How to Shoot Cinematic Drone Footage | 7 Top Tips

Want to shoot better footage with your drone? Tom Middleton from SMN Film shares his top seven tips to help get you well on your way to capturing cinematic looking shots. With just a basic understanding of simple filmmaking concepts, you can create stunning aerial cinematography.

Tom’s tips:
1. Know your location – 0:39
2. Choose your drone – 1:20
3. Spatial awareness – 1:52
4. Mastering the basics – 2:38
5. Camera settings – 3:17
6. Cinema letterboxing – 3:46
7. Music 3:59

Looking to buy a drone or relevant accessories? Check out our aerial photography range on the Wex Photo Video website: https://goo.gl/5HLaHB

For more tips and advice follow us on:
Twitter https://twitter.com/wextweets
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wexphotovideo
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wexphotovideo
or check out our blog at http://www.wexphotovideo.com/blog/

#technique #video #enthusiast

37 Comments

  1. daniel m on November 18, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    very nice video!
    New scale of aerail filming, https://www.afcc-aero.com/

  2. DJI Drone Travel on November 18, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for all these amazing tips 🙂

  3. Lachlan Ramm on November 18, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    For tip 7 did you film the car using active track on your dji?

  4. Dream Traveller and vlogs on November 18, 2020 at 8:53 pm
  5. Udhe Asri on November 18, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Wow keren

  6. Ian Frazer on November 18, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Tip 7, which side of the road is/was the car driving? As the two camera angles show it driving on both sides of the road and passing oncoming traffic!

  7. Dave's filming services on November 18, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Where was that last shot taken ??

  8. Dickson Karamuzi on November 18, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks for good teaching
    I like it

  9. cikaluster on November 18, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Ciao a tutti

  10. Schöfer Film on November 18, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Very interesting 😉👍🏻 best regards from a german film maker 🎥🎬

  11. Mark Anthony Sunga on November 18, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    What software do you use for your video editing?

  12. TIME FOR TRAVEL on November 18, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    hey i am one of your regular big fan watched so far ur most tutorial , i have a mavic air and use it for my baby channel finally made a little better clip , thanks again
    @Cgn4

  13. Azizi Msuya on November 18, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Very helpful .. thank you

  14. Jose Antonio Lacomba Rios on November 18, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Wow!! What an amazing video!!! Thanks!!

  15. RB Ride Nepal 'SKY FILMS, on November 18, 2020 at 9:12 pm
  16. Andrew Fox on November 18, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Great video!! Just wondered, for the shot of the car, was this done using Auto-track? and did you shoot this on your own? Reason being is I’m working on some car photography and videography and really want to expand into moving footage (similar to yours), but I’m a one man team and didn’t know whether I’d get the result I wanted by driving and shooting at the same time, if I were to make the investment..
    Cheers!!

  17. CASTLE FILMS on November 18, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Are you able leave a link to a good music website for video? I really like the music choices in this vid. Thanks!

  18. PIXXELFLY on November 18, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    very nice 👍🏼

  19. Sunghoon Joh on November 18, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Hey I learned a lot from this tutorial. Thanks a lot! And I would like to ask you the name location at 2:55. I’ve been looking for the name of that castle for couple of years.

  20. Trick Baru on November 18, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Nice tutorial

  21. Official2Yoo on November 18, 2020 at 9:21 pm
  22. musicmachineplayer31 on November 18, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Great vid as always Quick question, does the Mavic 2 Pro take pics whilst & during flight as your recording video or do you have to stop video recording in order to take a photo?

    Finally I had a out of focus issue yesterday is there anything I should look into? Would appreciate any updates or a video on this subject.

    Thanks

  23. FlyWith Me on November 18, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Lolo this is what i did today……

  24. JDL Drone Corps on November 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed this..thanks for the tips.

  25. Graeme Taplin on November 18, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Good video…worth adding that exposure should always be double the frame rate, eg. shooting at 25fps = 1/50sec. To maintain this exposure and eliminate jumpy footage, I always use ND filters.

  26. Manuel s on November 18, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    This was very useful. I use it also for my videos .You can watch it on my channel

  27. Will EDC on November 18, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    This is awesome

  28. ke4uyp on November 18, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Hi ISO does not cause noise (but f/Stop & Shutter do!)
    https://youtu.be/2jkf31w7fwU

  29. 7bikerboy7 on November 18, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you for your explanation and knowledge..I subbed and you have inspired me to get back into flying.Thanks to you i have this https://youtu.be/mQaQoU3_M4M

  30. mars GIA on November 18, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    how are you grading your videos?

  31. Northeast Drone Productions on November 18, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    nice tips. Cheers for the info 🙂

  32. Arry Akhmad Arman on November 18, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for your sharing…

  33. Jakerjkl on November 18, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Is the DJI Phantom 4 original ok for a beginner ?

  34. dxer manto on November 18, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Great tips and flying

  35. Sergio Leandro Schnorr on November 18, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    What about mixing FPV freestyle with DJI footage?

  36. Julito Bernales on November 18, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Nice view nice footage… let’s exchange views on our works thanks

  37. Ronald Salvador on November 18, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Nice shots and informative

Leave a Comment