AUSTIN JAMES SMITH

Entrepreneur, ceo, project manager, creative director
technologist, writer, musician, inventor, dad

ABOUT AJS

Experience is your greatest asset.

Austin James Smith is an award winning entrepreneur, creative director and technologist.  He is the founder of L.A. Drones, Future Grade Experiences, and Goodshift Productions, and known for creative technological innovation, unique content campaigns and complex project execution.

 

As the “samurai’s swiss army knife”, you never know what you may find AJS working on:  

–  Building a creative treatment or shot list

–  UX wireframing an interactive experience

–  Directing a commercial or content piece

–  Scoring and composing music 

–  Leading an AI seminar for engineers

His clients:  Amazon, Intel, Google, Ferrari, NFL, Universal, and his beloved agency partners.  

…Yes, the stakes are high.

His diverse skill sets, depth of experience, and ability to assemble highly specialized rock star project teams have helped him build a roster of top clients and industry allies.

Featured AJS Ventures

three unique companies, driving innovation through new technology development
through thoughtful engineering and application of our tech,
we are wowing audiences one night,
and saving lives the next.

Experiential Campaigns

The big ones. providing technology development, experience creation, live activation and content capture.

Ferrari x Intel

A three year, multi million dollar campaign, driving a motorsports broadcast that featured 5 drones and AI powered graphics.

Sky View Observatory

Custom immersive elevator content experience built for the Columbia Center in Seattle.

Summer of X-Games

Multi state, multi-activation and content campaign w/ Intel, X-Games, and many more.

Tommy Lee

Support Manager

Jurassic World

Custom built flying Jurassic World dino's for Universal, live activation at Hollywood sign.

Dunk Drone

The build, the tests, and epic story behind working with Aaron Gordon for the NBA Dunk Contest.

Bellagio Light Show

250 drones flying in formation with the Bellagio fountain for CES.

JPL & NASA

Project creator, manager and aerial director for state of the art Earth Science Project w/ NASA.

Live VR @ CES Keynote

300 Googles, for the biggest in press. Live aerial VR demo for the CES keynote.

Commercial Work

aerial director, director writer and capture by ajs and his teams.
Project / director reel

Our branded technology creations have yielded the most compelling visuals and authentic human stories we've ever captured."

Play Video

Nissan Ghost

action packed, custom tech driven spot aerial directed by ajs.

Amazon Scout

aerial director. very simple web piece, but for a pet project working directly with jeff bezos.

Valero

producer / aerial director. 20 locations, 5 different camera platforms, complex flight formations, and high stakes.

New Technology Development

aerial director, director writer and capture by ajs and his teams.

Ferrari x Intel

A three year, multi million dollar campaign, driving a motorsports broadcast that featured 5 drones and AI powered graphics.

Ferrari x Intel

A three year, multi million dollar campaign, driving a motorsports broadcast that featured 5 drones and AI powered graphics.

Valero

A three year, multi million dollar campaign, driving a motorsports broadcast that featured 5 drones and AI powered graphics.

Agency Clients

OUT HERE IN THE FIELD

When its time to execute, AJ is there leading his team.

Contact AJS

Phone: + 1 847 828 8082
www.la-drones.com

www.future-grade.com

www.shift.la

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