Shaw Media is excited to introduce our first news drone.
Regional Photo Editor Scott Anderson will be the sole operator and pilot of the unmanned aircraft.
“Having this drone will allow us to provide aerial imagery and video content that will enhance our readers and our community from a different prospective,” Anderson said.
He has completed the FAA Part 107 exam and also holds a remote pilot certificate from RemotePilot101.com.
“Not only did I pass the exam but also I took a remote pilot paid online course taught by experienced pilot Jason Shappert,” he said.
The drone is a DJI Mavic II quadcopter. It has a 20-megapixel Hasselblad camera with one-inch digital sensor that captures stunning 4K video. It will also livestream video to Facebook and YouTube. This tool will be an incredible addition to Shaw and we are really looking forward to capturing high quality imagery and video in the Starved Rock Country region and Northern Illinois.
Anderson, is from Utica and has been a photojournalist since 2013. He is also a graduate of Harrington College of Design in Chicago.