Basic Drone Shots : Main Drone Shots You Need To Master

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Basic Drone Shots

Today’s I’m going to tell you the basic drone shots by using the quadcopters. 

With using Drones or quadcopters we’re taking our shooting to the next level. 

Drones have been in the video scene for a couple years now, giving you breathtaking scenery shots for almost the price of a DSLR camera. 

DJI have been the leading drone manufacturers and today I’ll tell you the ins and outs of preparing for your first flight. 

Buckle up we’re prepared for takeoff. 

Flight Check : Helpful tips before you fly

First things first make sure you’re ready to fly.

Extra Batteries

check batteries

Bring extra batteries  because most major consumer drones can fly for around 20 minutes on a single charge.

So it’s good to have at least two batteries with you.

Before a shoot day always test the batteries and controller so you don’t look like a noob. 

Check your propellers

propeller check

Make sure your drone is powered off and check that all your props are nice and snug. 

You don’t want to find out what happens when your propeller falls off 200 feet in the air.

Check micro SD card

check micro sd card

Last but not least make sure you have a micro SD card installed if you want to record. 

The best way to get the drones eye view is from the footage on the camera.

Basic Drone Shots 

Basic Drone Shots

Now we’ll show you some basic drone shots that will help you tell your story.

Fly by shots

A flyby shots have your drone fly by a subject whether it’s a person a river a building etc.

It’s good for story transitions quick cuts or just fun b-roll footage. 

Reveal shot

This shot is a great way to open a video. 

Have the drone start off low with the camera facing lower then as you fly forward tilt the camera up to reveal the shot.

High pan shot 

This is great to show landscapes and surroundings.

When shooting a high pan, it’s good to film a number of options such as – shooting left to right and right to left.

This will give you lots of options to choose from for your video.

Exploring Shot

This is great to shoot after you get the rest of your intended shots.

Just get the drone up in the air and explore your surroundings using your remaining battery.

Sometimes those unexpected shots are the best.

Fly through your shot

No matter which type of shot you’re getting, make sure to film a little bit longer than the shot requires. 

This will give you more options when editing so you’re not stuck with a great shot that’s just a little too short.

This is another great tutorial about basic drone shots. Check this out.

Final Words

So there you go, you’re no longer a drone newbie, thanks for reading my article. Check RC DIY Drones learn almost everything about Drones. Peace.

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