1. Li, Nico, Stephen Cartwright, Aditya Shekhar Nittala, Ehud Shalin, and Mario Costa Sousa. "Flying Frustum: A Spatial Interface for Enhancing Human-UAV Awareness." the Third International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (iHAI 2015). 2015.

    Paper Abstract:

    We present Flying Frustum, a 3D spatial interface that enables control of semi-autonomous UA Vs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) using pen interaction on a physical model of the terrain, and that spatially situates the information streaming from the UAVs onto the physical model. Our interface is based on a 3D printout of the terrain, which allows the operator to enter goals and paths to the UAV by drawing them directly on the physical model. In turn, the UAV’s streaming reconnaissance information is superimposed on the 3D printout as a view frustum, which is situated according to the UAV’s position and orientation on the actual terrain. We argue that Flying Frustum’s 3D spatially situated interaction can potentially help improve human-UAV awareness, allow a better operators-to-UAV ratio, and enhance the overall situational awareness. We motivate our design approach for Flying Frustum, discuss previous related work in CSCW and HRI, present our current prototype using both handheld and headset augmented reality interfaces, reflect on Flying Frustum’s strengths and weaknesses, and discuss our plans for future evaluation and prototype improvements.

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  2. Check out more tutorials, film tips and gear reviews at http://WWW.CRIMSONENGINE.COM

    See how the final scene turned out here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M_HODJB9-M

    Basic Storyboarding isn't hard, you just need to know a few tricks.

    In this tutorial we use Poser and Photoshop to do quick, easy storyboards that can be used to tell your story and get you ideas across to you collaborators.

    Watch the whole clip to get a sneak preview of the opening scene of episode 01.

    I used more expensive options, but everything you need to follow this tutorial is available in the following packages:

    A cheap wacom tablet - $80
    http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/Bamboo/BambooTablets/BambooConnect.aspx

    Poser Debut - $50
    http://store.smithmicro.com/productDetails.aspx?pid=15539

    Photoshop Elements $110
    http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

    I should state for the record that there are amazing storyboard artists out there that do work that is vastly superior to what you can produce with this method. If you can afford their services, it is a great investment. But if you're working with a low budget, you should be able to make effective, useful boards with the tools you have at hand.

    Next week - making your boards into an animatic to test your scene.

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  3. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl whilst working for CBS News on a '60 Minutes' episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014. Bob Simon is the correspondent. Michael Gavshon and David Levine, producers.

    For the full story cbsnews.com/news/chernobyl-the-catastrophe-that-never-ended/

    ----> ***Soundtrack 'Promise land' by Hannah Miller - licensed on themusicbed.com
    Available on iTunes here itunes.apple.com/us/album/promise-land-single/id948047626

    Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I've been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had an effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy. The nuclear dust clouds swept westward towards us. The Italian police went round and threw away all the local produce and my mother rushed out to purchase as much tinned milk as possible to feed me, her infant son.

    It caused so much distress hundreds of miles away, so I can't imagine how terrifying it would have been for the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens who were forced to evacuate.

    During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a 'Stalker'. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.

    Armed with a camera and a dosimeter geiger counter I explored...

    dannycooke.co.uk Follow me on twitter @dannycooke

    Shot using DJI Phantom 2 (GoPro3+) and Canon 7D

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  4. 'Home' Written & Narrated by Will Watt
    willmwatt.com

    A Film by Danny Cooke
    dannycooke.co.uk

    Soundtrack 'Plastic Bag Theme' From American Beauty

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