MARCH 3, 2018

BMCC TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (190 Chambers Street)

Doors open at 12:30pm

1-2:30 - DRONE TECH Leaders: Adam Bry, Eran Aharonov, Brian Byrne, Jonah Fine Drone tech is ever changing. In this panel we'll talk with some of the leading names in drone and camera tech about their individual solutions and those to come. Panelists include representatives from Skydio, RED, FreeFly Systems and Connex HD.

1-2:30 - DRONE TECH

Leaders: Adam Bry, Eran Aharonov, Brian Byrne, Jonah Fine

Drone tech is ever changing. In this panel we'll talk with some of the leading names in drone and camera tech about their individual solutions and those to come. Panelists include representatives from SkydioREDFreeFly Systems and Connex HD.

3 - 4:30PM - UP IN THE AIR: 2018 DRONE LAW UPDATE Leader: Brian Rothery, Mark Connot and Christopher Beall This year has provided major advancements in drone law that every commercial operator should be aware of.  This panel of drone and entertainment law experts will discuss all of the major developments as well as provide particular insight into the issues that drone cinematographers face in the field.

3 - 4:30PM - UP IN THE AIR: 2018 DRONE LAW UPDATE

Leader: Brian Rothery, Mark Connot and Christopher Beall

This year has provided major advancements in drone law that every commercial operator should be aware of.  This panel of drone and entertainment law experts will discuss all of the major developments as well as provide particular insight into the issues that drone cinematographers face in the field.

5 - 6:15 - DRONES: PUSHING CREATIVE BOUNDARIES Leader: To be announced Aerial cinematography is an incredibly complex artform requiring expertise in camera motion, cinematography, drone technology and piloting skills. Moderated by festival director Randy Scott Slavin, this panel will explore the art and craft of aerial cinematography with some of the most creative drone filmmakers who are competing in the 4th annual New York City Drone Film Festival.   

5 - 6:15 - DRONES: PUSHING CREATIVE BOUNDARIES

Leader: To be announced

Aerial cinematography is an incredibly complex artform requiring expertise in camera motion, cinematography, drone technology and piloting skills. Moderated by festival director Randy Scott Slavin, this panel will explore the art and craft of aerial cinematography with some of the most creative drone filmmakers who are competing in the 4th annual New York City Drone Film Festival. 

 

6:30-7:30 Red Carpet

7:30 PM - The 4th Annual NEW YORK CITY DRONE FILM FESTIVAL screening and award show


MARCH 4, 2017 - DAY OF DRONES

@ LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER (222 Jersey City BLVD, NJ)

The DAY OF DRONES at the Liberty Science Center is a full day of drone based programming designed to excite every level of drone enthusiast. 

MICRO DRONE RACING- Watch expert pilots navigate an intricate indoor racecourse using First Person View(FPV) technology. Experience the racing first hand by trying a pair of FPV goggles in one of our viewing areas. Festival pass holders who have their own gear and would like to participate in micro drone racing please contact Frank Costello (frank@safetythirdracing.com) at Safety Third Racing. There are a limited number of spots available and is on a first come first serve basis.

FREESTYLE FPV COMPETITION - Watch expert pull insane tricks and aerial maneuvers using First Person View(FPV) technology. Experience the freestyle first hand by trying a pair of FPV goggles in one of our viewing areas. Festival pass holders who have their own gear and would like to participate in freestyle FPV please contact Frank Costello (frank@safetythirdracing.com) at Safety Third Racing. There are a limited number of spots available and is on a first come first serve basis.

DRONE EXPO - See and touch drones of all sizes and get a first look at  some of the must cutting edge drone technology.

FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION CAGE - Drones of all sizes will be flying throughout. There will also be Q&A's with manufacturers as well as opportunities for Day of Drones attendees to fly drones. 

FILM SCREENINGS - If you missed the screening of the 4th annual New York City Drone Film Festival on March 3rd you'll have a chance to see the winning films In the Liberty Science Centers 250 person theater. 

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS -  Classes for beginners, intermediate and professional drone users will be available. See below for more info on classes that are available. This list is constantly updating. First come first serve for festival pass holders.


DAY OF DRONES EDU LINEUP

TIMES AND LOCATIONS COMING SOON

 

COLOR CORRECTION FOR DRONE FOOTAGE Leader: Luisa Winters (Festival Pass required) Luisa Winters is a drone pilot and Master Adobe Educator. In this session, Luisa Winters will cover the theory and technique necessary for getting your footage looking better than ever through the use of color correction.

COLOR CORRECTION FOR DRONE FOOTAGE

Leader: Luisa Winters

(Festival Pass required)

Luisa Winters is a drone pilot and Master Adobe Educator. In this session, Luisa Winters will cover the theory and technique necessary for getting your footage looking better than ever through the use of color correction.

DRONES 201: FROM HOBBY TO MONEYMAKER Leader: Brian Walk (Festival Pass required) You're an experienced backyard hobbyist.  How do you prepare for your first paid gig? This class will provide a broad overview of what to expect on your first directed shoot. We'll cover set operations and how to prepare your aircraft, checklists, and cast and crew briefings. This is the perfect class for people who want to turn their passion for flying drones into a career as a filmmaker.

DRONES 201: FROM HOBBY TO MONEYMAKER

Leader: Brian Walk

(Festival Pass required)

You're an experienced backyard hobbyist.  How do you prepare for your first paid gig? This class will provide a broad overview of what to expect on your first directed shoot. We'll cover set operations and how to prepare your aircraft, checklists, and cast and crew briefings. This is the perfect class for people who want to turn their passion for flying drones into a career as a filmmaker.

RED DSMC2 Leader: RED Representative (Festival Pass required) This informative hour long session will give attendees an opportunity get an overview of RED Digital Cinema’s DSMC2 camera line. This includes building up gear with RED's modular camera system, getting hands-on time with our newest camera and sensor technology, and a closing open forum Q&A. 

RED DSMC2

Leader: RED Representative

(Festival Pass required)

This informative hour long session will give attendees an opportunity get an overview of RED Digital Cinema’s DSMC2 camera line. This includes building up gear with RED's modular camera system, getting hands-on time with our newest camera and sensor technology, and a closing open forum Q&A. 

DRONES 101 Leader: Steve Cohen, President,  NYC/NJ Drone Users Group Type: Beginner Class Drones can be a fun and educational hobby. Steven Cohen, professional educator and president of the Drone User Group Network, will take you through the different types of drones available, the basics of flying, and how people use drones for recreation and industry. A perfect class for those with an interest in drones, but limited or no experience flying them.

DRONES 101

Leader: Steve Cohen, President,  NYC/NJ Drone Users Group

Type: Beginner Class

Drones can be a fun and educational hobby. Steven Cohen, professional educator and president of the Drone User Group Network, will take you through the different types of drones available, the basics of flying, and how people use drones for recreation and industry. A perfect class for those with an interest in drones, but limited or no experience flying them.

MAKING GOOD DRONE FILMS GREAT: EDITING THEORY Leader: Luisa Winters (Festival Pass required) With over 30 years of teaching Adobe, Apple and production classes for clients in government, military and private organizations, Luisa Winters leads this master class about the theory and technique of editing. Learn how to make better choices during post-production and take your film to the next level.    

MAKING GOOD DRONE FILMS GREAT: EDITING THEORY

Leader: Luisa Winters

(Festival Pass required)

With over 30 years of teaching Adobe, Apple and production classes for clients in government, military and private organizations, Luisa Winters leads this master class about the theory and technique of editing. Learn how to make better choices during post-production and take your film to the next level.

 

 

FREEFLY SYSTEMS ALTA 8 Leader: TBD (Festival Pass required) A master level class aimed at drone pros who are looking to fly the Alta 8. The Freefly team will cover all aspects of the Alta 8 including gimbal options, Movi controller, FIZ, and the synapse flight control system.

FREEFLY SYSTEMS ALTA 8

Leader: TBD

(Festival Pass required)

A master level class aimed at drone pros who are looking to fly the Alta 8. The Freefly team will cover all aspects of the Alta 8 including gimbal options, Movi controller, FIZ, and the synapse flight control system.

HUMANITARIAN DRONES – An Exposition of Drone Use for Emergency Management Purposes Leaders: Daniel Herbert & Parker Gyokeres (Festival Pass required) Drones are amazing tools for disaster response and Hurricane Harvey triggered a huge interest in their use for this purpose. Parker Gyokeres, Daniel Herbert, and a team of other professional drone operators from around the country banded together in an effort to volunteer their time, equipment, and expertise to aid in any way possible during the relief work in Texas. Parker and Daniel are here to explain in detail how to properly integrate civilian operated drones in emergency management scenarios. You will also get to relive some of their journey through never before shared imagery and videos along with stories about the adventure, highlighting the overwhelming devastation and heartbreaking loss that was witnessed.

HUMANITARIAN DRONES – An Exposition of Drone Use for Emergency Management Purposes

Leaders: Daniel Herbert & Parker Gyokeres

(Festival Pass required)

Drones are amazing tools for disaster response and Hurricane Harvey triggered a huge interest in their use for this purpose. Parker Gyokeres, Daniel Herbert, and a team of other professional drone operators from around the country banded together in an effort to volunteer their time, equipment, and expertise to aid in any way possible during the relief work in Texas. Parker and Daniel are here to explain in detail how to properly integrate civilian operated drones in emergency management scenarios. You will also get to relive some of their journey through never before shared imagery and videos along with stories about the adventure, highlighting the overwhelming devastation and heartbreaking loss that was witnessed.

WINNING THE NEW YORK CITY DRONE FILM FESTIVAL Leader: Randy Scott Slavin (Festival Pass required) Festival founder and director Randy Scott Slavin will take you through the festival past, present, and future and discuss what it takes to win an award. We’ll view some favorite winning films of years past and examine reasons why they may have taken the prize, all with an eye to making better films for in the future.

WINNING THE NEW YORK CITY DRONE FILM FESTIVAL

Leader: Randy Scott Slavin

(Festival Pass required)

Festival founder and director Randy Scott Slavin will take you through the festival past, present, and future and discuss what it takes to win an award. We’ll view some favorite winning films of years past and examine reasons why they may have taken the prize, all with an eye to making better films for in the future.

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAMMERTRY Leader: Luisa Winters (Festival Pass required) Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. Using UAVs is relatively easy to take images from different angles and triangulate 3D position. It is also relatively easy to get accurate measurements. In this session you will be introduced to using UAVs for photogrammetry and best practices.

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAMMERTRY

Leader: Luisa Winters

(Festival Pass required)

Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. Using UAVs is relatively easy to take images from different angles and triangulate 3D position. It is also relatively easy to get accurate measurements. In this session you will be introduced to using UAVs for photogrammetry and best practices.

THINKING LIKE A DIRECTOR Leader: Randy Scott Slavin (Festival Pass required) Drones are an amazing tool but ultimately they are just a tool. One of the best ways to shoot better footage is to think like a director. In this class we'll go into the thought process that goes on behind the scenes so drone users can get better footage whether they are shooting for web videos or on hollywood sets. 

THINKING LIKE A DIRECTOR

Leader: Randy Scott Slavin

(Festival Pass required)

Drones are an amazing tool but ultimately they are just a tool. One of the best ways to shoot better footage is to think like a director. In this class we'll go into the thought process that goes on behind the scenes so drone users can get better footage whether they are shooting for web videos or on hollywood sets. 

DRONE SUMMIT Leader: Steve Cohen & Marque Dewinter There are many facest to the drone world. Many differnet groups but most often fighting a single enemny. This panel will be an open discussion along with the audience delving into how to  bring stability and advocacy to this still burgeoning field. Discuss the issues presented to the drone community.       

DRONE SUMMIT

Leader: Steve Cohen & Marque Dewinter

There are many facest to the drone world. Many differnet groups but most often fighting a single enemny. This panel will be an open discussion along with the audience delving into how to  bring stability and advocacy to this still burgeoning field.

Discuss the issues presented to the drone community. 

 

 

 

GETTING YOUR ANGLES RIGHT: DRONES & REAL ESTATE Leader: TBD (Festival Pass required) One of the most common uses for drones is to aid in Real estate sales. Like a photographer shooting the face of a model, there are particular techniques that can be utilized to get the best possible results. 

GETTING YOUR ANGLES RIGHT: DRONES & REAL ESTATE

Leader: TBD

(Festival Pass required)

One of the most common uses for drones is to aid in Real estate salesLike a photographer shooting the face of a model, there are particular techniques that can be utilized to get the best possible results. 

 
PREPARATION FOR UAS OPERATIONS Leader: Marque DeWinter (Festival Pass required) Producers , contractors and other pro drone users will learn how a safe flight operation is conducted including a basic understanding of the flight crew, risk, and flighting planning. Help prevent liability for your business and stay within the confines of laws and regulations when overseeing flight operations.

PREPARATION FOR UAS OPERATIONS

Leader: Marque DeWinter

(Festival Pass required)


Producers , contractors and other pro drone users will learn how a safe flight operation is conducted including a basic understanding of the flight crew, risk, and flighting planning. Help prevent liability for your business and stay within the confines of laws and regulations when overseeing flight operations.

SKYDIO AND FOLLOW ME TECH Leader: Hayk Martirosyan, Skydio (Festival Pass required) The Skydio team will talk about their work with technology breakthroughs spanning AI, robotics, and computer vision that enable autonomous cinematography on the self-flying R1. From pixels to propellers, it takes a tightly integrated and robust system to work at scale and in the wild. This session will also include a demo of the Skydio R1

SKYDIO AND FOLLOW ME TECH

Leader: Hayk Martirosyan, Skydio

(Festival Pass required)

The Skydio team will talk about their work with technology breakthroughs spanning AI, robotics, and computer vision that enable autonomous cinematography on the self-flying R1. From pixels to propellers, it takes a tightly integrated and robust system to work at scale and in the wild. This session will also include a demo of the Skydio R1