Aerial Camera Operations specializies in the installation and operation of gyro-stabilized camera systems for the Motion Picture and Television Industry.
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Aerial Director of Photography / Cameraman with 20 years of experience in Aerial Camera operations, installations and maintenance for Live Broadcast Sports, Documentary and Feature Film Production.

  • 2016 Sports Emmy Award - Outstanding Technical Team Remote - Games of the XXXI Olympiad
  • 2015 Sports Emmy Nomination - Outstanding Camera Work

  • 2013 Sports Emmy Nomination - Outstanding Camera Work
  • 2011 Sports Emmy Award – Outstanding Camera Work
  • 2010 News & Documentary Emmy Nomination - Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography-Nature
  • 2009 Sports Emmy Nomination - Outstanding Camera Work
  • 2008 Sports Emmy Nomination - Outstanding Camera Work
  • 2004 Sports Emmy Nomination - Outstanding Camera Work
  •  2003 Sports Emmy Award - Outstanding Camera Work

Broadcast Sports Video Credits

  • NBC Games of the XXXI Olympiad, Rio de Janerio Working in Rio during the summer of 2016, Chris provided aerial camera coverage for NBC's live coverage of the Summer Olympic Games. NBC compiles some of the best talents in the industry to work the Olympic Games for broadcast to the US audience and i was proud to be apart of this great crew.
  • Ironman Triathlon Championships, Hawaii (Aerial Camera Emmy Award 2003, 2012)  For the last 14 years I have had the privilege of working with this multi-award winning group. The lava fields of Hawaii's Big Island allow for the helicopter to achieve some very unique low-angle shots that can cut seamlessly into the ground coverage. Ironman Championships 2013
  • Discovery Channel's Skywire/Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda 2013/2014 - The program won the Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Multiplatform Storytelling - 2014
  • Iditarod Dog Sled Race (Regional Emmy Award 2006 & 2007, Outstanding Camera Work nomination 2009)
  • IRL - Indy Car Series Aerials
  • USA Pro Challenge Colorado 2014
  • Tour of Alberta - Pro Cycling
  • Le Grand Defi - 1000km Bicycle Challenge  
  • OBSV Vancouver Olympics - Cross Country
  • OBSV/NBC Vancouver Olympics Promo - Aerial Camera Helicopter
  • Beijing Olympics - Aerial Camera Helicopter
  • Salt Lake City Winter Olympics - Aerial Camera Helicopter
  • Sydney Olympics - Aerial Camera Helicopter
  • Xterra Triathlon US Championship / World Championship
  • CBS Golf - Golf Hole Profiles, Augusta National, PGA Championships
  • NBC Golf - Golf Hole Profiles, US Open, Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championships
  • ABC/ESPN - Belmont Stakes Camera Car
  • ABC/ESPN -Indy 500 and Indy Car Series
  • ESPN Winter X Games - Aerial Camera, Fixed Wing
  • ESPN Sunday Night Baseball - Aerials
  • ESPN NHL Stanley Cup Finals - Aerials
  • NASCAR - Aerials
  • CBC NHL Hockey
  • Pan American Games - Aerial Camera Helicopter
  • World Canoe & Kayak Championships - Chase Boat
  • Summer Goodwill Games - Track Camera Athletics
  • Canada Summer Games - Aerial Camera Helicopter
  • Winter Goodwill Games - Aerial Camera Fixed Wing
  • World Cup Skiing - Aerial Camera Helicopter

Television Series Credits

  • BBC Life - Yellowstone (International Wildlife Film Festival "Best Cinematography Award" 2009,  BFTA The Photography: Factual Award)  A unique chance to work with BBC producers to capture rare aerial images of Grizzly bears emerging from dens, wolves and bears fighting over winter kill, and spectacular footage of Yellowstone's thermal hot springs. The BBC staff research and commitment to their wildlife documentaries is second to none and the footage speaks for itself.
  • HBO 24/7 - (Emmy Award winning show 2007/2008) The reality series around the year's biggest prize fights with the HBO touch for style. I shot aerials for the Calzaghe/Jones special as well as the DeLaHoya/Pacquiao fights.
  • Flashpoint Aerials for this series were shot with the Cineflex HD Camera system on Sony SR and HDcam, making Toronto the iconic backdrop for this series on CBS/CTV.
  • The Listener
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • King
  • Covert Affairs - 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Dangerous Flights  - Discovery Canada
  • Banshee - CineMax
  • Played
  • The Americans - FX Networks 2014
  • Army Wives - Lifetime 2013
  • Million $ Neighbourhood
  • Cra$h and Burn 
  • BBC - Ray Mears 
  • Swords
  • MTV "The City"
  • Survivor
  • The Apprentice
  • Treasure Hunters
  • 1 Ocean View
  • Rachael Ray
  • Rick Mercer Report
  • Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth
  • The North Face Expeditions - Shelter from the Storm (Winner of Best Action Sports Film, Vail Film Festival, 2007)
  • The North Face Expeditions - La Bas
  • The Adventurist - Rush TV/National Geographic
  • Cirque du Soleil - Solstrom




  • Watermark - Feature Documentary (2014 CSA Award winner - Best Feature Length Documentary)
  • Payback – Feature Documentary
  • Snowblind - Feature Documentary
  • Crimes Against Nature - Feature Documentary 2008
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still - NY aerials
  • Guns
  • Killshot
  • One Way
  • King's Ransom

See Chris Chanda on IMDB - Chris Chanda