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Cinematic Drone Video in 60 Seconds

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Welcome to Cinematic Drone in 60 Seconds, in which you can learn a new design skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

Cinematic Drone in 60 Seconds

Light unmanned vehicles are opening the skies to brand new kinds of affordable aerial filmmaking. With drones you can achieve cinematic shots that were once limited to big-budget productions.

To get an idea of what drones are capable of, check out some of the aerial stock footage on VideoHive. And learn more from the tutorial below.

What You Need to Know About Cinematic Drones

Cinematic drone video is controlled aerial footage you may use in commercials or online videos. They're comparable to aerial shots seen in big budget films.

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To make the best out of your drone usage, fly slow on days with very little wind outside.

Use multiple axis of movement, Rotate the gimbal angle, and film at 30 fps to output your footage at 24 fps in order to achieve a slow motion effect.

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Want to learn more? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!

A Bit More Detail

Learn more about cinematic drones from our experts. Check out the tutorials below:

To really take your drone footage to the next level, check out our course: Cinematic Drone Video Production. In this course you will learn how to fully integrate drones into your own production workflow. You'll learn about a range of topics to improve your drone video productions, including:

  • common gear and accessories
  • shooting techniques
  • weather factors
  • drone maintenance
  • legal issues
  • making money with your drone skills

Watch the Introduction

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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