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How To Take EPIC Drone Videos While Traveling

Alex Shoolman, Teacher to thousands in 175 countries!

How To Take EPIC Drone Videos While Traveling

Alex Shoolman, Teacher to thousands in 175 countries!

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13 Lessons (2h 32m)
    • 1. Promo Video!

    • 2. Section 1 - 1 - Welcome

    • 3. Section 2 - 1 - How To Find Your Country's Laws

    • 4. Section 2 - 2 - Examples Of Various Countries Laws

    • 5. Section 2 - 3 - Serious Safety Concerns

    • 6. Section 2 - 4 - No Fly Zones

    • 7. Section 3 - 1 - Basic Photo Composition

    • 8. Section 3 - 2 - Lighting And Direction

    • 9. Section 3 - 3 - Advanced Aerial Shots

    • 10. Section 4 - 1 - Local Authority

    • 11. Section 4 - 2 - Pre-Flight Planning

    • 12. Section 4 - 3 - Flight Day Management

    • 13. Section 5 - 1 - Rapid Fire Travel Tips

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About This Class

Take this quick, in depth course and have full confidence that when you go overseas, you'll not only be allowed to fly your drone, but that you'll get those professional shots everyone loves too.

You'll be able to capture those silky smooth, cinematic videos you've all seen in no time plus you'll learn what to look out for and how to avoid the most common mistakes pilots make while traveling.

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Course Description

  • Fly with confidence
  • Fly safely and within your laws
  • Fly without crashing or damaging your drone
  • Get silky smooth, cinematic videos, even if you're a beginner!
  • Get a great value course with heaps of specific content for those traveling

How To Take EPIC Drone Videos While Traveling is brought to you by Alex, an Australian finance and technology writer that has been helping people crush their mortgages as well learn and get the best out of technology for over 5 years.

This material is covered with simple steps and clear demonstrations of how to get the best drone videos. With hours of one on one videos comprised of 12 sections you'll learn exactly what buttons to press and the best way to make sure you're legally able to fly.

This course could very easily save you THOUSANDS of dollars by preventing you from crashing your drone, damaging it long term or even getting it confiscated at customs. Best of all, this course will be with you right from the basics, all the way up to advanced cinematic video recording, tips and more.

What You Will Get

  • Lifetime Access
  • 2+ Hours of Practical Videos
  • Confidence that you know how to fly within the law
  • A dedicated section on planning and managing the day on site
  • The new ability to produce gorgeous, professional grade videos and photos
  • Not just vague descriptions but specific, step-by-step instructions that cover everything

What You Will Learn

  • How to get those silky smooth videos that everyone loves to watch, even if you're new
  • The various laws countries have and how to find them
  • Special points on how to avoid damaging your drone while you travel
  • The reason there are so many restrictions on drones and where you can fly them
  • A huge mistake many pilots make when trying to get travel shots and how to avoid it
  • How to fly your drone to get the best videos and why most people fail

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Alex Shoolman

Teacher to thousands in 175 countries!


Hi, I'm Alex Shoolman.

I've helped people across 170+ countries pay off their mortgage in under 10 years with amazing results. Thousands have read my material to learn how to improve their life for the better.

From discovering the latest key developments in Energy & Transport to learning how to automate your finances or get the most out of your DJI Drone. I teach how you can take advantage of new technology as well as prepare for the future. This isn't just with Skillshare classes, but with dozens of free guides that you can find on my main website:


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1. Promo Video!: Hey, I'm Alex from alec schulman dot com. And thanks for checking out this fantastic course on how to get epic drone videos. I'm a historian teacher who's been helping people get more out of their technology like drones. For over about five years now, I've taught students in over 170 countries have had hundreds of thousands of people read my material and have thousands of happily paying students. At the end of this course, you know how to get those epic drone travel shots that ever on large to see. You know how to actually control the drone so that you get smooth professional looking results every time. And when you go through customs, you'll know exactly what to do to make sure that you get through the first time and don't actually lose your drawing to customs agents as well. Furthermore, you get critical insights of managing and planning the drone shoot day in itself, and you also get lots of little tips and tricks on how exactly to make sure you're drawing doesn't get damaged while you're traveling. So is a quick overview of exactly what's included in this course. First up will be looking at drawing laws and security behind them and why certain countries have certain laws and especially, had a look up. The lords for the country that you will be traveling to after that will cover the actual flying off the drawing. You know how to actually get those gorgeous videos and photos that make them look really professional in the tips and tricks that you have to do for that, thirdly will be looking at at the actual flight management. So this is both before you go out to the side and why you're actually on the site taking your shots and then finally will finish up with a whole bunch of tips of just how to avoid some of the most common mistakes that a lot of other pilots out there have when they're specifically traveling with their drug. I designed this course for both new and existing drone owners who want to take their drone and bring it with them overseas when they travel and get those really awesome travel videos that ever on lots to see. Taking this course will give you a clear step by step instructions to make sure that when you do come back. You do have those awesome videos at the same time will be mentioning a huge number of tips to help you avoid really critical mistakes. And a lot of other people have made over the years and sometimes have cost him thousands of dollars. So don't go on vacation without taking this course first in row. Now the master, the simple tricks that professional is used to get beautiful drawing videos while you travel the world. 2. Section 1 - 1 - Welcome: Hi, I'm Alex from Alex shulman dot com. And welcome to this fantastic course on how to take epic drone videos while traveling. Now these days, technologies getting mawr and more and more complicated. And you know, when it comes to new technology like drones out but certainly is just it's way out there. It's far too complicated for a lot of people. Some people are okay with that, but others find it very overwhelming. And even for those people that are aware of the technology side of things, there's especially with drawings, many other aspects to it that people can get caught up in. And when you're going overseas and you're investing all that money in the hotels, flights and your time and energy and going over there. And you know, perhaps it's a once in a lifetime opportunity that you've gotten you want to take, you're drawing with you again. You've invested a lot of money in that drone as well. You want to make sure that you know you don't go over there and spend all that time and money only to not be able to get those photos or videos that you want for a number of different reasons, from anything from a damaged drone to perhaps some certain laws or, you know, someone stalking you. So I've created this course specifically to make sure that when you do wanna go overseas, when you do want to travel with your drone and get those awesome, beautiful videos that drones can post certainly get they get some fantastic shots that you know, all the information, you know, all the laws, you know, or the tips and the tricks and what to watch out for, so that when you come back home, you've got those fantastic photos and you don't waste all that money. All right, so now I want to be really up front and honest and clear about this course and what this course is and what this course isn't There's ah, lot, of course, is out there. And the last thing I want is for you as a student coming in and viewing this course and thinking that I'm supposed to be teaching something when I'm actually not. So to begin with, what this course is is will be teaching you a lot of information about the drone laws and security and the country specific laws and all that sort of stuff And how to find that information on what to watch out for while you're traveling cause that's particularly important when you're talking about not just traveling but traveling with a drum will be teaching you how to actually get those fantastic shots and get those fantastic videos here . The actual controls and what you'll be pressing and what ones look better on how to do all those sorts of commands will also be going over sort of pre and, you know, on the actual day checks and checklists of what you want to make sure that you're bringing and things to watch out for what to sort of do on the day and, you know, tips and tricks around that and then right at the end, I'm just gonna have a huge amount of rapid fire tips and tricks of all these fantastic things that you want to keep in mind while you're actually traveling overseas with your drawing. Now, a couple of things that this course isn't covering the 1st 1 is that we won't be teaching you how to actually fly the drone. That will be some minute parts covered in the second section about how to actually get certain shots. But the very basics of flying up and down, flying left or right, taking off and landing safely and the actual controls off your actual drone specifically that won't be covered here. It is a very day tiled thing to cover, and I've actually created a separate course for that called Had to become the ultimate pilot, and that is specifically for D. J. I drone. So if you want to go and learn that and you have a DDR during, feel free to look up that course it's very widely popular. The second thing that we won't be covering in this course is the post processing, So we'll be covering how to actually get to the location, make sure everything's right. Get those photos, get those videos on your drawing and get them back home safely. But in terms of copying them onto your computer and editing them in light room or, you know, final cut pro or anything like that that we will not be covering it is incredibly complicated to sometimes simple, but that in itself is an entire course. So it's outside the scope of this course, we will be teaching those other things that I mentioned, but those two things will not be covered on this course. I also wanted to show some just fantastic, stunning photos that people have taken while they're traveling to kind of give you a bit of inspiration and get people excited about this course because drones can take absolutely stunning photos, as you can see here. And it can be just off yourself as a huge, amazing selfie. Or it could be off, you know, over water for many, many different sorts of photos that you can take videos that you can take with your drone. And it's not just this new perspective on taking a video or a photo that you get when you travel with your drone. I find it's actually really exciting because you can actually explore more of the places that you go to usually when you go to a tourist destination or, you know, hike or something like that. Your while you're limited to walking around on your feet. When you have a drone, you know you may not take videos or photos off. You can fly out, you know, 500 meters in one direction in the blink of an eye and see what's on the other side of that . He'll see what on the other side of that, you know, gorge or see what the waterfall looks like from above instead of from underneath. And there's all these different types of things that you can do to really kind of make your vacation or your travels better than what it previously was before. And I think you'll find that once you start taking your journey with you, that you really won't want to actually leave with Adam, like not just because you're probably spent a bit of money on it and you don't want to go without it. But it gives you that new perspective and that new sort of take on your existing holidays. It's It's very hard to describe, but it's a fantastic thing, so I'd highly encourage it. So I also wanted to thank you for taking this course. It's very appreciated, and next will get into the Section two, which is drone laws and security and the safety and all that sort of stuff. A lot of people think that drones are toys and just toys with expensive prices for some of them. But because they're thinking of it as these toys, they often just don't think about laws or security or safety. Or they don't even realize that different countries have different moors, and you really do have to pay attention to them. It can be, ah, lot more complicated than people first thing, so we'll get into that in the next section, so I'll talk to you then. 3. Section 2 - 1 - How To Find Your Country's Laws: Hey, and welcome to Section two, where we'll be talking about countries and their specific drone laws and how to find them. So just in case you know where each country in the world has their own drone laws and they can very, quite wildly throughout the world, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise. Every country has their own wars for different things, So why should drones be any different now? I could go through in list each country and there during laws, but besides the fact that it would take me literally for ever to do, I'm not going to do that because a month down the road date will be outdated because things are changing very quickly. So instead I'll be actually showing you how to go look up, drawing laws, facts any different country out there and sort of see what it is end, you know, things that are updated in real time so that no matter when you're viewing this video, you know that those laws are up to date and confident that you can go to that country and not be breaking the law. So some countries have really, really strict drone laws some flat out banned them. They can actually like arrest you and put you in prison for flying a drone. In some circumstances, those sorts of countries, it's It's a huge shame, because obviously there's, you know, recreational flying of drones and getting all those fantastic videos and photos that were wanting to get. But in case you don't know, there's a huge, huge section of drones that is for industry. So things like doing site inspections or surveying or agriculture is another absolutely huge section for drones, and they simply just don't have access to that. So if you're in one of those countries are very sorry, but it's just until they get their laws and check. It's, unfortunately what has to happen. So there's not too many countries, thankfully, that flat out ban drones. Ah, lot of them have very similar rules, and we'll get into that later, and a few of them have absolutely no rules whatsoever. Some drowned a pretty new on the block there. 567 years old kind of thing. Sometimes law, it doesn't move that quickly. Regulations don't get created overnight, so someone just have absolutely no rules. So once you know, what country you're actually traveling to. I would recommend that you go to this fantastic website, which is you A the coach dot com. Now, this site, as I said, regularly updates these rules. So even if they change within a month, that will be honored, double updated, and you will have the latest information. I'll also tell you how to double checked out, but go to their side and you want to click on the died and then drone laws guides up the top, and that'll take you down to a page that will have a list of all the countries by name. And you can just simply go to the country that you're wanting to fly or drawing in the country you're traveling to and click on that. That will take you to a separate page where it'll list out, you know, very simplified version of the general rules that you'll be facing when you go to that country and you want to fly during sex. You can say example here from Australia, and if you want to be absolutely sure, like 100% you know, just in case this website has gone out of date or something strange like that. Or maybe it is not a huge amount of information on the page for your specific country. They usually at the very least, list the local authority. So the aviation authority for that country and the website that I have so you can click through to that and you can, you know, have a look at their website and make sure that the two are the same. Maybe you have the courage is a bit out of date. Or maybe they're just updated their regulations and it hasn't been updated yet. Or you could just verify that what's on the website? He's actually correct. Usually the flight, you know, aviation authority will put things a little more complicated, so it's really handy to have that u A v coach website to just sort of simplified and drill down to the actual basic facts. Now, while looking at these pages and looking at the various different countries, maybe you go to multiple countries who probably noticed that most laws are sort of split into two separate categories. The 1st 1 is surrounding identification, security and, you know, insurance that demand that you maybe have your drone secured and insured so that if it crashes into something, they know that you've got the money to pay for what you're damaging. They also might demand that you register, you know, entering all your details who you are, what your type of drone is and give you an identification number that you can then attached to your drone. Some of them even require them to be like fireproof, just in case it forced head of this guy burst into flames, They can still get an identification off, you see and the other category is more about flying actual drone. So you're making sure that it's inside visual line of sight of the L. O s. That's a very common one to enhance safety. Other ones also involved things like maximum flight altitude. So not going higher than 100 meters or not going higher than 150 meters. And then you've got the sort of privacy sorts of things where you know, not taking photos of people if they want you to staying further than 30 or 50 meters away from a group of people not flying over beaches, not flying over residential properties that you don't own all those sorts of general flying and privacy laws. So those are the two main categories that you'll find with these sorts of rules and laws that each country has. And don't just be a variation off those things most of the time. So it's good to get familiar with them and decide of look at the website are carried. This country allows me to fly up to 150 meters, but I have to registered on this page register that usually isn't too much of a painful process. 4. Section 2 - 2 - Examples Of Various Countries Laws: all right. So now that you know how to choose your country and see what they're sort of general drawing boards off, I thought I'd just go through a quick example off one of them Australia. Just so we can sort of dive into each of the general laws that they have out there in the variation that different countries have to so that you really clear with it because it is probably the most important thing. When you're talking about traveling with your drone, the last thing you want to do is spend all that money on a drone and travel. Get over to the country, not have checked out there. Drawing wars are and have your drone confiscated at the border. Or, you know, being told you can't fly. It's a very simple thing. It takes 10 15 20 minutes to check online, and you can be confident whether or not you should even take your drawing with or whether you should go to that country at all in the first place. Let's have look at Australia, as you can see here on the cast aside, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. There's a number of different rules and laws that they have. One of the things actually don't have is that you don't need to register your drone, so a lot of countries will have you register your drone and stick an idea tag on it, as I said before. But astray is not one of them, which is handy. They do have their own special drone website, this drone fly dot com dot au, when that includes a really good app that you can actually download onto your phone before you go and check dynamically where you are. Can I fly here? Time I fly Hero, One of the rules. Tandy's getting into the actual rules themselves. You've got you must not fly your drone in away. That creates a hazard toe another aircraft person or property. So this is pretty obvious. I should think, you know, I don't are slowing into buildings or anything like that. I don't know who would, because it would ruin your drone. But general rule, you must not fly above 120 meters at all locations, so this is actually pretty generally unique to Australia. A lot of a true a lot of other countries do have the maximum flight altitude, but often it varies in different locations. Perhaps in a national park it'll be zero, perhaps in an open part, it might be 150. Or perhaps if you're near each a city, it will be 50 meters or something like that. Usually it varies based on where you are. Some countries have, ah, hard limit. That's just 100 meters everywhere, like Australia with 120 meters. But it's just something that most countries have. They just have it in different varying degrees. You must not fly a drone in an area of public safety or emergency operation. So this is for things like, if there's a Bush file, there's a search and rescue going on and you fly or drone over it. Stupid thing. Do not do it in Australia is against the law, and I would guess I and pretty much every country would be against the law. And even if it's not, you still shouldn't do it. If there's a fire and you're flying a drone over there, they will basically not allow other manned aircrafts to come in. So they want, you know, drops, um, fire retardant or water or whatever it is, they won't be able to do that. It could potentially cost houses or people's lives by you flying during this. Just even if it is legal in your country or the country, or going don't do it. It's not worth getting those videos. Next up is you must not fly within 30 meters of people unless the other person is essential to controlling or navigating the drone. And you must only operate one during a time. Now, I find this particular one kind of hilarious because, you know, you usually need two hands to operate a drone, so I don't know where you're going to be. Holding to control is controlling them. I guess you could maybe put one on one of the automatic flight modes or something like that and then quickly jump over to the other one. But it's a legal. Don't do it in Australia, I would probably say, Don't do it cause you probably crash one of your drawings anyway. And you know not a good look. You must not fly within 5.5 kilometers of a controlled era dome, so these are things with actual control towers with radars on them and all that so stuff most of time. This is, you know, airports should be flying anyway near them again. You get incredibly stupid people flying their drones near an airport over an airport next to a plane. You know, it's just ridiculous. You are putting people's lives in danger. You're causing huge amounts off. You know, people not being able to get on their planes. It's just don't do it. You will quite likely get arrested or fined or both. Always your drunken so not worth it. You must safely maneuver your during away from the path of a manned aircraft and land as soon as safely possible if you become aware that a man aircraft is operating to or from the non controlled era dome or helicopter landing site. So this is your flying and a plane or helicopter comes in. Just land. Just get out of the way. Don't have to Russia or anything. You don't crash your drone but safely controlled. Lower your drone and bring it back to you and just wait for that manned aircraft they always have right away. If you see a manned aircraft, tell me new your drone. Just get out of the way and allowed them to do their thing first. You can wait. You must not fly at night or through cloud or fog. So this one is a bit of a different one, depending on where you go. Some countries do allow you to actually fly a drone at night or through clouds or folk. Australia. Obviously no one of them. That being said, you may have seen footage of people flying at night in Australia. Don't assume that that means you can just go and do it. As I said, a lot of people ignore laws. But there is the other option that perhaps that have a commercial license or special special permission from Castle saying they can fly in this particular area at not because they have the right training for you don't know it's against the law in Australia, so don't do it when flying. You must be able to see your drone with your own eyes, not just on your screen or through goggles. So this one is what I was talking about before the Volos, or visual line of Sight, is what most people call it. You must be able to see it with your organized. It's no point having a telescope sitting next year and going out, and I can still see It's six kilometers away. But you know it has to be with your own eyes. No binoculars. You know, if someone else is standing next to you and they can view, it is, well, that's also good as well. But it must always maintain visual line of salt and finally must not fly over people. And you must not flying designated restricted areas. So restricted areas might be like, you know, military grounds or national parks and things like that private property and obviously flying over people is pretty self explanatory. You don't want to invade their privacy or possibly, you know, hurt to meet your drawing falls out. So that's just an example off all the different laws that Australia has. As you can see, that pretty, you know, logical. They're pretty fair. I think they're not saying you can't fly at all. They're not saying, you know, do whatever you want kind of thing. It's actually quite a reasonable hands off approach that, as always, a flying sensibly you're not interfering with, you know, other aircraft door, you know, emergency services or anything critical liked up. Do what you want, you know, go fly when you want to fly not over restricted areas but in beaches. Or, you know, to see all those sorts of things. Not too bad laws. But that should hopefully give you an idea of what you'll be facing When you look at these websites like you, every coach or the aviation authorities of certain countries. What to expect. One other trick that's handy to know if you're going to a country and they say that you know, you're not allowed to fly people you don't like to fly over buildings or you know, cars or anything clocked out. And admittedly, there's quite a decent amount of countries that have those types of laws. And you're thinking, you know, I want to get a fantastic view of the city or, you know, this whatever it might be A but I can't directly fly over the actual city or anything like that. Really good trick is to just go to a local beach or somewhere that is near park or something like that, because why you can't directly look down on the city or anything like that Unfortunately, you can fly over, you know, Clearwater or something like that and view the actual city as you can see here where I was flying over the beach and you can see beautiful Melbourne and saying killed a beach and all that sort of stuff so often this actually makes a really good shots as well, because, you know, you could actually see or the city and everything like that. But it's a good way of quickly getting around some of these moors and still getting great shots, even though you know certain countries restrictions might try and stop you otherwise. Now that's an example. As I said of Australia, who aren't too bad talking about other examples of countries. Sit art so good you've got Thailand. Is it just a quick one where they actually banned old germs that have cameras so you can fly during their you just contact videos or photos? Egypt is also another one to be very wary off. They're pretty much banned all during flights whatsoever. As far as I know, they are very, very suspicious of just any drawing that's flying. And unless you have special permission from their government to fly the drone and very badly for you. Other countries, whilst they you know might not be is restrictive to, say Egypt, they have certain parts of the country that will be just total no go area. And often these are tourist attractions. In Italy, there was a French tourist, as you can see here that tried to fly there. Did your phantom three over the color seem and was actually find about 130,000 U. S. Dollars. So these sorts of things, even if you're not, you know, during a prison or something like that, these fines sometimes can be quite quite severe. It's not just a year, you know, parking ticket, $80 fine, $100 fine or something like that. It could be multiple thousands of dollars if you're doing something really, really against the law. So again, this is be trying to really get a right that it is incredibly important. It is the number one thing when you're flying your drone overseas when you're taking it with you travelling, make sure you're really, really, really aware off the country's laws because you do have to respect them. Otherwise it can, and very badly. 40 5. Section 2 - 3 - Serious Safety Concerns: all right. So continuing on with laws and safety and all that stuff I want to get into some, you know, not fun, but nevertheless serious safety concerns with your drone. A lot of people, especially new people who just bought their drone, still sort of think about it as a toy. And it certainly is fun, and I will not deny that lob Turin's, but it does have to be respected now. Other pieces of technology like your phone, you can kind of consider it as a toy, but it's not exactly gonna hurt someone with drones. This can range from anything from like, you know, minor sort of cuts of your hand of the fast spinning blades. Catch you or something like that, although up to pretty major incidences where you know, perhaps that flies into a person, flies into their face. Or you get the really fast spinning blades flying into someone's eyes that can cause some permanent long term damage. So drones are very fun, and they are great for a hobby and a great deceptive obviously do travel photography with, but you really do after respected and just make sure that you know you don't sort of get complacent with it that you don't just, you know, ignore it or do this or get too used to it. You do have to sort of remain quite vigilant and make sure that you're always being safe not just for yourself, but for other people as well. When you're flying at, it can be, you know, easily get wrapped up in the fun of going back and forth and all that sort of stuff. But it's very easy, even for experience parts to misjudge things or how close you are to someone, something or something like that. Maybe you don't hit anything particularly dangerous. Maybe it's just a tree or something like that, and it's not the end of the world. But then it falls out of the sky and hit someone underneath the tree so it can quickly very , very quickly turned from having a great time and having fun with your toy to really injuring someone. So always be careful and always be so so obviously of your responsible piloting a flying fantastically and you're always being very safe. You still do have to worry about other things in terms of safety. Now, these drones most of the drones that people have our consumer equipment type of things. They have one battery in them. They generally don't have redundancy. The things and the actual electron, ICS and components inside them are usually cheap, you know, compared toa business level sort of stuff. So what can actually happen is that you might be flying perfectly safely. Your during your thing. You've got your friend next to you there spotting you your you know, being very, very safe, you know, flying ridiculously or anything. But perhaps one of this, you know, circuits inside fails. Perhaps a bird flies into it. Perhaps one of the propellers fly or for the battery fails. You know, there are 1000 different things that can go wrong with these and, well, they have pretty good records. At least the danger I monster they can and do fall out of the sky. Could be a simple is a software glitch or something like that. Even the really big, you know, business level drawings that deejay I make. They still have instances that off them falling out of the sky. And this is why a lot of countries have those types of laws where you're not allowed to fly over people in not allowed to fly of cars or property or stuff like that. It's not just, you know, privacy thing. It's also a safety thing. They realize that, you know, even if Europe the perfect pilot and you're not doing anything done, save your drunken still just fail. It could be 40 for whatever reason, or get attacked my bird, as I said. But you know, it may sound sort of overly dramatic, but things can kill people like this is the sort of level of safety that we're talking about, why this is named a serious safety section of the course because, you know, this is a relatively small, compact drone, but even this weighs a reasonable amount. And if you are flying, this not particularly high, say, about 50 meters in the year, which is nowhere near how high this can go. This could go thousands and thousands of feet in the air, even at 50 meters in the year. If this failed and just fell out of the sky, can you imagine what that would do if that actually fell into someone's face? The actual sort of energy that would be in that hitting a person in the face is, I believe, equal to about, you know, a very high level karate student punch. So if you're a black belt in whatever and you punch someone is hard as you can in the face , that's the type of force that this drone, this particular small drone, would have landing on something or someone. So you can imagine what the bigger ones would be like, say the fence and four approaches even heavier than this and that. You know, it has even Mawr pointy things on it. And, you know, maybe the blade goes into your face headfirst. These are serious, serious concerns. And, you know, it's why a lot of countries have these rules that you're not allowed to fly over people. You're not allowed to fly over cars or, you know, what was the airports as well. But they know that you might be the most perfect pilot there is and never make a single mistake, which is no. Usually what happens, I must say, But even if you don't make a mistake, the actual hardware confirmed as well. So I usually like to recommend that even if the country's laws say that you can fly wherever you want. You know you can fly over people five minutes above their head or whatever you want to do. Try and stay away from pretty much anything. If it's a person, the drone can fail and fall in their head and do some serious, serious damage. Even if it's an object, like a house or a car or something like that. Can you imagine this slamming into your windshield while you're driving your car in the middle of, say, a traffic intersection or something like that? You know, sure, you in the car not going to get hurt or anything like that. But it'll scare the crap out of you, and you'll probably crash your car maybe into another one. Maybe killed someone doing that. It's, you know, it's just best to never fly over anything like a person or a car or even buildings. I think so, I said it may sound like a bit of overkill stating the sorts of things, but it really, really, really quickly can go from you having fun and there being no problem to serious, serious injury. So these are the sorts of safety concerns and laws that I want you to be aware off. Especially when you're in another country. And you you may not. No. The lay of the land. You're in a foreign place. You haven't flown there before. You don't know the laws. You don't know how windy it gets or something like that. You don't know what the wildlife is like. You really need to be extra extra cautious. 6. Section 2 - 4 - No Fly Zones: all right, so I just want to go over one final quick sort of point, and that's on no fly zones. Or if said so. These are vast majority of the time airports, but sometimes they can be no fly zones. Like if a particular resident has requested that the area of land be restricted. Or maybe it's a national park, or as it before, like a military installation they obviously don't want. You're flying. You're drawing over that prisons another one as well. But by the way, these are all considered no fly zones. And just I wanted to make a particular point. As you know, you're traveling overseas, you may not know the area or the lay of the land. And you just want to be extra careful basically to go nowhere near these things because if , for example, you have a deejay, I drone their software will. If you try and fly your drone into a no fly zone. Or maybe you're flying near one and you cross over to it into it accidentally, their software will, you know immediately and forcibly land. You're drunk. You will not have a choice about it. It will just land it, and it won't matter if there's a like or cause or whatever it is trees underneath your journey. It will just landed because you are not allowed to find it, obviously. And you know this can result in your Jordan going into a lake of being damaged or all these sorts of things. So it's just a quick note. Teoh. I usually recommend not just not flying in no fly zones but being nowhere near them, because there's also been other instances where you know a person will take off and the sort of geo location that the drone does checks and goes, No, I'm not in a no fly zone, so it allows you to take off. But after it's taken off, you know your phone updates things all the time and mid flight. You can get the actual geo location zone being updated so that now you're during is in fact inside that no fly zone, and it starts to automatically land. So it's one of those things that you just really don't want to be anyway, and you give it a good sort of kilometer or to buffer zone around those sorts of things. It's just not something you want to toy with. So now that all that boring Lauren security stuff is out of the way, I want to get into the next section. Section three will be going over the actual meat of the course where how to take fantastic photos and fantastic videos while you're traveling. So this is a really in depth section on the actual physical controls and the types of shots and what those shots look like. And the best ways to actually just generally, not just when you're traveling but all the time. Take fantastic videos and photos, so it's definitely not something you want to miss, so talk to them. 7. Section 3 - 1 - Basic Photo Composition: a. And welcome to this section on gorgeous photography and videography with drug. So the very first section that I wanted to sort of just quickly go That is just general basic photo compositions. I'm not sure where you're at in terms of photography, digital photography and acronyms behind it, knowing that I so balance and composition, all that sort of stuff of images, all that sort of stuff with photography also applies to drone photography and videography. So I just want to cover the very sort of lower level basics system actually away away, at least relatively on the same page together. So that's what this quick first part is about. Later on, we'll get into more specific stuff to drones and sort of apply. That's this stuff that we're talking about now to drones taking videos and photos with your drone. So to begin with, I just want to talk about resolution. So if you don't know about resolution, it's 7 20 p or the full HD or four K, although sort of terms he thrown around. A lot of people think that that's the baby on end or of your photography and videos and the heart there is a much better and generally speaking all things else being equal something that's filmed Forte will be much not sort of look at it something filmed in even 7 20 p. Even though 7 20 p is quite a foreign resolution, you have 7 20 p, which has 7 20 pixels in the vertical section. 10. 80 p, which obviously has 10. 81,000 and 80 pixels, and you have four Cave or general turn four K, which is actually four times the resolution off 10 80 p has 2160 pixels in the vertical. This thing of yours now is filmed 10 80 peel Full hedged is it's known now. You made your chain watching it in 7 20 p. R. Low resolution, but it was filmed in 10 80 painted uploaded intent. And obviously the high the resolution better, the more Christmas to be, the more detail you Tennessee in it and it hasn't effective. You're watching YouTube get crushed and compressed just like it. Jay Peak is a compressed image. YouTube compresses. The video may not take up much bandwidth from you downloading it, and it doesn't mean many different factors to it, but generally speaking, the higher resolution, the better. But you do have to have all the other things like here good lots, proper exposure or all these other things that do also contribute to the quality of image quality. Off video. Now thematic Per and the Phantom four both shoot in full. We'll shoot up to four K at 30 frames per second. The fed for Pro Electric shoot at four K at 60 frames per second. So that's 60 frames per second that each time it takes an image will take usually 30 images to make up one second video footage. The 35 per second for the magic proverbs 30 images per second to create the video with defective before probably taking 60 images per second. So you get a much smoother looking video, and if you want to actually have the speed limit, you can slow down and get that sort of super slow. Mo Effect 65 per second is really gonna give you a huge least slow here, obviously, the heart speed of what you used to saying at 30 frames per second. But when you get into the 120 frames per 2nd 240 francs per second. That's when you get that really cool looking super slow. Mo. You see water droplets falling through the air very, very super slim, that sort of stuff you can do with these four case to higher resolution for them to be recording at such a high frame rate. But if you bump the resolution down like to TTP recording with Medical four, per you can obviously get high frame rates. The deejay I spark because it's not as expensive and doesn't have his good camera equipment on it, obviously, because they're trying to make it cheaper currently recording 10 80 p. So I get what you're possibly doing. Now it's tentative. It's quite fine to recorder, but if you've got the fatter or the Magic, I highly suggest recording at four K resolution. That's just a quick overview off actual resolution. And now I want to get into Mawr sort of compositional things in terms of photography, which is to begin with the very simple rule of thirds. So the rule of thirds is essentially off Festus. That's best described with visual imagery, So I'll put up a few things as I'm speaking here to try to help guide you but essentially breaks the frame up into third, usually two lines through the photo. And there's grids that you to enable on drones and federalism. Lots of stuff to help you with this. But there'll be two lines through the actual first video that splits the image up to sort of those, and the idea is that you want to place your subjects. For instance, if you're taking on a subject robin placing dead center to make things a little more interesting and sort of create a bit of visual disturbance, which is why it makes it interesting. Sort of looked a bit longer. That's different things, but you place the image to decide. Maybe the left side of the rocks are buying places on one of those two actual grid lines to make it in one of the overlapping to the third off the actual camera and can look OK. Did you have blank surfaces and stuff, but generally it won't be a very well balanced thing like that. So is often good if you have something else here to help balance the photo, and I'll talk about that a bit more in a second but generally the rule of that. That's a very good trick to just really starting from scratch. You don't know anything about photography. You're taking a photo person or penguin or car, whatever it might be a started. Taking it in the director center just sort of shifted off to that 1/3 by the side and to see how it created more interesting photo or video you're taking. That's the idea behind the rule of thirds. As I said, it plays into balance is well, what balance is trying toe essentially, visually balance your photos. Obviously, what you're looking at now is very balanced because you said Doc, everything should be nonsense. Symmetrical. My face is and everything looks nice and neat to something of ours to just sort of sit like this and start talking to you like this or videos have made talking to you. This it kind of I don't know about human it It doesn't really look the best. No center things out. Symmetrical things are kind of, but you're doing it as part of the rule of studs can create a bit of interest, but if you doing it continuously, it's part video. This kind of looks off. Bad people is preferred, have things centered and symmetrical. That's why when we're looking at faces and judging faces, if your face is highly symmetrical, a lot of people judge was being very pretty and beautiful with your faces, you know, not symmetrical. He's does this or something like that. Unfortunately, people probably judges being notice, pretty or possibly even ugly. It's just how the brain works, and we enjoy symmetry and things being nice. And I think that's where Dalits Thomas form. And you don't describe balance by making things symmetrical. You can make things balanced by balancing one image, one object with another side. If I was to put this in front of me here again, it's not some balance because everything's symmetrical, the device to step aside. This is almost not well, because all the objects and white off the visual weight of the photos on this side, where is about put hold this up like this, and so stand a Dittemore slightly scented. The weight of different was actually balanced a lot better because you've got this object here, me as an object here that balances the photo Mauritz. It's difficult to describe, but I'll show a number off examples of what I mean. Terms of balanced photo. This is a father that's not particularly well ballads, as you can see, a kind of shifts and, you know, is weighed one side. Where is this example? Is actually a good example off a photo of balanced and you noticed that the objects symmetrical or anything like that. But the general picture just feels even feel balance. That looks pleasant. It's interesting and a good photo, and that's kind of what I mean behind down. So when you're taking a final mountain or the ocean region of personal, whatever it is, whether you're doing it with a camera with your foreign, I still feel something or with your drugs, you want to make sure you have that balance. It doesn't have to be symmetrical. That's very for very full form of balance, said the unfolding version, which is what I'm describing here. You have two objects and they're not identical objects, not symmetrical or anything, but they balance each other out with it might be very dark object, and a light object might be very big object of lots of little Tony objects in many different ways to do it as its best given examples of first shot a few more. But that is balance. And again, it's a very simple thing that you can do as you're lining up to photo lining up your drone to take that photo video you want. Make sure that you're Senor Composition. Composition of your photo or video is not. It's just something that will make your photos kind of stand out a little more. No one will be out to tell you why they're particularly arsonists. Don't photography courses and know all about that. But if you just show general person say, you know which one of these two fighters do you prefer? Don't pick the one that's nice and evenly balanced, because that one looks not so. They won't be able to tell you why, but that's balanced. And it's a very important part of photography, obviously, videography. Another important part is exposure. So this is the exposure all life. So when taking a photo or video, you have many different controls to got exposure compensation. So you've got to patrol the sorts of things, but one of the main things that they do is control. Countrywide is coming into the lanes, and thus how exposed under explode over exposed things out over exposure is where everything's to brighten it up, says Son. Behind you and you, you can't see anything that's like you being blinded or everything's just blown out. What everywhere Cantonese detail just looks horrible. Thing here is over exposure. Then you've got the opposite side of it, which is under explosion. And that's when there's a normal off lights. Perhaps, you know, taking a photo of a band in a dark nightclub. Or maybe you just add not taking photos sort of thing. And there's a normal off lots that you can't see the detail, people's faces or whatever it is that your photograph from taking video. It's all under exposed and everything's just treat, Doctor said. Both of these cases are very important. Photography video believe that they're even more important with drugs going toe. It's our special section next video because drones often fly out in the sun. Do you really have as much control over the light with drones as you would with another camera? He I had full control over the lighting in here could make sure that it's no overexposed or under exposed. It's a bit harder with Journal coming out in the next section. So that's just a brief sort of our view of a few. You know, quick handy tips you can do for fourth your normal photography with camera phones or something like that bottle sets of drugs. The next one is to do with your background, so you probably noticed that are basically the only point of focus here. My background is very played white, simple oil Focus on me makes right now. I think this was a background off, you know, 100 different things, our cars whizzing by. 100 different things happening. It wouldn't make it. Is Norris again? You wouldn't sort of be comfortable with. It would always be distracted by the background things that happening there. And it's the same for fighters as well. You want to make sure that your background is generally speaking uncomplicated. Perhaps it's complicated and blood accuracy that effect quite a lot with cameras. So we have lots of different things in the background, but do speak blood outside. It's less complicated this noisy or let's start from the thing that you're wanting to focus on the subject. It is not clear crispiness focused here in Dallas needs. Otherwise, you could just have in foetus background, but very, you know, simple. As I said, perhaps he'll be taking a photo of a boat, for instance, rather than taking in front of the boat you know directly on and you see the boat, you've got all this mountains and other people with other boats and complicated things in the background distract you from to start the cycle point of the photo. Perhaps try taking it from overhead so you can say this foot. He is an example. It's just a simple birth that because all the water around it is one car locked very flat. It's very simple that makes that focal point off the boat stand out a lot warmer. Ho Fire just gets better because of it, because there's no complicating things in the background now moving on from the background . If you're not in photography and too much about it, you probably would be aware of the whole foreground middle ground background idea. I'm not gonna turn to this too much, but generally speaking, when people fly drones mostly you know what to expect. They mostly focus on backwards. So you know your Melton's your emotions as they go off into the distance, Fuller said. Something because you're so high up usually or you want to take a photo of Is that you know , mountain in the background, pretty tosel in the background, a waterfall or whatever, and that's for background photo background Only. Photos can be very pretty and very notice. But if that's all you take, photos and videos off could quickly get quite boring. So you want to mix it up with taking photos with things in the foreground, which my date, for instance, myself here with four brand are very close to the camera. You know, I am subject sort of thing. The middle ground is obviously anything between the foreground and background. So it might be you might have a person standing here in the foreground, a house in the middle ground and then mansions in backgrounds. Day your three foreground middle ground backgrounds, and you want also move between them so you might move from your foreground and then can away into the middle of something more confident again in different sections. But That's just something to keep in mind that you do have these three separate things you need to keep mixing it up to make sure you are interesting. Now, speaking of making sure that your photos and videos are interesting, another fantastic trip is obviously they have a subject in your photo or video, as is that many people take photos or backgrounds, and that's find mountains, volcanoes or whatever about the generated. You're creating a big slide show, a big movie montage. Something like that. You want to have different for different background middle round, and you want to have subjects you won't have something that the viewer electric focus on that can keep the interest. You know, if you have a picture of beach might look very now, if you have a picture of that same beach with someone you know, paddling out into the ocean surfboard, that just makes it more interesting. This liveliness to it gives it more depth, and this is true about photos and videos are missing. And while you're doing it, you want to make sure that not only have a subject in the photo, but they're actually preferably doing something. Perhaps it's a car that's, you know, going in and out of the same city amount of an overview of road or something like down car driving through it makes a lot more interesting than just an overhead video of forward not doing anything Amazing Photos of things again will cover these sorts of examples a bit more , you know, section later on bonuses dissenters get you thinking about certain different ideas and things that you don't want to just take videos, Photos of right you're just take videos and photos of buildings or mountains. That's so stuff to really get good. No, it's furs that to get the reaction of people going, you know, that's a really good photo, good work sort of thing. You've gotta add multiple things. You've gotta add four grand. You got points of interest. You gotta have subject moving through to create that interest in sort of you keep people entertained, but it's a good because it is a form of entertainment. So make sure that you have a subject perfectly a subject that's moving, doing something to keep it interesting. When you were doing a video for now, that's no. None of these are absolute 100% rules. You can learn them, break them, obviously. But it's about knowing all the different points that keep people interested and mixing them with each other. I mean, as I said, photo off mountains can be beautiful. Look for testing. What have any moving cars or any of that sort of garbage in it? But it was still beautiful. But at the same time, you can't show ah 100 photos of 100 different man's. It's gonna get boring about half fantastic shots, so you have to mix the meaning of your current video. Makes them you're creating slide show or something. So don't take what I'm starting with 100% serious has tried to mix it in with that. So stuff have you know, symmetrical photos have slightly off balance for his mix it in with cars driving through by Bob Mobile stops subjects in your photos and videos, and one of the final thing I just want to say that really sort of makes things extra. A lot of the time you see you're really award winning photos, and one of the largest is that di sorts of factors you consider you know you can go to a place like, maybe talk to go and get a fantastic shot like this, where it's a really unique place, either. When we went to Antarctica was tested, you essentially couldn't take a bad for you could, you know, take a photo with fired hanging out a window over the actual ship. And that looked fantastic. It was George up because the scenery was just so gorgeous and beautiful everywhere you went . But at the same time, it said it can get boring for a while, but the same time, the absolute best photos that are out there sort of combined two things. You have one hand, scenery or thing or place that's just unique. It's, you know, amazing looking, and not many people get a photo of it. You know, many people goto talk to go. Maybe it's, you know, a solar eclipse or something like that, something that's actually special place photo of something that's very unique and special. But what makes a photo go from Oh, that's a really nice photo right up to kind of like, Wow, that's amazing. Further is combining that unique special location with doing something else unique inside of sorry. Perhaps you might be, you know, doing awesome. 3 60 snowboarding trick or something. Wallst You know, the international space station trays. It's through the sun or something like that. You know, combining these two things that completely fantastic in there. All right, you know, picture of someone doing an awesome ski jump on a picture of the international space station transiting through the son of both separately. Great shots to do it look great just separately. But when you combine together, you elevate that photo right up into an amazing short, and you can do this too. And maybe don't do it in that. Such a high level. But you can go from a really good shot toe. Absolutely fantastic shot. You get something that you gotta during quickly, you're getting drunk. You can get some very, very unique perspectives, videos and some amazing shots and even combined with someone, perhaps on the ground or boat or something during something amazing at the same time. You know, maybe they're doing jet skiing, and they're going over Awesome, John year. While you've got a unique perspective from the German itself that can take it from you just videoing someone having fun. Jets Kato Amazing video off, you know, a great proportion. So that's something that I noticed over time doing talking to doing during photography, that when you combine those two things together trying to look out for their sins, you know, when you're in a really unique spot, you know, you know when you're in and talk to girls something like that, it's not always possible yet, you know, glad to take joins to and talk to more, unfortunately, but that being said, there's other places you can and try and look out for those locations that give you that fantastic opportunity to have a fantastic shot of someone or something doing something fantastic, you know, fantastic locations. That's just that Joe tips you can keep in the back you mind to look out for doing or your photography and videography and are hardly recommend reading up Mawr. Just general photography. There's lots of videos and other stuff online about drawing photography, but it's certainly knowing you email that's on digital photography. So they both applied on each other, so you want to get good at taking photos with your drunk. What type of videos with your gun research just plain old photography or plain old videography because they've been around for decades, some fantastic free resources out there taking them up and a big part of it is also what you can do in photo shop room, final cut, pro. All this sort of tools as well. So that can again take a shot from being beautiful right up to next that everything So Hemery through any of that online stuff you're still interested. But in the next section will be covering a lot and how it applies to drones in specifics. I'll talk to you. 8. Section 3 - 2 - Lighting And Direction: you guys and welcome to this special section on lighting direction there. But it's strange to do a special separate section on lightning direction, but it is really, really important drones now. Martin is, of course, very important with general photography as well. The general photography you can control. What a lot, especially in your professional photographer, you might have a professional studio. You've got your own special lots and consistent exactly that. You know, white level that you want to never get change. Leave them, touch them. You can even grab your subject. A total two face a certain direction so that they get the perfect light and all that stuff . You can diffuse the light in certain ways with different filters and things like that. A lot of control of light with drones. Unfortunately, we don't have much control. Our light sources the sun. It's gonna be not so bright, which is good for the drones. That means you don't end up with noisy images, and you think like that have a very low setting. For those also is specks crudely sensitivity off the camera itself. You can have it set very low because what is usually so brought your in the middle of the dying and shooting video. It's very easy network guard. At the same time, you don't have control over the sun cloud. Congar. Go past it and change things by a couple of stops in the blink of an eye. You don't have any control over that, and you don't have any control of reducing the brightness of the sun. Perhaps you try to take a video or photo or something, but it's just too right. It's not bright enough or whatever, so you have to kind of deal with it in unique and special ways. When you're taking photos and videos with drones, that's different. To take first videos with did us a lot or important shoot cameras or even before. So that's what this section is about. More especially to begin with the main issue with drones and taking videos and photos. It's shooting directly into the sun, So just as an example, imagine that you are the sons of your my light source of drawing here, sons over there where you are now, the last thing I wanna do is shooting directly into the actual sun itself, because that was just over blow the shop. The shops will get over exposure would be under exploited opinion exactly where it's looking at a photograph. But in January this would be a particularly good shot. The one exception is if you're taking a photo off the some itself. So maybe during sunrise or sunset further and you can do that with these during fantastic you need slightly special settings for can be done For the most part you want to be taken away from you want to still be using It is your light source that you wanna be taking videos and photos of things facing Why, for now you can take photos within years slightly off center, off access to the sun. But in my experience, you run the very high risk Get basically flaring over. Ladies show you he now this is what it looks like when you take a far video, you get this kind of flare coming over the actual lends itself. Ecologist ruins the whole video. You might have had a fantastic shot like this one. He lost land way taking video. Fantastic show, I thought. But when I got didn't look too good, that's the other thing give you try and take photos of that slightly off axes. You may not notice it because at the time you are flowing around looking at your phone tablet or whatever it is, and you just want to say it's such a small screen, said Broad Outside. It's very difficult to say Populated galaxy concentrating on flying the actual Jordan. But you just won't even if you're looking, you just won't be out to see that slight remains flare over until you get back into a biggest screen. You know, sort of doctor room. You can actually see properly, and that's where you'll notice that it's all flair. Ruin your shop. So my suggestion of what I generally do is again if sons facing this way source, try and take the news and photos in that 180 degree arc or placing away from anywhere from here away to hear should be safe. You shouldn't get that flirting or anything. You should still be out to get great contesting shots and well lit by the sun, but at the same time, you don't have that overblown or under exposed voters are flaring or any of that garbage you want to keep out of your shots in that 180 degree arc. Looking in any of that direction is where I try and always should. Where I would suggest at least to begin with, on your way. Shoot. It's a good bye, just kind of eliminating all the difficult nous off dealing with the sunlight. You know what I said? It said it active. Keep everything on automatic and still get great shots despite pointing in that direction away from the sun. That's the first sort of tiff. The 2nd 1 is to try and take photos and videos at the Golden. Now this is what was named by photographers. That's essentially the hour before sunset or after some rice sun rises at 7 a.m. In the morning. Take videos and photos between seven. A fantastic same. Not Time yet. The sunsets at six PM Take videos and photos between five PM and six PM That Golden Ale Off is just fantastic. What happens is because the song is low on the horizon has got to go through war Air Mawr sort of atmosphere, which diffuses, or the what turns a different color as well. Golden guess, and it just gives everything a beautiful certain warm feeling. Everything looks the white isn't this harsh? Went over the top this much at the spirit beating. Damn, it's what harder during that time. But you know this heart enlightenment. It's a lot harder to get the right city light and looked through it shot. But when it's setting or rising, or anything like that, you've got this beautiful golden lot that's very light, and you know it's harsh, so that's a general world to also for that will guarantee you get really, really good shot. The other tip I have is this website here. So if you go to this website, you this link, you'll notice that it's got a lot of different information or throat first into in the location that you want to actually. Video photo mean this might be the park down the road or could be a park or something further off, maybe the location of your holiday or something like that, wherever it is entered in, and then into the day that you will actually be there so they get in this month today or it might be a year in the future doesn't matter entering those two pieces of information and it will calculate this map for you. So this is an example. This is just in Paris, France. Say we wanted to take a voter and beautiful video off this like here. But we don't know when the sunrise or sunset will be Well, this map tells us so. Say we wanted to drive to here and then take photos this way during the often during sunset . What? We won't know if unless we look on this is that the sun is setting over here. So the sun will be here and will be shining light in this direction over here. So the better thing to do is to actually go over here, take off, maybe park there and flying a drone over this direction and shoot in this direction. So shoot with a drone facing anywhere from here all the way around here. So you're looking in this direction with the sun setting to your back. When you do that, you're as I said, You have nice golden light streaming over the lake. It will give you a beautiful, beautiful look. If you want to do this during some rise you paid, agent This one here at sunrise with that color sunset with that color. So if you wanted to do this during the sun rise, you'd probably want to fly a drone over. She I see you've got the sun rising from here beaming light over this way and your filming in any of this area sort of over here with all the sun facing that. So that's a sort of quick, easy shortcut that you can logging quickly Put in your location seeing where the sunrise and sunset is going to be No sort of help to kind of for your shop. You can also worry about things like Google Earth as well, getting even better off three D representation where you're gonna be flying. But it is going to the park for five minutes to have fun enough. But if you're planning on taking your drone over to some special location, perhaps a park or a holiday destination something like that, these tools excellent to just come bring him up on the map and decided to see what the best shot you can essentially fly Randall Google it as you would with drone so that combined with this online tool really helps you understand where your ladies and control it. In that sense, you can't control the sun, but you can at least make sure you're in the right place at the right time to get the exact effect that you want. That's the section on a lot and direction different having a whole section on it. But I thought it was very important for drones in particular because we can't control those things. You know you can control having bounce a photo on, whether it's symmetrical or things like that. That's easy to do, but you can't patrol or something. So that's ways of managing those situations. That I find him gets a fantastic results. Next up will go into all the different advanced flying shots. Do you do? I'll talk to them 9. Section 3 - 3 - Advanced Aerial Shots: a very welcome to this main section on advanced aerial shooting. So now that hopefully you've got a basic understanding off all the fundamentals of photography and videography, and we can get into how to actually translate that into what movements you need to do on your drive to get those sort of results on what some simple shots and even some more advanced shots that you can do to really sort of peak people's interests and go from just having a, you know, plain old regular shot flying forward toe, something with a little more interesting but also, you know, quite simple and some other events. So to begin with, the very first thing that I want to know it is focused on making a bit silly to go on about this. But for something like the spark or even the Phantom four, you don't really have to worry about this too much because they ordered focus. But with the fainting for pro and medic perf, they actually have their order, focus and manual focus modes, and you can sort of make the mistake of accidentally recording rotating photos and what not out of focus. And it's very difficult to tell because when you're flying, you got your little phone here in your morning, up short, like looks fantastic and you start recording. You don't actually realize it until you get back on your computer again. You know, maybe the next day of the Lord or something, and it's a lot of focus and completely ruined. You know, it's very annoying. I've done it numerous times the destiny of life and to do with, even if it's on automatic. Fergus, just before you start actually taking your shortly, you've lined it up. Ready toe press recorder Presley. Take a phony button, just refocus. Just tap in the middle of that screen and wait for it to readjust, Reorder, focus, and we'll hear a little beep saying that it's actually gained focus and then, you know, perfectly fine. Don't everything you could possibly do to make sure it focuses your kid that record button and start going for your loss. So that's one of the main points that I want to make you more guards to. For it was especially for the magic part and the faint four part. Next, only about the actual tilting off the camera on the actual camera. You've got your gimbal on. You've got manual control of it. So this is an in your bet, Manu Visible. We did cover them as well. But all this is actual manual flying. It's good to know manual fly as well was using those intelligent, flat modes. But when you're manually controlling the gimbal up and down, you've got to make sure that it is smooth. So when on the controller pull down, push up to tilt the camera upward and which you've got to figure, you need to make sure that that movement is very, very slow. And when you're looking at it on your screen, you think that it's like you think Oh, yeah, that looks fantastic. I'm just, you know, maybe I'm talking here in this way. I'm actually fine. Well, maybe I'm tilting the camera down this way, by the way. But whichever way or moving tilting, if you're recording video must be a slow and smooth as possible. So besides the fact that you don't want a quick, you know, jagged moving of switching from one side to the other show, it's a quick footage here. What I'm talking about This is what a result in when you quickly changed from left to rot or up or down, and you get this jerky motion that just, quite frankly, looks a territories in terms of footage and will probably end up making people feel sick. Who's watching your video? But we just horrible, you know, don't besides from that. If you are actually tilting smoothly, rotating smoothly or talking up down smoothly, you also want to make sure that it is slow enough. So if you do it too fast, everything's just gonna blow out. It's just again very poor, very amateurish. You don't do it again. I'll show you another example. Here. This is too fast. You can probably tell, and you want to have a look a little bit more like this. What's nice and smooth? Slow? You can actually see the four age that's being displayed, and it's all nice and proper. So what I would recommend that you do is don't fly to talk him down, you know, strafe left a ride or fly left or right while you're turning around recording and to see and keep in mind have slow. Are you turning that camera? Have slowly turning gimble whatever it is that you're doing, then debit card, download the footage, watching on the big screen and sort of see what that actual movement translates to in terms of footage. Trying land has slow is slow because it seems like an absolute snails paced by default when you're actually, you know, really gently moving the gimbal Dan. It will seem very slow and almost boring sort of thing. But when you actually watch the video footage on screen, it looks very professional, very smooth. And yeah, what? That's what you actually want, what most people actually want when filming that footage. So once you've done that, you want to get some type of shot, sir, A lot of people, they might just fly forward and that can also concerned they produce in fantastic shots. But there are other types of shots that very simple that you can do to make things look Not so when you're you're taking videos and photos of things. Sure, you might have subject in mind. You know exactly what you want. Shirt, But how should you shoot it? You should you just fly straight towards it. Should you fly, are all you know which way should you go? So I just wanted to show you a couple of different types off filming shots that you can use and how that translates to the actual controls on the controlled demonstrate. Harry would do each of those shots. So to begin with, this is one of the very simple shots, and all it is is just rising in altitude. Or you can lower, but by the way, gives a fantastic result, as you can see. So this is just a short off the mountains in Iceland. And what is his rising up in altitude? And you know, there's no too fancy flying or your spinning around or doing somersaults or anything like that, but it still gives a fantastic view. You have time to really take in the scenery and appreciate what it is. You can have it for a number of seconds and not get bored. You've got a little vain Carl Everett is driving around, and it also add a little bit of interest as well. It's just a very nice, relaxing shot, and it's not doing anything fancy with the German. In fact, all I was simply doing is pushing the I sent stick. So this is the most to obviously. But you want to push it slightly up very, very slowly. Keep age sustained. Paces it again. You don't wanna be going up slowing down up plastic slowing there. You want to go up in a slow place and just keep that speak constant for a number of seconds as you feel. That may seem even a little bit boring just during the actual flowing. But a result. Great photography. So next up Ah, bunch off slightly more complicated ones. There is one other smartly simple one that is kind of in between between simple and complicated buck, rather than simply flying up or down. What you can do is point the camera directly down to looking down over subject, all some sort of scenery, River man, whatever might think. And rather than just flying up and down, as with fourth, you actually fly upward air whilst your spirit. This this is very simple as well. So again, rather than flying up or down like that or you want to do is pull, get a certain speed up or down and going, for instance, pushing up. You want to hold it there So you've got a continuous spade going up and then you just like the put left or right, depending on which way you want to spend. So if I wanted to go up and spend slightly, go up and then pull to my left today on what that result in is the drone flowing up while it spins around our strike here? But rather than just flying straight up like this, it'll fly up while slowly rotating around like so. And that results in this sort of star video. Yeah, As you can see, it's just a nice sort of effect. It's nothing super special, but it's a good shot that you can have in there and fill other certain scenes. Sorry, the next one is this particular shot here, which is again from a trip to Iceland, and in it you see gravel word, and then the car enters and exits it, and what this is is basically a good way to story till now. It may not be as close as that video waas, but you're essentially holding over a certain spot and having your subject into in and all they may not exit out, may simply entering to continue inside that sort of thing again. It gives a bit of interest because you've got you first, See the background, Appreciate, senorita. Lots of stuff. But then something else comes in which keeps that interest going and really just keeps you entertained, basically. So here's another example on Sink your bitch so you can see the beach looks pretty and that woman starts walking in so we can actually get a bit more, you know, entertainment out of it sort of thing as it comes through it just again. Thanks for very much shot. So to perform that shot again, it's very simple in terms of the controls are actually doing you can obviously just set up and, you know, get ready for your shopping. Have that subject into, in and interrupt. You may not actually even do anything. You might not move the drawing at all. It's just waiting and holding that position, waiting to the subject coming toe. You can also do other simple ones where you strike left or right and wants to do it very, very slowly. So you're almost sort of standing still in holding that frame that there is still a slight bit of movement sort of help that subject coming to the front of it quicker. So that's another very simple, you know, physical thing to do with your drunk. But it gives a very advanced sort of visual shop window actually recorded on showed in the video. So next up is actually straightening whilst turning the camera. This one can get a little bit more complicated, but with a bit of practice, it becomes quite simple. So you can see an example of it here we're looking against and killed bitch and where flowing in one direction whilst the camera is being tilted in a different direction. So what that entails is obviously strengthening. So are flying left. Why left or right? And that is the drone. Actually you, rather than spinning around, locked up it will. Actually, they flying, striking left rock wallets, continuously flying, for instance, rot Tomorrow you want to actually tilt the camera around like that sounds almost sort of doing this orbit type thing. They're not quite, and it can get a little bit more complicated, as I said with the sticks, because you're doing multiple two sticks at the same time was opposed to display are flying , spinning. You want to fly left then to run switching. So you flying left as well as to your and like that exaggerated but flying along and turning at the same time. And this gives another very nice defict, as he is another example that you can see off Iceland again. And this one is looking at the ocean so you can see just a very nice slight tilt. And it just gives that dynamic of almost two different movements simultaneously, which is what doing. Then again, it just keeps things interesting or dialect filming a purely static ocean or static beach. It gives it a bit of movement and interest in tow. So that's another fantastic way that you can piqued people's interest in keep them entertained longer filming Next up, we have another relatively simple one, which could give fantastic results, which is just a simple or ever shot. So I know a lot of these shots might seem like they're very simple and, you know, you might try more advanced things were spinning around in all directions. But to be honest, even though you might want to try, there's more events ones. Sometimes the simple shots actually looked the best. It's the refinement of these simple shots that really give professional quality to your photos and videos rather than trying to do something good while they fancy. That just doesn't work and looks very amateurish. So do try these simple ones first. Not only are they easier, but I will give you more pure, better results, I believe most of the time. So this one is simply flying overhead, and again it may just the simple is flying straight. What's her flying straight, flying up, lying straight and with the camera faced down, or maybe even up at an angle or something locked up for these ones because you're not really introducing a huge amount off movement. You know, flying left and painting ride at the same time or something like that. You want to try and have something with the subject. It's actually moving, doing something so might be a top in this case. I've done it with waterfalls. Waters obviously moving. It's also fantastic shot to do when the waves coming in on the bitch. But as you can see here again, you know, signed a trip. It gives a fantastic result even literally just pressing forward and flying forward. You can also too little Sorry, rotate a little as well, but I wouldn't be doing full spins away. Just a slight tilt. Very, very slight Tilt will get you some good results there. This next one is probably one of the most complicated ones. I reckon in doing this once, you sort of mastered all the other ones because there are quite a number off dials and buttons. Sorry. Dials and controls you need to be doing simultaneously. You also need to be out of perform. All spread very smooth. So what this entails is flying backwards or flying forward offline, backwards up, four backwards and damn some combination of that whilst at the same time pulling the gimbal up or down So you can do this one way or the other. Even diversity postproduction birth weight is excellent and this is more for the start of the ending off the tree video that you might produce, or just a very nice reveal shot of all of the time, said in videos and movies where they will you know, into the same not flying over Big Ocean will be looking down and now slowly pan upwards and that will bring you into the movie or into child. Whatever it is, this is the same thing. So you want to be flying forward, which is this control? Here again, You want to be starting off, like to start off flying forward and just get that their patented holding in that controlled steady right. Once you're flying forward, you can even add in verticals or you're vertical going up or down dissent. Or I said, so that you're essentially flowing along and slowly rising out as you're smart. That's sort of two sections will fly and anyone to adjust your gimble up on Dan slowly. So you're essentially doing this kind of stuff with your hands controlling all three off the things, which is why it gets quite a bit complicated to time double and get the image in framing a lot sort of stuff, but it gives fantastic results. So this is an example of doing it backwards. Essentially actually flew this backward. I didn't reverse it again. We're are still, and this is flying backwards as well as flying up as the gimbal is moving upwards towards the ocean, revealing the beautiful Seder. Sorry, that gives the fantastic results and they're doing in the latest wife. You can have a look at this one, which is again from Marsland and here, where flying forwards were not actually flying up or down, were just flying forward. Quite decent speed. And we've got the gimbal again from going down looking upwards. And you can use these for as I said, intern into the video eggs in your video or in the middle of it doesn't. It is a very nice short to have in your repertoire, and it is a bit more complicated because you're doing multiple things at the same time. But thank as they go into practice and see good at. And finally, one of the last sort of shoptalk tips give you this again is what I was talking about before with the foreground, middle ground and background. This is utilizing things that are actually up close to you or in the middle ground, not just taking videos and photos of things that far distance to keep things interesting, feel viewers. So in this shot here, you can see that we start behind, Hillman slowly rise up to show the beautiful scenery, cars of driving along, and that helps to give you a sort of fewer perspective. How big his whole this area is a big does man entire background. So it's a very again, very simple physical thing to do. All you're doing is pushing up stick and rising up. There's about knowing where to actually take the shots from knowing how to take good photography and videography. So it's not all without flying off the actual during. You gotta have the knowledge behind to make sure that you're incorrect lot. You're not placing this song that you're doing composure and balance properly, and it all adds up to a contested shot. And that's what practices and that shot there was again in Iceland. But as a very simple with good results, you can do this with trees in front of you can do this with houses in front of me. You can do it in reverse so you can have a beautiful scenery. And then, as we lower there, perhaps a beautiful house comes into view in front for maybe some people in front. Whoever taking video her off. So those are just a few off the ways that you can utilize record using relatively simple commands and controls on the actual control to get very advanced aerial photography and videography results. And one other thing you can do. You can do any of these that I mentioned before but also dropped the frame rate. Increase the right. So when you usually have a drone or camera, usually have two things. You've got the resolution, which explained before PhD for HD four K And then you've got the freight rates at 30 frames per 2nd 60 frames per second. You can kind of have one or the other. You can have a very high, you know, resolutions like four K, but it's probably gonna be about 30 for a second. Technology is getting better and getting hard with the absolutely latest fantasy for Per you get 60 frames per second at that four K. But generally the chief, you go. I have low resolution and also lower phrase per second so you can do all of those shops and I was talking about before, but just make it in a high frames per second. See, get that super slow effect coming out of it. Unfortunately, you will have to probably reduce your resolution down from four K, even all the Fed before. Per as I said, you only get 60 frames per second, which would give you sort of half speed slow more, which is not bad, but the slowing. You generally want, like a 1 25 2nd or something, so you have to pull that down to at least the full HD or the HD for the Phantom four. Perf the vein for her does how, each day and four inch days at 7 20 p and 10. 80 p at that 1 20 frames per second, which is fantastic, that awesome slo mo. You can get great results with it for the medic perf. It can do not six frames per second at four. H deal 10 80 p and can do 120 frames a second. Slow at that HD, which is the 7 20 The digital spark, unfortunately, has the one setting off 10. 80 p at the difference. If you want to do that, was slowing are sort of shots. You obviously have to make sure you have the Magic Pearl or the Phantom four Siri's during but other way you can get some fantastic results with them and during the shot. Even if you don't have a superstar, the ultimate things that you have to do is practice practice again and have a look on YouTube. What other people are doing to try and replicate it. Practice it again. Practice it again, just flying during as much as possible. You'll get much, much better at it, especially with those ones that using multiple stick combinations, you know you're not particularly confident flying strength at a constant speed and rotating smoothly at a constant speed, then you're never gonna be able to do. There's more events once that were quite multiple things at once. But as that other stuff becomes second nature to name, you can start doing more complicated ones with multiple sort of things. Just remember, as I said, the more advanced you go, the more likely it is that it probably won't actually look that fantastic. Not a, you know, absolute rule, but Justus, a general thing that I've noticed here Mawr simple, you know, flying up for into the side or that sort of stuff for rotating slightly. Those sorts of things not been too fancy generally give the most professional and nostrils . And if you look at it any of the professional music video, GoPro videos or something of that helicopter footage or something, you'll probably notice factory that they're not doing anything fancy. They're not doing, you know, somersaults whilst simultaneously videoing someone doing a surfboard run or something like that because you get distracted from it. They won't make you focus on whatever it is that they're filming. Say they might do some fancy painting down around stuff. But that being said, that's a pretty basic move. It's just a dream, you know, flying down and moving around slightly with simple movements. You can get fantastically powerful aerial shots, so keep that in mind. Practice a lot and we'll move on to the next section, which is 10. Section 4 - 1 - Local Authority: all right. So now that we've had a look at how to actually take the photos and the angles that you want to get and how to actually fly the drone around and take those fantastic shots, I want to get back to a little bit other stuff on local authority. Because although we did cover it a bit in laws and safety and all that section in Section two, it's also not just the entire country's laws that you have to watch out for when you're traveling abroad and wanting to take awesome drone shots. It's the local authority as well, because, you know, a lot of the time when you go overseas and you want to take fantastic videos, you know you're taking fantastic videos and you want to get them off, you know, tourist spots or big mountains or fantastic nature preserves or things that are quite often in, like national parks or other sort of areas or zones that have their own sort of specific laws and specific rules. So it doesn't really matter how good of a shot you get or how well you fly your drone. It's, you know, always gonna be a pain in the butt. If you actually get, they spend all that time all that money, all that effort getting there are only to be told by, say, a park ranger that you're not allowed to take any, you know, lead to fly or during at all in this national park. Because even though the country might allow it, that specific national park doesn't allow it. So these the top of things that can very easily catch people out and really sort of put a damper on you know what otherwise might be a fantastic vacation. So as said, you want to not only check the country's laws but the actual specific location you're going to be flying your drawing in, and there's a few different ways that you can do this. One of the best ways that I found, particularly for certain countries, is to actually go to the interactive maps. So as you can sort of see here, this is just an example off one of these interactive maps. This is France, and you can find a link to this on their sort of civil aviation website that they'll have that you confined with that U A V coach link that I gave you before. You can also search for these maps on Google or many different routes that you can find them. But ultimately, if the country does have one of these maps and very prevalent in Europe as well, they're really, really handy. Because all you need to do is just basically look up the particular spot that you want to actually fly, and you can just sort of zoom in and see that are you This area is perfectly fine to fly up , whereas this area over here obviously is marked in red and orange in isn't so particularly good to fly out So you can go and look up your particular location. You can search for, you know, such and such fantastic, you know, mountain or forest or whatever it is that you want to take a video off and check on this map and go. Yes, I have confirmed that you know, there's no local sort of areas or specific rules that will prevent me from flying this drone, and it really describes you that absolute full confidence that you can fly deodorant and you won't have any problems when you get there. Now This is obviously one of the best ways because it's coming direct from the aviation authority off that, you know, government and that sort of country. But unfortunately, not every country has these fantastic interactive maps, so we'll cover a few other ways of how you can sort of get this information. The other way you can get this information is by going direct to the actual website itself . So just as a pure example, say you want to get a really great short of, say, a beautiful lake in Switzerland or something like that. You've gone to the Switzerland Authority aviation website. They don't have any maps, so you can actually go to that particular tourist sort of zone or area website itself. Just search right on Google. I'm sure you'll find it coming up under the name of the lake or the mountains or whatever it is that you want film. And they usually have a tourist website with information like you know, fees or parking, or just general information for these touristy type sites, and often is the case with national parks and sort of big natural preserve areas and stuff like that, they will actually have some sort of drone specific laws saying, Yes, we allow it. Or perhaps no, we don't sort of think if you find that the website still doesn't have any information, and you know you have searched for the map, your search for you know, the website and you can't find any sort of reason. If it's a particularly, you know, touristy spots. A special inside national parks are highly recommend, just emailing them as well. A lot of national Pakistan particularly like people flying drones in there most of the time . It's, you know, disturbing the peace or interfering with animals and that sort of stuff so it can be very important to sort of check it because you don't want to, you know, at the very last moment, get sort of stopped by a park ranger or stopped by a staff member or something like that and told, No, you can't fly here, So give them an email. I always think it's better to know up front whether or not you can fly your drone or not. Maybe you know you have two or three destinations that you're thinking about filming at email or three of them perhaps two of them will come back saying No, we don't allow drones in their national park. Where is the 3rd 1 will come back and say, Yeah, sure, it's fine Fly, whatever. And so you know, to go to that one. You know, you've sort of done your research. You've got that information and you know that if you rock up there, it won't be a problem rather than just ignoring it and not being aware of it and going to one of the other two and being told You can't fly and you get the point. So that's sort of the full approach of trying to get the information for the local districts as well as the country itself. On I said, it's oldest about making sure that you're perfectly legal to fly that drawing there 11. Section 4 - 2 - Pre-Flight Planning: All right, So you've chosen your country. You've made sure that you can fly your drawing their you know how to get those fantastic shots. So now we're getting into the actual pre planning and the more sort of management side of things. So obviously, when you're taking a drawing that you want to make sure that the battery is fully charged, hopefully it's a pretty obvious thing for most people. If you've got multiple batteries, make sure they're charged the night before. One thing I will say is that when it comes to firmware updates, you know, I would recommend before you actually leave the country, you know, maybe a week or so before make sure that your batteries, your drone, your phone, all those sorts of things that interact with it have the latest firmware updates and that you're happy with the status of that and what it is. Maybe go up and fly at once or so just to make sure there's no problems before you actually leave the country. Once you do leave the country, though, I'd recommend not updating anything now. While it hasn't been a huge sort of issue for me or a lot of other people that I've talked to in the past. You know, there is always that potential that your overseas updated firmware comes out and you try and update it. Maybe it might break the actual control of the drone. Or maybe this and problems, and you talk it up to a computer and do some diagnostics or send it back or something like that. It's a very sort of not risky process. But while you're overseas, I would just recommend not doing any firmware updates until you get back home. You know, you've got the drawing your on your trip for a very specific reason of taking or some drone shots. If something bad happens to that update process, or maybe the battery dies out halfway through or you know lots of things can go wrong, it's not very likely. But, you know, I prefer to just not even take the chance. That or usually it comes up saying, Do you want to update? And you Desprez s no do it later or something like that just to sort of give you that peace of mind that you're drawing is stable and won't have any issues now before you actually go to the place and go to the area that you want to actually film the night before. You want to make sure? As I said, all your batteries are on charge. You want to make sure your phones on charge, more stable and all that sort of stuff If you've got some extra battery banks for your foreign itself. Amona, take that along with Maybe bring that with you on the trip itself. Usually, when you're, you know, controlling your drone, you'll have maybe an iPad or phone or something in the actual controller. These D J I ones do actually charge the phone at the same time. But do you remember that when you're traveling at about, I find that we use our phones quite a lot more. You know, your maybe using the GPS to see where it is. You're going around a place you don't know. Maybe you're looking up trained times or bust times or, you know, calling for an uber or something like that. Looking up shops or all these sorts of things. I find that we go throughout phone batteries quite a lot quicker with more overseas, so that combined with the fact that you'll be using it to actually fly your drone as well. Maybe have a think about investing in one of those battery banks for your phone so that you can have that on charge, maybe before or after you do your actual flying. So the you know, the tourism and the actual vacationing part of it before and after your drawing flight is still not too bad itself. Now the other thing is the actual SD card for the drone. So for the drones here, you've got the micro SD cards. Now these need to be pretty decently big. You should know about this before you leave, but it's not too big. You might want to get sort of two. Also, the other thing you need to do the day before is just make sure that there is actually enough of room on A you know, my beer 512 Gig micro SD card or something ridiculously big like that. But you might have got a whole bunch of data clogged up in it and all that so stuff. So when you got to fly, you don't have any room to take your actual video. So just sort of have a quick look at it and make sure there's either, you know, total free space on there or if their stuff on there that you do want just take it off, put it onto a hard drive or something like that, so that when you actually go out there, you've got enough sort of room on your memory card to take all the videos and pictures that you want. So as a quick recap, and just to make sure that on the day you know you're not thinking of 1000 different things , I find it's also good to just have a small checklist of things when you're going out just to make sure you don't forget anything. So on this checklist you might do things like check that your drone batteries are all charged. Check that your phone is old charge. Check that you have your phone battery bank. If that's something you want, check to make sure that you not only have your micro SD card or your SD card and that it's in your journal in your bag with you. A lot of people can forget them. You know you go out, you take some great shots. You come home, you take it out. You put in your laptop or something like that to transfer all the data over and then you go out the next day and the card is still in your laptop and you've forgotten it and you can take the next day shot. So I have it on your checklist. Always check that your memory card or memory cards are there. Sometimes you might need bigger ones, I think, with the maverick pro. The record rate for about four K footage is about 500 meg per minute. So that magic to pro. It's actually a lot Mauritz about 800 megabytes per minute. So you know, if you want to go up there and you know, maybe you've got two or three of these batteries and you're flying to maybe an air and an heir and 1/2 that's, you know, quite a lot of storage that you're actually going to need. So I always make sure you got enough room. And finally, I just want to make sure as I said that you don't do those firmware updates while you're overseas. So it is good just to have that sort of checklist with those couple of points on their decided When you're, you know, rushing out the door or leaving the door in a place you don't know. With all these things that you're tryingto keep track off, you know which bus do you have to catch, which trained? You have to catch, you know, to get to your location. How do you get there? When do you have to leave all that sort of stuff? It's very easy to forget, you know, just a small thing, like a nest, Ekkehard. Or maybe you know, your extra batteries that are on the charger in the other room or something like that. So I find having a checklist is just a really fantastic way of making sure that you don't forget anything. So will now be going on to the next part of the course, which is actually the day off, the actual flawed and had a sort of manage things while you're actually there on the scene 12. Section 4 - 3 - Flight Day Management: All right. So you've gone through a You had a look at that checklist. You walked out the door, you have caught your train, your confident you've actually got all your equipment and your drone and everything with you. So that's all working well, you actually arrive on site at wherever it is that you want to take your fantastic video. Argue. Maybe it's a gorgeous beach or, ah, you know, sunset over a mountain or whatever it might be a This particular area and section of the course is about managing the actual flying of the drawing while you're there, so to begin with. And I mentioned this a bit in the sort of security and safety aspects of Section two. But people just in general are pretty horrible at judging three D sort of spatial orientated shapes. And things were not very good at judging things that so stuff. And when you're talking about a drone that's very far away, it's very difficult to sort of tell exactly how close it is to things. And it can mean that that makes a lot easier to, you know, actually fly the drawing into something called ever. And whilst this is obviously applicable everywhere where you're flying your drone. It's even worse when you're added a new location, not just because you're in a new location and you don't know the area. It's a different country, different location. There's things you've never seen before, but also because he had a bit distracted because usually you're going out to fly the turn to get some fantastic views and some fast, fantastic videos of things. You actually want to see those great places as well, so your attention can be quite divided between flying the drone and doing that and actually looking and enjoying your holiday and seeing these fantastic things. The other thing is that when we're talking about three D special awareness, it's hard enough in real life when you're actually flying your droning, you've got your mobile phone on the controller and you're actually viewing your drawing through it. You're seeing a two D representation off a three d world, so that just makes things even harder. So you've really got to be careful with these sorts of things and making sure that you don't accidentally fly into lots of different obstacles and things that could be out there So on top of that three d special in this problem that everyone just naturally has again when you're looking at the drone through your mobile phone, usually you're out during the day unless you're flying during the night with special permission or something. But most of time you're out in the day. It's very sunny. You've got a mobile screen. It's very difficult to see that screen in the direct sunlight. You can get hoods, four things which do make things easier. But either way, it's gonna make things more difficult to see on the screen. And together with the fact that you're in a new location, you know you might not notice very small things. A lot of people have crashed their drones when flying into power lines or things like that . They're looking at the screen. It's a tiny little screen, and you can actually make out the power lines as you're flying towards it. So you literally don't see it on your actual screen. They fly directly into it and there goes the drone. There could be other small obstacles. You know, Maybe a bird comes out of nowhere or something like that, and obviously you're not going to see it on the screen. Lots of things that can go wrong if you're in a sort of touristy spot or a public location . That's quite often that, you know, people that are standing around. Or maybe, you know, going to the same location as well. I'll come up to you. They'll sort of see What are you doing? You're flying a drone. It's still relatively new and a lot of people just genuinely interested in it. They may not be a park ranger telling you off or something like that. Hopefully not, but they may just want to know. Hey, what drone is that? You know where you're flying. Can I have a look at the photo? And this, whilst not being a particularly bad thing, can distract you from doing You know, you might be flying, concentrating Someone comes up says, Hey, what are you doing? Sort of look up. Your attention is taken away for a minute, and you know, the drone drifts off into a tree or you know something like that. So it's for this reason that I usually recommend that you have, you know, a partner or maybe a friend or just someone if you can. It's not always possible, especially when you're traveling. Some people travel in their own. But if it's possible, have someone sort of spotting you. And this is another reason why a lot of countries demand that you have visual line of sight with the actual drone because you know, when you're just looking at it on the screen, it's very, very difficult to get that three day awareness. You can't see everything that small objects, you know, lots of things can and do go wrong. So they insist that you physically be able to look up and see your drone in a proper three day environment and just get a better sense of where the journeys in relation to everything else. That's one of the main reasons why most countries have that visual line of sight law, and I quite frankly think it's pretty good because it not only stops other people from potentially getting injured of your drone does crash, you know, wildlife, people, property or that sort of stuff. But you know, these things are not cheap. This is, you know, almost about two grand Australian worth of drone when it was purchased and I don't know about you, but I don't like saying $2000 for out of the sky, so at least when I'm not catching it. So lots of lots of different things can go wrong, and you do still have to be mindful of that, especially when you're in a new place. And there's lots of things that you may not be aware off. Another big thing is wind. You know, you might be used to how much wind you get in your country at home. But perhaps you're flying your drone in Iceland, and you don't particularly know that they have a huge sudden gust of wind that have even reportedly ripped doors off cars. So that's at the ground level as well. You can only imagine what it's like up there. You know D J R drones do warn you when there's severe wind, but perhaps there's a huge Gostin of blows your drawing into the tree. You're not really gonna be aware of that coming from a different country, so you do really have to be extra careful. So while that basically covers most of the actual flight day kind of things, you've got to kind of look out for. I also want to just go to a quick sort of, you know, top 10 star list off common ways that people just crashed their drone in general. Now this is so that you just kind of have that information in the back of your head and you know what to look out for and just want to be careful of. A lot of people don't know about certain things, and especially with drones, they can get very, very complicated. As I've said, people just think that toys and don't sort of read the manual in full, but they are quite a bit more complicated, and it's quite a bit more at stake as well, if you stuff up. So the number one way that people crashed their drones and these sort of ways that people are being crashing their drones. This is being found through years and years of sort of going over logs and data of crash drones and finding out what the cause off it was, and then amassing all the results and seeing one of the most common one. So the number one way is what's called a C. S. C. or combination stick command. So this is where at least on D J ai drones you actually pull the sticks down and in woods or the other one is down and outwards. So those two commands do the same thing. And what that is is basically just shut off the actual during itself. The rotors stops spinning, the whole thing shots down. And it's supposed to be Once you've landed the drawing, you do that command, and it will shut down the drone. But, you know, sometimes you're flying around and maybe someone distracts you that coming over asking, what drawing is that? You know, is that a maverick? Or, you know, saying to him or something and maybe, or flying that way. And you also sort of accidentally poured this way for a few seconds and drawing shuts down , falls out of the sky, injures someone you know, Just keep that in mind whenever someone comes to talk to you, you know, just basically left out of the sticks. Have the drone hovered there, make sure you don't do that combination. So that's the number one way. The second way is actually from when propellers fly off the actual drone. So as you can see with this one, it's got the quick release propellers, and these are almost new drones as well. But some of the older ones don't have them when you actually have to screw them on. And sometimes if you don't screw them on tired enough, they'll actually be fine for takeoff because they're not spinning particularly quickly. But once they get to full height and you know you're flying really quickly or something, they're spending a lot fast up. They fly off and Dando's you during again. So if you've got one of the newer drawings locked, thematic probe or the Medic two per for magic to zoom, obviously don't have to worry about that as long as it's clipped on properly. You know it's all good, but that's just another top way that, you know, generally more older joins have actually gone down and crashed in the past. The next big one of people crashing is what's called return to home crashes. So this is where you know if you lose signal to your actual drone, you know, maybe you accidentally fly behind a building. Or maybe, you know, you accidentally fly behind a hell or something like that, Or maybe just fly too far away. And the signal between your controller and your drone is cut off and it can't reestablish it. Ah, lot of Jones have an automatic return to home mode. So this is where they will fly upto a certain height ceiling that's pre programmed in the actual drone and then just basically fly directly back to the return to home location, which is usually set when you actually take off. So this is a really good feature, especially of you, just for whatever reason, lose connectivity to your drone. It can save you having toe go over to the actual drone as well. But what can actually be a problem is, especially when you're traveling your by nature going to a new location. You're going to somewhere where you haven't flown before. And you might have said the return to home altitude to 50 meters, because in your local area, where you usually fly or drone, there's nothing around that's really higher than 50 meters. Maybe there's a couple of trees, but that's about it. But maybe now you're flying, you know, in a city area or something like that you have permission to do so in the country. Laws allow it and perhaps those buildings at a much higher than 50 meters. And you traveled to that new destination and flies behind one of these buildings accidentally and loses signal. This will automatically trigger this return to home protocol. And because the last set height altitude is 50 meters, what's he gonna do? It fly up to 50 meters and then start flying directly back. And if that building is higher than 50 meters, is this gonna fly straight into that building now again on some of the newer drones, this isn't as big of a problem because they have forward facing obstacle avoidance, and some of them even actually fly around the building or whatever the obstacle is. So you know, it's not as bad as it seems. It's not just gonna fly directly into the building and crashed. But this has been, you know, the third biggest sort of cause of people crashing their drones in the past. So it's definitely some to be aware of, especially considering obviously wanting to go and travel with your drone. Make sure when you get to a new location that you just have a bit of a look around and make sure that your you know your max altitude is set appropriately for the country. Maybe it's only 50 meters are 100 or 150 meters, whatever it is, but also that your return to home altitudes appropriately set for the area that you're actually in. And there's no giant buildings that are 100 and 50 meters tall or something like that. So that's the return to harm era. Um, it's pretty popular with people. Question their joins that way, so just be aware of it. All right, next up on this quick list is running out of battering now for May. Flying joins for a while. I still can't really understand how some people can, you know, crash. They're drawing this way. When you're drawing, gets to 2025% maybe 15% battery left. It's going to stop vaping at you, at least with The Day Jr joins. It is incredibly annoying. This thing will guard very, very loud beeping constantly. You can't stop it. It will be for, you know, maybe five or 10 straight minutes, just beeping over and over again. It's really really annoying, but it's for a good reason. It's telling you to bring that drawing back because you are going to run out of battery sooner or later. And once it gets to the point where it can sustain flawed anymore, it will just forcibly land the during wherever it is. And unfortunately for a lot of people, this is into, like, so, into trees or other types of areas where it's crashed there drawing because they've run out of battery. One slight thing that can kind of catch people out, especially again in new locations I haven't flown up is they might see on their actual, you know, bar of battery and lots of starts, but they have enough back treating it back. But what they don't realize is that wind was pushing the drone out to where they're going. But when they're flying back, that same wind will be resisting the drone, so the actual battery meter itself might say, Yeah, sure, you've got enough battery to get back. But as you start flying back towards yourself to return home, that extra wind pushing the drone means that you need even mawr battery to get back to this reason, I always sort of recommend, you know, don't try and go right to the, you know, orange or red bar or something like that of just being out to get back just in time. With just enough battery, you want to give yourself a basin bit of margin, just in case as that there's that extra bit of wind so that you are one of those people that crashes there. Drone by running out of battery now the other sort of a couple of other reasons that people quite often crashed there. Drawing is not having visual line of sight. They're flying only via the screen. And this has, as I said before, a number of different problems. You can flying to sort of really small things, like power lines, which is very common. You can just misjudge things because you're looking at a two day screen versus a three day world, and you just misjudged. How close you out of that trail, how close you are to that fence or something, or whatever it is and crash goes, you drone. So these are all sorts of things that come from not having visual line of sight of your drawing. That's again a very common way that lots of people crash the drone. And finally, the sort of main way that people crashed their drawings is actually by flying backwards and flying backwards into things like trees or that sort of stuff. Now again, with some of the more higher price to newer drones that actually have re effacing object avoidance, which works very well, and they will stop the drone automatically from flying into things. But on even relatively new ones mean this is a maverick approach, and this has forward facing centers. But presidency doesn't have anything on the rear on. So there are still a number of drones out there that have, you know, object avoidance, possibly but not re facing object avoidance. So just be aware. If you are ever flying backwards, just make sure there is plenty and plenty and plenty off clearance in our direction. So as you can see, there's unfortunately a lot of different sort of, you know, ways that you can unexpectedly crash your drone. And as I said before the best way, the absolute best way to sort of prevent this a lot of the time is one. Do a fair bit of practice, you know, to just be aware of your surroundings, especially when you're traveling. It's gonna be very different to anywhere else that you've flown before and three, most importantly, have someone with you. Get a friend, get your partner. You know, even if there's someone who's come up and it's just generally interested in the drone and you're just traveling on your own, just asking Bacon deceptive. Watch the drawing. They're probably going to be looking at it anyway if they're interested and just sort of let you know if anything sort of out of left field comes to threaten your drawing, you know, maybe your you know it, focusing on getting that fantastic shot and how you're actually controlling the droning. You're really concentrating and looking at your actual screen and all that sort of stuff. Maybe you can still see the drone still in visual line of start, but you're just lining up the shot and all that sort of stuff, and you don't realize that there's a whole bunch of birds coming towards your for your drone or anything like that. Someone standing behind behind you on next year will actually be out. It's sort of, you know, bumping on the shoulder and say, Hey, look out for all those birds or Hey, look out for that tree. You know, I'm standing over here and I can see from my direction that you're actually quite close to it, whereas you looking at it on the screen or from this direction can actually say that you're very close to it. So a second person standing next to you is hugely hugely helpful, at the very least like and kind of stopped people from destructing you or coming up and asking questions. They can talk to the person and answer their questions and, you know, chat away while you concentrate on actually doing your job in flying the drone and getting the shots. That's very, very important. It's just a fantastic, quite a sort of. Make sure that you don't have any of those issues with crashing, you drone. So once you've actually taken the video on the day and you've returned home from your travels, make sure that you back everything up. I'd recommend taking the SD card out straight away and backing it up to at least two different sources so say a laptop and a portable hard drive or something clocked up. Um, you know, perhaps you take it out the next day. And the drone, God forbid, does have an accident to it. You're not just losing. You're drawing. You're losing on the daughter and all the other footage on the SD card as well. So make sure you at least back it up every day once you actually get home from doing flying back it up on the two sources. As I said, because you are traveling, you're moving around. Things get bumped, you know, Perhaps the hard drive falls off the table or something and smashes into a 1,000,000 pieces . There goes or your daughter. At least you've got a copy on the laptop or something like that. The other thing is that again you're traveling. And unfortunately, what happens to a lot of people in the traveling is they get pick pocketed or bags get stone. Perhaps their bags get lost by the airport people or anything like that. There's 100 different things that can go wrong. So I find having it in two extra sources, like a laptop on the hard drive, is really good and if you can. As I said, SD cards can fill up pretty quickly, But try and keep it the third sort of original copy. Just keep it on the estate Hard kid tabs. I don't make sure that you still have enough room to record if you're going on another flight, but if you can keep it on the SD card inside the actual drawing in that way, you've actually got three different copies of the actual footage Until you at least get harm. The other possible thing that you can do is actually uploaded to cloud storage. Sometimes you know the Internet connectivity that you have, where you're traveling might not be enough. You know, it's just a Airbnb rental or something like that. They might not have the fastest Internet connection or maybe the you know, de actual video follows themselves. It is too big to actually upload to the cloud or something. But if you do have that capability, I definitely recommend it as well. And that's everything. Everything that you need to know to actually, you know, go overseas and take those fantastic videos and photos with your drunk. As I said at the start, traveling with the drone is actually a bit more intricate and complicated than a lot of people said of First Think. And I think you'll find that if you do start traveling with your drawing, you're really, really love it. You can get that new perspective on things. You can see things you otherwise wouldn't get to see if you're just taking voters on the ground and it's just a fantastic experience. Often, you know, when you're actually travelling, going to his tourist spots. They're the best things, you know. It's not just taking a photo of your local park or something that might be a bit boring. They're fantastic castles or beautiful beaches or mountains or countryside. Several that sort of stuff. So it's often the best experience, and the best videos that come from drones are from when people travel. All right. So although that concludes the formal part of the course, there is a bit of bonus content over next, where I just include the whole bunch of just bits and pieces and tips and tricks specifically aimed at people traveling overseas and taking during photography while they're traveling. So they're afraid to have a look at that enjoy those extra tips. If you want more information, I do have my own actual website at alec shulman dot com, so you can go take a look at that. It's got fantastic news and information about the latest sort of things, not just drones but other technology. It's also got more courses, like very Famous one on how to pay off your mortgage in under 10 years. There's also a deejay drawing specific course on how to become the ultimate poet. That is hours and hours and hours of really data, wild stuff about everything you need to know about D. J R. Drones if you've got one. And if you have enjoyed this course, I really, really love it. If you left a review as well, it's really meaningful. I read every single one of them, and it really helps sort of let other students know about the content about how good the courses and just helps me teach more people. So it's fantastical around. So that's concluded the course, and I hope to see you again in one of the other ones. So have a good day 13. Section 5 - 1 - Rapid Fire Travel Tips: All right. So welcome to this sort of extra bit of bonus content, the rapid fire sort of tips and tricks, the main sort. Of course, content should give you everything that you need to know. But I just wanted to make this extra sort of bonus content is to give you a few more tips and tricks so we'll get straight into it. And the number one sort of trick is to know your sort of drone laws and country laws. And I know I've said this numerous times, but it is just so important. Everything else, everything else that I told you is completely irrelevant unless you know your drawing laws and the security and the safety and all that sort of stuff, especially in the country. You know, it's not just getting to a park or a national park or something and then telling you that you can't fly. If you don't know the country's laws, you can actually be stopped at customs and people can and have had their drones just taken away. And this is by no means like a forcible thing. They're not stealing your drone. It's more of just a choice, you know, you can either come into their country and they will take your drone because you're not allowed to take it into the country. Or you could leave their country with your drone. The choice is up to you on Sorry for most people. They still want to go on their travels, said they essentially have to give up their drawing. They're not like a storage service or anything. You just have to lose your drawing. So this is what can happen to you if you don't research and have a look at those drone laws . As I've said numerous times, Number two is to use a case. So this is the Magic Fly Mawr combo carry on taste that comes with the fly more kit. And I'm a big fan of the fly more kid, partly because you actually get this specialized case and you know, it's very durable and very fantastic, and obviously the magic to has it as well, you know, if you've got a phantom, now have their own cases. Well, most drones have their own custom cases for them because they're quite unique things. Even if they don't, you can, usually by one's online, you can buy other ones for the magic magic tube and what's and stuff as well. But the main reason is that there are protective padded case that you know, just protect your drug, especially when you're traveling. You've got, you know, bags being thrown around, bumped around. Maybe you accidentally have your bag fall over. You know, even if it's a carry on bag, it gets bumped and knocked over at the airport or something like that. You don't want your drone. They're very delicate. You don't want them just sitting in a bag and going wiped on the side of the ground or something like that. You want them in their own sort of housing. It's no different to a dear. So our camera, something like that. You want to protect that in something that's for me and patted and all that sort of stuff because, you know, obviously they can get damaged very every easily, especially when you're traveling. Even if you, you know, I always keep it on you at all times. Someone might just bump into. Or maybe you've got a run for your plane or something like that. Lots and lots of scenarios where you really need to have it just nicely packed away. Next up, Number three is whilst you have a bag for your actual drone, make sure that you take it on the plane with you in your carry on luggage. Now, some people you know will put their drone underneath the plane, you know, with all the bigger luggage and that sort of stuff. You know, for us, this drone cost us a couple of $1000. So this is not leaving my site? Not just from a theft sort of perspective. Maybe the airline, you know, loses that luggage or something like that. But more again from a safety in terms of damage to the actual drawing itself. If it's in my hands in my luggage, I can keep an eye on it. I can gently put it in the overhead compartment. You know, I'm sure you've seen videos of baggage handlers, just Helling brief cases in suitcases into the plains and all that sort of stuff. You don't what? You are going to be inside that bag. So not just have a carry case, but take it on board the plane with you in your carry on luggage. So continuing on with the sort of theme of protecting your drone. Number four is actually using a gimbal clamp. So with most drawings, they have a gimbal, and these, by nature, have to be pretty delicate things. They've got delicate optics inside them, and they're pretty much the number one spot of your drawing, which will actually most easily get damaged, especially when you're in travel. So while the overall drawing itself might be protected by your nicely padded bag, if you're running around and jumping up and down and putting the bag in and out of the, you know, carry on luggage section on a plane or something like that, this tiny little gimble will be wobbling around like crazy. So you want to have a gimbal clamp and preferably a cover forward as well. For most drones. They come with these clamps built in. You know, that's how they ship them sort of thing because they know the gimbal is very fragile, so you want to make sure that you keep it and don't sort of throw it away when you actually opened the drawer. Now, if you have thrown it away and you are traveling with a drone I probably part probably recommend going and actually buying one or maybe three d printing one or just coming up with some way to make the gimbal be protected at all time and held in place so that as you're running around, you know, with the backpack on, maybe or maybe your bag falls over or something like that. It is really, really extra protected because, you know, aside from the delicate mechanics, it's delicate optics as well. So again very similar to a digital camera, you just want to be as careful as possible. Number five is knowing about your airlines battery rules. So obviously, when you're taking stuff on board with you on the plane, there's lots of restrictions. You can't have liquids over 100 mils or whatever they're up to at the moment. Lots and lots of restrictions that they have. One of them is on back trees and how big of a battery you can take with you most consumer drones. Their batteries are less than 100 watt hours, which is the limit that you consider you can take bigger ones on board, but that have limited numbers of how many you can take If it's under 100 watt hours, which it is, you can basically take unlimited. Obviously, if you go on board with a giant bucket of batteries, you might get a bit suspicious. So maybe if you've got six or seven or, you know, a really large man of batteries may be distributed between you and your partner or your friends or something like that if you can. But ultimately you're allowed to take unlimited, so keep that in mind. You also can't put these in storage underneath. Sorry if your battery is actually attached in the drone itself, you can store it, you know, under the plane in checked luggage. But as I said, you probably don't want to do that because you're drawing itself will probably get damaged . So make sure that all of your batteries or your drones are with you onboard in your carry on. It's just much safer, A much better. The reason they do that is because they do know that these batteries can be damaged and getting to thermal runaway and start catching on fire. Very, very unlikely to happen, but it can, so they want to make sure that it's somewhere visible you know, it's in your bags of your bag. Catches on fire. You're gonna notice about it, but it's underneath the plane. Maybe not. So they do usually ask you to keep the batteries with you. But just in general, check your airlines rules. They should be generally the same throughout the world. But just in case No, your battery laws for airplanes number six is just in general. You want to try and keep a low profile while you're flying, So why you're actually out there flying your drone on the day and all that sort of stuff? I'd really recommend just trying to keep that low profile as much as possible. What that means is not bothering people. People really don't particularly lock drone. Some people absolutely love it and fascinated by the technology, obviously myself. But a lot of people have misconceptions about them. They think that, you know, if you've got a drone, you're spying on them or something like that. Even though drones are terrible, terrible things were spying on people. They're loud. That camera is not very good. There's no zoom on them. You're much better off using like a digital camera with a big lens or something like that. Drones are horrible for spying on people, so I don't know why people think about it. But, you know, that's the general misconception people have. But if someone's coming up to you and giving you grief or, you know, yelling you to stop or something like that to stop, it's not worth that. Even if you know you have legal permission to fly there, just go somewhere else. Try and keep a low profile doesn't really help anyone and a few things. That concert of help with this on the day when you're actually flying is what I usually do is one. Try and find a location that's sort of out of the way to actually take off and land from apart from the thing that you don't want to be flying or landing you people in general, you know you're a popular tourist work location. There will be lots of people in all these sorts of area. Just go away to a more secluded spot out of the way where people aren't seeing what you're doing and take off and then land. Once you've taken off. I also usually just fly up as quick as possible, directly up about 30 or 50 meters in the air, because once you at that altitude, it's really, really hard to actually hear the drone. Obviously, the bigger the drawing, you have the ladder. It's probably gonna bay Maddox reasonably pretty quiet. But once you're up in that you know 50 meters above the air, it's pretty much impossible to actually hear the drone. You really have to be looking up and concentrating and going. There's that drawing. That's what that noise is to actually hear it. So once you're up in the air, you are not a bother to anyone. They don't even know that you're there. You can sort of wonder back toe where or the other people are, just sort of quietly play with your little device in your hand. Maybe someone will notice and walk up to you, but generally people will mostly just have no idea. So it's really good to just keep that low profile. Another sort of way that you can keep that low profile is to actually buy the low noise propellers for the maverick. Now these are pretty fantastic. The ones I've got on here, just the normal ones that go widened stuff on them. They just came with the drawing themselves. But if you get the lawyer noise profile ones that actually be not just a little bit quieter , But they actually sounded a different frequency that's basically less annoying and irritating to the human ear. So they actually do make quite a difference. I've seen them in real life and comparing it to my drone and how loud my journeys. It is quite good, especially if you're traveling. You know, your admit, local parking. There's no one else there. It's not really a huge deal how much noise the drone makes. But you know, if you're trying to fly near people, it can be quite good and not really annoy people as much. If you're in a national park and have this drawn, losing and buzzing in your ear can obviously get quite annoying. For some people have come out all that way just to get some peace and quiet and enjoy beautiful nature. And here you are with an annoying drone sort of thing. So be aware that even if people do like drones, they still might not want you to annoy them with the annoying sound of drones. So So to keep a low profile, try and be as quiet and discreet as possible, and it'll generally give you a better sort of experience as well, because you'll be able to fly and do whatever it is that you want. You won't be bothering people. Everyone wins. So moving on Number seven is more about similar to keeping a low profile, but more about being respectful off the area that you're in. So even though you might be really quiet, have the low noise propellers on and take off and you know you can't even hear the drawing sort of thing. You may still get people coming up you and telling you that they don't want you to fly the drawing. The you know it's distracting them or they don't want it anyway near them, or it's invading their privacy or something like that again, trying to sort of understand that you're in someone else's country, you're probably in their local neighborhood as well. It's probably not worth you fighting them for it sort of thing. Just, you know, be respectful. Comeback learned your drawing. Maybe go down the road at kilometre or something like that or go to a different spot where that person is. It might be a bit of a pain, but, you know, just be respectful of those other people. Even if you have full, you know, your legal to fly your during their and there's no law saying you can't fly but they're telling you you can't fly. Still, I'd recommend disrespected because it's their country, you know, you just want to be nice. The other thing is, if you are flying in a spot that you know, is it legal to actually fly and say, like a national park? And you've got explicit permission from that national park saying, You know, we authorize you to fly in this location. Ah, probably recommend is printing that out on a piece of paper? Maybe it's an email from their park manager person or something like that. Or maybe it's ah, you know, invoice or for maybe had to pay a fee or something for that privilege just printed out on a piece of paper so that when you go there and you start flying, if someone comes up to you and park Rangers, science says you can't be flying this here, you can very quickly, very easily hand in that piece of paper and say, No, I've had special permission. It'll just make the transaction a lot more smoothly. Instead of you trying to pull out your phone, which is probably connected to your drawing, and you have to quit out of it. It's just much easier. Just a single piece of paper. They can even take it home with them if they want. So that's number seven. All right, so Number eight is varying up your shots. So as mentioned before, when new people more often than not, get a drone and take videos of things, it's usually the same shot over and over again. It's the wide angle, the big shot of like a lake or a mountain in the background. It's your, you know, background nature style shot, and they can look absolutely fantastic. They always usually due to. But when you're going out to a location because you're probably gonna go back there, you know, you've traveled all this way to the country to go to this man or this lake on this beach. Whatever it is, you're probably not going to go back there. Maybe ever again. Try and get as many different varying shots as you can so, you know, take drawing selfies take, you know, slow motion or sped up footage or something like that, Maybe ggo at sunrise and sunset. Or maybe go at midday and sunset, get different times of day, get different perspectives off the lake over the lake, for instance. You might get shots flying this way and then the other side of the lake flying that way. It's all these different sort of types of shots that you can get and types of different variations that you get and just makes things much, much better. When you do get home, you want to do that processing and wanted to make those awesome videos. That makes for a much more dynamic and interesting video instead of this shot after shot after shot off the same big like at the same angle, you know, at the same time of day in all that sort of stuff. So when you do do that, when you go out to a location, make sure you get at least three different types of shots. You know, maybe it's one of those selfie shots that pulls back out on DSHEA is you in the location? Maybe it's a different time at sunset with a beautiful sun setting over the lake or something like that. Maybe it's one of those automatic flying shots that D. J has like one of the orbits or something like that. Words really nice and smooth and, you know, a really unique perspective. But try and get three or more if he can. Different varying shots of the same location endorphin agent, Every location that you go to on your travels Number nine is allow extra time. So this is actually something that's caught me out in the past as well. On our travels. Where you go overseas, you go to a spot, you travel somewhere and you want to take drone sort of photos and videos. But you don't sort of really kind of think about how long it's actually going to take. Now, flying the actual drawing itself can be very quick, You know, if you've got, like, a deejay spark or something, the batteries no, really particularly long. It's maybe 15 minutes or something like that. Not a huge deal. But you know, if you've got a magic per or magic to pro. Maybe you've got the fly Mawr combo. See, you've gotten like an extra two batteries as well in there. So you're looking at half an hour per battery times three batteries. So the actual pure flying time itself is about an hour and 1/2. And then, you know, as I said before, maybe you wanna walk out to us that have more secluded, you know, quieter location away from all the crowds and that sort of stuff. Or maybe it's just a naturally better looking location because there's something fantastic over here. So you've gotta do that date. Or maybe it takes your 40 minutes toe walk over there and 40 minutes to walk back or something like that to know you're looking at now at least a good 23 hours kind of thing, extra on top of whatever it is that you want to do at that, You know, you've still got to do with the actual tourist stuff like visit the shop or go have a look at the pretty mountain or take photos with the camera on the ground or something like that will just generally enjoy the experience as well, and the last thing you want to do is go dual that enjoy the experience, ***. Right. We need Teoh. I want to fly my drone and realize that you've got to catch the bus in, You know, the next 20 minutes and you don't have time to actually take any drone videos. And there goes your sort of day. So do sort of just be aware that it can be, you know, maybe one, maybe two or even three extra hours, especially if you've got a walk out to a certain location. Make sure you include that in your timing when you're organizing your day and finally the number 10 is just enjoy your vacation. Don't make it all about the drone. So obviously you're watching this because you want to take fantastic awesome drone footage while you're overseas. And hopefully you now really confident being able to do that and you won't have any troubles. But at the same time, you're going on a vacation having a fantastic time. Hopefully so do organize CIA drawing. Do go out and take those awesome videos and photos, but then put it away, spend that hour flying it and put it away and focus on the actual holiday. You don't want everything to be about the drawing. You don't want out shape your entire holiday in vacation around. Can I go to this Transport Canada out of that one and booking every thinking? You know, try and have an actual holiday as well. I mean, this might be a little different. It's for business reason, and you want to. Actually, you know, the whole trip is literally about getting shocked, feel business and on a drawing, that kind of stuff, but form or consumer level sort of stuff where you're going on a vacation. This chances are that a lot of it's just gonna be a general vacation, and you don't want you're drawn to condoms sort of rolling the vacation because all you're thinking about is the actual drawing itself. So get your footage, put the drawing away and enjoy your vacation. So hopefully these rapid fire tips and tricks are, you know, extra helpful. Hopefully, it's given you a bit to think about once again. Thank you for taking the course. If you do want to please leave a review cause that's always always helpful, and I'll see you in our next course