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Bio: Gary Dean Scott

Gary Scott owns and operates LA/AeroPhotos of Pacific Palisades, California where his 21 years of experience as a professional motion picture cameraman, provides even the most demanding clients the assurance that they are working with Southern California's Premier Aerial Photography Service.

Clients of LA/AeroPhotos range from financial institutions, attorneys, commercial/residential builders, real estate developers, Fortune 1000 companies, and individuals.

A Santa Monica native, Gary Scott started, at the early age of 11, as an assistant to a sports photographer. After college he began a cinematography career and became a freelance aerial motion picture camera operator in 1988.

Gary was admitted into Local 659 of the Cinematographer's Union in 1989 and since 1990 he has specialized in shooting motion picture aerials using the Gyrosphere camera support system.

Gary Scott is an active member of the following professional organizations:

ICG (International Cinematographers Guild)
IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees)
ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers)
NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals)
PAPA (Professional Aerial Photographers Association)

Most noteworthy, Gary is not a pilot with a professional camera, he is a professional cameraman with a pilot - this allows him to apply his photographic skills and creativity directly to the look and style of the final product.

Gary has won several awards for his outstanding work in aerial photography. Most recently, he received both "Best in Show", and "Judge's Choice" awards at the PAPA International Print Competition 2004. Gary's work can be seen in the award-winners gallery at

Gary's film credits include many major motion pictures such as Independence Day, Stargate, The Horse Whisperer, What Women Want, Master and Commander, Up Close and Personal - as well as numerous commercials and music videos.
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He holds major professional academic excellence certificates from UCLA in the disciplines of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Television Arts and Sciences.

Gary Scott and his firm may be reached 24/7

by telephone:
1-310-459-1622, 1-800-817-7114 (Toll-Free)
by email:
by mail:
16124 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


Member of PAPA International, the Professional Aerial Photographers Association; IATSE, the International Alliance of Stage and Theatrical Employees; ASMP, the American Society of Media Professionals

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