CNN’s Latest Venture is Basically All About Drone Cameras and the Shots Are Sick

Earlier this week, CNN’s Brian Stelter casually tweeted the following footage, which looked pretty cool:

During coverage of the devastating flooding in Louisiana, CNN’s zoomed panned out…and out…and out. The shot was smooth and the scope went from an up-close perspective to a very far-away view in a matter of seconds.

As it turns out, it wasn’t just a fun one-off shot. CNN has been working on building up their Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) coverage for a while now. They’re calling it CNN Air and they’ve even added two full-time UAS operators whose job it is to fully integrate the new style across all of CNN and Tuner Broadcasting’s platforms.

Terence Burke, Senior Vice President of National News, explained the move like this:

CNN’s cutting-edge development of technology to enhance the way we tell stories is a part of our DNA. We are proud to continue the tradition with CNN AIR, and to establish a unit that will expand our technological capabilities for newsgathering.

What’s really important here is how cool it looks, though, so let’s roll that beautiful bean aerial footage:

[image via screengrab]

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