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Tech News: Personal Drones No Longer Need to be FAA Registered

Recode   Thursday May 25, 2017

If you buy a new drone in the U.S. to fly non-commercially, you no longer have to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration. A federal court in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the FAA’s drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012. That law, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, prohibited the FAA from passing any rules on the operation of model aircraft, notes Recode.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: A Combat Veteran Overcomes Trauma as a Farmer

By David Schonauer   Wednesday May 24, 2017

Alex Sutton is looking for a new life as a farmer. Sutton, a three-tour Iraq war veteran who received a medical retirement from the U.S. Army, is forging a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. But he cannot shake the trauma of war, and his world cycles between states of heightened awareness ...   Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: David Bowman Heads for the Black Hills

By David Schonauer   Tuesday May 23, 2017

In April, Minneapolis-based photographer David Bowman's wife and two teenage daughters headed to Florida for spring break. Bowman himself hopped in his car with a 4x5 camera and drove west to the Black Hills region of South Dakota. "In terms of landscape, the Black Hills mark the beginning of the American West in the northern United States," says Bowman, a Pro Photo Daily ...   Read the full Story >>

Resources: This Website Immerses You in Audio News

Cinema Sound   Thursday May 18, 2017

MZed, the video-training company behind popular workshop tours by the likes of Vincent Laforet and Shane Hurlbut, has now launched Cinema Sound, a website aimed at keeping video shooters and filmmakers abreast of audio news via a range of features and interviews, notes News Shooter. You can go further, too:  An annual subscription of $249 will let you access teaching materials that promise to unlock the ‘Hollywood secrets’ of good sound.    Read the full Story >>

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