L.A. DRONES PRODUCTIONS

AUSTIN JAMES SMITH

Entrepreneur, ceo, creative director
technologist, writer, musician, inventor

ABOUT AJS

AJS is the founder & creator of L.A. Drones, Future Grade, Goodshift, aw3s.  He is an Award winning creative director, Clio-winning brand experience developer, and a highly sought after innovator and project manager for full scale, future-tech content, studios, and experiential marketing builds / campaigns. </break>

 

AJS has an incredibly diverse, polished skill set, including business development, creative engineering solutions, bespoke brand content campaigns, experiential technology, live broadcast production, visual directing, creative marketing consulting, video editing, sound design, web 3 solutions, and of course, building and leading highly specialized, rockstar teams. 

 

When he’s not focused on business development, AJS is an industry leading Producer & Creative Director for the NFL, Intel, Amazon, Warner Bros, SoFi Stadium, the Famous Group and many more.  Whether its explosive one-offs, or multi-year, multi-million dollar campaigns, his novel, creative-tech driven approach, and relentless work ethic has yielded 16 years of successful projects and products.  AJS is also an avid investor and productive ally for his partners. He is currently in the process of launching his latest venture, a Web 3 Innovation Agency know as awes.  You also might catch @ajslays shredding the Uke at various Los Angeles pubs.

FRAMES FROM THE FIELD

Because the proof is in the pudding, as my ma would say.
Titans Year 2
AJS directing Derek Henry and the Tennessee Titans for their "thunderous" year 2 opener.
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Tailored innovation,
for every project

"What sets us apart, is our ability to create custom built, tech-driven solutions, bespoke to a single shot, experience, campaign and ultimately, vision of the brand. Having visual, software, engineering and fabrication personnel under one roof, allows us to create new means for brands to connect with their audience, every time. The result is a more organic, memorable & often revelatory experience for fans + consumers."

Major Project Execution

The big ones, end to end project execution. Campaign creation, technology development, experiential activations, and content capture.

Tennessee Titans Home Opener

AJS wrote and directed this home opener for the Tennessee titans, now playing every Sunday at Nissan stadium.

JPL & NASA

Product developer and aerial director for the aerofilm agl initiative, building ai / 3d / state of the art camera products
for earth / planet science.

Jurassic World

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

Amazon Intersect

All digital content campaigns for Amazon and Intel during Intersect festival.

Live VR @ CES Keynote

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

Summer of X-Games

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

Sky View Observatory

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

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.

Ferrari x Intel

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

SoFi Stadium Campaigns

Austin James Smith and LA Drones have partnered with SoFi stadium to provide all aerial and specialty content for the Chargers, Rams and more.

Nissan Ghost

multi-camera, TECH driven capture for nissan, aerial directed by ajs.

Project Teams

Assembling and leading the most powerful teams in the tech and media industries

CONTENT

Where it all began. From commercial cinema production to unique viral marketing campaigns, AJS has over 2 billion views on content to date.

ENGINEERING

We are creators, but we are builders. From custom AI-driven kiosks, to fully fabricated event sets, we build what we dream.

LIVE BROADCAST

From broadcast to full live experience and multi-year projects, we have the teams that know how to execute from pre-pro to post.

AI

With a focus on computer vision, we developed real time object detection and classification models, and then creatively incorporate this tech into media and broadcast.

PRODUCT

We design and build smart products. We then take that knowledge and apply it to branded customer experiences. AI, VR / AR, Robotics, Lights, Software, Hardware, and so much more.

WEB 3

The future of the internet is upon us. Humans can only finally possess their own digital data. The ability for companies to reach their customers will is being revolutionized, and we are here at the front.

CLIENTS

TECH, CONTENT AND EXPERIENCES FOR ALL

L.A. Drones Clients | Aerial Cinema Portfolio

AJS Ventures

four unique companies, driving innovation through new technology development

Talk to us today

new clients, agencies, partnerships, investors, friends. lets go.
aj@la-drones.com
www.la-drones.com

www.future-grade.com

www.shift.la
AJS Ventures HQ
4112 Del Rey Ave.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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