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DIRK DALLAS: Taking Flight: Flying & Shooting With Drones
Tuesday, May 9th – Wednesday, May 10th. 9:00am – 4:00pm
Taking Flight: Getting Started with Drone Photography & Cinematography
These days we can’t watch any TV program, film or commercial without seeing work made using drones. You no longer need to hire a helicopter pilot to shoot aerial photographs or motion video. Thankfully capturing aerial imagery with a drone is easier and more accessible than ever before but knowing where to start can be difficult.
In this comprehensive two-day class, photographer and drone pilot Dirk Dallas will demonstrate how to fly and capture photos and videos using drones. He’ll also teach you about the drone rules, drone dos and don’ts, and production/post-production tips and techniques to help you take your creativity to the next level. Attendees will also get hands-on experience piloting and photographing from the air.
Dirk will also explain his preferences for which drones to fly, as well as the drone to buy with any budget, the differences between various camera-integrated and camera attached drones (Go-Pros or small digital cameras) and more professional options.
NOTE: A one-day condensed version of this workshop will be offered on Thursday, May 11th. The primary difference is in the two-day class, there will be more lecture time as well as hands-on shooting with the drones for attendees. The one-day class, designed to be more introductory in nature, will offer the same lectures, but will be limited to demonstrations of flying and shooting techniques.
Dirk is a photographer, filmmaker, professor of digital media and the host of AdoramaTV’s web series “From Where I Drone with Dirk Dallas.” He is a leader in the drone photography movement having founded FromWhereIDrone.com, a leading drone photography and cinematography website. His photography has been featured in art galleries such as the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Southern California, THE NWBLK in San Francisco, One Arts Plaza in Dallas and The MMS Gallery in Philadelphia. Some of Dirk’s clients include MINI, Nike, Toyota, Disney, Starbucks, Ford, American Express, Uber and Sea-Doo.