Drones and Professional Cinematography Symposium


*Every attendee will automatically be entered to win a 333 Exemption that includes the Motion Picture and Television Operations Manual to Legally Fly Drones for closed set productions of Film and TV Commercially, this is valued at $7500.00!

The advent of Drones (aerial robotics) for professional cinematographers and pilots for aerial cinematography is exploding with opportunities for cinematographers, pilots, and entrepreneurs.Never before has a gateway to aviation and the business opportunities that this opportunity provides created such a low cost of entry to this exciting and fast paced technology innovation. This is a once in a lifetime event to hear firsthand what it takes to be in this incredible new field of aerial cinematography.

This Symposium will cover the professional knowledge and expertise that is needed as well as the legal and regulatory issues for all aspects of aerial robotic cinematography. Drones have changed film and television creative options forever. Listen, learn, and participate with the hottest creators, innovators, pilots, and filmmakers in robotic aerial cinematography. Come to this all day event to hear and meet with the top Drone Pilots and Shooters, Creative Experts, and Industry Heavyweights.

Panelists,  Companies, and Agenda:

Mike Kelly - ProSight Specialty Insurance
Lauder Robinson - DragonFly Unmanned Aerial Solutions
Mehran Salamati - DragonFly Unmanned Aerial Solutions
Tom Hallman - Pictorvision
Willis Chung - DJI
Justin Chapman - Chapman Aerospace
Dylan Goss Team5 - Aerial
Kevin LaRosa II - Team5 Aerial

Experience live demos and meet the builders of todays hottest heavylifters and ready to fly professional Drones. Learn about the ins and outs of starting your own business in Drones from Industry Experts. Learn about insurance and risk management on set from ProSight Specialty Insurance.

Event Agenda:

8am - 9am - Registration and Check in, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 - Opening Remarks from Sponsors

9am - Flying Drones Professionally

10am - Professional Cinematography and Drones

11am - Break and Networking

11:15am -  Jobs in Hollywood and the "New Drone Economy"

Noon - Lunch and Networking

1pm -  Drones and Production, Safety, and Insurance

2pm - Creative Options and Aerial Robotic Cinematography

3pm - Break and Networking

3:45pm - Closed Set Productions and Drones

4pm - Announcement of the Winner of the 333 Exemption with an Operations Manual for Closed Set Productions.

4:15pm - Live Drone Demonstrations

5pm - Closing Remarks

*Agenda and panelist subject to change


Please contact us at 866.691.7776 ext 007 or email us at [email protected] for any questions on attending and or sponsorship and both opportunities.


About UAVSA + Tesla Foundation Group

The UAVSA offers its members information, tools, and resources to engage and inform the community, and help sUAS businesses to succeed. 

Based in Los Angeles, the UAVSA is the leading association formed for the primary purpose of serving the growing sUAS/drone community. Founded in 2014, UAVSA was at the forefront of this consumer wave, and in less than a year developed key partnerships, launched its membership program and online portal, and created a calendar of special events to participate in or host. The UAVSAteam has worked diligently to initiate and manage the now annual International Drone Expo and Business Conference. Held in December the Expo is the first and largest consumer drone expo open to the general public.

The Tesla Foundation

Through the power of research and education to create, promote, and protect American Jobs and Companies with Innovation and the steps needed for Commercialization.

The Tesla Foundation accomplishes its non profit goals utilizing the combined efforts of, research,
education, software, and high level educational events and summits.


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October 09, 2015 at 8:00am - 5pm
Sony Pictures Studios
10202 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
United States
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Keith Kaplan ·
$175.00 USD · Purchase tickets

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Sony Pictures Studios
10202 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
United States
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