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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.
Drones have become more and more popular to the film industry in recent years. A vast number of feature films are being shot using drones. Both mainstream and indie filmmakers have opted to use drones in order to capture aerial shots and the results are stunning!
At the 2016 NAB Show, from April 16 - 21 in Las Vegas, many companies eagerly displayed all kinds of new gadgets and technology, promising a very successful, game-changing year for the broadcast media industry. This show signaled how much technology is changing - and more so, how content consumers are planning to keep up.
by Stephan Guarch & Edgar Cohen Aerial photography and videography are nothing new to the production world. But how we achieve those shots certainly has in the last 12 months. Drones have exploded in popularity as a way to get aerial and low altitude footage for videos, for everything from full feature films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” to the everyday film hobbyist who flies leisurely at the local park. But for anyone who has actually tried to capture this footage there’s quite the learning curve involved when it comes to choosing the right drone and what seems like an infinite amount of accessories and upgrades. This week the team at Experience Above posts a nice overview of the top 3 tips for getting started with drone video production, a handy starters guide.
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...
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?
Director, Antek Nykowski, describes the challenges of filming the day to day activities of the mountain rescuers and the use of aerial drones and RED dragon to enhance the shots.
The holidays are here! So we compiled a list of cool gear WE would want the Amazon delivery drones to drop off on our front doorstep in the near future!
By N. Halpern“Liquid Planet” is an elegantly-designed loop library for producers and composers, emphasizing ambient textures and ethnic percussion loops. The library was developed by Robert Rich, a California-based composer known for his work in ambient and minimalist music. The library is available as a subset of Sony Creative Software’s “Scoring Pack” or as a standalone library.The library is well organized, with its materials divided into seven general folders: Clean Flutes, Drones & Abstract, Ethnic Percussion, Melodic Metal, Synthetic Pulses, and Twinkles. Where applicable, each file is labeled and meta-tagged with its respective original tempo and/or key. All audio is clean and high fidelity.
From drones to virtual reality, new advancements in 4K technology and more, 2016 has proven to be quite a big year for the industry. But just what do experts predict for 2017? What will change? What will remain the same? We asked a few top experts in their opinions.