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Chris Vanderschaaf


Chris Vanderschaaf is a phantom high speed camera owner/operator and motion control robotics specialist. He loves to shoot anything at high speed, especially fire and liquid.


What motivates you in the morning?

Never knowing what opportunities life might bring

What is your mantra for when things are tough?

Don’t stop keep moving, all good things take time

If you could do anything else, what would it be and why?

Phantom camera education because it’s awesome sharing knowledge with others.

Describe your best moment ever.

Shooting the Alta X launch video for Freefly systems

How did you get into your profession?

Figure things out for yourself

What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

It’s never too late

What are your top three Pelican products?

Any case I can travel with on a plane. I love that they’re indestructible so i’m not afraid to damage expensive gear.