Episode 23B – Owain Rich on flying drones for BBC World Service

<![CDATA[Hexacopters are taking off on TV. These six-rotor miniature helicopters carry broadcast-quality cameras and are fast replacing full-size helicopters for aerial shooting.

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The Media Podcast - Presented by Olly MannOperated by remote control, shots from hexacopters – or ‘drones’ – are becoming more familiar to TV audiences – from Olympic skiing coverage in Sochi 2014 to entertainment shows like The Great British Bake Off.
rio1Owain Rich pioneered the use of hexacopters at the BBC World Service. In this special edition of the Media Podcast he talks about using copters on two of his recent productions: Auschwitz (One of BBC News’ most-viewed Youtube videos of all time) and Soccer Cities, where drones allowed him to get closer to Rio’s famous landmarks than ever before.

The Media Podcast with Olly Mann is a PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill.
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One response to “Episode 23B – Owain Rich on flying drones for BBC World Service”

  1. Liz said ‘if you can use a camera in a public street, why not a drone?’ It’s probably worth pointing out that CAA rules (that apply to everyone, not just professionals) would prohibit this. Of course the extent that people follow the rules is another matter, but before discussing the privacy and safety concerns it’s probably fair to start by looking at the rules as they stand.


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