Colas is an adrenaline junkie through and through, raised on the slopes and skiing for the French National team, he was on his way to the Olympics by the time he was a teen. However, disaster struck at the age of 17, when Colas seriously injured his knee (ACL, then patella twice!)
His professional skiing career over, he consequently became a ski instructor, teaching people to scuba dive during the off-season. This gave him some invaluable professional experience – he developed his filming skills in perhaps two of the most difficult environments to film in: snow and minus temperatures, as well as underwater! Not only that but he knows exactly how crazy athletes move as he used to be one himself!
After continuing to ski for fun, freeriding & freestyling, and breaking the rest of his body in the process, he discovered FPV drones & FPV Cinematography through YouTube, while in recovery for breaking two of his vertebrae after a badly landed double backflip.
The combination of a love for all things tech and being an extreme sport fan from birth, fuelled the beginning of his FPV passion. What attracted him was the thrill of being able to fly a camera precisely with extreme dynamism – and the ability to keep feeding his adrenaline addiction, while staying clear of the hospital!
Since then, Colas has fully committed to FPV, flying an average of 3000+ packs (batteries) per year, a natural perfectionist he is only just starting to be happy with the results of his work, 3 & a ½ years later. Due to his sporty background, he’s fit and strong, often carrying his gear up mountains to fly – he jokes he’s the 4×4 of FPV Cinematographers! Colas has even converted a van, fitting it with solar panels, giving him the freedom to go on adventures, filming FPV without limits anywhere.
Ever heard of wingmen? The adrenaline aficionados that fly through the air using a wingsuit, often reaching dive speeds of up to 250kmh? Well, Colas has built a reputation for being one of the best FPV pilots to film these extreme athletes – an accolade he should be very proud of. His videos have hit 40/50 million eyeballs across social media platforms.