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Michael Bates
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An Industry First: Dialogue-Based Film Captured by Drone

Posted by Michael Bates on April 06, 2017

New York-based aerial filming and drone videography firm Aerobo recently produced what it says is the first dialogue-based film shot entirely with a drone. “At the End of the Cul-De-Sac,” which was directed by New York-based director Paul Trillo, is [Read More]

Insurance Company Set to Leverage Drones

Posted by Michael Bates on April 06, 2017

Allstate says it is prepared to mobilize a “fleet of drones” in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas in order to help assess property damage that might occur during the states’ coming storm season. The company notes that this initiative [Read More]

6,000 Roof Inspections by Drone in Two Years

Posted by Michael Bates on April 06, 2017

BetterView, a company that specializes in capturing and analyzing data from drones, says it has reached a new milestone by performing more than 6,000 rooftop inspections for insurers. The company, which began operations two years ago, developed a proprietary software [Read More]

Governor Vetoes California Drone Bills

Michael Bates
Written by Michael Bates on October 05, 2015

This past weekend, Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., vetoed a trio of bills that aimed to rein in the use of unmanned aerial systems in certain situations. The three Senate bills – S.B.168, S.B.170 and S.B.271 – had been introduced by [Read More]