The Future is Now: The Future of Aerial Filmmaking

Filmmakers and cinematographers have little fear in their quest for the best possible shots. Once a professional wakeboarder, Chase Heavener was always eager to capture his most jaw-dropping rides. The founder of Fiction, an Orlando-based creative video production company, Chase is using state-of-the-art drone technology for sweeping aerial footage, and in the process, elevating storytelling possibilities to unprecedented levels.

Cognizant of the rapid development in mobile computing technology, Chase has embedded his drone remotes with Intel-powered tablets, giving him a unique ability to monitor and review the footage as he is shooting.

Partnering with cinematographer Jordy Klein of Xcam Aerials, Chase and his team at Fiction were one of the earliest adopters of drones in their productions. Cognizant of the rapid development in mobile computing technology, Chase has embedded his drone remotes with Intel-powered tablets, giving him a unique ability to monitor and review the footage as he is shooting.

As 3D cameras and lifelike animation continue to enter the world of Hollywood filmmaking, the accessibility of drone technology can give aspiring filmmakers a powerful storytelling tool. Chase Heavener and his partners at Fiction are pushing the boundaries of aerial cinematography, and with the help of Intel technology, imagining a new world for the future of filmmaking.

The Future is Now is a 10-part video series that explores people and companies using Intel-powered technology to reinvent the future.