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2015 Dana Point Turkey Trot

Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation’s sixth largest turkey trot in the country. Named one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants, including friends and family, in its 5K, 10K, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day health and fitness expo.

This year we had the honor of being the ONLY Aerial Production Team at the event, allowing us to capture some stunning views of the race and surroundings. Special thanks to Race Chasers for handling all the paperwork and logistics!

The Dana Point Turkey Trot is the premier trot in Southern California and has been named one of the top 3 destinations in the world for Thanksgiving byFodor’s Travel.

We put together an exclusive Aerial Highlights video of the 2015 Dana Point Turkey Trot. Check it out below and please feel free to comment!

Construction in the Air!

For us, 'doing what you love' is more than a pipe dream. 

The entirety of our work revolves around the same goal, to provide a captivating, cinematic view of the world from above. 

We have pushed the boundaries of ordinary in our approach to 'aerialography' and strive to remain actively involved in finding new areas to benefit. With a world of rapidly increasing technology, there is no one way to apply our services. 

Some of our most unique and highly appealing fields of work have been with construction, commercial real estate, contractors, and community developers. Simply put, the outcome is remarkable. What better way to envision such a widely spaced project, than to view it from the air?

See for yourself...

If you have an upcoming community project and would

Manhattan Towers Sold for $96M!

The Manhattan Towers office complex in Manhattan Beach is the largest online transaction EVER, fetching nearly $96.1 million!  ...And we had the pleasure of filming it!

> > > Special Thanks to

Halloween Beach Cleanup!

2015 Halloween Beach Cleanup @ 9th St. Huntington Beach. We had 315 volunteers on a sunny 82 degree day; collected 331.65 lbs of trash. Of that 34 1/2 lbs of EPS Styrofoam4 1/2 lbs of cigarette butts and 32 single use plastic bags. Groups that helped this Saturday: 60+ volunteers from Subaru of America, Inc.;36 Irvine & Anaheim Marriott Hotels; 29 UCI Red Cross Club; 24 Orange Coast College; 16 Goldenwest College; 12 from SOA; South Pasadena HS; El Dorado HS; 25 La Habra HS: Faith Community Church, West Covina; San Dimas HS; Troy HS; Courtyard Marriott; LDHV Scouts; Cal State Fullerton & Long Beach; Walton Intermediate and more...

LA Video Drone Aerial Services

2015 has been a great year for UAV Production. The market is growing fast and the community is becoming more aware of this technology and how it can benefit their businesses and marketing strategies. We encourage model aircraft and drone operators to always follow safety guidelines stated by the FAA and have liability insurance for both Commercial and Recreational Operations.

Here is a video sample of our Aerial Production Work in Southern California during 2015.

All sorts of projects were developed for the making of this video, including Real Estate, Commercial, Sports, Various Events, Film and Non-Profit Activities among others.

Please check our DEMO REEL and AERIAL PHOTO GALLERY on our Official Website for more!


The New DJI Zenmuse X5

LA Video Drone is now offering Aerial Production Packages including the brand new Micro Four Thirds DJI Zenmuse X5 Aerial Camera.

Built inside the Zenmuse X5 is a powerful Micro Four Thirds sensor that’s absolutely revolutionary for an aerial camera. With a sensor eight times the 
size of that in the previous X3 camera included with the Inspire 1, this new MFT sensor enables high quality, high sensitivity image recording at an ISO range of 100-25600. With a sophisticated balance of high-resolving power, accurate gradation, and low noise, you are realizing yourartistic and creative vision as never before.

Some of the unique features of this revolutionary camera are the following:

4K video at up to 30fpsRecord at 4096×2160 (24fps) or 1920x1080 (60fps)16MP photographs12.8 stops of dynamic rangeInterchangeable lenses

DJI MFT 15mmf/1.7 ASPHPrime Lens Equivalent 30mmFOV: 72°

Please visit for more info about our Services. We are now covering the entire S…

Harbor Clean Up with the Mayor!

The first Sunday of each month, we have the pleasure of working with the Surfrider Foundation Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter at their Help Your Harbor Cleanup

Cleanup Location: Huntington Harbour Boat Rentals 
16732 Pacific Coast Hwy, Sunset Beach, CA 90742

Cleanup Time: First Sunday of Each Month / 8:45am-11:30am

Members of the community gather together to remove trash from the waterways, while enjoying several hours of free kayaking and, often times, festivities to follow. 

The kayaks are graciously provided by local business, Huntington Harbour Boat Rentals.

While this monthly event is a great deal of fun, it's also an incredibly educational experience. Huntington Harbor Cleanup Chairman, Shane Coons, and the Surfrider committee members teach about the impacts of waste on the environment and the importance of practicing the four R's; Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle.

The goal is to help the community understand the need for improved actions, particularly when it comes to bi…

Aerial Video for Real Estate

Drone Photography & Video is already becoming the standard for Real Estate listings and many realtors agree that they have seen houses not sell because of bad photos. LA Video Drone can help you achieve the best possible production value for your property listings using both Aerial & Ground (interior) perspectives.

We have a full in-house editing team that will not rest until you are 100% satisfied with the results and we can offer different package rates for different needs and budgets. Available 7 days a week!

Please let us know how we can be of service! Contact us at (562) 381-0231 or
We provide Drone Aerial Photo & Video Services in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Inland Empire, Bakersfield, Ventura County, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and more!

Our Commitment to Earth

The LA Video Drone team has a ZERO footprint policy! We are committed to leaving our locations exactly as we found them, if not more cared for and spotless at the wrap of a shoot. Nature is what inspires us most so we strive to spread awareness that will better our environment.

LA Video Drone contributes with the Surfrider Foundation. As a California based company we hold sacred the sustainability of our beaches and their plant and animal life.

Check out the local Huntington Beach / Seal Beach Chapter we have the pleasure of collaborating with;

We are also a part of the “Adopt an Acre” program offered by The Nature Conservancy and are proud to sponsor an acre of land in the Northern Rockies. If you would like to help an acre of land receive the care, love and the protection that it needs please join us at;

Safety First!


Our drones are manned by two operators at all times. One operator is controlling the drones flight while the other operator controls the camera. This ensures our promise of seamless 4k aerial footage and allows us to maintain exceptional safety regulations mandated by the FAA.


All LA Video Drone pilots are members of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) and we abide by, but are not limited to, the following community-based safety guidelines; Maximum flying altitude of 400ft.Line of Sight at all times with LA Video Drone aircraft.Maintaining awareness of manned aircraft operations and remaining a safe distance with zero interference, avoiding obstacles at all times.Maintaining a safe of 25ft or more from unprotected persons, moving vehicles and vulnerable property.Awareness of ‘No fly Zones’ within a 5 mile radius of airports and mandatory contact with control towers in case of closer proximity.Hazardous weather conditions are unacceptable for any and…

What is Ultra HD 4K?

4K (also known as UHD) is an image technology that quadruples the number of pixels found within a full HD picture. These pixels are usually arranged in a 3,840 x 2,160 configuration comparative to only the 1920 x 1080 you get in a full HD TV.

The additional resolution in 4K images is a dramatic increase in detail, providing more depth and overall color saturation to the picture. The image quality results are incredibly lifelike and easily closer in comparison to the view through a window as opposed to the view of a television screen.

Within the film-making community, 4K quality has been said to reproduce the same resolution and ‘finish’ you would get with 35mm film, in pixel form.

See for yourself, the capabilities of this amazing technology! > > > WATCH HERE

Welcome to LA Video Drone

LA Video Drone is based in Los Angeles, CA.Providing the most ideal alternative for businesses to capture aerial footage at a fraction of the cost of hiring a helicopter, pilot and cameraman. With LA Video Drone, you can obtain closer proximity and seamless aerial footage otherwise unachievable with a traditional video rig.

Our team is made up of skilled UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) pilots and camermen/women with over a decade of experience in production, photography, video, media and audio visual editing. We deliver phenomenal raw 4K/HD footage as well as high resolution photography and fully edited videos depending on your needs.

What ever your interests and ideas are we want to help bring them to life! We provide endless visual SERVICE approaches for all forms of business including Real Estate Tours, Promotional footage for Venues and Events, Tourist Attractions alike, and even Agricultural Surveying. We encourage all businesses to utilize our diverse drone applications and look f…