27 September 2016

Drone Week: Drones in Marketing, Tourism and Film

Price: Free


This session is led by Promote Shetland, a tourism and marketing organisation responsible for promoting tourism in Shetland. The session explores the value that the use of drones adds to their approach, and how they worked and contracted with drone operators in Shetland.

The Shetland operators pick up the story to talk about how they worked together on the contract, and show some of the work they produced. They also talk about some of the challenges of drone operation, and how collaboration and openness can be critical to successful outcomes.

Followed by networking event.


14.30: Session Introduction
14.40: Promotion of Regional Tourism: New Approaches and Contracting
15:10: Break
15.30 Drones in Regional Marketing
16.00: Drone Operations in Complex Environments
16.30: Panel Discussion and Q&A Session / Refreshments and Networking Session
17.30: Close

Speakers and Panellists

Andy Steven, Promote Shetland 
Andy is Head of Brand Strategy at Promote Shetland, with over 13 years’ broad experience in creative media. Working with Promote Shetland, part of the Shetland Amenity Trust, Andy has a highly innovative approach and been involved in countless projects, including 60 North TV and 60 North Radio.

Simon Thomson, Ronas Media Ltd
Simon is a professional filmmaker who has worked in the UK television industry for over 10 years. Simon operates Ronas Media from Vidlin, Shetland, providing a range of services including remote aerial imaging and event videography.

Rory Gillies, Shetland Flyer Aerial Media
With a background in IT, and a passion for flying, Rory began operating multirotors over 5 years ago. Setting up Shetland Flyer Aerial Media in 2015, Rory and the team now provide high quality aerial media services, and Rory also provides teaching support in digital photography and video techniques at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Richard Elliott, Richard Elliott Aerial Filming
Richard is the owner and founder of Richard Elliott Aerial Filming. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and after careers in surveying, professional stock photography for Getty Images and property development in London, he qualified as a commercial drone pilot in 2014 and set up Richard Elliott Aerial Filming.

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27 September 2016 14:30 - 17:30