Drone Course

The Line


Illustrated LECTURE points

The line flight pattern.

What is this.

Well it’s your primary flight pattern that you’re likely to use in almost every flight.

What you need to do is pick a geographical line of interest that you can fly along.

Something that you can look for in a map before you arrive or once you’re up in the air.

For instance in this beautiful setting here there are some obvious lines that you could pick.

There’s this path that goes down towards the lighthouse.

There’s also this in a coastal route that goes around inside this bay past the town.

And then there’s is this inner Cove route that you can go as well.

And finally this is a very interesting looking geographical feature at the end there.

And the coast running all the way along there with the waves crashing against it.

And that’s probably the one you want to go for as it’s going to have the most interesting features to see and you want to be avoiding the village as well for obvious safety reasons.

Why do we follow these lines to get good footage.

Well it’s partly because your view is expected as soon as they see it in the image.

They want to know what’s along the lines and what’s at the end.

We need to be meeting their expectations.

They also contain points of interest.

More so than you’re likely to get if you were just meandering off without following a line for instance in the scene above.

Once I got beyond the lighthouse I found a cave with some people in which makes for some excellent footage as you’ll see later.

Following the line flight pattern.

We tend to be at a get more of the emotional shots that we’re looking for that we discussed earlier for instance from the geographical dramatics.

The lines tend to allow us to get the discovery reveal where the viewer sees things that they had no idea was going to be there.

Additionally the say the flight dramatics the lines help emphasize both the speed and sense of distance.

It’s much easier to see how fast you’re going or how far you’re going when you’re following the line and say when you’re off in a field of nondescript crops.

Another useful reason for following these is the navigation.

If you start to get lost you can just head back down the line that you set out upon.

If you are following the line that’s man made such as say the edge of a field.

You need to be wary of things such as overhead lines that tend to be placed here.

Obviously you don’t want to be flying into those.

To summarize the lines like pattern follow geographical lines of interest that you see on a map before you get there.

Or you can see once you’re up in the air.

You do this as it meets user’s expectations and helps you find points of interest for your footage.

It helps deliver the discovery reveal and also the speed and distance flight dramatics Plus it very useful for navigation.

If you’re flying on man-made lines and be very wary of things such as Wyatt which may well be nearby.

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