RJI’s drone guru to help journalists capture better footage with online Poynter workshop

Journalists can learn how to shoot better footage and tell better stories with drones right from their offices with the help of a new online workshop series produced by Poynter and co-taught by Judd Slivka, RJI director of aerial journalism.

The four-week “Flying Camera: Drone Photography skills” webinar series will teach participants how to pick out gear, set up shots, storyboard, incorporate drone footage into larger reporting projects and more.

 “There’s a lot of journalists who have gotten their Part 107 licenses to operate drones safely and legally. The learning shouldn’t stop there,” says Slivka, an assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. “This webinar is designed to get into the nuts and bolts of drone photography, whether it’s by showing camera techniques or gear that makes the journalism part of the job easier. “

Classes will take place March 11, March 18, March 25 and April 1. Sessions will also be recorded.

Drone pilot and Poynter faculty member Al Tompkins will also help lead the class. The workshop costs $149. Visit Poynter to learn more or to register.

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