Creative Excellence Class
Find the WOW-factor in every shoot with your drone-mounted camera.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
You will go from 'getting great footage' to telling stories and creating sequences with drone-mounted cameras.
You will know how to set up your drone camera for optimum photographic results
I won't be teaching you how to fly your drone, but how to use your drone as a video production tool.
You will know how to position your drone for the best perspective, increased creative interest and storytelling advantage.
You will know how to use low light, filters, colour settings, etc. with your drone camera.
If you are a beginner at drone flying and want to learn how to fly, this is may not be the best first drone course to take.
This course is creative in nature. if your desire is mostly creative excellence, then you will find this is one of very few courses available anywhere, that focuses on the creative aspects of drone videography. But if your focus is more about the technicalities of the drone aircraft, and less on what its camera can do, then maybe this course is not for you.
I'm a storyteller and professional filmmaker with 35 years in TV production and YouTube, and I have, like so many before me, had to come to grips with the ability to place a camera almost anywhere I want. But in this learning curve, I have realised that drones are far easier to fly than they are to operate as a flying camera. It's so easy to get a good shot. But to get a remarkable shot, isn't. So many people are using drones for their video making, that aerial footage is commonplace, to the point of being ordinary. This is because the new generation of camera drones are remarkably easy to fly, and have opened exciting portals to creativity. But here is the challenge: Drone footage often draws attention to itself - which should be avoided if your desire is to tell compelling stories. Only by capturing remarkable footage can one's creativity stand apart. And what's more, two skills are required to get the most out of a drone camera: You need to be a good pilot, and videographer as well. So many fine pilots are just not good at both.
This course is for those that need help mostly with the second part. While we demonstrate these skills with consumer-oriented photographic drones, all these lessons apply with even the most advanced, heavy-lift machines.
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WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR:
Take full advantage when positioning a drone camera.
Plan shoots before takeoff.
The vital key to success is the 10-second rule for abundant B-Roll. The biggest problem - solved.
Camera settings for best quality and continuity.
Constructing a sequence. It's a camera. So treat it like one.
Consider the story. What are you trying to say, show or share?
Depth and perspective.
When to track. When to pan. When to circle. When to just leave the camera still. The second biggest problem - solved.
Using the drone as an extremely tall tripod.
Using the drone as a low tripod. Just because it can go high, doesn't mean it has too.
Image composition principals are often overlooked, but remain the same.
Building a sequence with multiple cameras and angles.
Making the drone a character in the story.
SUBJECTS THIS COURSE WILL INCLUDE:
Both beginner and highly experienced drone pilots who want to learn more about it, and refine their skills.
If you are already flying and learning how great a drone can be for videography, this course has been developed especially for you.
Drone flyers who want to know how to shoot single-handed or with someone helping either fly, or shoot.
I hope you will enjoy and learn much from spending this time with me. And if you want to leave a review, I have one request. Add reasons why you enjoyed, or did not enjoy the course. This is the only way students that follow you will learn from your experience. And the only way I can improve the course for future learners.
Thank you! - Andrew
You will need a photographic drone and some experience in flying it. Any drone with a camera will do.
You should have a desire to not just 'get footage,' but tell stories, and create beautiful images using your drone camera.
You should have a desire to be better, like all good filmmakers should.