Experienced aerial cinematographers make the difference
Life-long career in film and tv camera work.
Full-time aerial cinematographer since 1999.
Full-time owner-operator of aerial gimbal systems since 2005.
Over 14,000 hrs of helicopter filming work.
Filming in 70 countries world wide.
An Industry Pioneer
Detailed knowledge of aerial gyro-stabilised camera systems with industry-specific engineering skills.
Contributor to the development of two leading aerial camera systems – Cineflex and Shotover.
Co-founder of Shotover Camera Systems in Queenstown in 2007.
TECHNOLOGY EVOLVES: IT’S UP TO THE operator to make the most of it!
When not on filming assignments, we’re..
Testing new lenses & cameras
Building bespoke equipment
Finding new ways to get the very best out of our system.
Aeroptics enjoys an on-going product-development relationship with Shotover Camera Systems, our neighbourhood aerial cameras manufacturing company, in Queenstown.
Cost Effective Operations
Single point-of-contact for your aerial filming assignment.
One-man aerial camera crew
Rigging and de-rigging equipment.
Camera operating / DoP / DIT
Peter Thompson is known for …
Creativity and advanced technical knowledge.
Long lens work, in particular his specialist results using 46x zoom lenses.
Peter has won national and international awards and has built a close family of repeat clients worldwide.