The 3rd annual Flying Robot international Film Festival (FRiFF) returns to San Francisco’s Roxie Cinema on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Flying Robot is a short film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of drones.
Have you got a video worthy of winning? Submissions for the 2017 festival are now being accepted, and festival participation is open to anyone around the world.
To enter, submit a film that is less than five minutes long by the deadline on Sept. 18. Films should primarily be shot from the perspective of a drone, though they do not need to exclusively contain aerial footage. And of course, the film festival isn’t simply looking for pretty shots, but rather films that tell a story.
“We’re not interested in seeing what your backyard looks like, unless your backyard is full of alligators or kangaroos or something.” according to the organizers. “Judges will shine favorably upon films with a good story.
Looking to use off-the-shelf drones for commercial use cases, like agriculture, construction, inspections or public safety?
DJI is hosting its own enterprise drone conference called AirWorks this November 7-9 in Denver, Colorado. Registration is now open here. This is the second year in a row that DJI has hosted the AirWorks conference.
Use coupon code “dronegirl10” to get 10% off any of the DARTdrones course listed below.
By now you’ve probably got your Part 107 and are likelu looking to up your skill set to distinguish yourself from the 300,000 other Federal Aviation Administration-certified remote pilots out there.
DARTdrones, which most closed a $300,000 investment from Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank judge Mark Cuban in an episode of the show that aired in February, is now offering four new specialty drone training courses.
The drone training startup is teaming up with drone mapping software startup DroneDeploy to offer an Aerial Mapping and Modeling course. It will be a two day course that goes over how to collect, analyze and export drone mapping and modeling data.
The group will also offer a Drone Journalism Workshop focused on broadcast journalists that teaches not just how to become a certified drone pilot, but how to apply for and receive a waiver. One of the teachers includes Pulitzer Prize-sharing photojournalist Kevin Coughlin, whose work has been published in the New York Times.
DARTdrones’ Rapid Daytime Search and Rescue Workshop will be geared toward emergency responders who want to learn how to use drones to find missing people. The workshop is the first in a series of public-safety focused courses coming soon, including using drones for accident investigation, water rescue and fire scene operations.
The fourth of DARTdrones’ newly announced courses is an aerial roof inspections course.
All four drone specialty workshops will be offered three different times in 2017 at various locations around the country.
There are three categories: Nature, City, and Sport. Submissions should not be longer than five minutes and should include at least 30 seconds of aerial footage. And while the contest is hosted by DJI, videos captured from any type of aerial platform are welcome.
Another female-focused drone event is happening in the San Francisco Bay Area! How does a Friday Fly Day sound?
I’m excited to announce I’ll be partnering with cloud software platform DroneDeploy for their Fly Day on Friday, May 5 from 3:30 to 9 p.m.
We’ll be flying drones at the Berkeley Marina, making maps, and learning about how drone mapping is driving job creation worldwide. After flying, we will return to DroneDeploy HQ for their traditional Friday BBQ.
Here’s the schedule:
3:30 pm – Meet at Berkeley Marina
3:30-4:00 pm – Intro to DroneDeploy
4:00-6:00 pm – Flying Drones with the Team
6:00-6:45 pm – Return to SF (Transportation will be provided.)
7:00-9:00 pm – BBQ at DroneDeploy HQ
At the event, you’ll get to meet leading drone experts including DroneDeploy cofounder Jono Millin, humanitarian UAV practitioner Jessie Mooberry, drone marketer Kara Murphy, and DroneDeploy philanthropy director Samantha Salis.
Women and Drones, in partnership with Drone360 magazine and the ASCEND drone business conference, is announcing a global search for women impacting the drone industry. The Women to Watch Award Committee is conducting a global search for women impacting the drone industry through achievements in technology, business, governmental relations, advocacy, education, research, journalism, agriculture, and more. Nominations can be submitted online at WomenAndDrones.com.
Submissions will be accepted until May 15, 2017.
Award recipients will be honored at the ASCEND Conference & Expo, July 19-21, 2017 in Portland, OR. In addition to this Award, ASCEND will provide a meaningful platform to help women share ideas, network with like-minded professionals, and be recognized for their accomplishments.
A roundtable discussion for Women in Drones will be offered as a networking breakfast session (which I’ll be speaking at!).
Nominate someone today, and I’ll see you in Portland!
We are so close to the first ever Drone Girl meet-up!
I’m thrilled that this is finally happening. While I’ve had the joy of meeting hundreds of you at various events around the world, I’ve never had one meet-up for all of you readers.
I want to thank my friend Siggi Hindrichs, an entrepreneur in residence at Samsung NEXT, who worked so hard to help make this meet up FINALLY happen!
You’ll hear from my friends Jessica Mooberry, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stanford University’s Peace Innovation Lab and humanitarian UAV practitioner, Gretchen West, Senior Advisor at Hogan Lovell, and Abbe Lyle, Creative Director and Pilot at Visual Law Group, who will each be giving TED-style talks.