A Full-Service Production Company Specializing in Aerial Video | Photography

From Major TV Broadcasts to Real Estate & Developers, Tourism, Chambers of Commerce, Resorts, Colleges, Law Enforcement, Insurance Firms, Golf Courses…you name it – the sky’s the limit!

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XFactor Aerial

We are an Aerial Video Drone company specializing in all aspects of aerial video / photography. From Major TV Broadcasts to Real Estate & Developers, Tourism, Chambers of Commerce, Resorts, Colleges, Law Enforcement, Insurance Firms, Golf Courses...you name it - the sky's the limit!
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XFactor AerialWednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 2:26pm
What a very nice message!! Thank you Joe Santacroce!
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The Mansion on the Hill - The Story of Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh, NY
"The Mansion on the Hill" - The Story of the Hasbrouck House or better known as Washington's Headquarters Note: Better viewed Full-Screen and HD…
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XFactor Aerial shared Mohonk Preserve's video — in Beacon, New York.Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 2:46am
This is shared from a friend of mine that shared it from the Mohonk Preserve Facebook page. I'm in awe how well this video is doing this year. Look at the number of views!
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Mohonk Preserve
Take in the beauty of Autumn with XFactor Aerial's tribute to Fall in the Hudson Valley.
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XFactor AerialThursday, October 6th, 2016 at 5:16pm
This short video serves 2 purposes . . . one as a great example to just roll with the punches and be ready for the unexpected. Two it's a great way to pay a little tribute to one of my all time favorite artists David Bowie - he is surely missed and as a former Hudson Valley Resident there's no better way than to edit this short piece to a great song he wrote and performed. We may not be up in space for this video, but we sure felt like it at times.
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XFactor Aerial at Hudson Highlands State Park.Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 3:08pm
Just messing around on a beautiful fall evening
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XFactor Aerial feeling pumped in Beacon, New York.Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 7:16am
I look back at this and simply say WOW - not because it looks cool, but because how much more difficult it was just a couple of years ago to get shots like this. We've come a long way and we aren't stopping now!
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A Look Back from the Air - 2014 Year in review from XFactor Aerial
A compilation of shots from many of the jobs XFactor Aerial has completed over the past year. Come visit us at www.XFactorAerial.com to learn more.

Blog Posts

FAA Announcements

It’s been an interesting year as rumors “flew” fast and furious about what the FAA was going to propose to regulate UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Some rumors even suggested a full blown pilots license! Well, here is a look at the proposed...

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New aerial video equipment

It looks like some new flight plans are in the future with some new additions coming to XFactor Aerial .The DJI Inspire 1 will be added to enhance our aerial capabilities. If you’ve enjoyed our aerial work in the past, wait until you see the results we get from...

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Photography Captured By Aerial Video Drone

Aerial Video Footage Provided For Documentaries

Rock the Ridge

Gold Balls

Scout Hill Productions – Seattle, WA

Kate Dandel
Producer / Director

An independent documentary about the world of Ultra Senior (80+) tennis.



Aerial Photography

Full Editing Capabilities


Meets | Exceeds Broadcast Specifications


Real Estate Sales

Videos For Commercials

Structural Engineering Inspection

Wildlife Data Collection & Mapping

Our Growing Client List

Throne BOXING Series - FOX Sports Net

Rock the Ridge - Mohonk Preserve - New Paltz, NY

WPDH 101.5 - Boris & Robin Morning Show

Greene County Tourism - Catskill, NY

NBC / NBC SN – Fight Night – Philadelphia, PA

SHOWTIME Sports - ShoBox 200th Show Anniversary

CBS Sports / CBS SN - Mountain West College Football - Utah State - Logan, UT

Ellenbogen Media Group - Kingston, NY

The Thompson House Resort - Windham, NY

Strates Amusements - Orlando, FL

MARIST College - Poughkeepsie, NY

Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park, NY

Empire Casino & Resorts - Yonkers, NY

FOCUS Media - Goshen, NY

Splash Down Beach - Arctic Mammoth GRAND OPENING

Rocking Horse Ranch - Highland, NY

North Creek Scenic Railroad - Saratoga, NY

RUPCO - Woodstock, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts - Bethel, NY

Windham World Cup - World Mountain Biking Championships - RedBull TV - Windham, NY

VOX Inc. - Jonathan Nettlefield

ROLEX 3 Day Event - Kentucky - NBC Sports

Empire Golf Expo - Empire State Plaza - Albany, NY

G.Steve Jordan Films - New Paltz, NY

Walkway Over the Hudson Historic State Park

Villa Roma Resort - Callicoon, NY

NYS Economic Development - Albany, NY

HVNN.com - Hudson Valley News Network

Carr-Hughes Productions - Saratoga Springs, NY

HVSR.com - Hudson Valley Sports Report

Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, NY

College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at SUNY Albany

MIX 97.7 FM - Bolger's World Morning Show

Success Stories

“Searching for ways to enhance the documentary I was working on this spring, I chanced upon the services of Scott Snell and X-Factor Aerial.Working with Scott and his team was a pleasure — they were professional, creative and brought our project in on-time and under budget. More importantly, they provided a unique visual kick to the finished piece that viewers never fail to remark upon. The work of X-Factor Aerial achieves a level of creativity that is miles ahead of the boring birds-eye view most drone shooters deliver. The dynamic camera work of X-Factor Aerial pushed our video over the top, and contributed in no small way to the enthusiastic viewer response our video continues to receive.

Thank you X-Factor, for helping us creatively deliver our story.”

G. Steve Jordan

Director / Photographer, G.Steve Jordan Films

“XFactor Aerial’s experience in video drone technology sets them apart from others in this emerging field. Scott provided us with high-quality aerial footage and was educational and easy to work with. His skill level and work ethic helped to maximize our budget.”

Terri Totten

Director of Creative Services, Culinary Institute of America

“Aerial photography is all the rage these days, but it’s important to get it right.  XFactor Aerial provided PROFESSIONAL control and direction, both of the shooting schedule as well as the actual flight, and the results were amazing! Marist College has undergone significant construction in the past few years, and the aerial shots provided by XFactor do a great job of capturing the beauty and grandeur of the new facilities, as well as tying it all together with the views of the Valley, scenes of the students, and the overall connection of the campus to the community.  XFactor provided views of the campus that have never been seen before–EVER! So far, Marist has been able to use XFactor’s work in promotions by Admissions, Advancement, and Athletics, and we look forward to working again with XFactor in the spring/summer to expand upon our original project.  The XFactor team took the time to meet with us in advance, work out shot lists and schedules, and helped develop some ideas we had never considered before.  If you are going to rely on aerial photography/video to promote your business, XFactor Aerial is the way to go.”

Victor Van Carpels

Executive Director, Enrollment Marketing Communications, Marist College

Scott D. Snell

Scott D. Snell

VP Operations / Scheduling & Training / UAV Pilot / Camera Oper.

914.475.1428 • scott@xfactoraerial.com

A 25-year veteran of the television broadcast industry, Scott has covered high-profile entertainment and sporting events across the country and around the world, including the Olympics, NFL Football, NASCAR and the Indy 500.

Matt Baron

Matt Baron

Senior Sales/Marketing Manager

845.797.1374 • matt@xfactoraerial.com

Matt has spent the last nine years employed as a Digital Marketing Specialist for various Media Groups throughout the Hudson Valley. Through his work with local businesses in developing online marketing strategies and building web content, Matt has established a strong knowledge of SEO, SEM, Web Design and Social Media platforms.

Safety is our #1 Priority






Top Ten Comments Heard at an Aerial Video Shoot


“Where did you get that thing? I want one, too!”


“Can you spy into peoples’ windows with that?”


“How high does it go?”


“Hey – did you know those things are illegal?”


“Is there a camera on that thing?”


“How long will it fly for?”


“Hey – are you the one flying that drone?”


“Can I fly that, it looks fun?!”


“How much does that thing cost?”


“Is that thing going to deliver my packages from Amazon?”

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