Drone Course

The leading drone / aerial videography

WHAT? – Docus is on how to make stunning aerial productions both from filming with a drone initially and then from impactful editing afterwards.

WHO IS IT FOR? – For videographers, photographers, hobbyists and professionals alike that want to learn how to make amazing aerial videos and photos.

Have you seen stunning aerial videos and photos and wondered how is that done? Perhaps you have a drone already and want to take your aerial productions to the next level for your hobby or business?

Stunning Aerial Productions Using Both a Drone and Editing Techniques

  • Basics – Legal, Safety, Planning & Some Core Flying Skills For Producing Aerial Imagery
  • A Unique, Structured Method To Guide Your Filmingand Flying For Getting Impactful Footage
  • 25 Design Principles For Creating Captivating Productions
  • 8 Step Editing Workflow for Developing Your Final Product
The Time To Make Stunning Aerial Imagery Is Now

The ability to video and photograph the world from a unique, breathtaking, aerial perspective, using a drone is now available to all.

There is a need to learn how to make standout aerial productions, to make imagery that will go beyond what will become the ordinary. Mastering these new tools now, to produce highly impactful results, will get you ahead of the game professionally and give you endless hours of enjoyment personally. 

Content and Overview

This course covers basics from selecting your drone, editing software and aerial camera. It has some guidance on initial flying skills and exercises for producing good aerial productions. 

The course then goes beyond the basics and introduces, with extensive aerial footage to illustrate the points, a unique framework to guide all your flying and filming missions.

You are then taught how to plan your flying and filming missions using this framework. You are taken through a range of unique in-course and online tools & resources to aid you in this planning.

You will then learn how to take the aerial footage and turn it into a stunning video production.

What is this posts NOT for? Though the text touches on some things to look into from a legal and safetyperspective the course is not designed to be a guide on your local drone laws or how to fly & film safely.

What you’ll learn

  • Over 41 of those lectures have breathtaking flight footage to illustrate the points.
  • 6 tools for you to take away to help you with your planning, flying, filming and editing.
  • Raw footage for you to practice the edit techniques with yourself.
  • Understand some of the typical legal and safety considerations when planning your production.
  • Choose the right aerial hardware and editing software for successful videos and photos.
  • Identify the key flying skills, shot options, flight patterns and gimbal skills needed to produce amazing aerial productions.
  • Successfully plan your flying trips to maximise your chance of getting beautiful shots
  • Set up your GoPro with its optimum settings for successful editing across a range of circumstances.
  • Make creative ground based footage to enrich your aerial productions.
  • Complete pre-flight checks before you start flying and filming both at the flying site and before.
  • Learn 25 design principles to follow when creating your production.
  • Complete the 8 editing steps, common to most editing software, in order to make stunning aerial productions.

Are there requirements to take the text?

  • If you would like to try the editing techniques that are demonstrated using the provided raw footage then get access to some video editing software such as FCPX or Adobe Premiere.
  • The course highlights some typical areas of legal regulation for flying and filming with a drone though it is not the primary focus of the course.

It is expected that the students will, through their own research, become thoroughly familiar with the regulations in their own country – they will need to do this anyway in an ongoing basis as the laws are changing regularly.

  • Though safety points are discussed throughout the course it is also not the primary focus. It is expected that students will do additional research (or come already with the knowledge) in order to fly and film safely.

Who is this text for?

  • You are considering using a drone to make fantastic videos and photos and want to know what you need to do both in the air and on the computer to make standout productions.
  • You may already have a quadcopter or other multirotor and want to take your video and photo production to the next level.
  • You need an extensive resource of aerial video and photo production techniques (in the air and on the ground) to access as you grow your skills.

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