Nō Ka 'Oi Drone Guys
The Nō Ka 'Oi Drone Guys are Larry Peyton - a drone hobbyist who produces high quality aerial images - and Cory Webb - a
musician who writes original tunes for the videos. They have embarked on a #NovaScotia #LighthouseProject: to capture all 175.
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The project‘s impetus was sparked while at Larry's daughter’s provincial soccer tournament in Sydney, Cape Breton. Looking for local landscapes
to film with his drone, Larry’s research of the area resulted in him learning of Low Point Lighthouse in New Victoria, which was in close proximity
to a scheduled Sunday morning game in New Waterford.
While capturing the lighthouse with the drone, two individuals happened upon the area and made their way to the shoreline. At the conclusion of the
flight, Larry approached the males to answer any questions or offer any information about the drone and the video capture. As it turned out, the
males – a journalist with CBC Radio and a representative of the Low Point Lighthouse Preservation Society – were conducting an interview about
how prize money, from the National Trust of Canada’s This Lighthouse Matters
competition, would be used at the lighthouse.
Having unknowingly interrupted the interview, which was then temporarily terminated, Larry engaged in conversation with both males regarding the
lighthouse. During the discussion, it was disclosed that unless the breakwater was repaired, the lighthouse would soon be claimed as another
victim of the North Atlantic Ocean.
The conversation awakened Larry to the plight of our coastal beacons, which inspired him visit all the lighthouses. The idea was shared with Cory,
who immediately embraced it.
And hence, the birth of the #NovaScotia #LighthouseProject
: to obtain video footage, via drone, of every lighthouse in the province and globally
share the video production, without compensation, to bring awareness to their condition and help save those lighthouses which can be saved,
while obtaining some meaningful videography record of those beacons emitting their last gasps.
In essence, their hobby is an effort to save old technology with the use of new.
A proud Newfoundlander, Larry has an intrinsic appreciation for the rugged beauty of his home province and the Maritimes.
Enthralled with the visual perspectives and potentials of quadcopter video capture, he began operating drones in March 2015.
Larry has used a drone to capture video in Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Florida and Hawaii. Since June 2015,
his video footage has been obtained with the use of a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, though he still operates other UAVs for fun.
With the exception of audio recording, all video post-production tasks are completed by Larry, who is exceedingly passionate
about producing quality visual art.
A born and raised Nova Scotian, Cory is extremely proud of his province, and hence is focused on capturing its landscapes and
lighthouses for others to appreciate. During the drone flights, Cory maintains constant visual presence of the quadcopter while
also providing navigational advice. For video post-production, he either composes new music or records instrumental versions of
original songs from “Saxby’s Gale”, a Celtic-punk band in which both he and Larry perform. A musician since high school, Cory
plays guitar, mandolin, bass and some percussive instruments.