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Da Drone Dude

Carlsbad, CA, San Diego


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


My name is Mario Trutanic and I am the owner of the Da Drone Dude. Da Drone Dude is a Southern California based aerial photography and film, and video production company that uses the most up to date drone technology. Our passion is to produce high-quality​ aerial photos and videos that are customized to the individual client’s wants and needs.

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30 customer reviews

29 May 2021

Mario was very easy to work with. He was punctual and very professional. Most of all, the photos looked great! I will definitely work with Mario again.

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20 March 2021

This is my first project with Da Drone Dude and I am super impressed. Looking forward to the next one. ~Chris

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3 March 2021

Amazing! What a professional. Beautiful photography. Would use again and highly recommend.

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8 February 2021

They were perfect. Had real estate sales photos taken of a listing and from contact to photo receipt was 3 days. The cost was good. Highly recommended

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29 December 2020

Great work! Helped enhance my listing. Would definitely use again.

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24 September 2020

Mario was amazing to work with! He showed up on time, was professional and very courteous. His work (drone video footage) was excellent quality and he went above & beyond for us. I would highly recommend him to anyone! More...

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23 March 2020

Working with Mario was amazing, to say the least. I had MANY issues arise including rescheduling (multiple times), delay in response, and payment delay. (All from my end). Even with these frustrating occurrences, Mario maintained a friendly professional conversation and was more than accommodating to all of my last-minute needs. Photos were of perfect quality. More...

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20 December 2019

Great footage and pro views! Would use again.. thank you Mario!

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19 November 2019

Thank you!

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21 October 2019

great job! responsive-went right away,

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14 October 2019

He responded quickly, took great pictures, and sent them to me quickly. Would Highly Recommend Him!

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4 October 2019

Mario was awesome! Would highly recommend him - quick, responsive, really great to work with.
Many thanks to Mario!

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1 June 2019

Mario was fantastic to work with. He was immediately responsive to questions, watched the weather and rescheduled for the best possible outcomes and was flexible with our schedule. Could not be happier with the service he provided! More...

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3 December 2018

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25 October 2018

Pleasant experience!
Professional, worked with my time frame and delivered in more than a timely manner.
Thank you so much!!!

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18 July 2018

Awesome drone photos and a cool guy. Would recommend for drone photos in the future.

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17 June 2018

Thank You

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8 May 2018

Mario was very responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. He was able to capture what we needed for our Real estate aerial pictures!

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28 April 2018

Mario did a great job and was super responsive! Pictures for our home sale turned out great! Thanks!

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27 April 2018

He showed on time and did a great job on helping me feature my listing in it's best imgiage. He is my new go guy for pictures.

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13 April 2018

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11 April 2018

Drone dude is easy to contact, flexible with time, and is a detailed professional. Ordering photos was effortless and his turn time was same day.

Thanks Drone Dude

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27 March 2018

My photographer was out of town, and I needed a sub fast. Mario was right there, did a great job, and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Mario to anyone in need of a professional photographer. Quality, professionalism, great service, and just a real nice guy are what you can expect...
Anthony B.

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15 March 2018

Had a great experience working with Mario. He was very responsive and provided great quality. Would use him again.

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13 March 2018

Mario was on his game I got an offer on the home within 14 days of posting the photos and video! Thank you Mario

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7 March 2018

Nice work,prompt..I would use again..

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27 February 2018

I enjoyed working with Mario. He was very personable, professional and very capable with his high end drone. I asked Mario to shoot both still photographs and 4K video footage. All of which came out beautiful.

In addition to the high quality service, Mario's pricing was very reasonable and I would definitely use his service again, as well as recommend him to others needing either drone photography or video.

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23 February 2018

It was a pleasure working with Mario. Looking forward to do more business with him.

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17 February 2018

Mario listened to what I wanted, jumped on it, and delivered in spades!

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1 February 2018

Mario was punctual, he was professional, his response time was great and he delivered the product within a couple of hours of the order! VERY pleased with Da Drone Dude!!

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I have been flying drones for the past 2-3 years. I have a passion for flying and once I found out I can do it commercially I jumped at the chance.

I want open communication with the client. I want to know all details, and I want to be a consistent working relationship. I want to fulfill your needs and requests. There no short cuts.