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I wish I wasn't such a newbie with the drone at this point. We managed to grab some incredible drone photos on Malcapuya island but I wasn't quite sure how to get the right movements with the drone just yet.
Cinematic drone footage should be slow, steady & typically has a combination of two movements. Usually this is done with a movement by the drone itself & the other with the camera, but you can also move the drone up & forward or any combination you like.
It's a lot harder than it looks though! Especially in the beginning. So, here's some tips for easy movements to master & how you can tweak basic moves in editing.
If while filming you only captured the drone performing one movement and it doesn't look that cinematic, you can fake a second movement with editing! You can do this in the "Pan and Zoom" section.
You could start with a smaller section of the video & pan from left to right, zoom out from the middle of the video to the full size or zoom in.
A cinematic movement with only one move is the "Reveal" shot. Starting low to the ground with the camera looking down, you then move the drone upwards & it slowly reveals your surroundings.
You could also add to this, by moving the drone forward as you go up. Face the camera in whatever direction makes the most sense for the subject you're capturing. Typically I would use this sort of shot at the beach to fly over the water, or to reveal a subject which wouldn't be seen from just flying the drone straight up.
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📍Malcapuya Island, Coron, Philippines
1 7810 November, 2019
Some foggy forest pictures I took while hiking.
Which one do you like best?
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