ASPP New York Chapter recently hosted a panel discussion with a group of local drone specialists who presented their work and spoke about creating and marketing their videos and stills with this technology.
The panelists showed fantastic samples and shared their varied experiences in this evolving industry. They covered topics from the legal regulations—where and how you can shoot using a drone—to the equipment and flying skills needed to capture great content. Our speakers also talked about their creative approaches and the small maneuvers they each use while flying, in order to help create drama and stronger visual effects.
Kevin Coughlin gave detailed information about the equipment and restrictions one needs to shoot assignments.
Victor Chu spoke about how the increased restrictions in the NYC area have forced him to shift his focus from local icons to a more global approach.
Joe Polillio spoke about incorporating people into his work and the challenges that brought.
Rounding out the panel was video footage rep Joanna Sobel from FRAMEPOOL, who showed us a recent car commercial that incorporated drone footage licensed from that agency. She spoke about current trends in drone video, as well as the challenges of licensing.
“As a corporate photographer, I am beginning to get asked by my clients what the requirements and regulations would be to use drones for photography and video. This informative panel answered all my questions about the legal and technical requirements so I can now better educate my clients. Thanks ASPP for putting on an excellent event.” – Michelle Kawka
There were a lot of great questions and a lively dialog between our audience and the talented speakers on our panel. We could have easily gone on for another hour. We spoke at length about using social media to boost visibility in the drone community that would, in turn, increase assignment opportunities. Overall, the evening was both fun and informative; we hope to follow up with another talk on drones in 2017.
Lindsey Nicholson, ASPP NY Chapter President, Content Director at Universal Images Group
instagram: @aspp_nyc and @linzart
Joanna Sobel, Sales Manager, FRAMEPOOL
www.framepool.com instagram: @framepool_stockfootage
Kevin Coughlin, All Island Aerialist
www.ALLislandAerial.com instagram: @flyingdogphotos
Joe Polillio, Drone Videographer
http://www.polillio.com jopofoto.blogspot.com instagram: @jopofoto
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