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Silo City Drone Experience

Exclusive Historic Industrial Location


A unique opportunity for you to create exciting images and or videos while learning techniques using your drone and camera (camera not required). FAA Certified Remote Pilot Eddie Tapp will coach this exciting opportunity in Silo City over a three day experience along with associate Mark Maio.  


June 27 - 30, 2017

Buffalo, NY

with Eddie Tapp and Robert Starling


Fees: $ 1100 Limited to 12 students

A photographic drone experience in one of the most usual and historic industrial locations. Learn how to work as part of the team on a professional film and television set. Create moving imagery that'd compels your audience. Leave with new skills, confidence and master plan to supercharge your success as a professional remote pilot. Create images and cinema clips from the air, indoors, and optional camera (such as your dslr) to arrange and create powerful and unique imagery. 

Use and learn techniques for creating still images such as panoramas, HDRs, long exposure and controlling image consistency from the air. Use cinema techniques such as Reveal, Track, Follow.  See how to create your own slide show or video of your experience using Adobe Lightroom, and or Adobe Premiere Pro with music provided by Triple Scoop Music.

The Drone Experience is designed for you with emphasis on assignments, coaching and safety. Our location, Silo City has been secured through InVision, Inc. and our study group will be the only participants on site, 2/3rd's of the time creating imagery, 1/3rd in group sessions. 

High altitude flying will be limited by wind, weather, FAA limits, and assigned flight areas. You do not have to be Certified to signup for the Drone Experience but having several hours of flight time is highly recommend. This is not a basic flight course but rather a photographic learning experience taught and assisted by professional photographers. Image processing and editing techniques will be covered including HDR, Panoramas as well as editing cinema clips.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:00PM

Meet in the board room at the Marriott hotel for a review of techniques, objectives, safety procedures, equipment, assignments and objectives with Eddie and meet associates Mark Maio from InVision, Inc.


Wednesday,  June 28, 2017 - All day

At Silo City, we will start out with safety protocols and flight demos. Then onto various assigned areas of the complex using a variety of techniques for in-flight image creation. Mid-Day lunch (provided) battery recharge time and on-site computer class using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Premiere Elements or Pro to select winning images and establish cinema clips for your final video or slide show. Afternoon, continue with your individual or group assignments and image creation. Wheels down by 7:15, dinner on your own.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - all day

At Silo City, continue image creation or assignments. Mid-Day lunch (provided) battery recharge time and on-site computer free work time. Afternoon, continue with your individual or group assignments and image creation. Wheels down by 7:15, dinner on your own.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - until 1:00 pm

At Silo City, continue final flying assignments. Mid morning on-site class room review and final production meeting. Safe traveling. 


Drone Experience Objectives: 


    - Flight and crew safety

    - Techniques for still imaging

    - Techniques for cinema imaging

    - Adobe Lightroom for edits and slideshow

    - Adobe Premiere Elements or Pro for video editing  

    - Reviews on Light, Composition, Exposure, Movements 


Attendee Requirements:

    - Updated UI interface and firmware on drone and controller.

    - Extra batteries, props, micro flash memory cards.

    - Laptop computer with the most current version of Adobe Lightroom and/or Premiere Pro installed and updated.




    - Camera + tripod

    - Landing pad

    - ND or Polar filters (best for video or long exposures)

    - Flight Apps (to be recommended after signups)


Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellation prior to May 30th will be issued a full refund. 

Cancellation after May 30th will not be eligible for a refund,

however, the funds may be applied to a future

Silo City Workshop through InVision Inc.. 


Price: $1100


We have secured a block of rooms at the brand new Courtyard Marriott Buffalo Downtown in the heart of Canalside. The hotel is just steps from the First Niagara Center and the terminus of the Erie Canal.


Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and reservations. Our room rate is $142.00 per night and is only good until May 30th, after that, the room block will be released. The rate includes internet access in your room. Self parking is $12 per day. Hotel cancellation must be within 72 hour prior to arrival to avoid penalty. 


Transportation will be shared by instructors and attendees with cars from the hotel to Silo City and back each day.

Coffee & muffins will be provided each morning along with drinks and snacks available all day at Silo City.


Anyone with special dietary requirement should contact Mark Maio at 


The workshop is limited to (12) participants.

A minimum of 8 participants are required to make a go, do not book your airfare until minimum is confirmed.

Click here to sign up for the Silo City Drone Experience

                    Receipt will be from InVision Inc. 


Click here to book your hotel at the special Silo City rates:


Eddie Tapp

Robert Starling

The workshop is limited to (12) participants.

A minimum of 8

Access for photographic workshops at Silo City are exclusively established through InVision Inc.

This will be the first Drone Experience at Silo City. 

Image © Mark Russell
Image © Jim Crowley
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