About

Devin Hedrick was born and raised in Marin County, CA. From an early age it was clear that Devin had a passion for anything with a remote control. Spending hours down in the family basement, he assembled cars, boats, planes and helicopters. Glueing his fingers together, and getting to the point where one day he would earn the title, self-proclaimed engineer, these formative years are what contributed to him becomming a pioneer in using unmanned aerial systems for commercial applications. Devin majored in business at SMU, and while studying for a graduate degree in film-making at the Academy of Art, he realized that he could incorporate his lifetime hobby into his career. His idea was to use remote controlled helicopters to film high end real estate, and create an edited video for real estate agents. On October 24, 2009, he uploaded, what is most likely, the first real estate marketing video using a remote controlled helicopter: watch it here. His work caught on, and he was hired for many different types of aerial filming for television and films. He and his team were nominated for an Emmy Award for their work on “Polar Bears: Ice Bear” in 2013. He also worked with Oscar-winning director, Louie Psihoyos, on “Racing Extinction” and most recently worked on “An Inconvenient Sequel” with former Vice President Al Gore. In addition, he has been hired to shoot marketing content for commercial real estate firms, architectural firms and solar companies, among many others. Devin is also a sport pilot and was one of the first to obtain a Section 333 exemption, and a part 107 certification.