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Using Drones In Movie Making, Including The Locally Filmed "Marauders"

Bob Gerding with one of his drones used in filming the movie "Marauders"
Bob Gerding with one of his drones used in filming the movie "Marauders"
Bob Gerding with one of his drones used in filming the movie "Marauders"
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Bob Gerding with one of his drones used in filming the movie "Marauders"

Smaller, lighter, less-expensive digital cameras, computer generated imaging (CGI), non-linear editing and other advances in technology have provided film makers with an entirely new set of tools to tell their stories and create movie magic. 

Most recently, combining digital cameras with small, highly-maneuverable drones has allowed movie producers to capture scenes that would have been impossible, extremely expensive or too dangerous to film just a decade ago.

Joining us to discuss how technology has changed the film and television industry are BobGerding, founder and CEO of the PPS Group video production company, andWVXUradio and TV reporter JohnKiesewetter.

PPS used drones to capture Cincinnati scenes for the Bruce Willis movie Marauders that filmed here last year. The movie is scheduled to be released July 1. To view the official trailer, and some of the drone footage, click here.

To read JohnKiesewetter’'sMedia Beat blog, click here.

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