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Using Drones Properly: A Beginner’s Flying Guide

In our last 'drone' blog, we explored "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Regulation". As you may have read, the aerial videography and drone industries have grown substantially in the last few years. It can be difficult to keep up with changing rules regarding the operation of drones. Even more difficult can be learning to fly the damn-things. Several…
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A Thank You Note to Robin Williams from a Pixel Intern

A Thank You Note to Robin Williams from a Pixel Intern

As a 4-year old kid with Leukemia, two years of my life was spent bedridden in a children’s cancer treatment center. A sort of purgatory, surrounded by neither death nor life, was the closest thing I could call home. Children fatigued with chemotherapy treatments wander aimlessly in that cold and dark place. The constant sound of beeping heart monitors faintly…
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Drones: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Regulation

Drones: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Regulation

The UAS (unmanned aerial systems) industry is perhaps one of the fastest growing markets currently, and is constantly evolving. That's why we have dedicated a two-part series on aerial videography. In this blog, we will focus on aerial videography and regulation by the FAA. Aerial videography has taken off in the last few years (no pun intended), so much so…
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Blog from a Production Assistant at Pixel

Blog from a Production Assistant at Pixel

by Shruti Patrachari Monday morning I walked into the office, however that day was different. I went immediately to the studio and began preparing the studio for the day's production. Everyone had their hands on something. In one corner one person was preparing the camera, in another, one was assembling the sound absorbers, and then there was me. I was…
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Interview with Grammy Award Winning R&B Singer/Songwriter Chrisette Michelle

Interview with Grammy Award Winning R&B Singer/Songwriter Chrisette Michelle

Ever since Chrisette Michele’s Grammy-Award winning sultry voice was introduced to the music world back in 2006, the soulful Rich Hipster and R&B diva has been busy with her upcoming projects. Although currently touring, Chrisette Michele is putting her hands into various artistic endeavors like the true artist she is. As an artist who lives outside the box, Chrisette Michele…
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Benefits of Using Royalty Free Content in Film and Video

Benefits of Using Royalty Free Content in Film and Video

In filmmaking, sometimes you need to use copyrighted content to give it that oomph and amazing soundtrack to complete your film. However, royalty fees can be costly. Sometimes upwards of $10,000 + and the legal ramifications of using copyrighted material illegally can ruin a whole project. The use of music and sound can either make your film awe-inspiring or it…
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