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!”

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

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

Meet Drew Cobb of Dronewrx in Hollywood

Strapped in the back of a pick-up truck with a full lock down of PCH

Strapped in the back of a pick-up truck with a full lock down of PCH As seen in Voyage LA – Meet Drew Cobb of Dronewrxfrom Hollywood, California Today we’d like to introduce you to Drew Cobb. Drew, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey… Continue reading Meet Drew Cobb of Dronewrx in Hollywood

5 Crucial questions for hiring drone operators – PT 5 COMMUNICATION

(PART 5) 5 Essential questions a producer should ask a drone pilot (before hiring them) How are their communication skills, and do they “speak camera”? Welcome to (DRUM ROLL) part 5 of 5: 5 Critical questions a producer should ask a drone pilot. You’d think this would be an obvious-no brainer, and just like any… Continue reading 5 Crucial questions for hiring drone operators – PT 5 COMMUNICATION

5 Crucial questions for hiring drone operators – PT 3 EXPERIENCE

(PART 3)5 Essential questions a producer should ask a drone pilot(before hiring them) Hi, I’m Drew Cobb. Dronewrx’s head pilot, and director of UAS operations. The following is part 3 in the series of 5. Thru my experience in this industry with producers who don’t know what they need or the questions to ask, I… Continue reading 5 Crucial questions for hiring drone operators – PT 3 EXPERIENCE