Drone

Karim has spent more than 1000 hours and flown drones in over 20 countries in a variety of complex environments in the arctic, through forests and cities, and between waves the size of buildings. Karim uses drones to put humans and animals into perspective of the environment that they live, work, and play in. As well as filming for commercial projects, wildlife, landscapes from the air, Karim specializes in filming high speed extreme sports like windsurfing, surfing, and kayaking.  All of the work you see is by Karim as a solo drone operator. This is small look at our world from a bird's eye view.

PART 107 drone license & FAA 333 exemption

Laniakea - Hawaii by Drone

Laniakea means immeasurable heaven in Hawaiian. It is the name of our local supercluster galaxies, where our own galaxy and planet is located. Documenting the lifestyle of the islands surrounding the beach, ocean, jungle, with a focus on surf. Filmed entirely with quadcopter drones in the Hawaiian islands by Karim Iliya

Filmed with DJI Inspire 1 and DJI Phantom 3 Pro.
Editing by Amanda Beenen

Wild Planet - Drone


This video was filmed entirely with drones by Karim Iliya showing a bird's eye view of some of the animals that live on our planet.

"Wild Planet" was filmed in Peru, Sri, Lanka, Kenya, Ghana, Hawaii, Kamchatka Russia, and Iceland.

All sensitive wildlife was filmed under the supervision of park rangers or while training wildlife / conservation services how to fly while minimizing disturbance to wildlife.

Filmed using DJI Phantom 3 Pro, DJI Phantom 4, and DJI Inspire 1
Editing and sound by Amanda Beenen

Pachamama - The world by Drone


In Inca mythology, Pachamama is known as Mother Earth, or World Mother. The video spans 14 countries across the world, in all four seasons, over the course of 1.5 years. Filmed entirely with drones by Karim Iliya

Filmed using DJI Phantom 3 Pro, DJI Phantom 4, and DJI Inspire 1
Editing by Amanda Beenen

Northern Winds - Windsurfing by Drone

A short video of the windsurf action during the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) & PWA event held in Ho'okipa, Maui, 2016. 

Filmed using DJI Inspire 1 with Zenmuse X5 & DJI Phantom 4
Editing by Amanda Beenen

The Wind - Windsurfing by Drone

The best windsurfers on the planet gathered on Maui, Hawaii for the 2015 Novenove Aloha Classic of the American Windsurfing Tour.

Windsurfing is an incredibly dynamic and difficult sport. Being that it takes place often in windy wavy conditions, it can be difficult to photograph. It is by far the most difficult thing to film aerials of that Karim has encountered. With high winds and massive waves, the scene is constantly shifting and changing. As challenging is it was filming this, it was also the most exciting subject to film.

FIlmed using DJI inspire 1 and DJI Phantom 3

Nillertoq - Greenland by Drone


Nillertoq meaning "Cold" in Kalaallisut (the standard dialect of the Greenlandic language) is a compilation of breathtaking scenery shot by drone while visiting Greenland.

Filmed using DJI Phantom 4 and DJI Inspire 1
Editing and sound by Amanda Beenen