Drone photography and videography captures some of the most stunning images out there, but the tools, techniques, and gadgets used to capture the action are often confusing and difficult to master. Join Jeff Foster and special guests for an exciting and highly informative class and get a running start at unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photography.
In this course, you'll learn how to capture stunning aerial shots with an impressive range of aerial gear – including; 3D Robotics multicopters, DJI multirotors, GoPros, DSLRs and more. You'll get an introduction to the best tools for beginners and see demonstrations of the sophisticated gear used by the most in-demand professional photographers and filmmakers. You’ll learn essential skills for controlling a UAV flight; basic flight controls, necessary equipment for successful shooting, planning and lining up the perfect shots, flight prep and safety, waypoint navigation and more. You'll gain an understanding of the production and post-production techniques unique and essential to aerial photography – including how to stabilize video, create stunning panoramic photos, and remove lens distortion in your photos and videos.
If you're ready to explore this wonderful world from a new elevated visual perspective, then this is the course for you!
Colin Guinn - 3drobotics.com
Mark Johnson and Romeo Dursher - www.visual-aerials.com
Stephen Wheatcraft - www.aerovisionpro.com
Peter Sachs - dronelawjournal.com
Russell Brown - russellbrown.com
CreativeLive is proud to announce that Jeff Foster was a Bronze winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for this class. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. Congratulations Jeff!
What You Will Learn in This Course
1. Gearing Up: Intro to Aerial
- Jeff will take us through some of the various quadcopters
and multirotors that are commonly used in the
hobby/commercial photography markets today. Basic
concepts of pre-flight prep, safety, equipment, and
terminology will be covered for various disciplines.
2. Basics of Flight
- Colin Guinn from 3D Robotics joins Jeff in demonstrating the
basics of good flight, best practices to improve your skills
and get those important shots you want!
- Jeff leads off with some examples of fixed-wing drones used
for various commercial and environmental uses, such as
precision agriculture, search and rescue, firefighting and land
surveying. Colin Guinn shows us how 3D Robotics is already
addressing these important fields with advanced
4. Advanced Flight
- Romeo Durscher and Mark Johnson of VisialAerials.com
to show us the S1000 octocopter and how to use it to get
those high-definition aerial video shots that filmmakers
demand. Stephen Wheatcraft then brings his S1000
octocopter in to demonstrate how he gets beautiful
landscape panoramas with his setup.
5. The Future of
Drone Flight: Laws
- We will be talking in the studio with drone expert and
visionary, Colin Guinn from 3D Robotics about his vision of
the industry – where it has come; where it is today and
where he sees it in the near future. We are then joined via a
live video feed from Maine with drone legal expert Peter
Sachs, Esq. To discuss the recent mandates and restriction
imposed by the FAA in the US and what that means to the
industry on a global scale.
6. Processing Aerial
Footage in Post
- Jeff will show us some footage from the previous day's
flights as well as some examples that might need a little
“help” with stabilization and color correction, using Adobe
Premiere Pro CC.
7. Processing Aerial
Photos in Post w/
- We're honored to have THE Russell “Doc” Brown from
Adobe join us for a head-spinning session in Adobe
Photoshop CC with tips on working with drone-captured
images and what projects he currently has brewing!
8. Processing Aerial
Video in After
- Jeff returns to turn up the heat in Adobe After Effects to
share with us some of his techniques for footage
stabilization, lens correction, tilt-shift lens effects and much