This week on Bill Green's Maine... Drones are in the news a lot lately. Their capabilities are increasing every day. In fact, there is great concern about privacy from drones.
However, there is also a productive side to drones. People who enjoy flying radio control aircraft are hopeful they can protect their hobby while not infringing on the privacy of others.
There are clubs all over Maine flying radio controlled aircraft. The experts recommend that new people to this sport get involved with a club. You'll get information on how to fly and how to develop as an amateur flight controller as cheaply as possible.
Eric Saindon has risen to filmmaking's top ranks as a special effects supervisor. He has once again been nominated for an Academy Award, this time for his work with "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug."
Eric was born in Bangor and moved to Gorham when he was nine. He went to Gorham High School, Central Maine Community College and Washington State University.
He then went to Santa Barbara where he made his first movie. He was then invited to work with famed Director Peter Jackson in New Zealand.
Fourteen years later, he is one of the best in the business. He has been recognized for his special effects in such famous movies as King Kong, Avatar and The Hobbit.
Eric and his wife Beth live in New Zealand with their four children. They was recently home in Gorham for Christmas where one of their children saw snow for the first time.
The final Hobbit movie is due out in December of 2014.
The Civil War was going hot and heavy 150 years ago. Its sesquicentennial is being observed by the Maine Historical Society in an exhibit entitled "This Rebellion."
Historian Candace Kane has curated a magnificent show which emphasizes the struggles of the common person during the war between the states.
Thanks for tuning in!