About meTalon Six
What is Talon Six? Read on…
The guy behind all this stuff
In 2019 I retired from the Air Force after 24 years to chase my passions of videography, photography, drones, and editing technology.
Real estate marketing was how Talon Six got started back in 2016. Realtors in my area were craving quality drone photos, but I quickly realized that real estate agents wanted a ‘one stop shop’ for both photos (interior, exterior, and drone) as well as home tour videos.
Today, I specialize in filmmaking to help other businesses. This evolution from drones to full productions all started in late 2017 as a “yeah I could probably do that” request for drone photos of the interior of a steel tube mill. Since then my work has evolved into documentary-style storytelling to help craft a narrative for marketing departments up and down the Front Range.
My roots are entirely local: my family and I settled in Cheyenne which is conveniently near my sister and her family in Fort Collins. I went to high school in Colorado Springs, received my bachelor’s degree from University of Northern Colorado in 1999 and my master’s degree in Unmanned Systems from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 2018.
TERMS OF SERVICE: In accordance with 17 U.S.C. 106 (The U.S. Copyright Act), Matt Pignataro, d.b.a. Talon Six Productions, retains ownership of all created photography and videography media. Upon receipt of final payment, clients are given a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use media created by Talon Six Productions. This license is non-transferrable.
Clients understand that Talon Six Productions may use any or all portions of created media for promotional purposes on any medium (social media, website, et cetera).
Frequently Asked Questions
Real Estate Photos
Q: Can you do real estate interior photos?
A: Yes! I have all the equipment, skills, and have honed my techniques to provide professional, first impression photos.
Drones & Airports
Q: Cheyenne Regional Airport is in the middle of the city; isn’t flying within 5 miles of an airport illegal?
A: Talon Six Productions holds a wide area FAA Certificate of Authorization (COA 2017-WSA-831-P107) that authorizes us to operate anywhere in Cheyenne Regional Airport’s controlled airspace, even at night! Fort Collins Loveland Airport grants immediate airspace access through the FAA’s LAANC process, so we can legally and safely operate anywhere in the region!
Q: Are you insured?
A: In addition to standard business insurance, Talon Six carries a $1M aviation liability policy
Drones for Commercial Use
Q: Are you allowed to use drones for business?
A: Absolutely! Talon Six Productions is authorized by 14 C.F.R. Part 107 § 107.1 to use drones for commercial purposes.
Areas of Service
Q: Do you work in Fort Collins?
A: Several times a month – I’m a big fan of the local cuisine (and beer).
Q: How will my photos or video be delivered?
A: Videos are hosted on Vimeo where they can be downloaded in any resolution up to 4K. For photos, you will receive a link to a personalized website where you can download the images. The website is so nice that you will likely want to share it with your clients!
Q: It’s so windy in Cheyenne! How can you even fly?
A: Per the manufacturer, our drones have wind tolerance up to 22 miles per hour sustained.
Q: Once I receive an invoice, when is payment due?
A: Payment is due upon receipt of the emailed invoice. The invoice includes a number of electronic payment methods including all major credit cards and Apple Pay.