"How are drones changing journalism and visual storytelling?".

Author:Woelfel, Stacey
Position:Wise Advice

As with any technological advance that drastically reduces the cost of visuals, drones have democratized aerial footage for storytellers. Just as desktop nonlinear editing bypassed big productions houses, drones bypass helicopters to deliver a visual vantage point for stories that was out of reach before. The challenge for journalists and storytellers is to avoid becoming too dependent on drone footage and its wide view, thus losing the vital close-up intimacy all good stories need. Storytellers must work to be sure drone footage does not supplant visual details and prevent viewers from emotionally connecting at...

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