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Chicago's Premier Drone photography, and drone videography experts.

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At The Robo Collective, we take immense pride in our ability to capture awe-inspiring aerial photography and cinematography that not only captures the essence of every project but also tells a compelling story.

With our state-of-the-art drone technology and a team of highly skilled drone pilots, we have the capability to shoot stunning imagery from unique perspectives, whether it’s using Full Frame Cinema Cameras or the latest DJI and FPV drones.

We know what it really means to go above and beyond.
WIth our extensive history in drone services, top-notch equipment, unparalleled expertise, and a dedicated team, we guarantee the success of your project.
Our core identity is that of a video production company, but we also operate in an agency capacity.
This unique blend gives us a distinct superpower – the ability to relate to your audience and truly understand how to utilize our drone tools and experience to engage them collaboratively.
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#Drone Life

You might know us as "robo aerial" drones are our dna.

We’re not just a company; we’re your potential new friends who are genuinely excited to learn more about your project.

Our roots are deeply intertwined with drone technology, dating back to our establishment in Chicago as “Robo Aerial” in 2014. This was during a time when aerial drone cameras were still finding their wings, before regulations and widespread usage became the norm. We soared above other drone photographers with high resolution images and video content showcasing local Chicago cityscapes and global brands. Our collection of Chicago drone photography and aerial media is nearly comprehensive.

Feel free to reach out with any drone related questions!
(Even if you are not hiring us)

Drone Services

What We Do

Who Do We Do it For

  • Drone Photography

    Robo's drone and aerial photography expertise encompasses architectural, landscape, destination, real estate, event, construction progress, news, public relations, and dynamic social media content. We help diverse brands showcase their products and services from captivating angles, delivering engaging visuals with aerial photos that resonate with audiences.

    Drone Videography

    The Robo Collective excels in aerial drone videography and cinematography. From feature films to documentaries, corporate projects to TV commercials, live broadcasts to destination marketing, we've collaborated with diverse brands big and small. With over a decade of experience, we bring creativity and professionalism to every project.

    Heavy Lift Cinema

    We specialize in flying heavy-lift drones equipped with cinema and sometimes even anamorphic lenses, Red, ARRI, and high-end medium format cameras like Phase One for feature films, VFX Plates, prominent union lead TV commercials, and shows. Our aerial expertise elevates storytelling with cinematic precision, capturing breathtaking shots that enhance the visual narrative of your projects.

    Location Scouting

    Our drone technology helps us to redefine location scouting for films, and various other creative endeavors. We capture rad aerial views, providing filmmakers, and other creatives with unique perspectives to make informed decisions. Drones enable us to explore and assess potential settings efficiently, enhancing the creative process and delivering unparalleled cinematic possibilities.


    FPV drones revolutionize filmmaking with their agile maneuverability in tight spaces. They offer dynamic, first-person view experiences for capturing thrilling one-takes, adding an immersive touch to films, TV shows, and branded content. From heart-pounding chase scenes to awe-inspiring travel footage, FPV drones redefine visual storytelling across a diverse range of creative video and cinema projects.

    Time & Hyperlapse

    Drones are our time-bending storytellers, capable of condensing hours, days, or even seasons into mesmerizing hyperlapse and time-lapse sequences. By capturing the passage of time from above, we unveil the world's subtle transformations, offering a cinematic glimpse into the unfolding narratives of landscapes, cities, and events. These captivating visual techniques lend versatility to storytelling, enhancing narratives in commercials, documentaries, and artistic projects, making time itself a compelling character in the tale.

  • Feature Films

    Drone work revolutionizes feature filmmaking, offering dynamic aerial shots and unique perspectives, enriching storytelling and cinematography. They enhance visual storytelling with flexibility and creativity.

    Tv Commercials

    In TV commercials, drones inject creativity and versatility, capturing stunning aerial shots that set brands apart. They elevate storytelling, making ads more engaging and memorable.

    Branded Content

    Cinematic drone services add a captivating dimension to branded content by capturing breathtaking aerial views. They enhance the storytelling, making branded content more immersive and visually striking.

    Event Marketing

    For event marketing, drones bring excitement and engagement. They capture dynamic aerial perspectives of events, creating compelling content that promotes and enhances the overall event experience.

    Documentary Film-Making

    Aerial drones offer unparalleled perspectives in documentary filmmaking. They capture immersive aerial footage, enriching storytelling by providing unique angles and enhancing the overall impact and authenticity of the narrative.

    Social Media

    Drones transform social media content from destination marketing to showcasing products or services. They provide captivating aerial visuals, boosting engagement and making content more shareable and memorable across diverse platforms.

Drone Videography

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Do You Even Lift?

From piloting captivating TV commercials and feature films to crafting engaging social media content, from orchestrating live broadcasts to producing corporate videos, music festivals, destination marketing, and even assisting in the manufacturing process – our drones have done it all.

Cinematic Alta 8 Drone Photography

what's your big idea?

At The Robo Collective, we thrive on the enthusiasm of creative visionaries like you. We’re always eager to hear about your boldest ideas, ready to turn them into reality. With our founder’s expertise and the diverse talents of our pilot team, there’s very little we can’t achieve. The sky’s the limit – pun intended.

If only our drones could speak

They’d have a treasure trove of incredible stories to share. They’ve traveled far and wide, collaborating on remarkable projects with some of the coolest brands.

Our portfolio ranges from partnerships with global giants to supporting local mom-and-pop shops. We’ve even graced the skies of beautiful wedding events with both drone videography & drone photography services.

Drone Photography

At The Robo Collective, our expertise in drone and aerial photography spans a vast spectrum.

Showcasing the immense diversity within our portfolio. 

We have mastered the art of capturing architectural marvels from breathtaking angles, transforming buildings into visual narratives. 

Our landscape photography ventures into the heart of nature, delivering awe-inspiring vistas that resonate with viewers.

 In the realm of destination marketing, we transport audiences to dreamy locales, igniting wanderlust through our lens.

 When it comes to real estate, our photography adds a dynamic dimension, providing prospective buyers with a comprehensive view of properties. 

We excel in event coverage, immortalizing special moments from corporate gatherings to music festivals. 

Our construction photography progress documents projects from inception to completion, a valuable asset for project managers. 

For news and public relations, we offer a bird’s-eye perspective on breaking stories. In the realm of social media and content marketing, we’ve collaborated with diverse brands to create captivating visual content that drives engagement.

 Our versatility extends to showcasing a wide array of products and services, ensuring that every brand finds its unique voice in the sky.

High-end Drone Fleet

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DJI Mavic 3 Cine

The DJI Mavic 3 Cine is an indispensable asset in our drone fleet. Equipped with a cutting-edge 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera; it excels in capturing stunning visuals with its ability to shoot 5.1K Apple ProRes video and 20MP high-resolution photos. Setting itself apart from the standard Mavic 3 drones, the Cine version boasts enhanced features tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients across all levels of production. It's a versatile and indispensable tool that consistently delivers outstanding results, making it an integral part of our drone fleet for video production.
Mavic Drone for Chicago video production

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

We don't leave home without our Mavic. It features a one inch CMOS sensor co-engineered by Hasselblad. Additionally, a 10-bit DLog color profile, and 4K high quality video recording. The compact size allows this drone to easily fly indoors. Furthermore, the Mavic 2 can also soar high in the air for cinematic B-Roll in any location; either for Chicago drone services, or nationwide.
Komodo Drone for Chicago video production

FPV Drone

FPV Drones are currently in high demand. Compared to the other drones in our fleet, these have drastically different flight characteristics. They can fly at speeds of up to 100MPH, and unlike other more traditional drones, can fit through tiny openings and spaces. Want to get an idea of what our FPV drones can do?
Alta 8 Drone for Chicago video production

Alta 8

The Alta 8 is our flagship drone. With a max payload of 20LBS, it can lift most modern cinema cameras. The Red Monstro, Alexa Mini, Mini LF, & Sony Venice are no problem. In short, it's great for Big Budget features, commercials, or video projects where the absolute best is non-negotiable.
DJI Drone for Chicago video production

Inspire 2 - X7

The Inspire 2 from DJI is an industry standard. The X7 camera boasts a Super 35mm Sensor with resolutions up to 6K RAW. What's more, it features 4 interchangeable lenses including 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm. At 14 stops of dynamic range, and the ability to capture 24 megapixels high quality still images, you can't go wrong.
Drone for Chicago video production

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

The Mavic Zoom is a valuable tool for any video production company due to its 4X zoom and 2X optical zoom. Regardless of whatever types of videos are required, we can get closer to the action and capture shots lacking the classic super wide angle "Drone Look". The 24mm-48mm Zoom gives our drone pilots and production team enhanced flexibility. Therefore, it can be used for aerial real estate drone video, event videography, or for commercial video productions.

More Coming Soon

We're constantly adding new gadgets, do-dads, and gizmos to our arsenal of tools.

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