Welcome! I shoot beautiful cinematic aerial imagery that will elevate your story above the cluttered media landscape.
Consider the unique perspective aerial imagery can bring to your next project!
Hey, I’m Mike.
I’m an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and an FAA Part 107 licensed UAV pilot.
Many of you may know me as the Managing Partner of 90 Degrees West, an acclaimed St. Louis production and post-production studio. Or perhaps prior to that, as the owner and manager of Technisonic Studios.
I’ve been fortunate and privileged to oversee the big picture at those full-service studios. But through it all, my great passion has always been much simpler…working behind a camera. Concentrating on the basics…framing the scene, chasing the perfect light, planning the right movement…while making sure we’re telling an effective story. That’s how my career began and it remains my passion today.
Now, drones have given me an awesome new set of tools that turbocharge my capabilities. I can pre-plan a beautiful sweeping camera move while smoothly changing altitude to get exactly the shot I want. I can work on a micro level to execute jib shots or shoot on a grand scale. It’s like have a mile long dolly track in the sky! I have a variety of cinema lenses to choose from and camera technology to deliver beautiful 5k RAW files to post production for maximum quality and flexibility in edit, VFX and color grade.
Thanks for reading! More than anything else, I encourage you to consider the unique perspective that aerials can bring to your next project. There are so many creative ways to use flying cameras to make your project rise above the clutter.
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Michael Rosenthal Aerial Imagery