Edward Kostakis is the co-founder and Head of Aerial Operations at Xizmo Media. Edward has logged thousands of hours on set piloting for live television broadcasts, feature films, commercials and music videos. He has spent over a decade developing custom equipment used on sets both domestically and internationally. Edward specializes in close proximity flying for highly complicated aerial shots and thrives in high pressure, high stress, deadline driven environments. His work has been featured in publications like the New York Times, Popular Mechanics and Jalopnik. Edward’s background includes serving in the US Marine Corps for eight years as an Air Intelligence Officer for a helicopter squadron, teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Drone Cinematography at Adelphi University, and currently Senior Pilot for DJI, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial and consumer drones.
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As a founding partner of Xizmo Media, Pablo has been instrumental to the ongoing drafting of NYC Drone legislation and changes to come to the industry in the 5 Boroughs. As one of the first camera operators to adapt aerial cinematography via unmanned vehicles, Pablo brings with him over a decade of camera operation and remote head experience. Pablo is a 2 time Emmy nominated Producer with a vast resume in TV Broadcasting, Episodic and Commercial Production. Pablo is a seasoned traveler making him a vital asset for all over seas Xizmo Media productions, coordination and permitting.