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Good resources for aerial video technique?

Discussion in 'Photos and Videos' started by dcbrewer, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. dcbrewer

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    I'm starting a thread for great resources to learn the best in cinema technique. Post what you've found. I'm looking forward to building a good resource catalog and sharing knowledge with everyone.
     
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    22 Ultimate Tips and Guide To Aerial Filmmaking
    http://bestquadcopter.com/22-quadcopter-flying-tips/
    • Great tips in this one such as: shooting during the "golden hour" and the best export settings for your video based on where you're going to upload the footage.

    How to get Cinematic Drone Shots
    http://www.videomaker.com/article/17123-how-to-get-cinematic-drone-shots
    • Really like the description of various shooting technique here such as the "Wellsfar" and "Orbits". Orbits are tough and I'm still practicing to get them right. I'd love to hear tips from others or see footage from those who are getting these right.

    Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones by Eric Cheng
    http://www.amazon.com/Aerial-Photography-Videography-Using-Drones/dp/0134122771/
    • Book by Eric Cheng coming out this August. Looks promising.

    Quadcopters and Drones: How to Bring Your Photography or Videography to the Next Level
    http://www.amazon.com/Quadcopters-Drones-Photography-Videography-Quadcopter-ebook/dp/B00UF6SXRG/
    • Read this one. Not bad but it was a little basic for my taste. Good to get you started.
     
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    nice write up, very helpful info. Thanks

    LG G3
     
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    #5 damoncooper, Mar 31, 2015
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    Any links with examples of those shots?
     
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    I got some direct and honest feedback from a real cinematographer on one of my posted videos that aerial videos from us fliers almost inevitably lack storytelling.

    His comment to me was that without a story, you lose audience interest after a minute or so and no matter how great the shots or beautiful the subject, nobody cares, it's just more of the same.

    Harsh stuff, but honest and gave me pause.

    He quoted an example of what he was talking about done correctly by Philip Bloom.

    Take a look. Lots of great ideas and techniques in this short little video:

     
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    Bump on another helpful thread for many folks
     
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    Great tips - thanks!!!