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Helivate Films LC is dedicated to giving you the best service possible and we believe there are three main aspects to achieve this!

1st – Capability. Helivate Films pilots have spent hundreds of hours flying and have trained specifically for cinematic filming. They also have a technical ability for when issues arise, and understand the risks involved so that safety is never a question. And as an added bonus Zac (Owner/Pilot) is fluent in Spanish for projects in latin countries.

 

2nd – Cinematic/Artistic creativity. We believe there is more than just being able to fly a camera in the sky and having the highest quality equipment, the pilot in collaboration with the camera operator must be able to see the “shot” in advance and even more be able to see the shots that have yet to be seen. It is a necessity that both the camera operator and the pilot have advanced experience and understanding of the basics of cinematography. At Helivate Films all employees have worked in the film industry for years and are continuing to expand their knowledge and not settle for what they already know.

 

3rd – Personality, We believe that personality is a much more important aspect of aerial cinematography than is lead to believe. Shoots are often long and stressful situation so we believe that hiring and working with an aerial cinematographer shouldn’t add to the stress but should be simple and leave the client with the confidence that they are going to get the highest quality product in the end with the least amount of stress and work from them. 

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    Michael Paul Jones – Director | Director of Photography
    Zac Eskelsen, Owner of Helivate Films kills it!!!! He took our production level to the skies with moving dynamic imagery. It’s always great to have people on your team willing to push the envelope and take chances to create that amazing shot, Zac is that person. Super easy going, wonderful to work with and an amazing pilot. I would recommend him to anyone for their professional aerial needs. - Mike Jones.
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    Scott Wilhite — writer | producer | director, Big Sherpa Film Co.
    Zac saved my bacon. We were nearly to our location in Moab (4 hours away) when our aerial cinematographer had to turn back with a family emergency. Called Zac. Not only was he very accommodating with our immediate schedule, but he quickly got the concept and was able to capture images that enhanced the cinematic storytelling of our show. So easy to work with. And talented too. Thanks Zac.
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    Sondra Lathem – Unit Production Manager, BYU Broadcasting
    I found my experience with Zac Eskelsen and Helivate Films to be outstanding in every way. Not only can they “deliver the goods” when it comes to aerial photography, they were professional to work with, prompt at responding to our questions, and attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend Helivate.
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    Sean Slobodan – Director of Photography, Vivint Marketing
    Helivate Films has been awesome to work with. They come ready with great ideas and solutions. I always come away with assets that I'm super pumped on.
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