VidMuze was created back in 2011 to help advance and train filmmakers and drone operators. Here at VidMuze we provide knowledge from our own filmmaking and droning experiences.  We offer tutorials (free and paid) on how we use and operate gear out on film sets.  We also include a lot of behind the scenes photos and videos showing our experiences.

Our job title is “camera movement specialists.”  This includes pro aerial cinematography, gimbal operating (MoVI Operators), car mounting, cable cams and other camera movement techniques.

Who Founded VidMuze?

Mike Gentilini, Jr. is the founder and owner of VidMuze Aerial Cinema, LLC. His love for cinema began at an early age. Mike has been a camera operator for feature films, commercials, music videos and educational productions since 2002. As Mike’s career progressed, he started advancing his abilities as a camera movement specialist. Once camera stabilizer gimbals became available for filmmakers, Mike began his MoVI Operator journey.

Back in 2012, Mike started piloting custom built drones, taking cinema cameras to the skies. He had been flying RC helicopters and RC fixed-wing planes since his teen years. With his filmmaking experience and his eye for cinematography, this keeps Mike in sync with his aerial team, allowing them to capture the best possible aerial imagery.

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Mike Gentilini, Jr.
Chief Drone Pilot | Camera Operator

Mike’s love for cinema began at an early age. He has been a camera operator in the TV/Film industry for over 15 years.  Mike has been a camera operator for numerous feature films, commercials, music videos and promotional productions.

As Mike’s career progressed, he started advancing his abilities as a camera movement specialist. Starting out as a MoVI Operator, Mike started using camera stabilizer gimbals once they became available for filmmakers.

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Ryan Atkins
Gimbal Operator | 1st AC

Ryan has been with VidMuze Aerial Cinema since the beginning, starting as a Safety Officer and working his way up to Gimbal Operator.

Ryan also works extensively on camera teams as a 1st AC. He has pulled focus on many projects, including feature films, commercials, and promos. He and Mike have a lot of experience working together in Camera Department, keeping them in sync while in the air as well.

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Grant Pauley
Visual Observer | Safety Officer

Grant is the most recent addition to the VidMuze team. His role is to maintain safety on set for the general public, crew, and all drone gear.

He assists Mike (drone pilot) as a Visual Observer, keeping eyes on the drone while in the air and on the ground. Grant’s passion for storytelling and experience in various departments of filmmaking, make him a versatile asset to the VidMuze team.

"It's incredible to see how passionate each team member is about aerial cinematography.
VidMuze would not be what it is today without each member's contribution."
- Mike Gentilini, Jr.

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James Suttles
Gimbal Operator | DP

A producer, director & cinematographer who constantly strives to explore & contribute to the art of story telling through motion pictures with an emphasis on strong visual content and unique story structure.

Some of his recent projects included the feature films “Shifting Gears” and “Alone Yet Not Alone” with recent clients including Harley Davidson, Simon and Schuster, Readers Digest, and Time, Inc.

To see more of James’ work, check out Suttle Film.

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Jamie Costa
Visual Observer | Safety Officer

Jamie and Mike go way back even before VidMuze started.  Jamie joined the VidMuze team back in 2013 as a safety officer in between acting jobs.

Today Jamie is a successful actor working full time in Los Angeles.  Jamie and Mike still keep in contact and continue working on film projects together.

To learn more about Jamie’s career, check out his website:  Jamie Costa

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Michael Gibbons
Gimbal Operator | Photographer

Michael and Mike go back before VidMuze started.  Michael joined the VidMuze team back in 2012 as our first gimbal operator.

Today Michael is a full time still photographer and working in Greenville, SC.  Michael and Mike still keep in contact and continue working on projects together whenever possible.

To learn more about Michael’s career, check out his website:  Michael Gibbons Media

VidMuze Aerial Cinema, LLC

VidMuze Aerial Cinema, LLC is the aerial cinema side of VidMuze.  Our team all come from the Film/TV industries.  We love the challenge and thrill of capturing cutting edge cinematic images through the use of drones and motion picture cameras for films, commercials, music videos, television and the web.

Our focus is not only on the technology and tools of flight, but on capturing high quality content that captivates your audience.

To learn more about our aerial cinema depart of VidMuze, please visit http://movidrones.com