Slate: Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 42 percent of Americans support private drone ban.
“Seventy-one percent said drones should not be permitted to operate over the property of others, while 64 percent said they hope their neighbors won’t add drone flying to their list of weekend pursuits.” Folks want privacy, I understand that. Irresponsible operators are already flying over properties without warning or clearance.
On a side note, I just heard about a recent dismissed arrest. There’s a new use for “selfie sticks”. Pervs are going out to do ‘upskirt’ shots in public. Seems some courts feel that walking in public, there’s no expectation of privacy. Wait for that one to hit the social channels (the media won’t react until Twitter does, anymore) ...
Youtube: Speed Dating Prank - 2015 Ford Mustang.
The reactions need to be bigger, IMHO. Totally fun concept, though.
EOSHD: Canon 5DS takes a backwards step for video - severe rolling shutter, moire ...
Not every DSLR needs to have video ... this is a play for the high-resolution stills market, not a video play. This market *does* still exist. Studios. Landscape and architecture. Etc. Those who have dreamt of medium format, but didn’t have the green.
Hollywood Reporter: FAA Grants Additional Exemptions for Drone Use in Film/TV.
“Meanwhile, the FAA continues to receive exemption requests faster than it can approve them, demonstrating the need for the agency to begin the rulemaking process and create regulations in order to allow for more widespread use of the technology, rather than regulating on a case by case basis.” Jes’ keepin’ an eye out.
Youtube: Auschwitz 70 - Drone shows Nazi concentration camp.
The only visual I’ve ever seen that really effectively illustrates the size of the place. Show this to any crazy deniers you come across. I detect a significant similarity to the buildings around Oak Ridge, TN during the Manhattan Project. Both: Industrial extinction.
Vimeo: Ocean Gravity.
You just know someone’s going to ‘borrow’ this for a sci-fi movie relatively soon.
BBC: Drone maker DJI bans Washington flights after White House crash.
DJI’s smart. Make hay while the sun shines, folks.
Slugline. Simply Screenwriting.
Of interest if’n you need this sort o’ tool.
ReadWrite: Why We Need A New Word For Drones.
I was all over this what, nine months, a year ago? Catch up, media. Or not. “Drone” sells ad impressions.
EOS HD: DSLR Video Quality Rank, January 2015.
Vox: Someone successfully used a drone to breach the White House security perimeter.
Drugs over the border, visiting the President ... if you wondered why the FAA was dragging its feet, these seem to be good examples.
Youtube: Danny Macaskill - The Ridge.
Vimeo: We Were Not Made For This World.
Nice try. Don’t tell us. Show us.
Vimeo: Neven Mrgan on Why Skeuomorphism Is Like a Classic Car.
Guardian.UK: ‘Three suns’ appear over Mongolia in rare anthelion phenomenon – video.
It’s that time of year. Cool.
Dazed: Drone carrying six pounds of meth crashes at Mexican border.
New commercial use. Not quite what anyone expected, I’m sure. Border Patrol’s going to get real good at ‘wing shots’.
Here’s a thought. Post-Ferguson, post-NYC, what of ‘cop shows’?
Hollywood has to find another theme for cheap-to-film predictable evening entertainment. Zombies?
Mashable: GoPro stock plummets after Apple granted patent for mounted cameras.
Pulling the rug out from under, if Apple decides to compete. GoPro is pretty mature at this point; it’s a big leap from nothing to marketshare for Apple. GoPro has lots of competition, none have knocked it off yet. Color me skeptical.
Youtube: Arosa Classic Car 2012 - Mercedes Benz 300SL Flügeltür-Coupé.
Art of VFX: Captain America, The Winter Soldier: Making of, by ILM.
Who needs physical actors? We’re almost there.
Vimeo: Open Door to Solitude.
Media/ite: Baltimore Fox 45 WBFF Kill a Cop Chant Video Edit Protest.
What happens to ‘believe what you see and hear’, now that video is as easy to manipulate as Photoshop stills?
Seems the social media will become check-and-balance. If one can meaningfully winnow through all the noise.