Andrew’s passion, since he was young, was to run a creative, dynamic business, providing unique and specialised services to his clients. It all started with a Blimp and a vision and today Andrew has facilitated the strategic development of the business and has been able to gather together an amazing team to be able to offer our clients an array of services in this creative space.
Jake cut his teeth in the early days of the UAV revolution doing weather research and military work all over the world and racking up thousands of flight hours in the process. This forged his abilities as a team leader and trouble shooter working in some of the harshest environments ranging from the arctic to the tropics. Jake now runs the whole show at Cloud 9 as our Operations Manager and Chief Pilot.
During her studies of a Bachelor of Film & Television at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Penny became intrigued with the aerial perspective, seizing any opportunity to capture photography from the sky. Her obsession brought her to Cloud 9, where she now spends a lot of her time flying around Melbourne in helicopters and planes.
During her Bachelor of Creative Arts at Deakin University, Madison developed a passion for Macro and Abstract photography. Since graduating, Madison has joined the Cloud 9 Creative team as an Administrator, while building up her portfolio. Madison is responsible for database and calendar management, bookings, quotes and day to day running of the busy team.
Having launched several of his own ventures and holding a Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) Angus is a keen problem solver who is passionate about great ideas, innovation and seeking new business opportunities.
He also holds his Remote Pilot Licence and loves photography.
Coming from a Trades based background with a passion for all things Photography and Tech Elliott’s well rounded skillset has allowed him to reach new heights with Cloud 9, capturing incredible projects as our Timelapse Technician.
Having studied a Bachelor of Digital Media at RMIT with experience in animation and all things videography, Steven oversees our time-lapse videos and is responsible for anything video post related.
NICK DE BRUIN
Photographer & Videographer
Upon completion of his photography studies, Nick has been involved in numerous photographic competitions domestically and internationally in New York, London, Sydney & Margaret River. After travelling extensively overseas, Nick has now relocated in Melbourne where he has taken to the skies with Cloud 9.
Manel has a considerable number of years’ experience in the finance sector. She started her career as a Banker and later transferred her interests to accounting. She looks after the finances of Cloud 9 and is responsible for accounts receivable/payable, invoicing, purchasing, payroll and BAS. She is a mom of two.
HOMER AKA ‘FATTY’
Homer, also known as Fatty, made a long journey across the oceans from Germany to take up residence at the Cloud 9 Headquarters. He may seem somewhat ungainly and heavy to the average person but once he’s in flight, he impresses all with his outstanding 45 minutes of flight time and incredible safety features.
When Bubbles accidentally drew in too much helium from a party balloon and gracefully floated to the ceiling, it was soon realised that she had the potential to become an elevated photography platform. From that moment on she became a specialist in panorama photography, where she could fly almost anywhere her tethered line could reach including in the CBD, populous areas and other places where drones can’t go.
Inspire 1 Pro with X5 Zenmuse Lens
Stemming from the DJI family, Riley has proved her worth through her agility and high quality image reproduction. Her favourite jobs include drone videography however she’ll happily take on an aerial survey, real estate photography or roof inspection job.