Marvel Heroes’ Cloak & Dagger Come to ABC with Help from Aerobo Drone Services

Cloak and Dagger are not your normal superheroes. Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson are runaways in New York City. After being kidnapped they were experimented on by an underworld chemist trying to create a new powerful synthetic heroin. During their escape, they develop superpowers that help them defeat the chemist’s henchmen. Calling themselves ‘Cloak and Dagger’ (after Tyrone’s ability to open a path to the darkforce dimension making him intangible and Tandy’s ability to create psionic daggers of light) the pair begin to help runaways and fight drug dealers as ruthless vigilantes.

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First seen alongside Spiderman in 1982, the pair debuted in their own comic in October 1983 as a four-issue limited series, written by creator Bill Mantlo, penciled by Rick Leonardi, and inked by Terry Austin. Appearing in various storylines since the early 80’s, Cloak and Dagger are polar opposites in more ways than just their power. Tyrone comes from a poor south Boston neighborhood while Tandy has a privileged upbringing as the daughter of a famous supermodel. Despite this, Tyrone and Tandy become close and depend on each other’s power.

The new TV version of Cloak and Dagger is coming to the network Freeform (previously known as ABC Family). Premiering in 2018 the 10 episode series will star Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen and Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone Johnson. Created and produced by Joe Pulaski, Cloak and Dagger is a promising storyline that gives plenty of variety and depth to work with.

Aerobo’s New Orleans drone services team arrived on set to work with the Cloak and Dagger team in downtown NOLA. Shooting in downtown areas can be challenging for professional drone cinematography since FAA regulations prohibit flying commercial drones over the general public, requiring that the crew block off the road they were shooting over. Local broadcast interference from the many sources in any city makes signals of all types unreliable. Wireless communications are unreliable in the city and video signal range is quite limited. Flying the Aerobo proprietary X8 drone platform with the Alexa Mini camera, we were tasked with a talent shot on the roof of a parking garage. The actor wakes up and the shot follows from a POV angle to show the entirety of downtown New Orleans.

Aerobo, as the industry leader for drone cinematography and professional drone services, is the creative partner that can tackle any set of drone services requirements. Aerobo leverages cutting-edge drone technology combined with experienced and dedicated professional drone pilots, camera operators and crew to ensure that each drone cinematography project is immaculate.


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