My name is Lieutenant Mark R. Kurzinski, United States Navy (Ret.) I am originally from Syracuse NY where I enlisted in the Navy in 1993 and circumnavigated the world 3 times in the Aviation, Surface and Expeditionary Warfare communities culminating in 20 years of service to this country. During my tour of duty, I was fortunate to be selected to an officer commissioning program and received a Bachelor's degree in Communication/Broadcast Journalism from the University of San Diego.
After retirement, I founded MidWest Drone & 3D Imaging in Cary IL blending multiple passions of flying, photography and video/audio production and editing. I am a certificated FAA multi-engine private pilot and FAA Part 107 sUAS drone remote pilot and have over 900 hours of total fixed-wing flying experience. I was also recently certified as an Infrared Training Center Level 1 sUAS Thermographer Certificate #197455.
We provide Thermal Imaging with our DJI Matrice 300 RTK and Zenmuse XT2 infrared imager, orthomosiac mapping to .5 px per inch with Drone Deploy, Pix4D or DJI Ground Station Pro and high-resolution HDR aerial imagery and videography with our state-of-the-art, industry-leading DJI Inspire 2 and the Zenmuse X7 SUPER 35 24mp camera with a X5S gimbal as backup, and as a third option (back-up to the back-up) we have a Mavic 2 Pro with the Hasselblad camera.
We can also shoot handheld videography with the SUPER 35 Sony FS5 Mk2 and DJI Ronin-S/Sony A6400 combination anywhere in the Chicago region and beyond!
For more information or to view samples of my work, please visit my site:
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107.29 - Daylight Operations (Exp: Feb. 29, 2024) - Fly a UAS at night
Toast Weddings
5.0 (28)   186 jobs posted


Efficient, prompt, communicative, and proficient. Footage was beautiful!

Sept. 24, 2020

RoofView Safety
5.0 (30)   97 jobs posted


Very Professional, Images turned out great.

Aug. 25, 2020

Saratoga Group
5.0 (2)   4 jobs posted


Mark did a great job for us, knows how to pilot a drone. Was super great to work with, would 100% recommend!

May 15, 2020

Greg Larson
5.0 (5)   14 jobs posted


Mark is an absolute Pro! We used his services for site images and video and for a orthographic map. His was quick to respond to questions before the shoot and was able to work on the fly as targets of opportunity arose. Highly recommended!

Dec. 3, 2019

Aerial Photography Drone Pilot
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