Class

Let’s start thinking about the FAA rules

31 Mar , 2015  

Matt Waite runs the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is one of the leading experts in this area. Here is a TED Talk Matt gave on the subject:

Matt regularly offers his thoughts about drones on the lab’s blog and in a weekly e-newsletter (to which I hope you’ve subscribed). He recently posted an item titled:

Could NBC News shoot the same video from Vanuatu in Florida under the NPRM?

Let’s read that together, and then consider these “31 Questions the FAA Wants you to Answer.”

 

Class

New resource from Bard College

31 Mar , 2015  

The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College has a weekly newsletter. You can subscribe at:

http://dronecenter.bard.edu/subscribe/

A lot of the stories there are about military drones — but I saw articles about things we’re studying, too, like Amazon’s hopes of using drones to deliver products. Also, there was this article from Mashable:

Not our drones: Unlike drones, kite photography insists on staying under the radar and out of trouble.

 

Class

Class 3: Do we need rules on drones?

31 Mar , 2015  

Here’s our agenda for today:

First, we’ll check out some of the drone videos you’ve flagged, such as:

From Sydney Levan, drone video used in a movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13DQS1AHdXg

More…

Class

Class 2: What’s a drone, and how does it work?

26 Mar , 2015  

Gary Gillam, a veteran videographer and drone hobbyist, gives us a show-and-tell of the technology.

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Student blogs

Drones In Advertising

26 Mar , 2015  

 

I thought this video was interesting about drones because I think using them for advertising purposes is a benefit that they provide and just a different and innovative marketing technique.

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The Beauty that Drones can Capture

26 Mar , 2015  

This video shows how drones can get great shots that would otherwise take days to plan

Student blogs

Wedding filmed by a drone

26 Mar , 2015  

I thought this video was breathtaking. Using a drone is such a good idea for filming a wedding. It allows for a perfect view of the whole wedding taking place. It is also good because it assures that all moments of the wedding are captured.

 

Student blogs

UAVs film rock climbers

26 Mar , 2015  

Here’s an awesome video that combines two of my interests – climbing and videography. It would have been prohibitively expensive or impossible to get these shots with a helicopter.

Filming climbers with drones has become so popular that Yosemite, one of the best climbing areas in the US, has banned ...

Student blogs

Killer Whale Drone Video

25 Mar , 2015  

This is a video I discovered of a drone being used to monitor killer whales for the first time. This video originally interested me because I am a huge fan of nature documentaries. Watching this video made me consider how drones could be useful while filming nature documentaries. The unobtrusive ...

Student blogs

Drones in Journalism- #1

25 Mar , 2015  

I have created this blog as a requirement for the course Drones in Journalism offered through the Honors College at VCU.

I am not (as of now at the beginning of the course) a fan of using drones in the realm of media. I think that they have many wonderful ...

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