Parrot AR.Drone 2.0: The unarmed flying film-maker's companion Video
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0: The unarmed flying film-maker's companion Video Transcript
Speaker 1: Hi, Rafe Needleman from CNET and I'm at CES talking to the Parrot AR Drone version 2.0. This new version of this Quadricopter has a 720p camera right there, so you can take videos of your adventures and we're gonna... it is unarmed, by the way. And we're gonna talk to Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot about what this thing is about. It's still making me a little nervous. We'll be right back. So, Henri what's new in the Parrot AR Drone 2.0? Speaker 2: The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 come with an HD camera. And has a possibility to record on your iPad on your iPhone the... what AR Drone sees. Speaker 1: Okay. And you control it the same way or there are remotes to fly it around as well? Speaker 2: Yeah, remotes to control it. And especially a remotes called Absolute Control, where it's much more easy for beginners to control the flying device. Speaker 1: And you do that? How do you control it? Is it moving your finger around or tilting the device? Speaker 2: Yes, you control it tilting the device, but now you have a (minute?) meter in the iPhone or iPad, but also you have one on the Drone, so both are aligned and you don't have to mentally realign yourself with Drone. You just pilot as if you were the pilot in front is in front, left is left, right is right. Speaker 1: Okay. Speaker 2: However, it's all it's done. Speaker 1: Now, I understand there are also games on this device kind of augmented reality where you're looking here at what your Drone sees and there is additional reality on top of it. Speaker 2: Exactly. So you... we use a camera to detect the enemy (stags?) and we have Drone (Batters?), Drone (Risers?) and Drone video games whereas the (properties?) are reality, but also added (sim?)to the reality the images that you see on your iPad. Speaker 1: But to me the most interesting thing about this is as a film maker's tool, so are people using this to make movies or as part of making new... new types of films? Speaker 2: It's a new kind of device... high tech device and you have now, the thousand of video taken by the users on YouTube flying over crocodiles or there is a one that's flying in the middle of the fireworks by night where it has its own frame there and you have as a user you'll have (helicopters?) Speaker 1: And now you can do it in HD. Speaker 2: Now, you can do it in HD and put it on YouTube free.
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Acclaimed filmmaker Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy") writes and directs an unflinching drama that tells the story of the passengers and crew, their families on the ground and the flight controllers who watched in dawning horror as United Airlines Flight 93 became the fourth hijacked plane on the day of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil: September 11, 2001. "United 93" recreates the doomed trip in actual time, from takeoff to hijacking to the realization by those onboard that their plane was part of a coordinated attack unfolding on the ground beneath them. The film attempts to understand the abject fear and courageous decisions of those who--over the course of just 90 minutes--transformed from a random assembly of disconnected strangers into bonded allies who confronted an unthinkable situation. Greengrass, known for films such as "Resurrected" and "Bloody Sunday," brings to United 93 a history of compassionate filmmaking that has explored some of the most troubled incidents of recent world history--when politics turns to violence, when beliefs slip into zealotry. As there is no perfect record of the hijacking's exact details and hostage retaliation, Greengrass takes a careful hand and partially improvises the events with an ensemble cast of unknown actors who were given studies of their UA Flight 93 counterparts. "United 93" intends to dignify the memory of those on that flight, the men and women whose sacrifice remains one of the most heroic legacies of the incomprehensible tragedies that unfolded on that autumn morning.
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PORTLAND, OREGON - The FOREST FILM FEST, Portland's own annual short film and video festival, announced the FOREST FILM FEST: "Best Of" DVD, Volume I, an entertaining compilation DVD of the 2004 winning films representing the best in animation, documentary, experimental, student and short fiction films. Bonus material is also included celebrating the festival's inaugural year. The FOREST FILM FEST holds it annual festival in May at the Clinton Street Theater. The festival is an opportunity for local, independent and student filmmakers to showcase their work and to educate while entertaining the public on the importance of short film. A DVD is planned for each festival year. 'The Volume 1 DVD is a great gift idea for the holidays. The profits are shared by selected student and independent filmmakers and it's an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for local filmmaking in Oregon," said Tracey Rowatt, executive director of the festival. FOREST FILM FESTIVAL: Volume 1 WINNING SHORT FILMS OF '2004' Includes bonus material Best Student Short: "ANNIVERSARY" Directed by: Ham Tran 2nd Place, Best Short Animation: "BLUE" Directed by: Christopher Mullins Best Short Fiction: "FORTUNATE SON" Directed by: Quinn Saunders 2nd Place, Best Short Fiction: "FLUFFY" Directed by: Samara Paysee Honorable Mentioned, Documentary: "CITY REPAIR" Directed by: Jason Porath. Best Short Documentary: "MY DAYS of AWE & GRIEF, PART 1: DIRK and ME" Directed by: Aaron Douglas. Best Short Animation: "REX STEEL" Directed by: Alex Woo. Best Experimental Short: "STALL" Directed by: Brian Kerr. Director: A.Douglas, B.Kerr, C.Mullins, S.Paysee, J.Porath, Q.Saunders, H.Tran, A.Woo. Awards: REGIONAL ADDY AWARDS: GOLD MEDAL WINNER, FOREST FILM FEST POSTER. 47th ANNUAL ROSEY AWARDS: MERRITT WINNER, MINI POSTER CAMPAIGN. Film Festivals: Forest Film Festival WWW.FORESTFILM.COM WWW.FORESTFILMFEST.COM Get the DVD at http://www.customflix.com/206465
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