Jason Allard with Uncommon Sense Media posted the nearly two-minute drone video of Belton Court Estate in Barrington, RI. This is the ninth in his “Uncommon’s Abandoned” series, which traces the history of historical locations throughout New England. The series documents sites which are examples of urban decay. Many are former mansions which are slowly being reclaimed by nature. Aerial video is an ideal way to show these large estates.
He has a very interesting collection of short drone videos. Another of his historical location videos is of a drive-in theater that is also being overgrown. On his site he quotes Spike Lee “I just want to make whatever is exciting.”
I discovered this story in a local Rhode Island online magazine called GoLocalProv. The story included the YouTube video above, a short interview with the producer Jason Allard and a very nice blurb about his company. It looks to me very much like a press release. And if so, it is a very smart move. I don’t know if the article brought him any work, but articles like this are bound to make the phone ring.
I've written a lot about quadcopters, most notably Quadcopters, Cameras, and the Law. Today, some fool didn't obey the law, common sense or common decency. Monday evening a quadcopter took off from a high-rise terrace in mid-town Manhattan during evening rush hour. It flew 300 to 400 ft in the air past luxury apartment buildings as well as business buildings. 3 minutes later it crashed in the street nearly clipping a businessman.Read More