Breathtaking Video

Capture beautiful ultra high resolution smooth motion video, and leverage from 20 years experience in commercial post production with the resources from Trace Elements Media

Use Professionals

Be assured your shoot is legal and fully authorised. Tropo Drones are a professional CASA certified and fully insured drone business and their pilots are fully licenced and trained. We are available and certified to fly Australia wide.

Amazing Photography

Capture stunning vistas & unique viewpoints with drone photography. Nothing can compare.

360 Panoramas & Video

Get immersive with the growing use of 360 photography and video, both on screen and through VR headsets, supported by the knowhow of True VR Photography

Why Us

Why Tropo Drones

Whether you require shots for film, TV commercial, social media content or print images, we can provide a very affordable, fast and efficient aerial recording platform. There simply is no comparison to what results can be achieved using aerial video and photography.

Tropo Drones are constantly investing in the latest technologies, and will listen to your particular job requirements and customise our load out to suit.

With 20 years experience creating video, TV commercials, and motion graphics animations, we not only know what makes a great shot, but also what is needed back in the edit suite to bring the whole production together for delivery. We can handle everything from scripting through to shooting, audio production, and encoding.


360 VR


Joshua Anderson

Chief Pilot

Phone: 0402 189 235
ARN: 1005781

Josh is Co-founder, Co-director and the Chief Pilot for Tropo Drones. Josh has had many years experience in running his own successful businesses ranging from hospitalities, civil construction, audio recording & sound reinforcement, Fintech trading, children’s entertainment and now adding aerial video & photography production.

He is a proud husband and father of 2. Josh is also the current Director of True VR Photography (link). Josh has always been customer oriented. You will be consulting with him on jobs, particularly where CASA authorisations may be required. This is a great guy to have on a site or shoot, with a vast array of skills and a very personable fellow. Don’t hesitate to call for anything or any questions about drones.

Tim Ash

Pilot / Post production expert

Phone: 0414 226 685
ARN: 1005476

Tim is Co-founder, Co-director and Pilot for Tropo Drones. Tim began his career in the Adelaide Post production industry back in 1997 and since then has established himself as one of Adelaides top editors and post production specialists.

Founding Trace Elements Media in 2004 Tim has worked with nearly every advertising agency in town, and had been responsible for the post production of close to 10,000 TV commercials and hundreds of corporate videos. He knows how to capture the right shots, and it is this knowledge which sets him apart as a drone operator.

Tim has a passion for motion graphics animation and has been using Photoshop, After Effects, and many different editing platforms for over 15 years. There isn’t much he doesn’t know about grading, compositing and encoding so you can be sure your aerial shots are in safe hands from capture right through to delivery.