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DJI-Sponsored "Best Practices in UAV Cinematography

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EyeWingsuit, May 16, 2016.

  1. EyeWingsuit

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    If you're near Las Vegas, Portland, Hollywood, Seattle, you'll want to make it to this event. This is a single-evening version of the Master Class I taught at NAB for $700.00 as part of the UAV sessions at the National Association of Broadcasters.

    Freebie stuff from all manufacturers, I'm very excited to be doing these presentations for Drones Plus, DJI, Autel, 3DR, and Yuneec (and I'll have a couple other products with me too). Topics found below.
    Free registration:
    Las Vegas
    Hollywood/Studio City Portland Seattle

    Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Toronto, and Chicago are all in the scheduling stages for late summer.
    I hope to meet some of you there. This is not a sales-event; it is a service Drones Plus and their vendors are providing for their customers/UAV operators.

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    Intro to UAV/Drone Cinematography aka “Dronography”
    • Legal stuff
      • Pre-planning
      • Setups for popular UAV cameras
      • Codecs
      • Filters/lens options
      • Pre-flight/kneeboarding
    We’ll also discuss 333 Exemptions, 336 Exemptions, the upcoming Part 107, and what it means to both hobbyist/recreational operators and commercial pilots. We’ll also have a brief discussion/demonstration of how Nav charts are read, and why you need to know this important information. Finally, we’ll provide a list of solid resources for your personal study.

    Basics of Flight
    • Standard shot sequences/setups for best-success in post
    In this segment, we’ll present standard camera moves, how they relate to cutting a story together, and provide the “best” look for client or your own video productions. We’ll dial into, and demonstrate creative shot types for best presentation of your subject matter.

    The “Perfect” Checklist
    • Guaranteed successful story shot list aka "The Money Shots."
    Every filmmaker/storyteller has a list of “gotta have” shots to assure that the story may be completely told. This list and demonstration of default/gotta-have shots will provide the tools you’ll want in order to satisfy every client.

    The TOP 10 LIST

    10 tips for perfect success on every shoot, one page at a time.

    Processing Aerial Footage in Post
    • Standard editing techniques
    • Color correction standards/resolutions
    • Stabilization tools
    This segment will look at various Non-linear Editing systems from Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Sony, and Apple. We’ll discuss and demonstrate common starting points, standard codec challenges/solutions, and techniques that will really make your footage shine.

    We’ll also discuss and demonstrate post-stabilization solutions for those windy days that confound even the best gimbal systems.

    Q&A
     
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  2. Helraiser

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    Looking forward to the Toronto one. I would've loved to hit up Las Vegas for the night but I think border services would have issues with me coming in/out of the country within a few hours - even with my trusted traveller status.
     
  3. EyeWingsuit

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    Nah....I've got NEXUS too, and they've had no issue with me flying out for a night or even morning out/evening in on WestJet or Air Canada (I lived in Toronto until a few months ago). Cheap cheap flights to Vegas. I look forward to the Toronto folks giving me the date. I *think* we're going to be at Sheridan College, or at Ryerson.
     
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  4. Sinisalo

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    Is there a way to get on the list for SLC to be notified when the dates are determined?
     
  5. EyeWingsuit

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    Cost is ZERO. The sponsors and DronesPlus are paying for the class. Free. Nada. Zilch. Goose Egg. :)
    If it's cool with the sponsors of this site, I'll post when the SLC date is available.
     
  6. CactusJackSlade

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    Nothing on the (more southern) West Coast?!.... well Phoenix is kinda close to the West Coast o_O
     
  7. Sinisalo

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    That is cool, I will follow you and if you end up not being able to post the dates once they are known a PM would be much appreciated.
     
  8. EyeWingsuit

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    Did you not read? Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles are all West coast. ;);)
     
  9. CactusJackSlade

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    "more southern" :rolleyes:
     
  10. Deanster

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    I'm really sad to discover I'm already spoken-for during the Seattle event, otherwise I'd be there in a heartbeat.

    Thanks for posting this opportunity!
     
  11. EyeWingsuit

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    There are 2 seats in PDX, as I've just been informed.

    @CactusJackSlade, San Diego is the only "more southern" west coast from LAX (so far as my geography knows) unless you're in Mexico. We're in LAX this coming Thursday.