At The End Of The Cul-de-Sac does something that no other short film has attempted: It uses a single drone to capture the entire scene, shot in a single take, and requiring a well-choreographed dance from both drone and actors:
To prepare for the shoot, the team created a low-res CG animatic of the entire short. This allowed them to plan everything out before they ever arrived on set, and it gave the cast and crew something to study ahead of time so they could perfect their movements:
According to director Paul Trillo, “It was important that we push the technology in a way that verges on impossible.”
The results are certainly impressive, and show how drones are adding new versatility and capabilities to the way stories get told.
To find out what happens when a drone is struck by lightning, YouTuber Tom Scott took a DJI Phantom 3 to the University of Manchester’s High Voltage Laboratory, where they hit it with an electrical impulse of 1.4MV.
So did the drone survive, or did it get blown into tiny little electrified pieces?
You’ll have to watch and find out:
A few fishermen in an Orlando lake got quite a surprise when a DJI Inspire drone flew over them with a fish in a basket.
Setapp’s marketing message is “Take the easy way.” so they found a few fishermen in an Orlando lake, and flew a fish over to them using a DJI Inspire drone:
Countless hours of research and hands-on testing help weed through the options to figure out what drone is right for your needs and budget.
Let me guess: You’re thinking about buying a drone?
You’ve double tapped countless drone photos on Instagram, you’ve re-watched a million different drone videos on YouTube, and you’ve already planned out the first dozen places you’re going to fly!
But then you started to look at prices, and tried to compare features, and stumbled across a DIY post that promised you could easily build an amazing drone for 1/2 the price, and… you got stuck.
What drone is right for me?
Do I really need those advanced features?
Should I really spend $1,000+ on something that might fly into the nearest lake?
All valid questions, which is why I decided to put together this buyer’s guide. I recently went through the exact same thought process, and did countless hours of research and hands-on testing to help weed through the options and figure out what drone is right for different needs and budget.
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For GeekCon 2016, Tomer Daniel and a crew of twelve hackers, welders, and coders built a real-life version of Space Invaders using drones as targets!
Players of Space Invaders with Drones sit on a turret that slides back and forth on rails, and they take aim at flying drones with their laser canon. When a drone is hit, the alien lights turn off, and the drone automatically returns to the ground and lands.
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Flybrix is a new company that is simplifying the drone building process by letting you use LEGOs to build and fly your own drone.
The kits include motors, an Arduino-based control board, a controller, and most importantly, a LEGO pilot mining. They’re designed to be easy to rebuild, so you can crash your new project and easily piece it back together for more test flights.
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Karma is GoPro’s first drone, and features an innovative folding design, impressive image stabilization, and deep integration with their Hero cameras.
Many drones carry cameras, but some drone pilots aren’t satisfied with just taking photos and videos.
Most people are happy to attach a camera to their drone and shoot some nice photos or videos.
But when drones can carry things, it’s only a matter of time before people start attaching weird things to their drones.
We’ve already seen a few people attach fishing gear to their drone and catch a fish, but what else is possible?
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The DJI Phantom 4 is now shipping, which means it’s a great time to do a review roundup and see what everyone thinks.
There are a lot of drone-specific sites that have published their review of the DJI Phantom 4, but what does the mainstream media think?
Here is a roundup of the best reviews of the Phantom 4, including videos that show off what DJI’s new drone is capable of:
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With the popularity of drones increasing, there was no shortage of drone-related jokes, pranks, and other shenanigans.
It’s April 2, 2016, which means it’s a good time to look back at all of the ‘news’ stories that broke yesterday, and highlight some of the better April Fools Day efforts that involved drones.
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