Flytcam Motion Pictures specializes in gyro-stabilized remote aerial camera systems to capture compelling shots that simply cannot be captured with other systems. Essentially, Flytcam combines Technocrane (R), Steadicam (R), and helicopter capabilities into one system that can be ready to shoot in minutes. Flytcam is one of the only providers of its kind in the United States that employs FAA certified crews and is fully insured. Flytcam holds FAA Section 333 Exemption #13894
Luke T. Davis, co-founder of Flytcam Motion Pictures, is a veteran Air Force officer, entrepreneur, and technologist. Prior to founding Flytcam, Luke co-founded ZiaSat-a small satellite system design and manufacturing company that delivers live-streaming motion video of Earth from space.
Luke has been engaged in stage and screen acting as well as technical direction since he was a teenager. Bridging some of the control technologies he worked with in space systems for use in controlling stable aerial cinema systems was a natural progression. His recent film experience includes camera design and prototyping, shooting aerials and providing technical advice for various studios, indie projects, and feature films with Academy Award-winning directors, writers, and producers.
Luke has a background as a NASA Space Grant Fellow at Spaceport America. During his Air Force career, he was a program manager and served as Deputy Chief of Operations of the Optics Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory, spent a year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia performing ‘doing stuff’, and was a test and integration manager for ground and space sensors. Luke holds a Masters in Space Science from the International Space University in Strasbourg France, and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in International Management from the University of New Mexico. Luke has served as a subject matter expert in the fields of space, space tourism and suborbital transport, as well as military and sensor operations.
Shaun Stanton, co-founder of Flytcam Motion Pictures, is a veteran combat Air Force pilot. Currently he serves as the principle engineer and chief pilot for Flytcam Motion Pictures. Shaun specializes in designing and building multirotor flying camera platforms for aerial cinematography.
As a former Air Force manned multiengine pilot, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) pilot, Shaun offers technical advice to the motion picture industry for air operations and UAV’s. He has logged over 2,000 hours of multi-engine jet aircraft time, and more than 2,500 hours of UAV time in national and international controlled airspace–serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Additionally, Shaun serves as the Director of Safety for the Professional Association of RC Aircraft Pilots and has served as a subject matter expert for UAVs, Air Operations, and Control Systems for the U.S. Government, and the motion picture industry.
He holds a Graduate Certificate in Test and Evaluation from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) as well as a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.