5 Killer Ideas for Drone Videos

5 Killer Ideas for Drone Videos

I’ve tested tons of ideas of what to film, I know how frustrating it is not knowing what to do when you first get a drone. Which shots look coolest or which locations wind up giving great shots everytime. As a drone cinematographer, these 5 Filming and location ideas give me gold pretty consistently.

Aerial Video Cheat Sheet PDF DOWNLOAD:

These 5 techniques pretty much give me consistently great cinematography everytime. The drone does most of the work with the 4k camera honestly. These are easy to do, don’t take multiple functions or tons of experience and work great for mavic pro, mavic zoom, mavic air, phantom 4 and 3, etc.

2:45 Low, fast, over-water
3:18 Just straight down
3:55 Right down the line
4:50 Shot kinda down
5:02 Eagle on the mountain
5:54 Fly just barely above anything busy happening beneath
6:36 Find a tall building and go sideway

These are my best drone video moves I could tell you off the top of my head, but I have a new video for drone cinematography as well for 2022. Go to my channel for that one, I have new shots angles and ideas, and also how to make money with your drone.


  1. Joseph Grady on May 23, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    This deserves a THANK YOU!!!

  2. Diogo Vinhais 🕊 on May 23, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Great work man 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  3. Dronesio on May 23, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Good tips! thanks!!

  4. Louis Hurr on May 23, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    This… 00:45.

  5. danny boone on May 23, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I love your drone footage i am doing all the mistakes your pointing out i have listened i am going to take notice and watch all your vids plus you really explain well thank you Daniel from London mavic pro 2 zoom owner

  6. Hel Brandes on May 23, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    I recognized my neighbours in Ramosch/Engiadina bassa. Great shots!

  7. Nobody Here on May 23, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    "follow the line" – 😆

  8. FTATF on May 23, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    I think I need a drone, this got the creative juices flowing for me and the idea of a drone hadn’t really done that before. It immediately made me want to experiment with different ideas. Like the straight line.. what if you started looking straight down, and slowly dropper in elevation and simultaneously slowly panned up. That might create a nice action. I’ll have yo search for and example of that.

  9. 2Drezik on May 23, 2022 at 6:48 pm


  10. Judith Jacobsen on May 23, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    The pdf download gives me this: Fatal error: Uncaught Error:
    I really would like to know how to change the contrast. Great intro

  11. Luis Enrique Santivañez T on May 23, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Where do we find that Pdf for the settings?

  12. Lee Venn on May 23, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Ive listened to you for 30 seconds and subscribed . no nonsense like most on here , I can already tell .

  13. Jools c on May 23, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    ADHD queen that we absolutely needed the only drone videos that are actually paced enough to make me pay attention wish i could like it twice

  14. Judith Jacobsen on May 23, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    I get an error message, when I try to go to the pdf download

  15. MrHiroboman on May 23, 2022 at 6:52 pm


  16. iMKA Studio on May 23, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Great video! Thanks for the much needed tips.

  17. VideoProc Converter Official on May 23, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Drone will auto split the video every 4GB. I see there are lots of small video clips when to output the shooting footage, what should I do If I want a full-length video?

  18. Red Proton on May 23, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    That definition… made me subscribe. I like the way you talk straight about reality, like your video about shooting a town reel (loved it).

  19. futuristics inmotion on May 23, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    How come no one is talking about the air 2s has crappy upward and downward sensors?

  20. Cinematic Drone Photography on May 23, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    "It’s another awesome video with nice city, definitely the latest one is better than previous one, thanks for sharing and hope u enjoy my video too :)"

  21. sreeji sreenivasan on May 23, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Bruh I didn’t get the pdf

  22. Jaime Avayú on May 23, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Hi !! great video. Any recommendation for editing in the iphone or ipad?

  23. Doug Goodwin on May 23, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    "…See how cool you become amongst your non-flying, low-born friends." aaaaaand, that’s when I subbed 😆

    Great stuff, man. Love the channel.

  24. explorethewonder on May 23, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing your ideas!
    Keep safe always.

  25. oscar salguero on May 23, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Good job.
    One day I will be a pro like you.

  26. IMP3TIGO on May 23, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Great video, really helpful for the noob drone operator. Would love to shoot in the city like you did, is that legal where you live? In many states you can barely find a place to fly drones legally (especially if there are multiple airports in town, but even in areas without airports) which is the biggest bummer about owning a drone. Love your footage.

  27. The Taylor-Made Vacation Rental Series on May 23, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    You can reduce shaky fingers by using index and thumb on each joystick instead of just your thumb. It gives you much more responsive feedback.

  28. cash don on May 23, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Bro why you go sooo fast 😭🤣 I had to put this at .75 for it to sound normal love the info but damn n I’m Dominican

  29. Build The Dream on May 23, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    100% correct when he said "everyone stares and 15 dad’s want to ask questions". LOL

  30. Iam Berlin on May 23, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    ok way too fast for not native speakers, and every cool thing you mention to do, is a automatic Program in most drones 🙂 still good to hear it again
    btw most of the scenes you are showing here, would be forbidden in europe, not flying over ppl, private ground, big streets (100m radius), not on beaches mostly, and the hill tops would be probably some nature reserve where it is forbidden too 😀 but ofc, if you give a fuck on all rules, there are some really nice shots possible 😀

  31. Porta Bote Coastal Cruising on May 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Your so funny. Love your work and attitude. 👍

  32. Long Johnson on May 23, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Funny how people always take drone shots of those European castles which are totally illegal to film. Because the government wants money from you for filming it.

  33. Peter Hodge on May 23, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Is this called “kinda down”? No. Straight down. 😂 love it

  34. Keith Atkinson on May 23, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Really like this video! I’ll invest in the course. Love how to the point you are. Great work and thank you!

  35. D TW on May 23, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Subbed within 10 seconds. Straight into the content, no messing around, no BS. Great presentation and quality content. If only more of YouTube were like this

  36. howard mcmillian on May 23, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    A weird complement but you talk at the perfect speed. I have to put other videos at 1.25 speed.

  37. Jake on May 23, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Don’t be sombrero guy 🤣

  38. Denny Gefuehlselephant on May 23, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    i have no Idea why someone speak soo fast and I could not follow the content. Maybe I’m new in Dronestuff and you are speaking like a waterfall, this make me mad. after 2 minutes I quit the video, cause its not acceptable to kill my Brain and ears. sorry …. 😬

  39. Coffeeology on May 23, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    YOOOOOO I feel attacked, but I also feel like I’ll be able to make better art with my drone.

  40. Joseph Alcon on May 23, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    ]ZZ% shdm

  41. Aleksei Mardas on May 23, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    i enjoyed the video

  42. Kimberly Wood - Salty Butterfly on May 23, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Hahahahahahahha oh my word, YES basically never stopped laughing and got some awesome tips! Thank you! 😂🐬

  43. Julian Tom on May 23, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Is this the Finstermünz Castle at the end of the video?

  44. harry chana on May 23, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Excellent vid and excellent advice..

  45. Manuel Jardim on May 23, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    The link to the PDF seams to not be working, is the PDF still available?

  46. Gianluca Alessia on May 23, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I love tge orbit shot with the drown either floating up and away or diwn and closer. While in orbit on a mini 3 can you manually adjust height during orbit mode?

  47. shitzuation on May 23, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    This videos title must be quite triggering for Novichokians/Russians these days ❤️🇺🇦❤️

  48. Shaniel Rivas on May 23, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    the PDF link doesn’t seems to work

  49. Kam Zelezinski on May 23, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    How many FPS should you shoot at?

  50. Halina Kayo' on May 23, 2022 at 7:39 pm


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