Become a Travel Aerial Videgrapher
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Become a Travel Aerial Videgrapher

Learn amazing tips for how to fly, film, and travel the world with your drone
3.1 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
665 students enrolled
Created by Greg Hung
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • Learn top tips for great Aerial photos
  • Learn how to make your first aerial video on the DJI app
  • Learn fundamentals and a checklist before your first flight
  • Learn specific camera filming techniques
  • Learn the essental of the DJI app including the flight simulator
  • Learn how to make your first video on the DJI App
  • Learn from my live flights with commentary
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  • Phantom 3 drone model and a supported mobile device

Hi, I'm a Canadian Digital Nomad Videographer that has traveled and has flown and filmed drones since Phantom 1 in 2013. I've flown & filmed in destinations such as Australia, Taiwan Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vancouver, South Africa, and Singapore. 

I'm pouring a lot of my knowledge into this masterclass sharing my years of experience traveling and filming with my drone to help you get great shots safely and also give you a path to monetizing on your drone and new skills.

I will cover the the full workflow and fundamentals from take off to publishing to allow you to create great aerial videos. We begin with setup, learning the app, camera techniques, filming, learning automated flying and editing your first aerial video. 

This course is beginner friendly, but as a masterclass you're going to have access to content to allow you to progress to an advanced level. Also as a Digital Nomad Videographer I travel regularly so I'll provide tips for packing and full disclosure of my filming trips to such destinations as Vancouver, Canada, the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur or the Ancient temples of Bagan, Myanmar.

There is an entire section dedicated to editing your footage. I take you through the full work flow to produce 4k aerial footage on Final Cut Pro x. I also cover editing my Phuket Thailand video in imovie. For aerial photos I share my top tips on taking photos, my settings, and even my workflow for editing them in Adobe photoshop.

I'm going to take you behind the scenes of these trip and provide live flight commentary to allow you learn in the field. I also introduce you 3rd party automation with litchi allowing you do more advanced automation such as planning flight missions. Lastly, I'm going to introduce you to ideas to monetize your aerial footage and the mindset to use your drone as a business tool. As part of this you're going to get the behind the scenes of an aerial shoot with a cyclist model.

The course is taught with the DJI Phantom Pro 3, but much of the content such as editing, monetization, techniques, aerial photo tips, behind the scenes, and travel content is applicable regardless of model.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students with Phantom 3 drone models or higher
  • This course is not for Aerial photography experts who are looking to automate their flights
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
8 Lectures 53:40

Should you get the Phantom 3 or 4. I clarify things for you and give my opinion.

Preview 04:31

This covers the basic setup for your drone before you take it out to the field

Preview 06:26

This lessons gives a full walk-through of DJI app

Preview 12:00

Learn and practice the automated modes also known as the intelligent flight modes in the safe environment of the flight simulator

Learning the Intelligent modes in the flight simulator

This is a quick checklist to run through before going out for your drone flight

Drone pre-flight checklist

I review the DJI hardcase backpack

The DJI Hardcase backpack

This app is useful for checking the weather and other factors before your take off to give you a green light to take off

Hover app for preflight

I offer tips for how to travel and pack the drone and your camera gear

Travel and Packing your drone
Production - Photos & Videos
7 Lectures 01:06:08

I offer my best tips to take great aerial photos regardless of the which drone you use

Tips for great Aerial Photos

I take you behind the scenes and share some of my photo settings behind some of my favorite aerial photos taken during different times of day. I also show you a preview of the 3rd party app litchi.

Aerial photos behind the scenes

I share my workflow for editing aerial photos in Adobe photoshop

Workflow for editing Aerial Photos

I illustrate some of my favorite camera techniques showing you the technique and what the shots look like

My Favorite Camera techniques

This is a live flight in Phuket Thailand where I comment on the shots as I take them

Unedited Live Flight - screen recording

I show you how to create a video from your mobile device using the DJI app

Creating your first Video in the DJI App

The ND filter is an important upgrade for improving your footage quality. I explain why and how to install it

Preview 05:35
Getting into Automation
5 Lectures 38:37

The intelligent modes are intermediate skills to automate the flight path of the drone. The point of interest and way point mode are the 2 modes I recommend you learn first.

Point of interest and waypoint modes

Course lock is an intelligent mode locking the direction the drone is flying regardless of which way the nose is facing. This technique can be used to get some wicked pans.

Course Lock intelligent mode

This is another lesson setting multiple waypoints over lake. You'll learn some tips for flying over water.

Waypoint flight over the lake

This lesson covers the flight and filming techniques I used to create a popular aerial video on youtube for Chiang Mai best of highlights. All the techniques are using the DJI app

Flight Commentary Chiang Mai Thailand

This is a popular aerial video I published on Youtube filmed in Chiang Mai. Learn how it was filmed in the previous lecture.

Chiang Mai best of highlights
Business and Behind the Scenes
5 Lectures 34:52

I share some ideas for how to monetize using your drone and it's footage

Using drone a business tool

I do a full disclosure of my aerial filming trip to the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur including the take off point, where I stayed,ate, and visa requirements. I also talk about taking the drone to Chennai India.

Kuala Lumpur Shoot Petronas Towers - How I did it

i take you behind the scenes of how I shot stock footage of the ancient pagoda towers of Bagan Myanmar

Myanmar Behind the Scenes

I give you behind the scenes of how I filmed a stock footage model shoot of a cyclist from the air

Behind the scenes aerial cycling shoot

This is the actual biking shoot of the cycling model

Cycling Shoot
5 Lectures 39:30

I cover the full process for making the Phuket aerial video using imovie including music selection and flow of the story

Editing 4k Video footage in iMovie

This is one of my favorite aerial videos filmed over a month in Phuket Thailand. I've put all my lessons to action plus experimented with the 3rd party app lichi. Maybe this will serve as some inspiration for your travel aerial video.

4k Aerial Phuket Thailand Video

This is a 3 part series where I cover how I edited an aerial video shot in Vancouver using Final Cut Pro X. In this video I cover the first step which is importing aerial clips into the video editor.

Importing Clips West Vancouver Live Edit in Final Cut Pro X (1 of 3)

In this lesson I show you my process for editing raw 4k aerial clips in final cut pro x to prepare them for stock footage and to put together an aerial video shot from my drone

West Vancouver Video Editing Raw 4k clips (2 of 3)

I show you how to do a live edit of my Vancouver aerial video using Final Cut Pro X

West Van 4k aerial behind the scenes (3 of 3)
Intro to 3rd Party automation
2 Lectures 16:07

I give you an intro to a 3rd party automation tool called Litchi and it's features

Litchi Early Days

I share my first test flight using Litch app on my Android phone in Vancouver

Litchi on Android Smartphone
Course Summary
1 Lecture 01:28

My summary of the course and what is the next step if you want to get into paid aerial photography

Course Summary
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1 Lecture 11:11
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About the Instructor
Greg Hung
3.9 Average rating
114 Reviews
4,110 Students
14 Courses
World Explorer, Videographer, MBA, BA, Entrepreneur

Hi! I was born in South Africa but as a child my family relocated to Canada and lived most of adult life in beautiful British Columbia. I remember getting a VHS camcorder and would make and direct my own home videos with my sisters. I attended Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Communications degree and had another opportunity to film an educational hip-hop video for earth quakes. After I graduated university I went on to have a successful IT career working 13 years in the field.As an IT manager I went onto pursue my MBA at SFU and found inspiration to start my own business and travel and film.By the time I had completed my MBA in 2011 I had found my passion travel, business, and filming.

During a wild and intense 3-year period I sold my house and purchased a camera and traveled the globe with my camera in search of adventure. I traveled to places such as Beijing, Singapore, Shanghai, The Grand Canyon, and Turks and Caicos. During this period a new revolution with the SLR camera was allowing people to create cinema quality video. I spent countless hours trying to learn everything I could from the best to hone my craft.I currently have over 100 videos on youtube and have one of the strongest travel video collections on the Internet. I recommend you check out my videos on-line if you’re interested in watching my videos.

After returning to Vancouver I planned my next travel adventure to Australia, Asia, and Taiwan. I sold my car and all my possessions and arrived in Taiwan with my essentials, camera gear, and my dreams. I currently live in Taiwan learning mandarin, teaching English, and filming travel videos.

I believe I’m a continuous learner (currently learning Mandarin) and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to learn things.I get upset when an article gives advice or directions and it is so general it leaves out the important details. I try to provide detailed step-by-step instructions using visuals or video. I hope you find my courses interesting and I see you in there!