Chad Kapper (Founder of Flite Test) and David Windestal (Founder of RC Explorer) discuss their community collaborated sci-fi Drone movie, Rotor DR1 - AMA!
Rotor DR1 was conceived and evolved out of the Flite Test (flitetest.com) community, a 400,000 member strong online community for drone enthusiasts that director/producer Chad Kapper founded in 2010. Posting the idea of creating a community-collaborated web series to the forum, he soon had input from 7000 people.
Using forums, GoogleDocs, Facebook and Youtube--and without a script--the group embarked on developing a ten episode series over twelve weeks in late 2014, with each episode shared with the Rotor DR1 community for feedback and further development of the story line. Decisions on casting, wardrobe, props, dialogue, action scenes, the episodic arc and the backstory of the virus that wipes out civilization, were made in collaboration.
David Windestål (Drone Hunter/Creative Producer) is the creator of RCExplorer.se. Windestål lives in Sweden. He’s always been fascinated with all things that fly, and has since realized his boyhood dream of flying RC planes, which he operated on set for Rotor DR1 as well as playing the 'Drone Hunter' character. Follow the Film on Social Media: Website: http://www.rotordr1.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rotordr1 RC Explorer: RCExplorer.se Twitter: https://twitter.com/RotorDR1 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9o6nWNu38SRdBYPlPcdTpA Cinema Libre Studio: www.cinemalibrestudio.com Purchase the Film on DVD or BLU: http://store.cinemalibrestore.com/rotor-dr1-dvd.html http://store.cinemalibrestore.com/rotor-dr1-blu-ray.html
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THANK YOU GUYS! - We loved talking to you and discussing the movie, drones and Flite test! We are all done for now but appreciate all our friends, family and fans joining us for another community based event! If you haven't seen the movie, its available on HULU in the US and DVD/BLU on region free discs that will play around the world!