Aerial Videography | Drone Flying - Create Stunning Aerial Drone Stock Footage | Vinnie Fallico | Skillshare

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Aerial Videography | Drone Flying - Create Stunning Aerial Drone Stock Footage

teacher avatar Vinnie Fallico, Drone Operator | Director of Photography

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    • 1. WELCOME

      1:09
    • 2. 2.1 APERTURE (AND SHARPNESS!)

      4:08
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This course has been moved to SELLINGDRONEFOOTAGE.COM. Sign up there to access 5 FREE videos and 2 PDFs to help you start earning passive income and improve your drone videography today.

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This course will show you step by step exactly how to take your passion of flying and turn it into stock footage. Whether you have been shooting aerial footage for years, a casual hobbyist, or you have never flown once, this class if for you. 

Why should you create stock footage?

- Be your own boss

- Earn money while traveling (take your drone with you on trips and shoot beautiful locations)

- Repurpose unused footage from old projects

- Get paid to practice

What you’ll learn in this course:

  • How to financially benefit from a low supply of aerial stock footage clips
  • Camera basics - Exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), white balance, and frame rates

  • What drones, filters, and accessories make for the best shots

  • How to fly and shoot stock footage legally

  • How to shoot and edit RAW hyperlapses (don‚Äôt use the HD version the drone gives you!)

  • When you should be shooting to differentiate yourself amongst the competition

  • What movements make shots look the most cinematic

  • How to do basic color corrections and add a LUT to get the best looking clip possible

  • How to upload to different stock agencies and input high quality metadata that makes your content easier to find

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This course has been moved to SELLINGDRONEFOOTAGE.COM. Sign up there to access 5 FREE videos and 2 PDFs to help you start earning passive income and improve your drone videography today.

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Vinnie Fallico

Drone Operator | Director of Photography

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My name is Vinnie Fallico and I am a drone operator and director of photography based in Austin, Texas. Over the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to work with brands like PayPal, Facebook, Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Whatabruger. I have been flying and working as a drone operator for over four years now and I'm excited to share my experience and knowledge with you to help you earn passive income doing what you love

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1. WELCOME: Do you want your drone footage to look like this? And your aerial hyper lapses to look like this. Do you wanna make up to $2 thousand per month in passive income selling your drone footage online? I thought So. My name is Vinny Falco and I have the perfect class for you. Yes. This is obviously an investment on your part, but by selling just one clip, you could have paid for this class and then you can sell that clip indefinitely for years to come. So I think it's clearly worth your investment to track your earnings from this course, I'm even going to give you the exact spreadsheet that I built for myself so that you can monitor your progress and determine where you should be spending most of your energy. In this course, I'm going to teach you everything drone from camera basics all the way up until area hyper lapses, whether you're a newbie, a hobbyist, or a seasoned vet, I can guarantee you're going to get something from this class or your money back. Then you guys so much and I'll see you over there. 2. 2.1 APERTURE (AND SHARPNESS!): All right, so our first section in camera basics is aperture. What does aperture and why is it important? Well, aperture is important because it controls the depth of field of your image. If you have a really low aperture, say you're shooting at F1 point for your subject is going to be crisp, but everything else is going to be very blurry. However, if you shooting at f, say 20 to both your subject and your background is going to be very sharp. Now in regards to light, if you're shooting it F1 point for the iris is all the way open. Okay, So that's gonna give you a lot more light. Again on the opposite side at F22, it's going to do the opposite. It's going to close the iris and therefore give you a lot less light. Now on drones, typically you're not shooting at f 1 for you shooting at something closer to 2.8 for F4 on the low side of things. Now there's one very important point that I want you to realize in regards to aperture, not every f-stop is equivalent in sharpness in your final image. So at most lenses and most drones, there's a sweet spot between 2 a on your drone, let's say an f 11, there will be differing levels of sharpness at each F-stop. All right, so we're going to dive into my computer here and I'm going to show you what I mean. All right, so what we're looking at is five different images shot at varying apertures, all in the same location and try to get the same lighting. We're going to zoom in here. So this is a greater goods coffee. It's a local coffee company here in Austin, Texas. And this is what we're going to be looking at. F2, 0.8, F4, F5, 0.68, and finally F11. So we're going to compare the sharpness. All right, so our first step is going to compare F2 0.8 to four. So we're currently looking at F2, 0.8. If I turn off the layer of f2 0.8, we're going to compare it to f 4. Now if you're looking at the letters on Agua, Colorado between F2, 0.8, and F4. It looks to me that F4 is just a little bit sharper. Now, we're going to compare F4 to f 5.6. Now switching back and forth. Same thing. It kinda seems to me that a four is sharper than f 5.6 K. Now we're going to compare F5.6 to F8. Definitely a difference there. Again, looking at, we'll call our ADA F5.6 to F8, definitely difference there. And finally, F8, F11, definitely a huge difference from FAA to 11. So overall, it appears that F4 is the sharp is aperture. Again, if we compare the difference between, say, F4 and F11, there's a huge difference. Now we'll compare F4 to f 8. Again, pretty substantial difference. It starts to get a little bit more subtle from 2.8 to 56. But I definitely think the sharpest image is right at F4. Now what does all this mean? When you look back at this and you look at the data, you can see that between f 4 and 11, There's a huge difference in sharpness. So when you're out shooting and you're flying your drones, you always want to try to shoot as close to f 4 as possible.