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Intermediate Drone Videography and Photography

with Dirk Dallas

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  •   01 Class Introduction

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About The Class

You’ve got the basics down on how to fly a drone and use it to shoot photos and video. But how do you take it to the next level and create images that stand out from the crowd? Join FAA-certified drone photographer and videographer Dirk Dallas for an on-location shoot in Washington state and learn how to use your drone to create stunning, dynamic, and powerful work.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Adjust exposure and focus settings to make your images and footage pop.
  • Master cinematic drone moves, including flying backwards.
  • Utilize intelligent flight modes that can help in tight spots.

As drone photography becomes more common, it’s important to distinguish yourself and your work. This course will teach you the techniques that will help you advance your skills and create breathtaking moments that take full advantage of this exciting medium. 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    01:19
  2. 02

    Video Settings: Profile & Style

    12:50
  3. 03

    Gimbal Settings

    03:47
  4. 04

    Exposure & Focusing Settings

    08:19
  5. 05

    GPS, ATTI, and Sports Modes

    03:04
  6. 06

    Intelligent Flight Modes

    07:54
  7. 07

    Why Fly Backwards?

    01:09
  8. 08

    Cinematic Drone Moves to Practice & Master

    13:05
  9. 09

    Post Production in Premiere Pro CC

    09:52

Meet Your Expert

Dirk Dallas

Dirk Dallas is an FAA licensed drone pilot, commercial photographer, filmmaker, speaker, professor of design and visual experience and the host of AdoramaTV’s web series “From Where I Drone with Dirk Dallas.”

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  • George A. Kenna

    September 2019

    Great speaker but I watched the entire free class and was happy I did not purchase it. There is so much on Youtube addressing drones and books as well, that buying this class is not necessary. I think there is however room for great improvement by focusing on really using Adobe Premier Pro. I mean 9 minutes? No it's much more complicated than that and spending the time to really become good at it takes more than 9 minutes of instruction.

  • Creativelive Student

    September 2019

    There was some good and helpful information here! However he stated that when shooting video he sets the camera focus on a stationary subject and then put it in manual mode so as to avoid the camera re-focusing on a different plane, but I would have liked to have heard his tips for camera focusing on his shots where the subject was moving toward or away from the camera.

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