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May 2016 Guest - Andrew Hughan

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Andrew Hughanwill talk to you about the legal and safety issues of drone operations. This will include what you can and can't do and the realities of drone operation in today's world. Great information for anyone who uses a drone or is thinking of getting one. 


Andrew Hughan is the Public Information Officer for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Hughan's responsibilities there include responding to media and public phone calls and requests for information, writing news releases and articles for publication, managing the departments social media campaigns and making presentations about the department. 
Hughan is retired Air Force Combat Photojournalist who served more than 24 years in uniform in assignments around the world covering and photographing military operations. He served in more than a dozen countries and deployed on a combat tour in Iraq in 2004 and Afghanistan in 2009.

For the past several years Hughan has been piloting remote controlled aircraft for personal use and is on the development team for the the use of aircraft in the department of fish and wildlife. 

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NAB 2016

FREE exhibit pass codes for NAB and INFOCOMM

NAB 2016 Apr-18-21 Codes:

LV3363,LV2757, LV8337, LV6974


INFOCOMM San Jose Mar 3-4 Codes:

PC1, PC2

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Nov 6th. The Illumination Experience Tour will teach you the fundamentals of cinematic lighting. Tickets start at $329 with discount code IETNBM

John Mahan brought this very interesting article to our attention:

News from Jim Tierney; Digital Anarchy.  When Jim spoke to the VIP’s in May, he mentioned additional FREE training and now, here it is! Time Lapse Tutorials As mentioned, there's some great new tutorials on creating time lapse videos. There's five in total and take about 45 minutes to go through completely. It takes you through my entire process of shooting time lapse from setting up the camera to stabilizing the images.

Part 1: Intro and Camera Setup

Part 2: RAW vs. JPEG
Part 3: What Makes a Good Time Lapse?
Part 4: Stabilizing 

Part 5: Deflickering the Images

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ACCESS Sacramento

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