What is the difference between a filmographer vs videographer?

Are you Interested in Filmography and Videography and want to know what the difference is? Check out this article and learn all about both.

The Video production industry is changing rapidly.

There are so many terms and expressions that are used to describe job roles or titles of people who work in the industry.

Here are just a few examples ;

Videographer, filmmaker, producer, cinematographer, DP (director of photography), director.. The list goes on.

There is some debate as to whether these job titles are helping or hindering the video production industry.

So if you are a freelance videographer / filmmaker, which title would you put on your business card? It’s a tough decision that needs a lot of thought.

If you work by yourself, then you are the director, producer, camera man, sound engineer, editor and so on…

‘Videographer’ a reasonably new term, is actually being used less now that the industry develops.

Filmmaker or cinematographer seem to be the new titles of choice for freelance videographers.

Cinematography would apply to a video with cinematic qualities. For example, a video produced that contains an amazing story, such as a love story for a wedding video. Lots of detail would go into the story and the scenes would be shot in a cinematic way, using music and any relevant effects.

Many people in the industry will use different words depending on the client.

It would be interesting to ask videographers what they call themselves and why? and what sort of effect is it having on the industry in the long term.

Dronemaster Productions meets leading agronomist.

Dronemaster Productions meets leading agronomist.

Recently we met a leading agronomist at a location in Telford, Shropshire. They were very interested in testing out the new multi spectral camera to confirm their suspicions about some crop damage.

We were able to identify several areas that required treatment that would have been impossible to spot with the human eye.

The scouting facility on the map enabled us to walk to the areas affected and offer recommendations to the farmer.

This information can also be processed into a variable rare spreader in order to treat the damaged areas of vegetation effectively.

 

Aerial Photos of the Camp taken

Aerial Photos of the Camp taken

On 22 December, a drone was flown over Dinedor Camp and surrounds to give the Parish Council CAT Steering Group a baseline view so that progress with tidying up the Camp can be monitored as work is carried out.

Hereford City Link Road

Hereford City Link Road

The City Link Road will help relieve some of the traffic from the centre of Hereford, particularly on Commercial Road and Blueschool Street. It will also make it easier and more enjoyable to walk around Hereford city.

The recent development of the Old Market leisure complex has been extremely successful and the City Link Road will allow land in the Edgar Street Grid area of Hereford to be further developed as an ‘urban village’. This urban village will help address the county’s housing needs and help make Herefordshire a more attractive place to live, work and visit. Around a third of the development will be affordable housing to help attract younger people to Hereford city.

The road will be built as part of the ‘Hereford city centre transport package’ with funding secured from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.

Dronemaster Productions, working alongside Alun Griffiths contractors and Herefordshire Council to provide aerial footage to monitor the different stages of the development.

Domino's to start pizza drone deliveries this year

Domino's to start pizza drone deliveries this year

Successful test in Auckland and New Zealand paves the way for Domino's to deliver pizzas by drone.

The Domino's pizza chain is to start delivering orders by drone later in 2016. The announcement came after it successfully demonstrated how the service will work in Auckland,

New Zealand. With the test flight a success, Domino's hopes to beat rivals Amazon and Google, also known as Alphabet, to be the first to deliver goods via a flying drone.

Aviation authorities in the UK, US, Britain and New Zealand have been working to adjust their rules to accommodate the low-altitude flights.

Domino's chief executive Don Meij said: "We've always said that it doesn't make sense to have a two tonne machine delivering a two kilogram order," suggesting he hopes to see the delivery drones replace the cars and trucks Domino's currently uses.

New Zealand leads the way in commercial drone deliveries, having granted companies permission to test delivery drones in 2015; it was the world's first country to do so.

"Our enabling laws and regulation means we have the ideal environment," said New Zealand Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

Mercedes vans filled with swarming delivery bots could be heading to your hometown

Mercedes vans filled with swarming delivery bots could be heading to your hometown

The robots inside the vans will travel the last three miles to your door

Delivery vans containing individual ground-based drones may be the future of home deliveries – and they're set to hit the streets in their first tests.

Mercedes-Benz has created a prototype van with Starship Technologies that allows eight of the company's small delivery vehicles to be stored inside a Sprinter van.

It is said that when a van stuffed with the robots and deliveries for households and offices arrives at a central location, it will then be able to unload the delivery vehicles, which will complete the last leg of the journey to avoid city centre traffic.

Saturday 03 December 2016 - Sunday 04 December 2016

Saturday 03 December 2016 - Sunday 04 December 2016

UK DRONE SHOW 2016

Saturday 03 December 2016 - Sunday 04 December 2016

£10 - £24

Hall 17

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Trade & Public Show

The UK Drone Show is Europe's largest and most exciting gathering of drones, drone racers, RC cars, robot fighting and consumer technology all under one roof. We bring together the best in camera drone technology, cutting edge developments and the latest drone and robot sports, alongside the best commercial operators and applications, as well as industry experts and celebrities. As well as being able to see all the latest drones from the major manufacturers, visitors will enjoy high speed FPV drone racing, RC Car racing and demos, live robot combat, and latest in smart home technology, as well as being able to shop to your heart's content.

DJI's Mavic Pro fold-up drone detects obstacles

DJI's Mavic Pro fold-up drone detects obstacles

DJI - the world's bestselling drone manufacturer - has announced its first foldable aircraft to be targeted at consumers.

The Chinese company says the quadcopter can be compressed to roughly the size of a water bottle for transportation.

The Mavic Pro's launch comes a week after the action-cam specialist GoPro revealed a foldable drone of its own.

The two models are a similar price, but DJI's machine has the advantage of featuring obstacle-avoidance sensors.

The Mavic Pro can also fly further away from its operator and stay airborne for longer periods of time, according to its specifications.

Both companies failed to turn a profit in their most recent results.

DJI lost £11.4m over the course of 2015 , but GoPro was worse off with $233.7m (£179m) of losses for the nine months running until the end of June.

Uber plans self-flying drone taxis to beat city traffic

Uber plans self-flying drone taxis to beat city traffic

If you summon an Uber in 10 years’ time, you will probably get a car that drives itself. But then again, you may not be travelling in a car at all.

The taxi-hailing app is working on technology that would allow airborne passenger drones to fly its users short distances around cities, it has emerged, raising the prospect of a future in which skylines are dotted with Uber aircraft shuttling commuters back and forth.

Jeff Holden, Uber’s head of product, told technology website Recode that the company is researching “vertical take off and landing” (VTOL) technology. Instead of the helicopter-style rotor blade drones, VTOL aircraft have fixed wings like planes, enabling them to fly silently, while taking off and landing vertically.

This bizarre £1,300 egg-shaped drone can be flown with one hand using gestures

PowerVision claims the 'egg' is the first to come with one-handed gesture controls

If flying regular drones proves tricky, help is at hand – literally – thanks to this gesture-controlled quadcopter that’s shaped like an egg.

The sleek PowerEgg, from PowerVision, is claimed to be easy to scramble because take-off and landing can be achieved at the push of a button.

The company behind it says anyone can fly the drone without having to get to grips with a multitude of complicated commands, and can even do so with one hand.

 

The PowerEgg resembles a sleek shiny egg, from which four arms with rotors attached extend. It has been developed by robotics firm PowerVision Technology Group and is claimed to be the industry’s first gesture recognition remote control that can be used with one hand.

 

Drone Successfully Pulls Kayak with Full-Grown Man Inside

Drones might look pretty flimsy, but now an 11-stone-man has successfully used a drone to pull him across a lake. 

YouTuber David Frei is popular for his pranks and obstacle courses that he records on his channel, but now he has used a drone to do something a little different.

The video shows Frei attaching a drone to the front of his kayak (only with fishing wire) and getting it to drag him out across the water.

And to prove that the drone really does have pulling power, Frei explains that he will be sailing against the wind and the current. 

The Canadian, who lives in Quebec, describes the stunt as “a first for drones” and says that he wanted to “try something new”.

Frei doesn’t move at any great speed but seems impressed with the results anyway: “How is this for success. Let us just enjoy this moment.” 

Who needs a speedboat? 

Sky to bring thrilling drone racing events to the UK and Ireland

Sky has invested $1m (£750,000) in the Drone Racing League (DRL) in a deal to broadcast the thrilling US competition on Sky Sports Mix.

Broadcast as 10 one-hour episodes starting in October, the series will feature five races from the 2016 DRL season and a winner-takes-all World Championship which will crown the year's best drone pilot.

The high-octane races, in which competitors fly the radio controlled machines through futuristic obstacle courses at speeds reaching 80mph, have been compared to bringing video games to life.

New trials for delivering goods by drones

The government's getting together with the retail giant Amazon to start testing flying drones that can deliver parcels to your door.

Amazon's paying for the programme, which will look at the best way to allow hundreds of robotic aircraft to buzz around Britain's skies safely.

The company claims it'll eventually mean small parcels will arrive at your house within 30 minutes of ordering them online.