by MICHAEL ZHANG, PetaPixel Heads up if you’re a drone-flying photographer in the United States: the government may soon require a physical license plate on the outside of your drone. Bloomberg spotted the proposed rule that was quietly filed in early May 2018. Drone owners are currently required to register their aircraft with the FAA and […]Read more "US May Soon Require Drones to Have Visible License Plates!"
February 24, 2015 by Michael Zhang, PetaPixel (Thanks to Rudy Atallah for posting) A new “Ansel Adams Act” introduced in Congress could have big implications on photographers’ rights across the United States. The bill aims to “restore the First Amendment rights of photographers” by removing restrictions on taking photos in public places. Introduced on January […]Read more "Ansel Adams Act Goes to Congress, Aims to ‘Restore the First Amendment Rights of Photographers’"
September 26, 2014 By: Will Dietrich-Egensteiner Permits will run $1,500, fines $1,000… (Thanks to Felton A. Lighty III for sending this article) The U.S. Forest Service is looking to cement regulations on the media’s right to take photos and shoot video on federally designated wilderness land. A new rule that is set to be finalized […]Read more "The U.S. Forest Service to Charge Photographers for Wilderness Shots"
July 14, 2014 by FCC.gov (Thanks to Matt Nagy for posting) Heads up for those who work on anything for broadcast… in 2016 the FCC will require Closed Captioning for web video for content that was previously aired over broadcast. It covers straight clips and montages of clips as well. FCC Requires Closed Captioning Of […]Read more "FCC Requires Closed Captioning Of IP-Delivered Video Clips by 2016"
June 24, 2013 by Christopher Breen, MacWorld Reader Jack Burns is a bit disconcerted by some recent news. He writes: After reading stories about the U.S. government’s program to collect phone and Internet data I’m a little concerned about my email privacy. What can I do to encrypt my email? I’d first suggest that you […]Read more "Government Watching You? How to encrypt your email…"
It all started for me in 1981 with a friend’s super-8mm film camera and a love of super-hero and monster movies… As a film major at Ithaca College, New York from 1983 to 1987 I realized the difficulties of obtaining a steady paying job in the motion picture industry well before my graduation. After my […]Read more "Twenty Five Years of Industry Video Experience"