Producing News and Video in Washington, D.C.

Studio 1

Confirmed sessions are listed below; more sessions are pending so check back for full final program!
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Drones in D.C. -- Navigating the Waiver Process in the World's Most Secure Air Space
Most people believe that drone operations are prohibited in Washington, D.C. But in the last two years, a process has opened up to permit justified drone flights within the "No-Fly Zone." Operators and companies with suitable cause may follow a new waiver process to obtain exemptions to the drone ban for purposes from support of public safety to aerial filmmaking. The chief of operations for Hover Solutions LLC, will discuss the waiver process and operational complexities of the area, with real examples from his work in Historic Anacostia, Alexandria and other previously unreachable places.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Getting Into Politics: Best Practices for Those Behind the Camera
As election campaigns pick up the pace for 2020, what is involved in producing, shooting and editing TV ads and digital media for political campaigns? Nate Kresge, co-owner and executive director at GK Visual, will share his thoughts on the process, and the technical and creative challenges and solutions associated with creating political videos. He'll also discuss tips for getting into the political industry and working with candidates for the first time.
All studios are live with stream programming Dec. 4-5 from 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM featuring expert and exclusive content!