Drones invade 2015

Welcome to Dronewrx and 2015. This plans to be a banner year for aerial cinematography as the technology has been advancing rapidly. We’ve put the finishing touches on our newest rig the Align 480, which is small and lightweight compared to other popular rigs. With a Panasonic GH4 attached it’s a low-impact combination which is… Continue reading Drones invade 2015

FAA Inches toward making commercial drones legal

Phantom 2, Ohio River shooting a show called "Cavia Kings"

As you know flying Drones, UAV’s, UASs’s, Multi-rotors or whatever we’re supposed to call them for commercial purposes is a gray area. Technically nobody is supposed to charge for flying which is gotten around a multitude of ways. Seems like every day I’m noticing a low flying shot in productions and pointing it out to… Continue reading FAA Inches toward making commercial drones legal

“So easy your grandmother can do it!”

“Get your Part 107 License, and get in on the ground floor of this expanding market!” Drones have been the new gold rush, and tho I feel it’s definitely waning, There’s still this prevailing myth in the UAV market that drones are so easy that you can buy one and go out and immediately go… Continue reading “So easy your grandmother can do it!”

Capturing concert drone footage but not going deaf

Hearing loss and tinnitus are really not very cool One of my favorite assignments is to provide drone video footage for, is live concerts and music festivals. I’ve been very fortunate to have seen some great shows, while doing a job that I love. Recently I was at the BottleRock Festival in Napa getting the… Continue reading Capturing concert drone footage but not going deaf

Monkeying around with drones…

This was just funny so I had to share it. Somehow Monkeys make everything better! Turns out these chimpanzee’s are as grouchily concerned with their privacy as my neighbors, but instead of racks and shotguns, they use sticks. Monkey’s and drones, YAY! Dr Zaius, Taylor and Nova ponder the past future… Taylor practices his aim,… Continue reading Monkeying around with drones…

My Driving Force

Lawrence Fishburn enjoys a break gazing over the 10,000′ cliff atop Sandia Mtn, that looks out towards Albuquerque, NM The Bigger the project … in this case Starring Nicolas Cage and Lawrence Fishburn which is pretty darn big. Lately every project I get hired to fly drones on has a “strict no social media” policy.… Continue reading My Driving Force

Drone surveillance protection or invasion of privacy

DRONES AND PRIVACY Are drones violating personal privacy? I spent the 4th of July this year in Redondo beach. Apparently that community is embracing drone technology, tho I’m not sure everyone is stoked about it. One of my favorite things in life and the one thing that truly makes it feel that “summer is here”… Continue reading Drone surveillance protection or invasion of privacy

Game of Drones

Drones and dragons, two things that fly which capture peoples imagination! (or their images from the air) Are drones kinda like a dragons in some ways? Do some people feel frightened and compelled to slay them? Considering all the anti drone technology that is springing up, and the anti drone sentiment I’ve been encountering lately,… Continue reading Game of Drones

Giant Gavina gravel tire launch

Giant Gavina – Gravel Tire PromotionGiant Bicycle gravel tire promotional video I love bicycles. In fact I love most things on wheels that require straddling. Santa brought me a Royce Union Sting ray at the age of five (despite the fact that my list specified a Schwinn that included a drawing of it and everything),… Continue reading Giant Gavina gravel tire launch

88Rising – Head in the Clouds music festival 2019

88 Rising – Head in the clouds summer festival 2019 Aerial cinematography near DTLA What could be more appropriate for drones, than a festival that has a tag line “Head in the clouds”. Set in next to LA’s China Town, in the recently built Los Angeles Historic park the the DTLA skyline as a back… Continue reading 88Rising – Head in the Clouds music festival 2019