Liberty Science Center and NYC Drone Film Festival to Host “Day of Drones” at LSC
Sunday, March 6
Guests to Enjoy Film Festival Screenings, Virtual Reality Drone Tours, Tournament-Style Drone Fights, & Custom Drone Expo
Jersey City, NJ — February 16, 2016 — On March 6, Liberty Science Center (LSC) and the New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) will host “Day of Drones,” a high-flying celebration of drones, their pilots, and the award-winning films made from the drones’ unique perspective. Participants will enjoy all things drone including screenings of the films and interactive activities at LSC.
“Liberty Science Center is proud to partner with the NYCDFF to bring cutting-edge technology to our guests in such a visually stunning way,” said Paul Hoffman, President and CEO of LSC, and Member of the 2016 NYCDFF Jury. “As the drone-building and drone-filmmaking community grows, we can serve as a community resource–teaching people of all ages how drones work and how to fly them.”
Visitors can expect to see incredible footage captured by drone in the NYCDFF film screenings, meet the area’s leading drone builders and pilots as they show off their skills through unique demonstrations, and feel the power of flight via First Person View goggles in an immersive virtual reality experience.
“The NYCDFF team is excited to partner with Liberty Science Center for ‘Day of Drones’,” said festival founder and director Randy Scott Slavin. “The Science Center’s commitment to sharing the magic of drones will help introduce the wonder of drones and drone filmmaking to a whole new audience.”
“Day of Drones” Highlights
Drone Theater — The 2016 NYCDFF winners will be screened all day in the Joseph D. Williams Science Theater. At 1:15 pm, there will be one 90-minute screening that features the full suite of nominated films, which includes Cirque du Soleil’s Sparked, National Geographic’s Lava Chaser, Corridor Digital’s The Smallest Empire, Jordan Rubin’s The Drone, and the NBC News coverage of the Nepal Earthquake. Check out the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/136840979.
Drone Fights — The area’s most talented drone builders and operators will compete in a March-Madness-style drone battle showdown that starts at noon.
Drone Runway — Guests will meet the experts as select drone pilots show off their custom-built drones, take questions from the audience, and demonstrate their skills as they soar through LSC’s atrium throughout the afternoon.
Drone Vision — Groups of 50 guests at a time will strap on First Person View goggles to see what an onboard drone camera sees as it zips around Liberty State Park. Professional drone pilots will guide this immersive virtual reality experience from noon — 5:30 pm.
“Day of Drones” activities are free with membership or paid admission. NYCDFF film screenings are available with the purchase of a combination ticket. For more information, please visit www.lsc.org/day-of-drones or call 201.253.1310.
About the NYC Drone Film Festival
The NYC Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinema. The festival provides a platform for aerial filmmakers to showcase their work, shot anywhere in the world, emphasizing innovative storytelling, flight technique and aesthetic beauty. The festival offers an international platform for filmmakers from every corner of the globe to exhibit their work in front of industry professionals and the drone cinema fan community. nycdronefilmfestival.com
About Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center (LSC.org) is a 300,000-square-foot not-for-profit learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to people of all ages, Liberty Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, live simulcast surgeries, tornado and hurricane-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, and teacher-development programs. More than half a million students, teachers, and parents visit the Science Center each year, and tens of thousands more participate in the Center’s offsite and online programs. LSC is the most visited museum in New Jersey and the largest interactive science center in the NYC-NJ metropolitan area.