Streem believes there are lots more changes to come in how users interact with drones. "A lot of people underestimate the complexities of actually pulling off a drone operation because of the 'unfun' stuff--charging batteries, performing flight maintenance, checking airspace. Automation only gets us so far. There is still manual work to do."
The impressive aerial shots are thanks to Aerobo, a startup co-founded in 2015 by NYU film school graduate Brian Streem. Aerobo owns a fleet of camera-equipped drones, which production companies can charter to capture sweeping aerial shots.
The cookie bombers underneath those Oreo costumes were advanced, quad-copter drones flown by a team of pilots from Aerobo, a Brooklyn-based startup. The company is a pioneer in a new industry called drones-as-a-service, which enables customers to hire skilled crews to plan and execute drone flights.
Directed by Paul Trillo and produced by Aerobo, “At the End of the Cul-De-Sac” depicts a troubled man’s public mental breakdown and the even more troubling reaction of his community.
Brooklyn startups raised more than $67 million since the beginning of September, according to a scouring of public records we just completed.