Our Team

With an upper management and ownership team with over 20 years of combined experience with drone cinematography, Aerial MOB and Vortex Aerial have a full staff of production support, accounting, and the best professional crew members in the industry. With our well-rounded group of employees, we handle all of our clients’ needs efficiently from the first call to the final invoice.


Tony Carmean

CEO / Executive Producer View IMDb Profile 619.787.0600 / tony@aerialmob.com As a founding partner and producer at Aerial MOB, Tony was instrumental in working with the FAA to gain the first-ever Section 333 Exemption to use drones on closed set film production. He was also key to establishing strategic partnerships with entertainment companies including Chapman-Leonard Studio Equipment. Tony has honed a very successful career in the film production industry, and along the way, he has produced a long list of top feature films, television shows, and commercials for Cinema Partners’ drone cinematography services. In 2016, he and his company were honored to be awarded the first-ever Emmy for his company’s technical developments in the drone cinematography space.

Chris Schuster

COO / Executive Producer View IMDb Profile 951.892.4992 / chris@aerialmob.com Forty-three years of piloting R/C aircraft, a Private Pilot rating, 107 sUAS licensed, an L600 Director of Photography, and a 12-year commercial sUAS industry veteran, Chris leads Vortex Aerial as one of the most industry mature operators of any company in the entire USA. A proactive and intuitive problem solver both on set and off with countless hours of stick time and hundreds of Film, Television, and Commercial Productions.


We have highly experienced, professional crews in top production markets across the United States, offices and gear positioned in Los Angeles and Atlanta, and all supported by a production management team in our home based office in Los Angeles.


Los Angeles Office: 818.570.6840

Atlanta Office: 404.720.8164