Tom Hallman is the President of Pictorvision Inc, the leading supplier of gyro-stabilized aerial camera systems to the entertainment industry. In 2011, after just 3 years on the market, their “Eclipse” aerial camera system won an Academy Award for Scientific and Engineering Achievement, and then in 2014 won the SOC (Society of Camera Operators) award for technical achievement.
Some recent Eclipse credits include: the upcoming Star Wars films, James Bond: Specter, Jurassic World, Avengers 2, Mission Impossible, The Hunger Games trilogy, Batman, Superman, Spiderman and just about any movie with a comic book hero.
Tom was the founder of the Cinema Innovators Network (aka Cinners), a networking group to support entrepreneurs in the cinema arts and sciences. He is currently the Secretary of the Channel Islands chapter of the AUVSI.
Before joining Pictorvision, Tom was the VP of Production Operations at the Sony Digital Authoring Center, where he helped launch the DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Interactive and UMD disc formats.
In early 2014 Tom collaborated with 6 other leaders in the drone industry to write the rules and first manuals for legal drone use in the filmmaking industry. In September of 2014, after hundreds of hours of work, (and more money in legal fees than he cares to remember), Pictorvision was awarded one of the first FAA Section 333 exemptions to use drones commercially. Since then Tom has been a leading advocate, policy-maker and frequent speaker on the commercial use of drones for filming.