The latest Go Creative Show deals with a topic that's undoubtedly hot in the past few days: drone flights and aerial shooting. The topic has been covered a few times already, but the attention has been drawn to it again after Jos Stiglingh's footage of fireworks went viral and has made a several headlines in filmmaking blogs and newspages (mBlog post here), and after it's been reported that a flying drone nearly collided with a NYPD helicopter (find out more here)
Here's the list of topics covered with each guest (times in the podcast in brackets):
- The first you'll hear a short interview with the maker of the viral video Jos Stiglingh. In the show they talk about how the video became viral (with the help of GoPro team) and how he started aerial videography.
- (11:40) Matt Saunders – a copyright attorney discusses drone flight legality, with regard to footage copyrights and steps you should undertake to protect yourself
- (23:30) Jonathan Rupprecht - criminal defense attorney, commercial pilot, unmanned aircraft consultant, and a coauthor on legal treaties on unmanned aircraft law. The topic of their conversation is FAA laws and the future of commercial drone videography
- (35:00) Paul Antico – filmmaker and founder of Anticipate Media, and drone videography enthusiast. During the interview, Paul discusses techniques for shooting, grading and editing his footages, as well as legal and safety issues
Here's the podcast:
Just a brief reminder: the second guests's - Matt Saunders' - main advice is to abide by FAA regulations – this can be expensive, but if you do not, the agency might come after you. Apparently, this is what happened to the maker of the viral drone-through-fireworks footage; you can read more on that topic here. In the show, Matt Sauders offers legal advice for drone videography enthusiasts, and gives his email address, where you can send questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.