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Oh no, I can't find it anywhere? 5 Must-Have Trackers for your MIA Drone

Imagine this scenario. You've just purchased a new drone as a Christmas gift to your family. It costs a few hundred dollars, which isn't bad considering that a few years ago, they cost thousands. Your wife unboxes the new gift and enjoys it. Everyone's happy. Then, off you all go to fly the new model aircraft, when something goes horribly wrong. Somewhere in the middle of trying to learn how to control the drone, taking awesome aerial photos, and just trying to keep it up in the air, BOOM! You and your wife watch your drone spiral to its death, in what seems like slow motion, and you're never able to locate the drone again. Yes, this sounds like a...

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10 Reasons Regular Citizens are at the Cutting Edge of Journalism

The Internet, high speed access, and the constant improvement of video recording technology in smartphones have democratized reporting. Mainstream media cannot be everywhere at all times, and citizens with smartphones are often on the scene when a protest breaks out or a crime occurs. With very basic tools to stabilize video and The Internet, high speed access, and the constant improvement of video recording technology in smartphones have democratized reporting. Mainstream media cannot be everywhere at all times, and citizens with smartphones are often on the scene when a protest breaks out or a crime occurs. With very basic tools to stabilize video and record high quality sound now record high quality sound now available, citizen reporters can be mobilized...

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Lights, Smartphone Camera, The Original Mannequin Challenge!!!

Okay, the recent fervor for posing like a wax sculpture is certainly catching fire—with first lady Michelle Obama and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ team getting in on the action.  For those wondering what this (so aptly called the Mannequin Challenge) is all about?  Well here you go! This is where a person or group of people take part in a short video – but they all appear to be frozen in time like wax sculptures. The most fascinating thing at play here is, of course, you guessed it; the smartphone camera.  Just think about it, 2000 marked the first phone + camera combo released only to the Japanese market. Fast forward to 2016 and you have a long list of smartphone...

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 8 Most AWESOME Smartphone Filmmaking Apps, EVER! (Okay, at least for now)

We all know that there’s a gluttony of apps out there. So how do you decide which apps are really, really a must have as a smartphone filmmaker or video creator? But perhaps there's an app for that, too. The last we checked, nope. However, there’s this amazing infographic done by “us” that highlights the best out the pack (shameless plug, we know), but it’s totally necessary J in this case.  How else would we be able to show off all the hard work we put into this infographic? Without further ado, check it out below.   Make It Smart, Make it Good. Tell Stories.   Fone Rigs+ | Exclusively for Next Generation Storytellers who love their phones and telling...

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The Smartphone Camera Is Changing The World...And Here's How?

Let’s face it, prior to 2007, we had phones equipped with nothing more than low-end and unsophisticated point-and-shoot cameras that we un-apologetically used for capturing our experiences, moments, events, etc. (albeit most images were grainy, blurry, and pixelated). Today, we can agree that the technology behind the modern smartphone camera has caught up to our imaginations and given us something we could not have foreseen. From the early days of the marriage between the phone and the camera until now,  Pocket-size technologies and devices have forever changed (for the better) the photography and filmmaking landscape as we know it today.  So where are we today you ask? We live in a world of smartphone filmmaking and iPhoneography. With more people realizing the...

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