10 Drone Filming Tips

Here you can find some very interesting tips for drone filming

Drone filming Tips - Part II

     In this article we continue provide you the best practices and advises to reach perfect shots with your drone. The tips are easy to perform but will give you a chance to get high level professional quality. You just need some practice.

So we give you the next 5 advises below:


Advise 6 – Use Intelligent Flight Modes

This useful option added in high-quality drones ( Yuneec, DJI and Walkera) helps to produce intelligent flight. This gives you the ability of the drone to fly on its own ( autonomously) while you are filming and contrate on your camera. In such mode, you don’t have to be a worry for the drone.
The “DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom” have intelligent flight mode:

   – Dronie – Fly upwards and backwards. While this function is on – the camera is locked on your subject.

   – Helix – Fly upward. The drone is spiralling around the object.  

   – Rocket – Fly downward. The camera is pointing downwards. 

   – Circle– the drone makes a circle. It flies around your object.

   – Dolly Zoom: the drone flies upwards and backwards. The focus on the object stays unchanged. Only the background is changing. The selected object stays the same all the time. 

    – Asteroid: Fly upwards and backwards. Then take several photos and fly back to the start point.

    – Boomerang – fly backwards. 

Advise 7 – The Great Masters - Learn from them

Don’t stop watching and observing the great drone photographers works. Videos and photos – all they can give you a point of view and help you create your style. Your skills will get better for sure.
You can have inspiration from the Year best drone Photography Competition of National Geographic.
You can learn a lot from all these stunning photos.
Don’t be scared to make experiments and try different techniques. You can try some of the following methods: Reverse Filming, Horizontal flying, Gimbal Angles, Orbit a scene, Sunrise and Sunset.

Advice 8 – Weather. This majestic participant

The major factor in Aerial filming with no doubt is the weather. With its big influence, it takes first place when you are planning drone flight. The perfect conditions are very little wind with a clear sky. You have to avoid flying in fog, rain, mist and severe wind. The very cold days are also not good because of the opportunity your props to get freeze. All these not friendly conditions of the weather can produce bad filming results or even worst – some damage to your drone.

Tip 9 – Risky Aerial Filming - Avoid it!

We advise you to be always carefully, smart and clever when you fly the drone. It is not a cheap machine and the repairs are expensive and take time. If you are not enough prepared and sure what you are doing there is a chance even to lose your drone. Always check the forecast for the area you want to fly your drone and never take unnecessary risks.


Advice 10 – Never stop learning new things

No matter which level drone pilot you are – never stop learn the newest and latest techniques, tips, information, etc. These technologies develop each day, so you need to be up to date with them.

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