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Tue, Mar 08


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Drone Photography & Cinematography Course (March)

Learn about the best techniques for capturing images or videos in a sequential and creative way to produce top-notch digital content. Build skills for your cinematic shots, impact aerial photography, and manual, smart, or autonomous flight planning.

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Drone Photography & Cinematography Course (March)
Drone Photography & Cinematography Course (March)

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2022, 7:00 PM AST – Mar 25, 2022, 1:00 PM AST

Google Meet, Classroom & Community Interact

About the event

Drone Cinematography & Photography

It is a mixed practical workshop (face-to-face and virtual) to program and configure your drone aimed at creating your cinematographic shots, impact aerial photographs using manual versus intelligent or autonomous flights, configuring the manual use of your camera to create photographic or cinematographic content such as manipulating exposure, use of filters, management of logarithms and intensifying colors so that their works have an impact. Study the maps with their airspace restrictions and regulations for the sUAS based on 14 CFR Part 107 prior to the planning of practical flights as authorization request through LAANC.


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/Smart Orbit

• Waypoints

• Active track/Dynamic 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

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 six educational interaction sessions (four virtual and two face-to-face) lasting 22 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:

  • Kick-off Thursday March 10 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Tuesday March 15 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Thursday, March 17 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Tuesday March 22nd 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Thursday, March 24 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday March 20 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  • Sunday March 27 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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 (Two Payments)

    If you accept the payment plan, you agree to make an initial payment of $220 prior to the start of the course. Other payments of $220 will be automatically deducted from the third or fourth session on the agenda. The total cost of the course will be $440, $397 for the course and $43 additional billing fee. By using this option, the participant agrees to make the payment in the third or fourth session of the course. You must maintain effective communication and follow-up on the payment issue.

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