Drone Training with a Full Video Thrown In

Video and Drone Training Dorset

When a 1/2 day drone video course became a lot more

I recently received a call requesting some drone training. The lady in question wanted to have her small drone follow her as she rode through the village she lived in. All pretty simple. It weighed under 250g so I agreed and we met for the training.

The "aha" moments came when Dinah got to grips with her drone and learned to fly it really well for such a newcomer. However, we soon discovered that her drone wasn't capable of getting the results she needed.

The next step

Dinah then asked if I could do the filming for her using my drone. All she wanted was a couple of clips of her riding the electric bike that her young nephew had recommended. She wanted to send a short video clip by way of a small thank you.

Well, we discussed the shoot and started to form a short storyboard with the bike ride and a little extra

Arne Barn in Dorset

Dinah rents out her wonderful property in the summer and when autumn arrives and the last guests have left, she heads to Arne in Dorset to inspect and clean/repair the property ready for her to move into for the winter.

This is the video we ended up making for her nephews.

Arne Barn in Dorset

So not only did Dinah get her drone training, she also experienced the making of a short story. We shot at a few locations out and about in her village followed by a quick shoot at the barn. Dinah insisted that I appear in the final clip too : )

I had a great time shooting this and teaching Dinah who, whilst learning a lot, also thoroughly enjoyed the day. The feedback was great from both Dinah and her nephews/friends so all in all a successful course and shoot.

Would you like video or drone lessons?

If you would like to come on a drone or video course in Dorset yourself, I am running a few 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 training courses over the winter. These will be held in my home office and out and about in beautiful Weymouth and Portland. 

Training will cover anything you need including:

  • Camera and lighting equipment
  • Lenses
  • Camera filters - What to use and why
  • Camera settings
  • Filming styles and techniques
  • Video editing software
  • Video editing
  • Drone flying (even if you have never flown a drone before)
  • Drone video and photography
  • Special effects
  • Slow motion and a whole lot more. You tell me...

Video Course in Dorset - Prices

You can see my prices for video courses here. If you would like to bring a friend or colleague, I can offer a 20% discount on the course price for two people whether that's for one day or two. I can guarantee that you will leave absolutely buzzing and ready to head out to start filming...everything!

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss in more detail, please either call me on 07518 359223 or contact me via email at nickstubbs@pm.me or stubbsnick@hotmail.com.

Drone Shot of Lady on Bike
About the author

Nick Stubbs is a professional photographer, filmmaker and drone pilot with over 35 years experience in the imaging business. Still as passionate about his work as he was aged 13. Married with two kids and living in the beautiful town of Weymouth in Dorset.

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