Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has given the artist an exceptionally unique tool for storytelling. Elevating our view from ground level gives us a chance to show architecture both in scale and context. This interactive discussion will begin with a brief introduction to examples of the types and applications of UAVs used in architectural storytelling. After discussing how the various class attendees use UAVs in storytelling, we will talk about best practices in craft operation and in storytelling techniques. We will then wrap up by collaborating on how the various class attendees work in post-production with the footage. This session features 3ds Max and Revit.
- Understand how UAVs can give a unique and critical perspective on our ability to tell engaging stories
- Gain a basic knowledge of the types of UAVs and their strengths
- Discuss best practices for the operation and maintenance of UAVs, as well as good safety practices for this emerging technology
- Understand various workflows for using the footage once it is shot, and learn best practices for capturing images for generating 3D models and environments
Brandon Carmichael leads a team of highly skilled individuals to produce cinematic narratives and documentaries on a broad range of topics. He leads motion creative services, which span storytelling, broadcast, marketing narratives, and documentary shorts. His creative solutions utilize traditional filmmaking, 2D/3D motion design and animation, and virtual reality Environments.
John Higgs is the founder and president of Corgan MediaLab. He has honed his studio’s craft over the past 20-plus years, and now the Lab is recognized as a regional leader in the field of architectural visualization. He has produced animations for a variety of architectural projects, ranging from international airports, office complexes, data centers, transit projects, and hospitals. Higgs has also worked in the broadcast, film, interactive, music, and video game industries for clients such as Adidas, Hyundai Motor Company, Dell, Mountain Dew by Pepsico, Atari, Nokia Networks; JPMorgan Chase Bank. While under his leadership, Corgan MediaLab has been honored with numerous awards and has been featured in many publications. Higgs has spoken at Autodesk University for several years and at other conferences on the topics of technology and storytelling. He has also served on the advisory board at Full Sail University and acted as a visiting instructor at Texas Tech University for a graduate-level animation course