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Interdrone: Smile for the Drone – Trends in Aerial Cinematography

In Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson’s character Norma Desmond says, “Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!... All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.” Now, there is one more element to that mix: drones. And that close-up can pull back, rise up into the air, and in one continuous shot show you all of Beverly Hills as if you're looking down from heaven. Drones' potential has not been lost on Hollywood.

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Interdrone: Drones Saving Lives in Firefighting and Search and Rescue

When time is of the essence and lives are at stake, drones can make all the difference. This was the conclusion of men who have made a commitment to save the lives of others. They sat down at Interdrone, the International Drone Conference in Las Vegas, Sep-9-11, to share rescue techniques. The panel, “Saving Lives: Firefighting and Search and Rescue Tactics” was led by custom drone builder Kerry Garrison.

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Interdrone: Drones and Dronalism, Coming Soon to a TV Station Near You

Dronalism – the use of drones to provide TV news footage – will be coming soon to a station near you. Or maybe not. TV journalists, like many early adopters of drone technology, face resistance from a variety of sources.

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Software Review: Corel Painter 2016

I like all of the flexibility for customizing your brushes and the interface that makes the software more workable for the individual and the project. I like the simplicity of being able to have fine control of the grain of the paper and the paint flow on the paper. I also like the UI customizations and the ability to save your work setup.

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