Dexter Kennedy is on the forefront of the ever changing and evolving world of drone piloting in the film and television world. As the chief pilot for Aerobo, Dexter has manned the controls of the crafts that captured footage for dozens of feature films and popular televsision shows.
His credits include The Greatest Showman, The Upside, The Punisher, Purge 4, and The Last Full Measure. He has worked with actors like Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and dozens more.
This episode is a must listen for anyone who has ever had any interest in drones whatsoever. We talk about the industry, how it has evolved, where it is going and get into some amazing set stories about half way in to the show. Hear the amazing story about capturing a massive multi-million dollar shot on The Greatest Showman, or a day in the life on a Steven Spielberg blockbuster.
Working in this industry comes with its pitfalls. Being at the mercy of demanding Hollywood directors is one thing. But when you are one of the most in demand drone pilots in the industry, flying coast to coast at the mercy of Mother Nature or a last minute job is par for the course.
Find out what its like to be in the battlefield of an industry that feels like the Wild West and creating amazing cinematic shots that weren’t possible just a few short years ago. And doing it all at the age of 27! Recorded live at the JAM headquarters, this episode is a must listen.