Photography & Videography – Page 6

London Drone Film Festival Kicks off on May 23

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 01, 2016

The London Drone Film Festival (LDFF) is coming to the city’s Institute of Contemporary Arts on Monday, May 23. The LDFF, showcasing drone-captured work from filmmakers around the world, will include 10 categories of competition. All entries should be no [Read More]

Race Between Jaguar XJ and DJI Drone Demos UAS for Stunt Filming

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2016

In a recent cat-and-mouse challenge, a Jaguar XJ, driven by movie stunt driver Mark Higgins, took on drone pilot and racer JaeHong Li, who flew a DJI Inspire 1 aircraft at the Zhuhai International Circuit in China. According to DJI, [Read More]

NFL’s Rams Green-Lighted for Drones at Practice, for Cinematography

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams (formerly the St. Louis Rams) have become the latest National Football League (NFL) team to receive a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for commercial drone operations. According to last week’s granted exemption, [Read More]

A Quick Overview of Guidance, Major Laws for Drone Videographers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2016

To alleviate confusion regarding the commercial use of drones – particularly when using them to shoot video – AllDigital Inc. has put together an infographic to give a quick overview of guidance and major laws U.S. operators should be aware [Read More]

3DR Offers Free Instructional eBook for Aerial Photographers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 04, 2016

Berkeley, Calif.-based drone company 3DR has released what it says is a free instructional eBook dedicated to aerial photography with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). 3DR describes the book as a “complete guide to getting the shot, with tips, tricks and [Read More]

Security Organization Claims Media Has Rights to Use Drones for Journalism

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2016

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s representative on freedom of the media says the the use of drones for journalism “constitutes an integral part of the right to freedom of information.”

Drone Imagery Solutions Provider Inks $1.55M Funding Round

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2016

BetterView, a San Francisco-based provider of drone imagery solutions for businesses, says it has closed a $1.55 million fundraising round, led by Arena Ventures, Metamorphic Ventures and other angel investors, including 500 Startups, Haystack, MetaProp NYC and Router Ventures. Founded [Read More]

BBC’s Planet Earth II to Incorporate UAV-Captured Footage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2016

Planet Earth II – a series on BBC One, a channel of the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) in the U.K. – will be premiering later this year in ultra HD and incorporating footage from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Produced by [Read More]

Newsgathering Associations Voice Support for Micro UAS Amendment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2016

Noting the potential for newsgathering operations, the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) have voiced their support of the recently approved micro unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) classification in the [Read More]

Universities Claim Number of Spots in Recent String of Drone Exemptions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2016

Of the 3,385 Section 333 exemptions granted to date by the Federal Aviation Administration, a number of them in the most recent string of exemptions belonged to colleges and universities. In February alone, the following have been given the green [Read More]