Introduction to Aerial Videography: Creative Direction for Drone Filming

Wild Rabbit Productions, Aerial Cinematography Production & Drones

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11 Videos (44m)
    • Introduction

    • Project

    • Safe & Legal Practices

    • Understanding Camera Moves

    • Planning the Shoot

    • Setting Up to Shoot

    • Venice, California

    • Rose Bowl, Pasadena

    • Downtown Los Angeles

    • Making Selects

    • Final Project: LA Love Letter


About This Class

Join aerial cinematographers Wild Rabbit and drone experts DJI for an all-access introduction to capturing aerial footage with the latest drone technology! This 45-minute, on-location class covers gear, camera maneuvers, shooting practices, and more — and it's the perfect way to get started using aerial footage in all your creative projects.

Videographers, photographers, camera enthusiasts, marketers, and everyone curious about drone technology will love this class. Bite-sized lessons cover:

  • the "what" and "why" of aerial cinematography
  • 8 essential camera maneuvers
  • 5 best practices for safety
  • tips for drone and camera control
  • shot selection
  • and more

To get started, all you'll need is DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus or equivalent and familiarity with basic video editing software. By the end, you'll shoot and edit your own 30-second beauty reel using drone videography. Let's go!


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

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


296 of 310 students recommendSee All

Set of basic moves and procedures for aerial film making explained clear and simple, the course is also very enjoyable, I definitely recommend it.
Great for Beginners that have never done anything with video before. No tips here on video editing, or settings for situational circumstances, just general advice on how to guide the drone to get a creative angle.
Nicely done.





Wild Rabbit Productions

Aerial Cinematography Production & Drones

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

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

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