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Aerial Reel


Edited by: Marc Flennert

The ability to combine the ethereal, sublime and poetic, with hard driving, on the edge of your seat action is the mixture that makes Craig unique. Having mastered the intricacies of timing, movement, pacing and fluidity in using the aircraft to move the camera, Craig has become the “go to” guy for all of the industry’s top Directors, Producers, Cinematographers and Stunt Coordinators. Here Editor Marc Flennert did a wonderful job of pulling the essence of literally hundreds of films and commercials into a 6 minute piece.


Sky Fighters


Edited by: Marc Flennert

With the support of the French Military, Film Makers in France wanted to make that country’s most exciting aerial picture ever! Sky Fighter’s hired Craig Hosking to coordinate the Aerials on the picture and to fly the VectorVision equipped Lear Jet at the nation’s top fighter pilot base near the city of Avignon, in the South of France. For several weeks Craig flew with the top fighter pilots in France along with the country’s most elite squadron, “Patrouille de France”. Often choreographing 10-12 aircraft at once, Craig worked as an Air Traffic Coordinator in the sky, positioning the aircraft as needed in proximity to each other, as well as keeping in mind the position of the camera jet that he was flying, the screen direction of the action, the proper continuity and beauty of lighting, the proximity to terrain and clouds and at all times keeping perfect safety in mind making sure everyone had an escape route in the case of emergency. Few in the world have the division of attention, communication skills and raw flying talent to pull off a shoot as complex as this. The proof is in the edit, as well as the box office. Sky Fighters contains some of the most exciting aerial action footage ever shot was one France’s most successful films ever. In Sky Fighters Craig pushed back the paradigms of aerial photography throughout the world.


Miami Vice


Edited by: Marc Flennert

Of the hundreds of films Craig has worked on, Miami Vice was unique because of the variety of aerial skills that was required from Craig in one movie. It contains action chases where Craig flew a helicopter down a freeway so low that he went beneath overhead signs. He flew the camera low over the water chasing open water race boats, he equipped a helicopter with a huge lighting rig to create the illusion the shots were being back lit by the moon where no moon existed, he flew an Experimental Adam 500 airplane in an action sequence taking off and landing from a very short “drug runner’s airstrip”, he flew a corporate Lear for some beautiful shots in the clouds, he flew a King Air that was “helping smuggle drugs across the border”, he flew a camera helicopter in Brazil to film Iguaçu Falls as well as other action scenes in Paraguay, The Dominican Republic and Argentina. Additionally he served as the Second Unit Director of several of the sequences. Although it wasn’t a box office smash the aerial work in this film is outstanding!