Learn the foundations in aerial cinematography in just 8 simple movements. Anyone can improve their drone video skills by practicing these shots on any UAV!
Aaron takes you through the most used drone video shots in aerial cinematography. See step by step instructions with examples of his work from all over the world as a drone & travel cinematographer
Feel free to pause the video or use the below sections to skip to each movement.
Top drone cinematic techniques:
1- Look up shot/ tilt reveal (establishing) 1:07
2- Tracking/ dolly/ Punch in 2:02
3- Fly throughs 2:37
4- Pull back/ ‘dronie’ / drone selfie) 3:00
5- Overhead/ birds eye/ Top down 3:51
6- Jib or crane shot 4:28
7- Orbits and helix 5:16
8- Tripod shots (pan/ tilt) 6:03
Most, if not all aerial shots are based on these techniques. From beginners to professional Hollywood cinematographers- these are the key shots used everywhere!
Don’t forget – Get out there & practice these shots as much as you can, you will be an expert in no time!
— Frequently Asked Questions —
What do you do for a living?
I am a commercial drone photographer, filmmaker & creator. This means brands and companies use our services to provide aerial solutions & content. My clients include luxury resorts, tourism departments, NFP, local & national governments and Film & TV production companies.
Why this channel?
Always loved getting in front and behind a camera (film nerd). Youtube gave me the opportunity to keep this obsession going and an outlet to just be myself, share my knowledge and have fun!
Where are you from?
Malaysian born, grew up in Perth, now live in Melbourne Australia but consider myself as a citizen of the earth. We will probably meet at an airport.
What gear do you use?
Not the brand loyal type, just what works well! …but currently, Sony A7Sii/ Nikon D610/ DJI Inspire 2/ Phantom/ Mavic air/ various bits & bobs. See my gear here:
Are you sponsored?
I have several affiliated brands that I collab with.
UAVisuals (Unmanned Aerial Visual Solutions) is fast becoming Australia’s preferred drone photography and cinematography specialists. We work on content creation for brands globally as well as workshops and training.
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