Bend, Oregon – Shooting Worldwide
What started as a hobby in 2005, led to the founding of SnipFilms in September 2012 by Jared Leisek after his powered paragliding videos were seen around the world and clients desired the unique footage he was capturing. At the time, Jared was simply strapping camcorders and cameras to his feet, with nothing more than the desire to share his adventures with the world.
Powered paragliding captured beautiful aerial footage back in the day for, but only at a forward speed of 22 mph. Seeking more control of his art, Jared became one of the worlds leading aerial cinematographers through the use of drones, sharing his knowledge, and training others in the industry as an innovator in the aerial quadcopter and brushless gimbal markets.
Here and Now
While the days of powered paragliding are behind us, aerial video is at the cornerstone of what makes SnipFilms unique today. We are lucky to be surrounded by a pool of talent, friends really, friends who share the same passion of capturing and telling a story, your story and the art of entertaining for the world to see. We look forward to working with you and one day calling you – Friend.
The Early Years
Just miles from the Canadian border near Glacier National Park, Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana
Mt Jefferson, one of the tallest peaks in Oregon provides amazing blues seen by few.
Crooked River and High Bridge flying near Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon.
Winter wonderland over Sparks Lake Meadow, Broken Top and Mt Bachelor in Central Oregon.