If you’re looking to get some training this year on how to shoot better videos and photos from your Quadrotor or Flying wing, check out Disco Tuna’s (aka Bruce Geddes) excellent webinar on Udemy.
Udemy is a online training resource where experts provide webinars on various topics ranging from development to maketing to aerial videography and more.I’d picked up the tip from FPVLAB where Bruce is quite well known. You can read about Bruce’s impressive flight and learning credentials at Udemy.
There are lots of courses on aerial photography and videography out there, but Bruce Geddes’ “Stunning Aerial Videography and Photography Using Drones” is quite different and well worth the effort to watch the video material and do the exercises. He offers a course more focused on the visual production itself from start to finish, versus how to get your quadrotor off the ground.
The topics covered range from flight safety and legal issues that need consideration, section of aircraft and software to the capture of dramatic aerial footage and ending with a real example of how to edit a bunch of clips into a attractive, cohesive video production. The webinar introduces a comprehensive frameworks that provide a basis for discussing all aspect of aerial filming for your creatives and pilots. While focused on web video sites for the final product, many of the tips and techniques would be very useful in commercial work.
The course also provides a number of handy tools and tips to really ace the flight pre-planning to get the best footage and to be safe on flight days. Bruce clearly imparts a great deal of his practical expertise to the students of this course.
If you’re into filmmaking and interested in learning more about how to use multi-rotor model aircraft to accomlish that, this is a great way to start.
You can find more at www.udemy.com.
(As an aside, let me know if you have heard of any other similar useful courses on Aerial Photography!)