Helivate Films LC was created in September of 2013 by Zac Eskelsen (Me). At the time I had been working as a computer programmer and had a passion for film. for years I would spend my spare time working with friends and their film business learning all the tricks of the trade and then I would put it into practice. In my quest to become a better cinematography I came across a new venture, aerial cinematography.
As I came across the relatively new idea of multi-rotor aircraft I invested in a very small quadcopter, one that was too small to carry any type of camera. I spend day after day training on this to see if I could gain the skill-set to actually film. As the months passed I gained enough skill to decide to invest in a small custom quadcopter to do some goPro videography.
As I invested in the new quadcopter I ran into many issues that taught me the technical side of the multi-rotor. As I became more acquainted with the technical aspects of the helicopters, I was sure to spend my days training to get the cinematic shots and not just being another pilot who could fly but didn’t understand the rules of cinematography.
With time I was able to start Helivate Films and slowly build up clientele. This was and still is the most difficult process, but I have always made one thing my goal. Make sure my clients are fully satisfied with my work at the end of the day and that I made their job easier.