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.

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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.

50 Comments

  1. Willi Wörndl on March 26, 2021 at 12:30 am

    oh, you filmed in austria-i saw the castle "hohenwerfen"

  2. Chasing the Wow Effect! on March 26, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Hey!! Love traveling with you. It’s so nice and peaceful and calm.

  3. Chasbro Chas on March 26, 2021 at 12:30 am

    You did a lot of flying backwards, panning left and right. One think you forgot to add. Always do a 360 first so you see if there are any obstructions around. If you don’t do that. You can possibly crash your drone. However your ideas were helpful.

  4. Jetset Kev on March 26, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Did you just say to fly over a parade of people? Wtf lol

  5. Tiny Sparrow on March 26, 2021 at 12:33 am

    I wanna know more about this guy on the top floor at 7:09 who is he? What is he up to? Is he happy?

  6. freetje2002 on March 26, 2021 at 12:34 am

    The eagles nest 👍
    Cool shot man 😎

  7. Kadek Suparta on March 26, 2021 at 12:34 am

    As a total beginner, this makes me even happier for buying mavic air 2 because of those quickshots

  8. katis999 on March 26, 2021 at 12:38 am

    very nice…

  9. Ben Solved on March 26, 2021 at 12:39 am

    You are awesome. I never thought of the simple things you’ve mentioned in this video. All of my drone shots are terrible so far. I am going to try it your way. I am a new flyer so part of it I am getting used to flying, but my footage is wobbly due to my drone not having a gps or a gimbal. I just purchased a better drone so hopefully with your tutorial and my drone I can get some exciting vids like yours.

  10. MagicNews TeleVision on March 26, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Inspiring. did I say inspiring. Well, yes. Inspiring. Just about to get a drone (what I can afford just now) and then upgrade. Seen DJI mavic all over the place and after seeing if (on the lesser one) Ill upgrade. Really inspired by the way you present. Have subbed and look forward to watching more in my ‘downtime’…oh heck…Ill just watch some more right now. Keep keeping on JJ

  11. Cinematic Drone on March 26, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Good advice thanks. I am just starting out with drone photography and definitely learning.

  12. luminograph studio on March 26, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Great tips! Going to make a list and keep it in my drone bag. It’s so helpful to have a plan before you get in the air. Do visit my channel~

  13. cozi 2 on March 26, 2021 at 12:46 am

    This dude could be putting the “bow on top” if he didn’t come off as an arrogant Madonna

  14. Cleo Torris on March 26, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Was that Ft Myers Pier?

  15. Edwin De Nime on March 26, 2021 at 12:49 am

    i see so manny mistakes i make as a beginning drone flyer

  16. Bill Willson on March 26, 2021 at 12:49 am

    best advice on the best starter drone? Thanks. Love the video, love the "to the point" instruction.

  17. Nathaniel Johnson on March 26, 2021 at 12:52 am

    This is so helpful! Do you generally want to film 60+ fps for slo-mo?

  18. P- Squared on March 26, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Subbed. Great work man!

  19. Daniel Rikberg on March 26, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Thanks for the help boss

  20. Storm Test Dummy on March 26, 2021 at 12:55 am

    there’s nothing like a complete idiot who steps in front of you while your trying to fly a drone! Sombrero guy would’ve gotten a nice take down from me

  21. Jules Hummelink on March 26, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Drone and water always gives me anxiety ahha. Always see drones starting a critical landing when everything is fine hahah

  22. Just Around the Bend on March 26, 2021 at 12:56 am

    The colors really POP! Do you use filters? Or is that post-editing color correction?

  23. Foursword323 on March 26, 2021 at 12:58 am

    bro why you look like a lightskin Jim Halpert?
    anyway, good content!

  24. Dronethat on March 26, 2021 at 12:58 am

    I get the same feeling too everytime I fly my drone, the feeling of flying illegally even if you’re flying legally!

  25. Alessandro Auger on March 26, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I see oceanside.

  26. Hanim Syed Ali on March 26, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Great great content!!

  27. Nathan Mayfield on March 26, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Great video! Can you film people in public like that and sell/license the footage? Or do they have to sign off on it?

  28. erdemsel1975 on March 26, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Yes all good but the colors. Almost all shots in the video are overly edited. Saturation and color balancing truly hurt the eye, both eyes.

  29. Justin Davis on March 26, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Honestly, so glad you commented on pilot anxiety. I have some ideas I want to work with but I have been so scared to purchase cause I dont want to be “That Guy”

  30. Scott Davis on March 26, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Great tips and 1st class presentation. Obvious you teach.

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  32. Vietfood Offical on March 26, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Are you san diego?

  33. A A on March 26, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Sombrero guy🤣

  34. Blake on March 26, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Love this lesson

  35. Hilda Elson on March 26, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Dude, slow down hahaha.

  36. Viking On The Road on March 26, 2021 at 1:13 am

    so many flight violations

  37. FirstPlayer on March 26, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Cinematography? DJI Mavic Air 2 Pro
    First Person View Action? DJI FPV

  38. Brad Gustafson on March 26, 2021 at 1:14 am

    This is fantastic! I learn so much by watching your work!

  39. Ata5ll. on March 26, 2021 at 1:14 am

    @5:13 is that Bergtesgaden?

  40. Reis on March 26, 2021 at 1:15 am

    I could be the sobrero guy

  41. Rich McCay-Read on March 26, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Not even a quarter way into your video I was busting out laughing at myself! I’m three flights in on my air 2. Thanks for the great info and laugh. 👍🏼💯

  42. Kian Lechner on March 26, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Subscribed in the first 5 seconds. I’m a busy dude and there’s lot to watch online and this guy respects it.

  43. Just Dylan on March 26, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Hey was the shot at 5:15 at hitlers eagle’s nest?

  44. Attila Tevi on March 26, 2021 at 1:19 am

    This is great, thanks for sharing.👍🏼

  45. Gregg Adventure on March 26, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Always working to not suck. It amazes me how many people think buying a Drone, makes them a photographer. @0:45, you speak to my soul.

  46. Fernando Correia Junior on March 26, 2021 at 1:23 am

    whatta …. or you speak too fast or the video is FF>>

  47. ThaOneBigAndSmallOne on March 26, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Love your vids!

  48. Mario on March 26, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Burg Hohenwerfen Nice 😀

  49. taiwo oluwaseun on March 26, 2021 at 1:26 am

    How can I get your pdf?

  50. J F on March 26, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Down the line is not impressive. You should scratch that technique

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