6 Reasons You Might Not Want to Work With Me

About the author : Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

Meet Rodrigo, our chief remote pilot here at Sky Perth, where he's been transforming aerial videography into captivating stories for over eight years. At the heart of Rodrigo's work lies a profound passion for both the art of flying and the art of storytelling. This combination has led his work to be featured on platforms like Netflix, Stan, AppleTV+, Disney+, SBS On Demand, and even internationally with ZDF in Germany.

Rodrigo's aerial videography and photography journey is a testament to his dedication to mastering this unique craft. From capturing the vast beauty of Australia's landscapes to the dynamic energy of urban life across the globe, his work offers viewers a fresh, sky-high perspective. It's not just about the technical expertise of handling a drone; for Rodrigo, every flight is an opportunity to tell a story, to reveal the unseen, and to share a new viewpoint with the world.

Renowned for his collaborative spirit and innovative approach, Rodrigo brings more than technical skills to every project at Sky Perth. Whether working on a documentary, a TV series, or a bespoke project, his focus remains on creating visuals that resonate deeply with audiences. His commitment to quality and ability to capture the heart of a story make him a skilled pilot and a storyteller of the skies.

Do you want to know more about Rodrigo? Check his website: rodmatsumoto.com

6 Reasons You Might Not Want to Work With Me

6 Reasons You Might Not Want to Work With Me

Embarking on a Creative Journey Together – Or Not

Let’s cut to the chase. Yes, you read that correctly. There are reasons you might think twice before choosing to work with me on your aerial photography needs. Surprised? Please, stay with me; it’s an interesting read.

Who Am I?

Allow me a moment to introduce myself. Since 2015, my drone hobby has turned into a professional pursuit. My passion for capturing the world from new heights has led me on incredible adventures. From the tranquil landscapes of Australia to the vibrant pulse of urban life, my drones have allowed me to share unique stories and offer views that many have never seen.

As outlined in my ebook “From Passion to Profit: Mastering Drone Photography“, my journey from enthusiasm to professional expertise is one of passion, continuous learning, and an unwavering commitment to capturing the world’s beauty from the skies.

But, Why Not Me?

  1. If You Prefer Conventional Photography: The essence of my work lies in the unique perspectives offered from above. However, if your vision is firmly rooted in traditional photography, we might not align perfectly.
  2. Budget Constraints: Exceptional aerial photography is an investment that reflects its value in artistry, skill, and resources. Working within a tight budget may require exploring different solutions or timing.
  3. Seeking Instant Results Without Creative Collaboration: The beauty of aerial photography emerges from planning, capturing, and meticulous editing. This journey demands time and shared creativity. If you’re not open to this collaboration, it might not be the right time for us to join forces.
  4. Looking For a Jack-of-All-Trades: While I have diversified my skills to include various aspects of photography and videography, my core lies in storytelling from the skies. I might not be your best choice if your project requires unrelated multimedia services.
  5. Seeking a One-Size-Fits-All Solution: Each project I undertake is approached uniquely and customised to fit each client’s desires and objectives through in-depth consultation. If a quick, generic solution is what you’re after, without the personalised touch, my approach may not meet your expectations.
  6. Focused on Volume Over Quality: I strive for excellence in every shot, seeking quality over quantity. If your project’s success is measured by the sheer volume of images rather than the impact of each photograph, our priorities might need to align.

Looking Ahead 

If any of the above points resonate with you, that’s fine. Finding the right creative partner is essential, and my distinct approach and areas of expertise might only suit some projects or visions.

However, if you’re intrigued by the possibility of exploring new perspectives if you value the art of storytelling from above, and if you’re ready to invest in capturing breathtaking visuals that elevate your narrative, let’s talk.

I can’t wait to hear from you.


Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto.

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