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Tue, May 25


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Course: Drone Cinematography (May)

Learn about the best techniques and settings to make cinematic shots, aerial photography, and how to carry out an effective editing process.

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Course: Drone Cinematography (May)
Course: Drone Cinematography (May)

Time & Location

May 25, 2021, 7:00 PM AST – Jun 12, 2021, 1:00 PM AST

Google Meet, Classroom & Community Interact

About the event

Drone Cinematography 

It is a mixed practical workshop (face-to-face and virtual) to program and configure your drone aimed at cinematographic shots, manual versus intelligent flights, configure the manual use of your camera to create photographic or cinematographic content such as manipulating exposure, use of filters, handling of logarithms and color editing so that your work has an impact.


Come transform your knowledge and skills as a PIC to obtain extraordinary results with your sUAS.  This workshop presents varied content on the benefits of photography and cinematography. Know the advantages to document your work on products or services in the market, enjoy landscapes and their versatility.


It includes theory and practice on applications, movements, technology, techniques and flight rules for professional or recreational drone handling. Improve editing skills to make creative images of your clients, blog, messages, social networks, Internet portals or video broadcast.


Learn the art of creating magazine-quality aerial photography archives and filming cinematic videos with your drone applying new trends.


Present practical concepts about planning so that the participants learn about the following: pre-flight evaluations, recognizing risks and dangers, having preventive logistics to address safety issues, documenting information to seek authorizations, handling manual flight techniques combined with the use of intelligent flights, applying composition techniques, taking advantage of color contrasts with ambient lighting, applying the use of planes as camera angles, drone movements with a cinematographic touch, respecting laws and regulations, use of exposure with the manual camera, apply logarithms for color editing, control and settings of the sUAS. Production of practical workshops using models to then work on photo editing, 360 panoramic, AEB and video projects. In addition, it includes how to quote services to offer your clients, create digital content for your business in a creative way, using the best applications on the market.

Who is it addressed to?

Aimed at people interested in mastering the configuration of the drone, use of the camera and operating a flight plan in a commercial or recreational cinematographic way such as editing photo and video files.


Include practical concepts on the planning of the story (storytelling) to produce (storyboard) of the flight plan with a view to producing the shots as professional cinematography. It includes simple language with virtual and face-to-face practical exercises for participants to complete the following exercises:

Cinematography and drone photography

• The concept and message of photography

• Elements of interest for the photo or video?

• Create an image

• Photography is one of the most versatile media for artistic expression

• Dare to make a difference and enjoy our landscapes safely

• Hobbyists or professionals

• The concept of cinematography

• The cinematographic technique

• Benefits of drones in cinema

• The vision of the eagle on the move

• What service is hot in the drone industry?

• Where does cinematography apply?

• Perspective and concept of journalism using drones

• Importance of the concepts of cinematography and photography to perform inspection, security, agriculture, topography, among other services.

• The business, the license and position your brand with the advantages over the competition

• Work plan for marketing and advertising

• How to generate money with my license?

• Quote jobs

• What does your client expect from your final work?

• Stock Photos

• Stock Footage

• Drone pilots

Equipment, accessories and flight plan applications

• Why don't I use my drone? Frustrated with the results

• Select a drone for photography and cinematography

• Learn about drone cameras for photography and cinematography

• Types of DSLR or Mirrorless camera

• Tablet, mobile & WiFi transmitter

• Maximize the use of Stops in CP, ND, VND or Gradient filters to improve exposure and color quality in your shots

Create your aerial photography and video project

• Composition

• Techniques of capturing photos or videos with focus (camera shots)

• Tools to highlight the composition

• Rules in the composition

• Management of the rule of thirds (“Rule of thirds”), Symmetry and Dynamic Symmetry

• Do you know how to work with composition and ambient lighting?

• Factors that define lighting

• Lighting direction

• Practical exercises

• Create aerial photography using composition to highlight the subject and shoot video with a cinematic feel

• Is it important to set up your camera manually with the use of filters to enhance the colors of your photos or film content?

• Capture frames from video (“still”), manipulate white balance, temperature and exposure to apply to video

• Wow Factor, aerial images that must click.

Cinematic shots with the drone

• Create message and story

• Types of general plans

• Angles in the composition

• Types of shots with camera movements

• Patterns and repetitions of flight following the objective

• Techniques of basic shots, rotation and movement

Smart flights for cinematic drone shooting

• Navigation options (Intelligent flight modes)

• Capture video shots using smart flight techniques and then manually produce impact turns


• Quickshoot

• Point of Interest

• Waypoints

• Activate track

•Tap fly

• Cinematography

• Exercises and discussion topics

• Take advantage of ambient lighting to increase color quality and dynamic range

• Apply techniques to cut the wind and gain quality shots with the camera

• Operate the drone in a cinematic style integrating classic movement techniques and basic shot techniques with camera movement

Applications to plan the flight plan with a drone

• Storytelling

• Story board

• Apply a drone flight plan

• Plan using Google Maps or Google Earth

• Plan flight plan logistics for site selection, composition, angles with camera shots, movement techniques, types of shots and take advantage

• Drone applications using LAANC

Manual camera and video configuration of the drone

• Exposure in the image

• Sensor size 4/3”, 1”, 1/2”

• Histogram

• White Balance, Auto Exposure Lock (AE Lock)

• Master exposure issues with the camera manually (ISO Sensitivity, Aperture and Shutter Speed), RAW format, radius aspect, AE and Exposure Compensation Value (EV)

• Photo Size, Formats and Style

• Master the differences in simple photography style, HDR, Hyperlight, AEB, Burst, Interval and Pano (Vertical Pano, Horizontal Pano, 180 Pano and Sphere Pano)

• Perform work with long exposure photography

• Optimize manual camera exposure settings for video content, manual exposure (ISO, Aperture and Speed), format, logarithms, resolution, aspect ratio, frames per second, Video White balance and style

• Rule 180 degree shutter speed

Remote control, drone and camera settings

• Applications for drone handling

• Remote controller Stick mode, Remote controller settings

• Adjust remote control joystick (Pitch, Roll, Throttle and Yaw), C1/A and C2/B

• Master drone movements such as gimbal settings (Pitch, Exponential Curve, Sensitivity, Gain Settings, Enable Upwards Gimbal Tilt Limit to 30 Degree)

• Unlock license list

• Streaming video transmission

Post-production editing

• Organize files for editing

• Download and import your files to add drama with touch up editing by light painting and logarithm management (“photo painting”)

• Editing applications

•Adobe Lightroom

• Add drone presets in Adobe Lightroom

• Drone photo editing in Adobe Lightroom

• HDR photo editing, Drone panorama in Adobe Lightroom

• Photography edition with GPS drone in Adobe Lightroom (Map/Metadata)

• Video editing in Adobe Lightroom

•Adobe Photoshop

• Drone photo editing in Camera RAW

• Drone photo editing in Adobe Photoshop

• Drone photo edition in AP Panorama 360˚

• Edit drone videos in Adobe Photoshop

• Drone photo editing in Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE)

• Applications to process video editing

• Recommendations film editing works

• Create project and import files into video editing program

• Selection and position of videos with impact (great footage)

• Select Aspect Ratio

• Look Up Table (LUT)

• Cinematic Drone Lightroom Presets and LUTs

• Applications to colorize videos

• Video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro

• Color editing for drone videos in Adobe Premiere Pro

• Export the video project with a format

Workshop content for production

• Refine techniques for domain, decision making and leadership at the time of starting your flight with the drone

• Perform practical exercises in flight sessions to build confidence and security with the drone

• Program intelligent flight techniques to then produce impact turns manually

• Operate the drone in a cinematic style integrating classic movement techniques, shot types and applying the 180 degree trigger rule

• Capture images to check the use of composition, lighting and/or exposure techniques.

• Highlight the target or item


Participants must manage the following:

• Drone with all its accessories

• Computer, “smartphone” or “tablet”

• Application for drone management

• Application to edit video and photos

Dates and Duration:

The logistics of the mixed course include seven educational interaction sessions (five virtual and two face-to-face) lasting 21 contact hours. Additionally, it includes a web portal with 15 practical exercises that are equivalent to more than 10 days (>40 hours) preparing several flight plans, intelligent flights, composition, logistics of hours for lighting, story management using storytelling, building a storyboard with preflight assessments, safety management risk and hazard assessments, configurations and flight techniques of the sUAS.  As an added value, they join the Interactive Community for more education and follow-up workshops.

Virtual sessions with dynamics between mentors and participants + experiences + videos + projection of real exercises:

·       Martes 25 de mayo  7: 00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

·       Jueves 27 de mayo 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

·       Martes 1 de junio 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

·       Jueves 3 de junio 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

·       Martes 8 de junio 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

·       Jueves 10 de junio 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Practical face-to-face sessions with mentors + participation in extra workshops of the Interactive Community (added value) - Workshop type.

·       Domingo 6 de junio 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

·       Domingo 13 de junio 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


We are not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur to the belongings of the participants and companions before, during or after the face-to-face sessions of the courses.

Return Policy 

Any participant who purchased the course and for personal or work reasons could not participate, will only be refunded their money in the form of a credit. The participant will be entitled to this credit for a full year in any of the courses available at the time of use.

Workshop participants join our educational Facebook group called The Interactive Community that promotes events, educational workshops, editorial reading, and interesting videos.

Acosta Media and Acosta Academy forging professionals in the Drones industry.


  • Total Enrollment

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  • Payment plan

    By choosing the payment plan, you agree to pay the remainder of the course at a total cost of $540, $497 for the course and $43 additional billing fee. Three other payments of the same amount ($110) will be automatically debited on the dates May 20, June 3, June 17 and July 1.

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