Photograph by David Bishop



Welcome to Mr Smith Aerial, the website of drone pilot, aerial filmmaker and photographer Andy Smith. 

I am a CAA approved UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) pilot with a PFCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) licence, and Personal Liability Insurance. The essential things required for commercial aerial work. 

I have worked with and supplied footage and photography for various clients, including:

AMA Homes
Ben Tindal & Jill Watson
The Big Partnership
Bruce Stevenson
City & Country
Denvir Marketing
The Forest of Black/Urchin Belle Films
Gradisca Films
Itison Glasgow
John Stewart Joinery
La Laterna
McDonald Estates
Q Assure Build
Ross Developments
Shawfair LLP
The University of the West of Scotland
Union Direct

I have spent the last 14 years working as an Art Director and Creative Director in Design and Advertising agencies. You can see more of my experience in that field over at my sister site 

I use two great drones. The Phantom 4 Pro and the Mavic Pro. A great pair of nimble, flexible, high tech machines. Both shoot film in 4K and stills in RAW.

I try to approach every aerial project with an Art Directors' eye. I am interested in making beautiful films, capturing extraordinary points of view and perspectives, and composing stunning images. I enjoy working with directors, or directing myself. 

Please have a look at my showreels and galleries to see some of my work to date.