You and Your First Drone: Cinematic Drone Shots

I’m back again with another video in my series, You and Your First Drone, where I bring some helpful tips on flying drones for the first time. In this video, I bring you the most important shots to capture with your drone, and how to capture them.

Tilt Reveal

I think this is one of my favorite shots. It makes me think of the guy who slowly looks up and sees the girl of his dreams. Basically, this shot has the camera slowly tilting upwards towards the main subject. Easy to do, and goes a long way in capturing the story.

Bird’s Eye

Dead bodies, cityscapes, or scary mazes, the bird’s eye view is a great camera angle that gives information, passes time, or follows the action. What’s unique about this angle is that it’s a perspective we as humans don’t experience all the time, making it a great way to see the story in a completely different way.

Tracking Shot

A great shot to follow the action. What makes this shot interesting is that it somewhat keeps the subject in the frame still, while the environment flies past. This makes it a great shot for any genre of film, as it intensifies the story by literally following it.

Crane Shot

I think the crane shot makes for a great bookend to scenes, and even films themselves. When you’ve got a crane shot moving downwards, it feels like the audience is landing on the scene and coming into the story because we’re moving closer to characters, settings, etc. It’s the opposite of course when the camera is moving upwards because we’re slowly moving away from everything, thus feeling like we’re moving away from the story. I hope you like this video!

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