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Timothy McDougal

Timothy McDougal

A film school graduate, McDougal’s focus has been screenwriting and photography. He has also recently taken up programming and is proficient in JavaScript-based Web frameworks.

Latest Articles

1 month ago
Yuneec has just announced a new model that will extend the Typhoon H line of hexa-rotor drones, the...
3 months ago
DJI has unveiled a new hexa-rotor addition to its high end line. The Matrice 600, in spite of its namesake, in many ways more closely resembles the Spreading Wings S900 than the...
3 months ago
This article should not be taken as legal advice. It merely reflects the views of its author. Please consult with an attorney to determine what, if any, legal requirements or restrictions apply to the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in your area. In response to booming popularity, many people have been seeking information about the legality of using unmanned remote-controlled aircraft. Drones—...
4 months ago
The Introduction In the introduction to his 1912 dramatic writing how-to, Play-Making, William Archer opens with this pessimistic observation: There is thus a fine opening for pedantry on the one side, and quackery on the other, to rush in. The pedant, in this context, is he who constructs a set of rules from metaphysical or psychological first principles, and professes to bring down a dramatic...
4 months ago
Two inevitable user groups for aerial imaging are wedding photographers and videographers. Let's face it—RC multi-rotor aircraft were pretty much made to carry a camera. With GPS flight-control systems, they can stand and hover in a fixed position on their own, track a moving subject, and they are highly maneuverable. With a drone, you can add a whole new dimension to your productions. The first...
5 months ago
Ricoh has gone public today with their first foray into the 4K action camera market. The WG-M2, which records 30 fps UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video in a professional-grade 100 Mbps H.264 codec. Built to take a beating, the camera is rated...
5 months ago
With a 1080p camera, FPV capability, and GPS, what more could you ask for? The new H501S X4 quadcopter from Hubsan may style itself “for beginners,” but it has features will make...
5 months ago
Though to the uninitiated eye they might look like 7” tablets, these are really professional video production tools. The 701 LITE and ...
5 months ago
Vlogging, or intertwining video content with blog posts, looks like it might become the new blogging. If you are thinking about starting a vlog, or already have one, you might want to know what tools are best to use. In this part of Explora’s vlogging how-to series, we will consider...
5 months ago
There's a new way to view a curated selection of B&H original video content: on your Roku. You can learn how to shoot weddings with Wedding Photography and Tips. See interviews with professional shooters on B&H Prospectives. Catch a sneak peek at new products with First Look. Get to know the highlights of a product with Quick Look. And go in-depth with Hands-On Reviews. We are producing...
6 months ago
Equip yourself for FPV flying or stabilized shooting a little closer to the ground with KumbaCam’s range of aerial-imaging accessories and gimbal stabilizers. The company’s offerings include all-inclusive FPV monitor kits, FPV goggles for a more immersive flying experience, 3-axis gimbal stabilizers for your GoPro on...
6 months ago
Grandview is likely to have the screen you need in the size you want, whether it’s for mobile use, in the office, or at home. Grandview's comprehensive line of projection screens includes options from just about every...
6 months ago
YUNEEC has just released two exciting new contributions to the world of 4K filmmaking. A new six-rotor UAS with integrated gimbal and camera system, the Typhoon H and a...
6 months ago
How far we've come since the Phantom's humble beginnings as a flying GoPro mount. The latest member of the Phantom 3 series, the Phantom 3 4K, gives users yet another option to consider. Unsurprisingly, given its name, the new...
7 months ago
Beginning December 21, 2015, the FAA will require all drones ("SUA" in FAA terminology) weighing between 0.55 and 55 pounds to be registered before operating outdoors. Failure to register can result in stiff penalties, which can include fines of up to $27,000 or, where criminal liability has been found, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years in jail. What this new requirement means for...

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