SIRT’s work supporting the training needs of industry has ramped up considerably over the last year - and with one of our most attended workshops to date it really took off. Responding to industry demand, I.A.T.S.E. 667 (International Cinematographers Guild) partnered with SIRT to deliver a workshop on use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) within film and television production in early March at SIRT’s sound stage. Over 150 industry professionals from a variety of unions and guilds as well as academic attendees were treated to a display of technology and presentations from industry suppliers including Flying Fish Productions, NTFG Productions and Skymotion Video. Aerial octocopters and quadcopter platforms from each company used in what is also called drone cinematography were on display. Topics discussed included current uses and future outlook; creative and technical capabilities and limitations; as well as safety concerns, training and regulations.
All personnel from the three presenting companies (operators, supervisors, and pilots) are members of I.A.T.S.E. 667’s newly-created UAV job categories.