Director & Pilot
Raised outside of Quebec City, Rapha has a contagious zest for life, which grew rapidly into a passion for the outdoors when he discovered whitewater kayaking. The difficult logistics that come with documenting this sport intrigued him, sparking the beginning of his filming career. Due to a serious shoulder injury, he spent more time behind the camera growing his passion for adventure filmmaking. Once Rapha discovered aerial filming, it quickly became his primary focus. He then established his company Flow Motion Aerials and is now filming internationally. Rapha describes aerial cinematography as his Everest of filming, balancing the highly technical operations with the creative process.
“From the vantage point of space, there are no lines, no subdivisions. There is only earth, a single celestial body teaming with life; the womb in which we dwell.”
– Carl Sagan
To produce our technical and dynamic shots, we approach drone filming with a similar mentality and professionalism as extreme sport athletes. Our originality comes from the impeccable convergence of imagination, precision and technology. Born from an active and competitive lifestyle, we know that interest brings focus and focus itself brings performance. We love what we do and we do what we love.
We are committed to providing a fully certified and responsible team who operates according to the local regulations and exemptions concerning the commercial use of Remote Piloted Aircrafts. We are proud to be operating under an Advanced Operations Remote Pilot Certificate and to be carrying a 5M Remote Piloted Aircrafts Liability and a 5M Commercial General Liability.
It’s challenging to run a thriving business while remaining eco-friendly. We are a participating member of 1% For The Planet, an organization bringing dollars and doers together to address the most pressing issues facing our planet.
We are proud members of the International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local 669 Union in the Remote Camera Systems category. This allows us to fly on some of the biggest film and TV sets coming to Canada.
Questions about our fleet?
2X DJI INSPIRE 2 PRO X7 PRORES/RAWDNG + HASSELBLAD LENSES
Complete Fleet of Custom Built FPV Systems
If we consider the Inspire 2 our main workhorses, then we must call an FPV drone flying a RED Komodo our main workninja. We can also fly our BlackMagic Pocket 6K, Z Cam E2-S6 or a GoPro 9. It’s not until around 2017 that we started seeing stunning cinematic results coming out of these FPV drones. What sets these apart is how precisely they can be flown and how immersive the images are. Moreover, due to being smaller and much faster, our weatherproof FPV fleet is ideal for both flying in tight places or exploring vast mountain landscapes. We also provide advanced image stabilization in post using various techniques such as ReelSteady and SteadXP.
2X FREEFLY ALTA X + MOVI PRO
2X DJI MAVIC 2 PRO + POLARPRO FILTERS
We use the most up-to-date media software programs. Whether we need to encode, edit, colour grade or even create VFX, the combination of our skills, knowledge and tools will assist us in accomplishing your vision.