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November 5, 2015

"Don't Drone Alone" - November 14 Drone Workshop

This workshop is a MUST for Producers, DPs, Camera Operators, current & future Drone Owners, Real Estate Agents and anyone who wants the inside scoop on this amazing technology!

Speakers will include: APA Member Josh Lambeth, Owner/pilot at Birds Eye Productions; Cory Burright, Drones Plus Store Manager, and Bill Mar, Organizer and Drone Race Enthusiast from the Phoenix Area Drone Users Group. Seventh in our series of Monthly Workshops, this four-hour seminar, from 1 PM to 5 PM, will include LUNCH, Lectures, Q&A and Flying Demonstrations.

Program will include:

- Outdoor Flight Demonstrations
- FAA Rules, Regulations and the Future.
- Intro. to the Hobby, Sport and Profession of Flying Drones.
- Flight Safety!! Don't be that guy!
- What you need to get started, and grow from beginner to advanced aerial cinematographer.
- Equipment available. Best choices for your skill level, flight needs, and pocket book.
- Flight Demos of the latest models from starter to pro-level.
- What's involved in getting an FAA 333 commercial exemption
- and MORE!

Our host is WESTSTAR MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC. at their new 24,000 sq. ft. multimedia broadcast production and sound stage facility, which includes two Digital Audio Production Rooms, two Digital Video Production Edit Suites, Television Master Control, and a 2,500 sq. ft. HD Television sound stage capable of a 10-camera production. The studios also provide a full cyclorama green screen facility.

APA Guest Speakers include:

JOSH LAMBETH - Pilot/Owner at Birds Eye Productions (FAA approved). Josh studied Arts in Feature Films at Brooks Institute of Photography. He has won multiple awards for his work as an editor and cinematographer. Josh's enthusiasm for film, photography and flying combined with his creative energy, and passion has enabled him to bring stunningly designed aerial shots and creative ideas to each and every one of Birds Eye Productions, projects. Josh has also manipulated or invented many pieces of flight and film equipment to make his shots smoother and more dynamic and is constantly training and gathering new equipment.

CORY BURRIGHT - Local Manager at Drones Plus. The world's largest drone retailer and 1 of 3 official DJI support centers in North America. They carry a variety of consumer and professional drones, remote control hobby products, camera equipment, and specialty products. Their super friendly staff love to talk drones. Whether you're looking to start off with a $30 Proto-X, a real-estate agent looking for a $1000 out of the box solution for aerial shots of your properties, or a director looking for a $10,000 setup to film commercials and Hollywood movies, Drones Plus will guide you in the right direction.

BILL MAR - Organizer of the Phoenix Area Drone Users Group,
(PHXDUG.org) The group is for amateur and professional drone users that seeks to promote the responsible use of flying robots for community service, artistic, entrepreneurial, and recreational purposes. All experience levels are welcome. We get together as a community to share tips, experiences, and of course to do some flying. We work to educate ourselves about how to build and use drones in a safe and respectful manner and to educate the public about the positive role aerial robotics can play in our society.

Everyone is Welcome! but you MUST have a ticket - including APA MEMBERS - SPACE IS LIMITED.

Details:
Drone Workshop
Saturday, November 14, 1-5 pm
Weststar Multimedia Entertainment Inc.
6135 N. 7th Street, Phoenix
FREE For Members - BUT YOU MUST GET A TICKET IN ADVANCE
$25 for Non-Members IN ADVANCE; $30 at the door; cash only (IF space is available)

If you're not already a member, you MUST purchase a ticket! If you apply for membership by November 12 and your application is approved, the cost of the workshop will be credited to your dues.

RESERVATIONS for MEMBERS and TICKETS for Non-Members: