Overview

PDT-LSurvUas-07

Introduction to Drone (sUAS) Videography & Photography

The small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), or drone, is emerging as a powerful video and photography platform for both professional and hobbyist videographers, photographers, artists, scientists, and storytellers. With technology comes many regulations, safety knowledge, and understanding of how the drones and government work in relation to drones.

This 3-day online introductory course prepares students who are interested in understanding the basics of what flying a drone really means, how to fly safely, with a focus on how to capture and edit aerial photos and video footage using the latest drone technology and video editing software.

Day 1 (Online) will be spent in the online learning what the different operations and needs are to fly a drone safely, the various uses for drones, and how to take great drone photography and videography, safely.

Day 2 (In-person) will be spent together outdoors, learning different flying techniques, what to be aware of when flying, as well as how to utilize the information from the first day.

Day 3 (Online) will be used to teach you how to take the photos and videos you captured during the previous classes and show you how to edit them using Adobe Lightroom and Premier Pro.

This class is for beginner students with an interest in drone photography, and videography who have not yet received their Part 107 license. The students in this course will receive an introductory training in drone safety, utilization, video camera setup, camera maneuvers, shooting practices, pre- and post- production planning and film editing. All students taking the course will be leaving with a hobbyist certificate and the tools and recommended resources to getting their commercial license.

Topics Covered in this Course:

• Drone Safety

  • Where you can fly
  • When you can fly
  • Hobbyist vs commercial flying
  • How to fly safely and learn the potential dangers
  • Taking the TRUST test and the reasons for the answers on the test

• Photography/ Videography

  • Settings
  • Auto vs Manuel modes
  • RAW vs JPG
  • Aperture/ISO/Shutter Speed
  • ND Filters
  • What taking a “clear” photo means
  • Photography tips
  • Sensor sizes
  • Lighting situations
  • Codecs, Bitrates, and other video capturing settings
  • Intro Lightroom – Editing, color grading, presets, etc.
  • Intro to Premiere Pro – Timelines, importing/exporting, editing, transitions, titles, color grading, LUTS, etc.

Students must use a computer (PC or Mac) to communicate as this course is online. We ask that students come prepared with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe Lightroom already downloaded on their devices for the third day of class. You may download the free trial of Adobe Premiere and the free trial of Adobe Lightroom a few days prior to the final class if you do not own either of these Adobe software products. Please keep in mind that each free trial only lasts 7-days, and you will need it for this course.

Students are welcome to bring their own drone to the second class, however, it is not required. Drones for recording both photos and videos will be provided to students (DJI Phantom, DJI Mavic, DJI Spark).

If you do not have a laptop, contact Kyle Hirshkind (kyle.hirshkind@unh.edu) to reserve a loaner for use during the workshop.

All additional course resources and materials will be provided.

Tools & Materials

PDT-LSurvUas-07

Introduction to Drone (sUAS) Videography & Photography

Required Items - Students Must Bring with them:

  • Laptop (Mac or PC)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro Trial or Complete Software (see below)
  • Adobe Photoshop Trial or Complete Software (see below)

Optional Recommended Items to bring for Day 2 outdoor:

  • Personal drone (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Camping chair
  • SD/Memory card (optional)

Students must bring a laptop, PC or Mac, with them to the editing portion of the class. We ask that students come prepared with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere already downloaded on their devices. You may download the free trial of Adobe Premiere and the free trial of Adobe Photoshop a few days prior to the class if you do not own either of these Adobe software products. Please keep in mind that the free trial only lasts 7-days, and you will need it for this course.

If you do not have a laptop, you can contact Kyle Hirshkind (kyle.hirshkind@unh.edu) to reserve a loaner for use during the workshop.

All additional course resources and materials will be provided.

Instructor Bios

PDT-LSurvUas-07

Introduction to Drone (sUAS) Videography & Photography

  • Hayden Spitz

    Hayden Spitz, the founder of Boston Drone Productions, graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in marketing and entrepreneurship in 2018. After relocating to the Boston area, he worked for a public relations and communications firm where he learned to tailor his marketing skills in both B2B and B2C. In 2021, after being certified to fly drones for his marketing firm, he branched off and started his own company, Boston Drone Productions (BDP). BDP offers drones, photography, and videography for marketing, events, and real estate, following the mission to focus on telling YOUR story through a lens.

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/haydenspitz/

    Email: Hayden@Bostondronepro.com

     

    About Boston Drone Productions:

    Boston Drone Productions specializes in drone videography and photography utilizing state-of-the-art drone and video equipment to share your story from every elevation. The perspective from 400-feet or 100-feet above, and even ground level, emits a very different concept and viewpoint. In working with corporate partners in real estate, development, construction, architecture, non-profit, communications agencies, etc., or personal celebrations, the vast landscape is experienced. From the ground to the sky, BDP looks forward to making your story take off.

    Boston Drone Productions utilizes licensed FAA certified part 107 drone pilots.

    Boston Drone Productions:

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/BostonDronePro

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/BostonDronePro

    LinkedIn: https://LinkedIn.com/BostonDronePro

    Email: Hayden@Bostondronepro.com

    Phone: (617) 504-4906 

    Website: BostonDronePro.com

     

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09:00am - 03:30pm
09:00am - 12:00pm
09:00am - 03:30pm
Live Online (USA Eastern Time)
Durham Campus
Hayden Spitz
499.00 Tuition
14.5
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount
Guild Discount
Private Discount
Military Discount
CBA Student Discount
CBA Business Discount
1.45
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