The New Zealand screen industry’s reputation for cutting-edge filmmaking is acclaimed worldwide. Combined with our open airspace, and progressive regulations, New Zealand is the perfect location for innovators and entrepreneurs to commercialise world leading UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology for the film, media, and gaming industries.
New Zealand innovators and entrepreneurs have been invited to bring the local screen industry to a new height by creating the next generation of UAV technology.
I am a huge fan of new technologies. I am starting to really like drones as camera platforms. Any improvements that can be made to make them more stable and quieter would enable them to be used for a wider variety of world class shots. This is what excites me about the C-prize; teams can develop technology to reduce noise, increase stability and track filming subjects. I look forward to seeing what people come up with.
James Cameron – Filmmaker
We brought Avatar to New Zealand for the technology but stayed for the people. Everyone in New Zealand is so innovative, but also so passionate about filmmaking – I can’t think of a better place to launch this technology challenge.
Jon Landau – Executive Producer