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 course prepares students to understand the basics of what flying a drone really means, how to fly safely, and how to capture and edit aerial photos and video footage using the latest drone technology and video editing software.
This class is for anyone from beginner to intermediate students with an interest in drone photography, and videography. Students will receive 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.
Other Topics Covered in this Course:
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 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.
If you do not have a laptop, contact Kyle Hirshkind (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a loaner for use during the workshop.
All additional course resources and materials will be provided.
Day 1: Learning (IN CLASS - 9:30-12pm EST)
Day 1: Drone Photography/videography 101 (IN CLASS - 1-3pm EST)
Day 2: Pre-flight (IN CLASS - 9:30-11pm EST)
Day 2: Flight (Flight Area - 12-3pm EST)
Day 3: Editing videos (IN CLASS - 9:30-12pm EST)
Day 3: Drone Photography 101 (IN CLASS - 1-3pm EST)
The Browne Center for Innovative Learning
340 Dame Road, Durham, NH, 03824
From the South - Boston
From the North - Maine
Required Items - Students Must Bring with them:
Optional Recommended Items to bring:
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 (email@example.com) to reserve a loaner for use during the workshop.
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.
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:
Phone: (617) 504-4906