The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host the panel discussion, "Drones...Getting Beyond High, Wide (and Stupid)," at the NAB Show New York, formerly known as Content & Communications World. 

Speaking will be Edward Kostakis, chief pilot and head of aerial operations at Xizmo Media, a boutique production company specializing in aerial cinematography. He has worked on numerous music videos, documentaries, extreme sports events, TV series, commercials and real estate and fashion marketing promotions for clients worldwide.

Joining him will be Maxwell Tubman, founder and chief pilot, Steam Machine Aerial and an sUAS specialist and instructor. He has piloted more than 100 media and entertainment projects over the past six years and his credits include the TV series Mr. RobotAlpha House and The Blacklist and commercials for car companies such as Honda, Land Rover and Jaguar.

Technologist and ICG business representative Michael Chambliss will be moderating. 

The session will be held on Wednesday, November 9 from 11:15am to 11:45 am, on Inspiration Stage 4, in the Javits Center, lower floor, halls 1A - 1C. Topics will include: drone cinematography as an integral part of the camera department, what producers and crew should consider when planning and executing drone shots; best practices for using drones safely, legally, and reliably; the impact of the latest FAA guidelines; and drones' creative potential for storytellers.

About the International Cinematographers Guild
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) is a national union representing 7,800 members who work in film, television and commercials as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Camera Assistants, Film Loaders, all members of camera crews and Publicists. ICG's ongoing activities include the Emerging Cinematographer Awards and the Publicists Awards Luncheon. The Guild also publishes the award-winning ICG For more information about the International Cinematographers Guild, please visit FacebookInstagram, and Twitter