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“Shooting With Drones" With Tesla Academy & the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Association (UAVSA)

Date:  Saturday, August 1st

Time: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: IATSE Local 80 Stage, 2520 W Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505

Parking: First come, first serve in lot in the front of the building. Overflow on the street.

Fee:  $25 for PGA Members. $50 for Non PGA Members

Contact: Kyle Katz,

Drones have emerged as a powerful tool for producers in film, television, and new media. Offering the capability to get never-before-seen shots and a freedom to go places that traditional aircraft can’t reach, drones offer an exciting opportunity for producers and directors to create visual magic like never before. 

But as drone use has exploded in the recent years, regulations, restrictions, and fees have popped up, creating a confusing landscape for producers. We will cover what all producers need to know when shooting with drones: how to choose the right aircraft and camera for your shoot, location concerns, safety regulations, FAA paperwork, finding the most experienced crew, and insuring your drone production, plus more.

We will feature a panel of industry leaders who will offer producers the chance to learn from the brightest minds working on the front lines in drone cinematography.

Plus, producers will have the chance to see and touch a full range of drones including small, medium and full-sized "heavy lifter” aircraft, including one outfitted with a Black Magic Cinema camera. 

In the afternoon, there will be a live drone demo flight broadcast to a screen inside our stage! You won’t want to miss this!


Registration with coffee & bagels                                                           8:30a – 9:00a 

Keynote Panel and Discussion: Why Drones?                                       9:00a – 10:00a

What You Need to Know to Fly Legally                                                  10:00a – 10:50a

Break                                                                                                       10:50a –11:00a 

Shooting on Location: Equipment Choices & Assembling Your Team    11:00a – 12:00p

Lunch                                                                                                       12:00p – 12:30p

Live demonstrations and vendor networking                                           12:30p – 2:00p 

**Note: Lunch will not be provided but there are several cafes close by and a food truck will be on-site.

Online registration is available until: 7/31/2015