UAV Hands-On Flight School with Video and Data Acquisition Training (1-day workshop)


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones) are quickly becoming a staple in the toolkit of any videographer, and with good reason, they are used not only to create beautiful aerial video, but to collect data that can be used for inspections, agricultural, safety mining, and more. This is accomplished at great cost savings, less risk, and often in places that are inaccessible to manned aircraft. So, it is not surprising that many video professionals are entering the realm of aerial video/data acquisition.

If you are considering adding UAVs to your toolkit, or if you just added them, this workshop is for you! We have carefully designed and planned a field trip, in which you will be able to fly with today’s top instructors who are there not just to share best practices and techniques that have been proven time after time, but also to answer any question and address any concern you may have.  We will train you to fly your UAV with confidence and capture the video footage you need.

Course Outline

Location overview: 

  • On-site walkthrough of potential obstacles/issues
  • Safety & Emergency procedures (satellites)
  • Equipment check, site setup, and basic flight controls

Equipment Check

  • Equipment check
  • Location setup for shoot
  • Test flights

Manual instruction on UAV flight techniques

  • Hover
  • Straight Line
  • Figure 8’s
  • God’s-eye
  • Reveals
  • Pushes
  • Dolly shots
  • Reverse flight
  • Panning
  • Orbits
    • Outside
    • Inside
  • Tracking
  • Gimbal Use/Manipulation
  • Questions

Video and footage acquisition

  • Camera techniques

Q & A

GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F