When two buildings collapsed in Harlem killing 8 and injuring more than 70, a local man’s first reaction was to grab his three pound drone and head to the site.
Brian Wilson used his DJI Phantom drone to shoot images while the scene was still shrouded in dust. The New York Daily News ran Wilson’s video on its website. The picture to the left is from his drone.
In our TVNewser Show on April 29th, we will be discussing the increasing use of drones in journalism.
The Daily Beast made the 45-year-old New Jersey native an example of the larger issue surrounding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in gathering news, something some local stations have already been experimenting with.
For a man who just filmed a close up of a real-life horror film, he seems virtually emotionless. His demeanor, in fact, strangely mimics that of his aircraft: robotic. Drone in hand, he’s returning to the scene to capture the pile of rubble where as many as fourteen people could be trapped.
Calling Wilson’s flight “one step forward for drones, two steps back for drone journalists the article raises the question: Because anyone can do it, does it mean they should? Read more