What exactly is a drone? What components make this complex machine work and how does it fly? Drone technology is exploding worldwide and few people have an accurate view of their capabilities and uses. Join Museum photographer/videographer Matt Jones for a look at some of the present and future uses for drones, as well as the capabilities of commercially available camera drones. Jones will also give a brief overview of current drone regulation and the technical issues regarding privacy and drone safety. The talk will conclude with a short demonstration of First Person View (FPV) technology.
About Our Speaker
Matt Jones is a professional photographer and videographer who has more than 25 years’ experience shooting aerial images. He is Production Manager for the Digital Media Group of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the producer for the Museum’s weekly Science Café broadcasts. Shooting out of full-size helicopters for most of his career, Jones has been shooting with drones since 2012. Mixing his lifelong hobby of flying RC aircraft with his professional knowledge and photography skills, he has logged hundreds of hours of flight time and produced many spectacular videos. Jones also is part of the new sport of drone racing, pitting his flying skills against other pilots in head-to-head competitions.