Aerial Cameras was established by John Coyle and Brett Mills to provide a solution for professional aerial cinematography in New Zealand. Together we own and rent two Shotover Camera Systems and other camera and lens equipment and we’re dedicated to making the best aerial systems available.
John designed the world’s two most leading gyro-stabilized aerial camera systems (Cineflex and Shotover).
These aerial camera systems have been used for many high-end projects including many major motion pictures as well as high quality television shows and series. If you see an aerial shot at the movies or on TV it’s likely done using one of these systems he designed.
John's main background is in Mechanical Engineering design. Along with these systems John has developed several military prototype designs such as the servo to deploy a 40 foot antenna on a satellite, ejection seat rocket control actuator, certified helicopter camera mounts, servo actuator to deploy a safety parachute for a large drone UAV.
Brett Mills has been a leading supplier of film equipment in the Queenstown area since the early 1980’s and who also owns another company called Queenstown Camera Company. His expertise in the business has allowed our company to become the leading aerial camera supplier in New Zealand.
He’s made the changes necessary over the years to supply what the market requires and spares no expense to do so including a full transition from film to digital cinema.