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ICG to host NAB panels on filming with drones, Key and Peele’s "Keanu"
Tony Carmean, aerial producer for Aerial MOB and a scheduled panelist for ICG's "Drones...Opening New Vistas to Content" discussion session at the upcoming NAB Show.
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The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host two sessions at the 2016 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. One will be a light-hearted look at Key and Peele’s cinematic debut, Keanu for Warner Bros., in which the hapless duo infiltrates a vicious gang to find their adorable "catnapped" kitten. The other will explore one of the most exciting developments in film technology — drones.

The first session, “Catnapped! Key and Peele’s Keanu,” will focus on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. David Geffner, executive editor of ICG Magazine, will moderate the session on Tuesday, April 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in the South Upper Hall, Room 220.

The second panel, “Drones...Opening New Vistas to Content,” is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller’s toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting. Panelists are Dylan Goss, aerial cinematographer for Team5; Drew Roberts, aerial cinematographer for Wild Rabbit Aerial Productions; Tony Carmean, aerial producer for Aerial MOB; and Nick Kolias, aerial cinematographer for Aerial Edge. Michael Chambliss, ICG business rep will moderate. The panel will be on Wednesday, April 20 from 10:30 am to noon in the South Hall Upper, Room 222.

Unmanned aerial vehicles enable filmmakers to position cameras in places they have never been before and to move them in ways that are dynamic and innovative. The panelists will discuss the unique creative capabilities of UAS cinematography, how it differs from helicopters, Steadicams and other production tools, and what to expect as the technology and its implementation matures.