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Richmond – Drone Training – Sept. 17

Drone Cinematography 101
Elevate Your Film Production
Sept. 17th, 2016

This one-day forum with panel discussion is designed to provide practical information to photographers and videographers interested UAV/Drone Filming. This program is offered by Virginia’s CCWA: Community College Workforce Alliance in partnership with the Virginia Film Office and the Virginia Production Alliance.
There will be a panel of industry leaders, moderated by Jimmy Olivero of SkyCamUsa, who will provide a chance to learn from some of the brightest minds working on the front lines of drone cinematography. Participants will have the chance to see and touch a full range of drones including small, medium and full-sized “heavy lifter” aircraft.  Also part of the course will be information on the rapidly changing legalities involved in drone filming.

The forum will also feature a live drone demo and flight broadcast – you won’t want to miss this!

DJI, the market leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, has generously provided a brand new Phantom 3 Standard Drone ($500 value) to be given away by random drawing to one of the participants on the day of the event.

Date & Time

September 17, 2016; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CCWA Workforce Development & Conference Center 

On the campus of Reynolds Community College)
1651 E. Parham Road, Richmond

$149 per person
$99 for Students, Veterans & Members of the Virginia Production Alliance.

For information or to join the VPA – Go here.

Topics Include:

  • What is a drone?
  • History of UAV/Drone Filming
  • US Drone laws today and where they may be heading
  • What to expect on set with drones
  • Examples of drones being used on production
  • Live drone demonstration, rain or shine
  • Learn aerial videography and photography basics
  • What does the future hold for drones?



Phone – 804-523-2292

Email – help@ccwa.vccs.edu.