Air Shepherd at London Drone Film Festival
First Annual London Drone Film Festival to Showcase Video of Lindbergh Foundation’s Air Shepherd Program
Trailer to highlight Air Shepherd drone operations in Africa that protect elephants and rhinos from poachers
Berkeley Springs, WV—May 23, 2016—The Lindbergh Foundation’s Air Shepherd program, developed to protect elephants and rhinos from poaching using drones, today announced the London Drone Film Festival will present a trailer of Air Shepherd operations to festival attendees.
The first annual London Drone Film Festival which takes place on May 23rd at 6pm at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, aims to showcase incredible work being done by filmmakers from around the world using drone technology. The creators of the festival believe drones have the potential to radically change the film industry and aerial cinematography, enabling filmmakers to create work that was previously impossible to produce. The festival was founded by filmmaker and former software engineer, Owen James.
Films that were submitted to the festival for consideration had to be under five minutes in length with 50 percent of the film being shot using a UAV. The festival will award prizes to films made from around the world with more than 50 countries involved.
“We are thrilled to feature an Air Shepherd video that highlights its operations and the importance of protecting these majestic creatures,” said Owen James, founder of the festival.
Using drones with thermal cameras to spot poachers before they have the opportunity to kill elephants or rhinos, Air Shepherd’s mobile command centers move to threat areas and operate at night when poachers are active. Each team, consisting of a sensor operator and pilot, controls electric drones flying at distances of up to 50 km for missions that last up to five hours.
To find out how to fund Air Shepherd teams and for more information, visit www.airshepherd.org.