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Eye in the Sky :Aerial Cinematography

Eye in the Sky : Aerial Cinematography

With the availability of powerful remote controlled drones and a range of small high resolution cameras to mount onto them,aerial cinematography has become another tool in the visual storyteller's arsenal.

However before using these in productions it is useful to know the safety aspects and limitations of these devices. Once these are adequately understood the next step is to actually learn to pilot these devices.

 This 2 day course is designed to provide a firm grounding in the legal and safety issues of drone use as well as to provide a basic grounding in the operation of a drone for the purpose of video production.


2 days (9.30am to 5.30pm)

Price :

S$ 2800.00 before 7% GST

This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent Assistance Scheme through Six Degrees Asia . In addition media freelancers can apply for a S$ 7.50 per hour training allowance.

Availability and amount of subsidies and grants are subject to IMDA and Six Degrees.More information about application procedures and terms here.

Dates :

11 - 12Apr 2017
IMDA submission deadline is 20 Mar 2017

Course Outline

Part 1: Introduction to the Drone

  • Principles of Flight
  • Characteristics of Flight Controls
  • UAV Characteristics
  • Different Flying modes
  • Line of Sight Flying Skills
  • Recommended Drone Choices

Part 2: Legal & Safety issues

  • CAAS Roles & Regulations
  • UAV Safety & Handling
  • Safety Checks & Standard Operating Procedures
  • Contingency Plans

Part 3: Roles of an Aerial Director / Co-pilot

  • Understanding Your Role
  • Planning Your Shots
  • Drone Movement
  • Gimbal Movement
  • The Flying Language
  • Maximize Your Flight Time
  • Team Effort
  • Camera Settings
  • Exposure Settings
  • How to use the DJI Pilot App

Part 4: Flight Simulator

  • Demonstration on DJI Flight Simulator
  • Group Breakout & Practice

Part 5: Aerial Cinematography – Flight Patterns to Master

  • The Line,
  • The Crab
  • The Elevator
  • The Arc
  • The 360
  • The Moving Object
  • The Fly Past

Part 6: Flying a Drone

  • Live Demonstration with DJI Phantom
  • Pre-flight Checks
  • Group Break out & Practice

Part 7: Create your Own Aerial Video

  • Pre-production Flight planning
  • Group Break out & Shoot

About the Instructor


Aerial Director / Cinematographer

CK studied in San Francisco at the California College of the Arts, graduated in 1994 with a BFA in Furniture / Industrial Design. In 1998, he started Upside Down Concepts & grew the company to a strength of 17 full-time staff in Singapore & the Philippines.

CK has more than 17 years of experience in video production. He has produced & directed more than 500 projects ranging from TV reality series, documentaries, drama, sports programing, feature film, inflight entertainment, music videos, corporate videos, stereoscopic 3D production & online viral videos. He has been a part time lecturer at Portman Business School,teaching design  and at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts ,teaching Video production. He has also guest lectured at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and delviered talks at Broadcast Asia in the area of Aerial Cinematography.

In 2011, he founded Wheels for HOPE, an informal group of cycling enthusiasts who combine cycling with bicycle donations for poor communities in SE Asia.

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