Shortcut to shooting cinematic footage with a drone

Learn to shoot cinematic video with a drone, as quickly as possible.

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What You'll Learn

This self-paced course will let you understand the components of producing cinematic-looking footage with a drone.

We'll start by going over the settings you'll need to understand and how the effect the overall image. We'll walk through each of the camera settings and what my recommended settings are. I've included my PDF cheat sheet for these cinematic video settings, so you can refer to that as we go through this lesson, or print it off and keep it in your drone bag for later use as well!

You'll come to realize that battling with light is a difficult part of filming dynamic footage that doesn't look choppy or distorted. We'll discover how to control light and use filters to our advantage. There are a number of different filters, we'll start simple and then dive head first into more creative filters and how to achieve more moody looks with our footage! (That is one of my favorite parts!)

We'll also learn to chose more specific settings, like picture profiles and frame rates. Both can have a drastic effect on your footage, and nailing these will give your videos that extra "punch" that often separates good footage from great footage!

Frame rates seem to be a difficult topic for some, so I devoted an entire lesson on going over the different frame rates and how to edit multiple different frame rates into the same timeline for faster or slower-looking footage without the footage looking skipping of choppy.


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Your Instructor


Keith Knittel
Keith Knittel


Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio shooting skateboarding with a VHS camera, I’ve seen a lot of progression in cameras and technology over the years. The introduction of drones was a game changer, and they have come a long way in a short time. High quality, stabilized cameras that allow you to capture amazing visuals, right out of the box.

After getting my first drone, I looked to online communities to post and get inspiration, and realized there were a lot of people who had photography/videography/drone questions but were going unanswered. When I started answering questions, people began using their new knowledge to go out and create awesome imagery. I decided to make Aerial Guide to help fellow drone pilots & creatives to shoot better photos & videos, in less time, and with less effort.


Course Curriculum


  How to choose the best cinematic video settings
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  Cinematic footage cheat sheet (Downloadable PDF)
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  What are ND filters and how to use them
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  Understanding frame rates and slow motion
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  Best gimbal settings for smooth video movement
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  Choose the right video picture profile for your needs
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  The difference between H.264 & H.265
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