LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2016) - Drone Networks Group Founder and CEO Skip Fredricks will speak at the 3rd Annual International Drone Expo (IDE) on December 9, 2016. The two-day event, billed as the largest gathering of the global commercial drone community, attracts experts, makers, programmers, and operators of all kinds. Fredricks' talks on Hollywood and Drones will take place on the main floor at 12:15 PM each day.
Drone Networks Group will also be doing wall-to-wall coverage of the IDE for DroneTV, incorporating ongoing interviews at its expo both #615. Stop by, and watch the coverage here.
Skip Fredricks is an Emmy-nominated cinematographer and FAA approved drone pilot and instructor. The Drone Networks Group is made up of the DroneTV Channel, DroneTV Originals, Drone Sports Programming, the Drone Film Festival and Drone Entertainment Consultants. DroneTV is the world's first 24/7 television channel devoted to drone content and is available as a Roku channel and on FilmOn.
Fredricks' session at the IDE will touch on his expertise as the head of another DNG company, Drone Entertainment Consultants. Through his work using drones in every aspect of the entertainment industry -- from covering live sporting events to shooting via drones in rugged locations to incorporating drone content into scripts -- Fredricks is in demand for companies looking to keep up with this rapidly advancing field. He is an expert on pilot ratings, insurance, permits, costs, working with crews and DPs, and selecting and modifying state-of-the-art drones for any use.
"The drone business is going to be a $127 billion dollar business by the year 2020. No can afford to fall behind on this," said Skip Fredricks, Drone Networks Group Founder and CEO. "Particularly in entertainment where it's not just a technical matter -- it's an incredible creative opportunity."
The Drone Networks Group is devoted to expanding the role of drones in entertainment. Drone TV Originals produces scripted and unscripted programing focussed on drones including L.A. crime drama Sunset Confidential. Drone Sports Programming creates and produces drone sporting events for TV including racing, battle drones and search and rescue competitions. The Drone Film Festival will launch in Los Angeles and Palm Springs in 2017. Consulting services also include flight training, aerial cinematography training, and commercial drone use in security, agriculture, construction and inspection.
Skip Fredricks has produced award winning television for USA, Spike TV and HBO including an Emmy nomination for the first ever Extreme Sports TV show for FOX Sports in 1997. That show was the first ever to air Street Luge, SnakeBoarding, and Wing Suit Sky Diving. Fredricks is also an FAA Certified Drone Flight Instructor at the Unmanned Vehicle University.
Who: Skip Fredricks, Drones in entertainment expert and CEO of Drone Networks Group
What: A primer on Drone in the Entertainment Industry
When: 12:15 PM December 9 and 10th.
Where: International Drone Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall G
More Info on the IDE here.
Visit Drone Networks Group at the IDE: Booth 615