David Schonauer

Drone News: DJI's New AeroScope Helps Track and Identify Drones in the Air

PetaPixel   Thursday October 26, 2017

DJI has unveiled AeroScope, a new technology aimed at tracking and identifying DJI drones from afar, notes PetaPixel. The new receiver will be able to identify the registration numbers of drones and plot them on a map using the existing communication links between a drone and its controller. Think of it as a license plate for your drone: Police, aviation authorities, and other authorized parties will be able to use an AeroScope receiver,  which is capable of immediately detecting a drone as it powers on, plotting its location onto the map alongside its registration number. Meanwhile, PDN  has another perspective.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: The Music Short Film

Short of the Week   Thursday October 26, 2017

The music video and short film, once distinct, are converging, declares Short of the Week, which identifies a new genre that has emerged in the past few years — the music short film. “[C]reators are able to tell compelling stories buoyed by the direct emotion of great tracks and married to a level of visual panache,” writes SOTW’s Ivan Kander. Case in point: Director Jonathan Desbiens's Learn: 1st World Problems, which started as a music video for Montreal artist Kroy.   Read the full Story >>

How To: Make Your Boom Mic Disappear in Post

Griffin Hammond   Thursday October 26, 2017

Did the boom mic find its way into your shot again? It happens. In a new tutorial, filmmaker Griffin Hammond shows you an easy post-production technique for hiding boom mics that enter into the frame. But the beauty part, notes NoFilmSchool, is that, once you know how to do it, you can go ahead and put your mic in the shot on purpose — right next to the person you’re recording, for better quality sound.   Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: Asking Big Questions On a Mountain

Vimeo   Thursday October 26, 2017

Some summits are metaphoric. Some summits are actually summits. And some are both. The short film Life Coach follows two mountain climbers,  Renan Ozturk (see our Profile) and Alex Honnold, as they attempt a first ascent of Alaska’s Ruth Gorge. As conditions become unfavorable, Honnold turns the camera on Ozturk for a “strangely beautiful discussion of life’s big questions.” The film comes from The North Face, with Ozturk directing.    Read the full Story >>

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