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17 Jan 2018

Using Drones to Shoot the Perfect Trailer

Filmmakers have been using trailers to promote their movies and shows for more than a century. Also known as a “preview” or “coming attraction,” it typically consists of short footage that’s designed to captivate the respective audience and encourage them to see the full-length production. Although they are used for promotion, trailers have real entertainment value. In fact, a report by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) found that movie trailers are the third most watched online video, following […]

03 Jan 2018

Creating a Safer Construction Industry, One Drone at a Time

Keeping an Eye on Construction’s “Fatal Four” “The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 602 workers’ lives in America every year.” https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html Maintaining a safe working environment, and avoiding workplace accidents, requires constant monitoring. Recognizing and identifying potential hazards and addressing them proactively is essential. Drones provide a unique solution, not only in routine periodic inspections, […]

15 Dec 2017

How Drones are Pioneering a New Age of Tourism

More than 670,000 drones have been registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), according to Fortune. Not all of these drones are used for recreational or leisure purpose, however. On the contrary, the FAA only requires drone operators to register drones when they will be used for commercial purposes. There are dozens of ways in which businesses use drones, one of which is to promote vacation and tourism destinations. 2015, the Tipping Point for Drone Tourism Some people assume that […]

16 Nov 2017

How to Streamline Building Inspections with Drones

Building inspections are often required in many commercial buildings and construction sites. Normally, the respective city or county in which the building is located or being constructed governs these inspections. As explained by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), building inspectors have a wide range of duties, including monitoring construction sites for compliance; using survey instruments, metering devices and other equipment to conduct inspections; approve building plans that are deemed satisfactory; inspecting plumbing, electrical and other systems to ensure […]

29 Oct 2017

How Drones are Helping Indie Filmmakers Succeed

Who says you need the support of big-name Hollywood studios to produce an engaging movie or hit show. As the industry shifts away from traditional DVD/Blu-Ray production to streaming media platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Crackle, and HBOGo, there’s been a growing number of independent films hitting viewers’ television screens. As an indie filmmaker you’re passionate about the project,  proud of the script, and have a clear vision of your shots. Now it’s time to maximize your budget and […]

28 Oct 2017

Video: The Missing Element from Your Real Estate Business

Whether you’re a real estate agent or broker, video can help you connect with buyers and ultimately sell more homes. Unfortunately, video is something that many real estate professionals overlook, believing it’s an unnecessary element in their business. While there’s no rule stating that you must use video, doing so can prove invaluable in boosting sales. To learn more about video and why real estate professionals should use it, keep reading. More Clients Statistics show that homeowners are 73% more […]

28 Oct 2017

The Marketing Power of Video and Why Your Business Needs It

Is video a part of your business’s overall marketing strategy? If not, it should be. All businesses can benefit from video marketing, regardless of their size or industry on which they operate. To learn more about the marketing power of video and how it can benefit your business, keep reading. Google Loves Video Google owns YouTube, the world’s largest online video sharing platform, so it should come as no surprise to learn that videos are easy to rank in Google […]

27 Oct 2017

How Construction Companies Benefit from Drone Videography

When you think of common applications for drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), construction probably doesn’t come to mind. After all, how many times have you seen a drone hovering over a construction site? Well, it’s actually more common than you may realize. Countless construction companies throughout the United States and abroad are using drones to facilitate their operations and boost their sales. To learn more about drone videography and the benefits it offers for construction companies, keep reading. […]

03 Oct 2017

7 Essential Elements for Your Business’s Hero Shot

Are you planning a hero a shot? Regardless of the industry in which your business operates, or the products or services it sells, a hero shot is an invaluable tool that can you help attract new customers. Highly stylized and perfectly timed, it allows prospective customers to see exactly how your product or service works. It’s the shot that increases confidence and conversions. But if you want to capture the most sales from your video, you’ll want to include the […]

03 Oct 2017

Common Myths and Misconceptions about Drones for Filmmaking

If you’re a filmmaker, you’ve heard of drones being used to shoot aerial footage. In recent years, it’s become a popular tactic for filmmakers to capture stunning aerial shots because drones don’t break the budget. However, there’s a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the use of drones for filmmaking, some of which we’re going to debunk in this post. The FAA Doesn’t Allow Drones for Filmmaking Granted, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn’t allow just anyone to fly drones […]