Welcome to PilotGirl Productions! My name is Sonja Stark and I’ve been in business since 2005, doing all things post and production. Before going solo, I was a news shooter at CBS affiliate for 12 years.
I shoot, light, run audio, drone, jib and dolly. I also edit. My footage is used to tell stories for documentary, commercial, promotional video or news purposes. I own several cameras: FS7, EX3, Phantom, GoPros and the new 360 KeyMission. I provide portable lighting and studio lighting (LED, Arri, Kino, Lowell and HMI) different size green screens, C-stands, monitors and much more. The best part of my business is that I can travel on a moment’s notice with production experience in over 72 countries.
BACKGROUND: I began shooting news and features full-time for an upstate New York CBS affiliate in 1994. For the next several years, I earned 7 New York State Emmy nominations and 3 wins, 2 New York State Broadcaster awards, numerous AP awards and 1 Edward R. Murrow award. In 2005, I began PilotGirl Productions gaining experience shooting in countries throughout the world like Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Europe, Africa and South America.
Should your project need a shooter to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef or hike the fjords of Greenland or drone the Vancouver skyline, I can provide amazing footage at competitive rates with unbridled enthusiasm!