With modern technology at our fingertips, it’s possible to create footage that was once limited only to big-budget productions. In this short tutorial, we look at a few tips to achieve cinematic aerial shots with your drone footage.


In this tutorial, we join Motion Graphics Artist and Filmmaker, Charles Yeagerย toย take a look at how to achieve more cinematic aerial shots with your drone footage. Charles will be discussing shot techniques, time of day, camera settings, and some post-processing in Adobe After Effects. In short, this is what Charles will be looking at:

  1. Go Slow
  2. Use two Axes of Movement
  3. Orbit
  4. Fly-Through Shots
  5. Gimbal Movements
  6. Parallax
  7. 360 Pan
  1. Watch out for Wind
  2. Sunrise and Sunset
  1. Use a Flat Image Profile
  2. Set Your Shutter Speed
  1. Correct Distortion
  2. Add Motion Blur
  3. Colour Grade Your Footage

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