Drone Videography Training

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Tuesday, September 4

Drone videography and photography is used across all commercial markets, from real estate marketing to roof inspections and filmmaking. This full-day, preconference workshop will sharpen your skills as a professional drone pilot and show everything you need to know from capturing a stunning image to adding polish in post-production.

Pre-Conference Drone Videography Workshop

Learn how to optimize your field production time and build a plan to assure the required shots are captured with confidence. This intensive, 4.5-hour workshop will take you from the planning steps for unique shot styles through to editing techniques for the final video. This session will detail what it is you need for complete aerial storytelling, adding to ground footage and unique elements to best to convey your story and clearly communicate your message.

Part one of this session will include the following:

  • Creating a flight plan
  • Setting up the drone/UAV camera
  • Filters (Polarizers, Neutral Density, Gradients)
  • Avoiding pitfalls and weather

Part two of this session will dive into advanced flight techniques:

  • Get these shots and you’ll be set!

Part three, we will close out this session with a focus on post-production practices for UAS, including:

  • Filters, codecs, and stabilization
  • Color-correction baselines

Taught by a veteran UAS operator/pilot, you’ll leave this session with a solid knowledge of how to approach creating the best drone footage (or sourcing it), know where to best begin the color correction process, and become aware of codec challenges for color correction, stabilization, and matching.

Your instructor for this workshop is:

Douglas Spotted Eagle – Sundance Media Group

Douglas is one of the highest-rated speakers at InterDrone, anchoring many of its videography offerings. Douglas is the Managing Producer for Sundance Media Group, Inc. and VASST, and serves as a trainer and consultant for videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters.

Douglas is an accomplished aerial photographer who thrives in the adrenaline-filled world of fast-action videography. His love of everything aerial has his focus on everything drone and UAV, from best practices in UAV cinematography to ensuring pilots understand the FAA laws.

The full layout of the day is as follows and is a total for 4.5 hours of intense training: 


 9:00 am–5:30 pm  Registration & Badge Pickup
 11:00 am–11:05 am  Welcome Notes
 11:05 am–12:30 pm  Training Session
 12:30 pm–2:00 pm  Lunch Break
 2:00 pm–3:30 pm  Training Session
 3:30 pm–4:00 pm  Coffee Break
 4:00 pm–5:30 pm  Final Review