Since Ty was very young he had two passions: Aircraft and media...
From sitting in a room plastered with posters of military aircraft to making home movies with his Super 8 film camera; Ty has always dreamed of combining his two loves. Ty enlisted in the Navy in 1991, serving in a helicopter squadron aboard the USS Independence in Yokosuka Japan. There, he also fell in love with animation.
After majoring in visual effects in college, Ty got involved in the dot-com boom in the early 2000s. His innate knowledge of programming and computer technology took hold, and Ty envisioned a media world converging on the internet with amazing computer graphics supporting free-floating robotic aerial cameras. Ty began crafting radio-controlled helicopters with cameras mounted on them.
Ty continued his media career, and has managed to fuse his love for all media and aircraft into many successful ventures. Ty currently writes books on his many areas of expertise and acts as a consultant to others venturing into the media and drone worlds. He also still performs shoots with drones, provides post-production services, and educates others.
Ty is an industry-recognized professional aerial cinematographer and drone pilot. He has spoken at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Interdrone, Drone World Expo and AMA Expo on the subject. He's also shot for Discovery Networks, Sci, History, and for Feature and Industrial Films. Ty is also on the advisory board for the Society of Aerial Cinematography.
Consulting and Studio Design
Ty has used his experience in the industry to consult on the build-out for several studios. He's designed everything from multi-user shared storage solutions for simultaneous work in post production on projects to small single-user edit and motion graphics bays for ad agencies. Ty has served as a consultant on several occasions. He's been brought in to streamline post-production processes, update equipment, and improve the efficiency of the entire production process.
Ty has been programming for over 30 years. While other children were raking leaves for cash, Ty was developing games for neighborhood kids, and networking them all together. His first job out of college was with frog design as a web developer. He's programmed interactive museum exhibits for California Academy of Sciences. Ty has also developed several mobile games and has a book published on the subject.
2019 Highlight Reel
Virtex Enterprises - General Video
AHA CN LongFormat
9 11 Slurry Inspection
End of an Era: Space Shuttle ( Science in Action )
Shuttle Music Montage (single screen version)
Fragile Planet | California Academy of Sciences
Life: A Cosmic Story (Trailer) | California Academy of Sciences
How to Setup After Effects CC 2017 Render Farm (Network Rendering)
|Chen Hua Sheng Mu Palace
This palace was used to pioneer the "Tempest" flight pattern and processing method due to its unique geometry and textures. Of course, this model (due to bandwidth restrictions) is extremely low quality compared with the final inspection model. If interested in viewing the full-quality model please contact Ty.
Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D
A guide to learning the plugin for Adobe After Effects "Element 3D" (by Video Copilot).
BUILDING MULTICOPTER VIDEO DRONES
Guidance on how to build a multicopter drone for aerial cinematography
LEARNING BUILDBOX 2 GAME DEVELOPMENT
A how-to book that walks the reader through the process of building mobile games using the Buildbox development platform. From designing the game, to graphics, to audio, to distribution channels.
Some of the various articles Ty has written for Videomaker over the years
DESIGNING PURPOSE-BUILT DRONES FOR ARDUPILOT PIXHAWK 2.1
Teaches the principals of design, fabrication, and testing of drones using the Pixhawk 2.1 stack to control drones on land, sea, and air.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW
AN AMAZON COMPANY
Reviews and articles about drones for the digital photography community.