Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This morning, Digital Aircraft Factory had its first debut nationwide as part of an NBC Today Show Story on the 37th Anniversary of the crash of Eastern Flight 401. Digital Aircraft Factory's President and Chief Aviation Artist Catherine Smallwood works with the Eastern Flight 401 Tribute Committee as a volunteer committee member for the group, bringing her aviation expertise and artistic skills to assist the group as they work toward creating a tribute to those whose lives were lost or touched by the accident.
Using plans by the Miami architecture firm of Brockhouse Associates, P.A., she has worked with the firm to create a 3D model of the current proposed design which would be built at the site of the accident in the Florida Everglades.
Below is the link to the NBC Today Show video as well another image, one of the airliner itself, L-1011 N310EA, lost on Dec 29, 1972 on a dark winter night 37 years ago.
Monday, September 21, 2009
The latest rollout by the Digital Aircraft Factory is the Embraer 170 airliner, initially being painted in 3 colors, those of United Express, Delta Connection and US Airways Express. The highly detailed model is the first jet aircraft flown by the Chief Aviation Artist, Catherine Smallwood. These images below detail some shots of the aircraft in flight.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The Digital Aircraft Factory Attends The Greater Miami Aviation Association Board of Directors Meeting
Miami, Florida 3rd June 2009: In a professional gesture to assist the well established, 82 year old, Miami based civic aviation organization known as the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA), the Digital Aircraft Factory (DAF) had the pleasure of attending their scheduled Board of Directors meeting, as the Digital Aircraft Factory has offered their technical and creative talent and assistance to help the organization with their image concerning their logo and website with a donated product from the (DAF).
Ms. Catherine Smallwood, the Chief Aviation Artist of the Digital Aircraft Factory gave the GMAA Board and their President, Mr. Dan Sullivan a detailed explanation as to how they are able to create the images of any aircraft in any markings by utilizing Hollywood grade special effect software, as well as presenting the group with a especially created 12 second digitally created video showing the created GMAA 727 in flight with ATC audio chatted and ambient jet sound within the background.
The (DAF) assistance could be helpful to the GMAA as their image, logo and lettering even among the folks shown around the table within the photo raised the query among the group as to "Who Are We" are we the "GMAA" as known to many in Miami or are we the "Greater Miami Aviation Association" Once that variable if figured out among the group, the (DAF) stands ready to assist the organization by contributing and donating their time and talent toward what the (DAF) considers a worthy cause. We wish the "GMAA" as we have always known it the best of luck and continued success.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
The Digital Aircraft Factory Makes an Approach to The Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) and AmeriJet Air Cargo
Shown flying at altitude is an Amerijet B727. Again being a full digital model and NOT a photoshop photographed the model could be applied in any setting, any angle and attitude. This is the same Amerijet B727 shown above on the ramp
Thursday, April 16, 2009
could be fully rendered in full motion
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Sao Paulo, Brazil 21st March 2009: Having met a Brazilian aviation delegation through its parent company, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group, the Digital Aircraft Factory was called up by PROAERO GROUP of Sao Paulo, Brazil to create a company aircraft for advertisement purpose.
The Boeing 727 shown above, created by the Digital Aircraft Factory, shall be placed within various Brazilian aviation and professional publications. Being made up of former B727 Flyer's, PROAERO GROUP has selected the venerable Boeing 727 as its mascot. PROAERO GROUP is a diverse and highly flexible aviation consulting group, which has an established presence within the Brazilian market. Currently, PROAERO GROUP is in talks with the Digital Aircraft Factory so as to create a demo aircraft for a client who is seeking to create an upstart Boeing 727 cargo operation to support the ever growing internal need and demand for cargo lift by the Brazilian Government and Postal System.
Without the need for ferry crews, certificate of export or the approval of a FAA Designated Airworthy Representative (D.A.R), the Digital Aircraft Factory "Exported" their first "Digitally" created Boeing aircraft to Latin America!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Col. Chuck Moore USMC (Ret.) admires the final product from the Digital Aircraft Factory, showing his 1970 era Blue Angel team departing Nellis Air Force Base.
Digital Aircraft Factory Chief Aviation Artist Catherine Smallwood with her commissioned creation for Col. Chuck Moore USMC (Ret.)
The Colonel wanting his beloved Blue Angel team photo of one of his flights to be brought to life and thus providing Catherine and her team with a small 3 x 5 size 1970 era Kodak print, which with the passing of time had played havoc on the Digital Aircraft Factory went to work.
Creating not only the aircraft's, but the entire background and foreground landscape totally from pixels and polygons to mimic the only photograph provided for reference and after an exhaustive and intense level of technical and historical research on the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom aircraft, particularly the "J" model only then were the condition prefect to create the rendering shown above. This marks the Digital Aircraft Factory first Military aircraft production since its establishment back in December 2008.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Miami, Florida Saturday 7th February 2009: Through its parent company of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG), the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) under the creative leadership of its Chief Aviation Artist, Ms. Catherine Smallwood will be working with the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group, the survivors of the December 29th 1972 fatal crash of an Eastern Airlines L-1011. The D.A.F shall be applying its experience, talent and effort to assist the Flight 401 Tribute Group in creating a fully detailed and highly accurate digital rendering of the Lockheed L-1011, ship No. 310 for their promotional, marketing and merchandising needs. With the combined effort and support of the 94th ACG and the D.A.F, the Flight 401 Tribute Group plans to move forward with the creation of their memorial display which is being considered to be created at Miami International Airport. For further information concering the Flight 401 Tribute Group check out www.flight401.com www.ealflt401.blogspot.com
401 Tribute dedicated to those whoes lives were lost or touched by EAL Flight 401
The Digital Aircraft Factory Continued Support Toward the Historical Flight Foundation Makes Their EAL DC-7B N836D Fly Over Miami
Miami, Florida Friday February 6th 2009: Despite being but a few weeks away from its first post maintenance check flight, since restoration began three years ago, the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) was able to make N836D fly's over Miami, Florida South Beach. In our continued support toward the Historical Flight Foundation, Inc., the (HFF) DC-7B project, the D.A.F created this special rendering of N836D at altitude over South Beach as a sign of both our appreciation and believing in the effort and vision of Mr. Carlos Gomez, his colleagues and his world class aviation restoration team. The D.A.F is making these limited print available for public sale before and after the first flight with generous proceeds of sales going to assist the ongoing effort to maintain and support N836D. Call or contact the HHF now to reserve and order your copy.
With a donation of US$350.00 or higher to the Historical Flight Foundation, Inc. at info@HFFShop.com a limited digital laser printed 16 x 20 canvas panel print shall be sent to the donating individual and / or party. Contact Mr. Roger Jarman, Secretary Historical Flight Foundation, Inc. at 305-883-2012
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Miami, Florida January 20th 2009: In today's fluid and dynamic business world, prudent investments are the key to success in business and the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) in less than sixty (60) days has proved its worth as a subsidiary to its parent company, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group (94th ACG) founded in 2003.