10 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Commercial Drone
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with two of the driving forces in the drone segment: Drone Coalition co founders Scott Gentry and Jeff Foster. On this sweeping interview they provide some key insights and a few surprises in what they think is going on in the drone world right and in the future.
Last Christmas it was big news when the FAA required hobbyists to register their drones. What’s set to be the big news in 2016? The legalization of drones for commercial use. You may be asking yourself - wait, I can’t use drones in my business right now?
Thanks to small, high-quality digital cameras, professional and personal drones have completely transformed the production industry, letting filmmakers capture shots that were previously unattainable to non-studio filmmakers. To capture aerial footage a few years ago, you had to either book time in a helicopter containing a professional operator, remote head, and bulky HD camera, or, for lower altitudes, rent the services of a small remote helicopter and operator from a company like Flying-Cam or Coptervision. As you can probably guess, helicopters don’t come cheap.
Packing a drone on your next trip? Whether for work or to satisfy the hobbyist in you, bringing a drone gives you a great chance to capture new and exciting footage when you arrive to your destination. Here are a few things you must know when traveling with a drone! As always, remember to be safe when operating a drone and respect the local laws.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are taking over the skies. They’re being used for everything from “reality capture” (as detailed for businesses to sheer enjoyment by hobbyists. As regulations become clearer and equipment grows increasingly affordable and user-friendly, the production industry is taking up its fair share of the sky, too. More video crews than ever are certified to fly small UAVs for commercial purposes. For more on what this means for both production crews and clients looking to hire drone services, we talked to Ryan Goble, Senior DP and FAA-certified drone pilot at Running Pony.
Here’s a HUGE issue that my contemporaries and I see all too often. Productions just know that they “need a drone” and lump all UAV’s into the same category. Now pay attention class because this is important: What you need is a skilled and licensed pilot/company that has the correct camera/drone/team combination for your production.
So you're a Director or Producer who trolls on Vimeo for creative ideas and inspiration. After weeding through a gazillion time-lapse and steadicam videos, you've hit on a school of ridiculously beautiful aerial shots. You keep telling your creative inner self, “We’re gonna find a place for this scene in a project!” Then the perfect project rolls around, and you put the shot into the storyboards and base another 3-4 shots on this visual hook because the ideas is so awesome. And you're super stoked. Then the Buzzkill happens...
As industry events go, Cine Gear Expo is one of the most anticipated shows of the year. What better way to kick off the beginning of summer vibe than to take in some great new gear and hang out with some really cool industry types? That's what makes Cine Gear so different. Fewer suits, more time to engage in meaningful conversations! The 23rd Annual Cine Gear Expo returns to the revered Paramount Studios on May 31-June 3, 2018. You can still register for free!
Growing up in Colorado sports was always a big part of my life and so was the naturally beautiful and rugged landscape. In fact some of my first memories were driving with my Dad and suddenly pulling the car over to capture an amazing sunset or the wind blowing the snow off the side of a 14k foot peak, perfectly backlit. I developed an appreciation watching for the moments where beautiful light hit the mountain or the river just right.
December is here and that can only mean one thing: tis the season for hot chocolate, jingle bells, and - in ProductionHUB world - nonprofit videos. So in the spirit of some good ole, Saint Nick-inspired altruism, we’re ringing in the holidays by showcasing a couple of our favorite nonprofit videos. From health care to special needs children, and foster care parents to programs for disabilities, these best-of-the-best videos were designed to inform, inspire and tell a story, and they don’t disappoint.