Ben Hoy-Slot


With a background working my way through the film and TV industry I am also a ‘ground-based’ camera operator, which very much supports my aerial work.

With the ever-increasing demand for creativity and new technology, I immediately saw the value in taking my skills to the skies. Since becoming a fully qualified and insured drone operator my work has led me to travel to some amazing places, meet some beautiful people, and work on some incredible projects.

I fly with the DJI Inspire 2 drone. With a top speed of 67mph and a flight time of approx. 25 minutes, this quad-copter is one of the most advanced aerial cinematography machines out there. Armed with the X5s camera system, I am able to shoot at resolutions up to 5.2k in CineDNG RAW, or up to 4K in ProRes 422/4444 with a LOG profile for maximum latitude and control in post.

You’ll undoubtedly already have heard too much about how amazing drone imagery can be, or how great a pilot people are, so all I will say is that my goal is always to achieve the shot required to tell the story or capture that moment. Pushing to achieve the best shot possible is paramount to me, while always operating safely and legally to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Enough about me… please do get in touch with any questions and details about how you might want to incorporate my drone work into your project or job.

I very much look forward to meeting and working with you!