has been an aerial cinematographer since 1992 and is an FAA certified seaplane and drone pilot. Because of his expert piloting skills he has the largest insurance policy carried by any drone pilot at $6M.

His impressive client list includes: Discovery Channel (including Shark Week), CBS News, Good Morning America, NBCUniversal, United States Federal Government, State of California, The Emmy Awards, Time, People, Glamour, Sierra, Sunset, and over 500 of the California’s top real estate agents.

His cinematography is considered some of the finest in the business and he is available to film worldwide.


Douglas Thron


408 444-5000


Offices in Santa Monica and San Francisco CA

Available to film worldwide

International drone aerial cinematography and photography services specializing filming in these areas:

United States of America, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Newport Beach, Santa Cruz, Atherton, Hillsborough, Dallas Texas, Atlanta Georgia, Miami Florida, New York City New York, Chicago, New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Cabo San Lucas, England, Italy, Spain, Greece, Africa, Australia, Mexico, Baja, Fiji Islands, Thailand, China, Asia, Taiwan, Rio de Janeiro, Peru, Chile, Iceland, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Spain, and Guatemala, Galapagos Islands, Berlin, Germany, Tel Aviv Israel, Dubai, Vancouver, Alaska, Austin Texas, and all other places globally.