Advanced Aerial Videography: Storytelling with Subjects

Wild Rabbit Productions, Aerial Cinematography Production & Drones

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9 Videos (56m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Prompt

    • Building a Narrative

    • Location and Subject Selection

    • Storyboard and Shot List

    • Dual Operators

    • Executing the Shoot

    • Analyzing the Footage

    • Dance Crazy SkillShare HD


About This Class

Learn advanced drone videography techniques to take your aerial footage to the next level. This 50-minute class — the second installment from Wild Rabbit Productions and DJI — covers how to create a narrative by planning and executing a film shoot with a moving subject. Looking to add a pro touch to your video projects? This class is for you.

Class lessons include:

  • Building a narrative
  • Scouting locations and subjects
  • Crafting a storyboard and shot list
  • Shooting with dual operators (pilot + camera)
  • Capturing the shots
  • Making footage selections

To get started, you'll need a drone with a video camera (the DJI Inspire 1 is used in this class but not required) and familiary with basic video editing software*.

By the end, you'll plan, shoot, and finalize a video piece ideal for your portfolio, to garner new business as a freelancer, or simply to level up your drone filming capabilities. 

*Please note that this class does not include a lesson on video editing, as it focuses entirely on the planning and executing of a full film production


Wild Rabbit is a Los Angeles aerial cinematography company using drone technology to capture stunning visuals for the entertainment and sports industries.

DJI is the world leader in camera drones and quadcopters for both recreational and commercial use, redefining industries as diverse as filmaking, agriculture, conservation, search and rescue, energy infrastructure, and more.



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Super informative! Thanks :)
Great insights into planning and execution particularly when shooting in a confined space. The artistic interpretation between storyboards and the actual shot was great to see. I liked how you could find unplanned moments and work them into the final. Your explanations of some of the technical aspects of the dual operator setup and communication were very helpful. Thanks for putting together some great information.
Clear and down to earth explaining while doing it ! As the saying goes ' Monkey See, Monkey Do '





Wild Rabbit Productions

Aerial Cinematography Production & Drones

Wild Rabbit is a Los Angeles aerial cinematography company using drone technology to capture stunning visuals for the entertainment and sports industries.

Drew Roberts is the founder and pilot. Born in Atlanta, GA, Drew is an Art Center educated photographer with a focus on commercial imaging. He is an automotive enthusiast with experience in mechanics, racing & photography. With a growing interest for the moving image, Drew strives to fuse videography with innovative technology. He is not just the company co-founder, but also drone engineer & main pilot.

Nathan Labruzza is a drone technician and pilot. Nathan is from Logan, UT, is the newest Wild Rabbit member. Drew's equal to automotive enthusiasm, the two share a history of prior work experience. Nathan brings CAD design, technical construction & management operations skills to the team, while assisting with fleet engineering.