WORKSHOP: SHOOTING WITH DRONES
Caroline Campbell and Nina McGowan will talk about the making of their video work Loitering Theatre (made as part of Hack the City @ Science Gallery).
Loitering Theatre used customised quadcopters (the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 ) to fly beyond the normal street view to access and film previously inaccessible and unseen views of Dublin city.
Loitering Theatre tries to imagine a more playful and poetic form of urban surveillance. It instigates a simple but radical change of the view that arises from the detachment of the vantage point from the physical apparatus of the body. Along the way the drone looks Daniel O’Connell in the eye; discovers an old lady’s house behind hoardings – her own island of resistance to Dublin’s property developers; and, in a reversal of fortune, peers in the European Headquarters of the data gathering Google and Facebook HQ’s. This spyback aspect of the film received significant worldwide coverage; becoming the top story on wired.com with retweets by Anonymous.
The Parrot AR Drone is equipped with 720p HD cameras with a link to an ipad or iphone app that allows you to see what the drone cameras see. Caroline and Nina will also talk about the practical possibilities of filming with low budget drones and give audience members a go at taking over the ipad controls for a Factory drone flight.