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The Drone Camera Handbook: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Aerial Photography and Filmmaking

Handbook / Manual

By: Ivo Marloh(Author), Michael Sanderson(Editor), Keith Partridge(Foreword By)

160 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Aurum Press

Paperback | Feb 2017 | #229263 | ISBN-13: 9781781316061
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About this book

Photography drones, quadcopters, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are changing how we approach filming and photography, and new drone operators are scrambling to a grip on this quickly evolving technology.

This intuitive handbook gives you an in-depth look at the new world of possibilities that that come with this new generation of drones. Emmy award-winning cameraman and film maker Keith Partridge offers advice on which drone could be right for you with considerations to experience, budget, and which cameras you can fly with.


Foreword   7
Introduction   8

1. Drone basics   10
2. Inner workings   28
3. Your camera   56
4. Before take-off   76
5. Learning to fly   86
6. Preparing the shoot   98
7. Filming   106
8. Photography   120
9. Flight environments   126
10. The edit   140
11. What's next   150

Resources   156
Glossary   157
Index   158
Acknowledgements   160

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Ivo Marloh has an MA in Screenwriting and has written and produced several award-winning films. In his latest feature film he used drones extensively.

Michael Sanderson is a highly respected filmaker and pioneering aerial photographer. He runs Ateles Films which focuses on wildlife, natural history, culture and environmental topics for cinema, TV and web.  He specialises in Drone cinematography and uses the 4K Coptercam himself with great effect.

Keith Partridge is an Emmy award-winning cameraman and filmmaker of over 60 adventure films in some of the world’s most hostile and spectacular environments. Working on everything from documentary feature films such as Joe Simpson’s Touching the Void to TV work such as the BBC’s Human Planet and Wild Climbs, Keith has always pushed the limits of extreme filmmaking. Productions in which he’s been involved have won dozens of international film awards, two BAFTAs and an international Emmy. His award-winning book The Adventure Game, charting his experiences in filming at the ends of the Earth, was published in June 2015.

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