Specialists in
aerospace
cinematography

About Us

Jamie Hunter

Aerial cameraman/
coordinator/
project manager

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Robert Hayes

Director of Photography

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Lee Thomas

Director of Photography
and Drone Camera
operator

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Jamie Hunter

Aerial cameraman/coordinator/project manager

Capturing the dynamic world of flight through photography, leading professional aviation photographer Jamie Hunter launched Aviacom Ltd in 2001, working with every aspect of the aerospace industry to deliver the finest photography and aerial filming possible.

The constantly changing environment of flight demands a high level of professionalism and attention to detail – from planning a photo flight to conduct in the air – experience counts. Jamie Hunter has flown in, and photographed, most of the world’s most potent fast jets, as well as classic aircraft, helicopters, airliners, aerobatic teams and general aviation types. His work has been published in the world’s leading aviation journals and has attracted an esteemed customer base around the world including Eurofighter, BAE Systems, Saab, Raytheon, MBDA and Lockheed Martin.

Robert Hayes

Director of Photography

Robert was born into aviation as his Great Uncle was the British Pioneer Robert Blackburn of ‘Buccaneer’ fame. He started his career at the British Aircraft Corporation Film Unit working his way to the top working around the world on projects such as Concorde, BAC 1-11 , VC10 and Tornado.

He jointly started his own production company Impact Image Ltd in 1993 specialising in the Production of films for the Aerospace and Defence sector. Robert has worked extensively with the UK MoD, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Air Force of Oman and the Red Arrows.

He holds a UK security clearance. He also was aerial cameraman on numerous LearJet Vectorvision air/air shoots including Saudi Hawks, Gripen, Tornado (RAF commercial) Eurofighter and Red Bull.

Lee Thomas

Director of Photography and Drone Camera operator

Lee Thomas is a British Director of Photography and Camera Operator who studied Cinematography at Bournemouth Film School & The London Film Academy.

Specialising in commercials, narrative and aerial cinematography, his style of camera and lighting varies depending on each individual project’s needs and the directors’ vision.

Lee works primarily in the UK, but has been fortunate to push the envelope globally in locations such as Iceland, Svalbard, Morocco, Costa Rica, Lapland, Italy, Greenland, Turkey & Jordan.

Credits include: Jaguar, BBC, Royal Air Force, Arsenal F.C, Breitling, BT Sport, Discover The World, Disney, G Adventures, Turkish Air Force & many more. Lee lives in London and in his spare time he is a keen marathon runner, photographer, and enjoys the great outdoors. At the age of 17, Lee was awarded with a Royal Air Force pilot scholarship, flying solo on both gliders and light aircraft.

Our Expertise

Film Production

We are a team of experts in the field of aerospace that delivers informative and promotional corporate documentaries, marketing and bid films. We film events and launches, we design and create amazing animation and product videos that inspire and inform, delivering audience interaction that drive sales and communicate brand.

The explosion of social media video has changed the way that organisations are communicating with existing and potential partners and clients. We were at the forefront of this revolution, working with our clients to produce stunning programmes, helping them communicate more effectively and directly than ever before.

Like the industry in which we operate, our filming is at the forefront of technology with 4K or 6K Ultra High Definition (HD) and our edit suites are full 4K and 3D capable.

4K Ultra HD TVs (also known as UHD TVs) deliver four times the picture resolution of 1080p (HD). The higher pixel density of a 4K panel also enable you get much closer without the grid-like structure of the image itself becoming visible. The quality of our equipment also allows ultra slow motion to be filmed at more than 100 frames per second.

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Aerial Filming

Jamie Hunter is our chief aerial filming coordinator and operator. Jamie has 15 years experience in flying in the back seat of fast jets, as well as coordinating camera platforms for dynamic aerial film work. Jamie was the first camera operator fly with the Red EPIC 4K camera in the back of a fast jet following the completion of risk reduction work.

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Drone Cameras

We operate a team of experienced CAA-licensed drone helicopter pilot and camera operators. At the top end of our drone offering is the Vulcan Multiframe. These aircraft carry the Zenmuse gimbal, which is currently the most advanced 360º gyro stabilised camera gimbal available. We also operate quadcopters with GoPro cameras for flying in tight spaces or at high speeds.

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Virtual Reality

To experience Virtual Reality (VR), the viewer wears a head-mounted display, which can show a full 360-degree view of any environment - from a rollercoaster car, to the inside of a molecule, to the surface of Mars, to the cockpit of an aircraft.

VR uses special 360-degree camera rigs to create a spherical image from which the final footage can be generated for the headsets. While there are some special considerations, the logistical requirements for 360-degree filming are much like any other professional filming detail. We have pioneered use of these systems in aircraft, both in the cockpit and externally mounted.

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Aerial Filming

Jamie Hunter is our chief aerial filming coordinator and operator. Jamie has 15 years experience in flying in the back seat of fast jets, as well as coordinating camera platforms for dynamic aerial film work. Jamie was the first camera operator fly with the Red EPIC 4K camera in the back of a fast jet following the completion of risk reduction work.

Drone Cameras

We operate a team of experienced CAA-licensed drone helicopter pilot and camera operators. At the top end of our drone offering is the Vulcan Multiframe. These aircraft carry the Zenmuse gimbal, which is currently the most advanced 360º gyro stabilised camera gimbal available. We also operate quadcopters with GoPro cameras for flying in tight spaces or at high speeds.

Virtual Reality

To experience Virtual Reality (VR), the viewer wears a head-mounted display, which can show a full 360-degree view of any environment - from a rollercoaster car, to the inside of a molecule, to the surface of Mars, to the cockpit of an aircraft.

VR uses special 360-degree camera rigs to create a spherical image from which the final footage can be generated for the headsets. While there are some special considerations, the logistical requirements for 360-degree filming are much like any other professional filming detail. We have pioneered use of these systems in aircraft, both in the cockpit and externally mounted.