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Posted by on Mar 4, 2016

NAB 2016 Aerial Videography Field Workshops Now Registering!

NAB 2016 Aerial Videography Field Workshops Now Registering!

Learn to fly a drone or enhance your videography skills at the 3rd annual NAB 2016 Aerial Videography Field Workshops in the Nelson Nevada Ghost Town. It’s a great way to get hands-on instruction, improve your flying/shooting skills and get your questions answered in person by some of the top flight trainers in the country. You can even bring your own drone and get some help in understanding it better or how to improve on its performance. Whether you’re a beginner who has never touched the controls of a quadcopter or an experienced pilot who wants help getting better photos or video shots, or to learn more about flying commercially, then these live hands-on workshops are the perfect way to kick off your NAB Show 2016 experience!

FW beginnersFor the 3rd straight year, Drone Media Group along with Future Media Concepts has been bringing these hands-on field trip workshops to the NAB Show as part of the Post|Production World Conference and are returning again to the Nelson Nevada Ghost Town, about an hour outside of Las Vegas. And I’m proud to have been part of managing this event and being a lead instructor each year.

Along with our sponsors for both days, Multicopter Warehouse (Beginner) and Quadrocopter.com (Advanced), we have an impressive group of instructors across the community:

Here are the two workshops, broken up into two days of “fun in the sun” – both a Beginner Flyers and Advanced Pilots workshop, anybody and everybody will have something to gain from attending these!

Aerial Videography Field Workshop – Beginner Flyers

Sat. April 16| 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM | N260 – Field Trip

Join us for a hands-on experience with an Aerial Videography Field Workshop to the picturesque desert landscapes surrounding the old mining town of Nelson, NV. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to fly a drone for the first time under the guidance of some of the top aerial videography instructors and seasoned drone pilots in the U.S. Our instructors can help you take to the skies with confidence, get those fabulous shots you’ve been trying to master, or give you one-on-one advice on how to get the most out of your hobby or commercial aerial production experience.

Registration includes: round-trip transportation from Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) to Nelson, NV, catered lunch, drinks, snacks and all the hands-on instruction.

You will need to arrive at LVCC at 8:00am. The group will meet in room N260. Don’t be late-the bus will depart immediately after orientation.
NOTE: Don’t forget this is the desert and it will be hot – even in April! Bring sunscreen, hats and cover up to avoid burning or becoming dehydrated.

SCHEDULE:

• 8:00am – Meet in room N260. (Don’t be late!)
• 9:00am – Transition to Bus.
• 9:15am – Bus Departs.
• 10:15am – Arrival at the Ghost Town.
• 10:30am – Welcome, Instructor/Sponsor demos. Break into small groups.
• 11:15am – Location overview. Outline for the day. Safety (cont.). Basic flight controls. Equipment check. Craft orientation.
• 12:15pm – Lunch Break.
• 1:15pm – Basic Flying techniques. Learning to focus. Aerial video basics.
• 2:15pm – Getting All the shots. (or as many as we can)
• 3:30pm – Free Fly. Q&A. Revisit experiences.
• 4:45pm – Sponsor closing demo with group “dronie” shot under water tower.
• 5:00pm – Board bus and return to Las Vegas. (snacks and beverages provided)
• 6:00pm – Arrive at the LVCC. (additional drop off locations on the Strip)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

Here’s a video from last year’s workshop from our return sponsor, Multicopter Warehouse, who will be bringing a variety of DJI and Yuneec multirotors to demo:

Aerial Videography Field Workshop – Advanced Flyers

Sun. April 17| 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM | N260 – Field Trip

Join us for a hands-on experience with the Aerial Videography Field Workshop taking place in the picturesque desert landscapes surrounding the old mining town of Nelson, NV. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills as advanced pilots under the guidance of some of the top aerial videography instructors and seasoned drone pilots in the U.S. Our instructors can help you master drone flying and give you one-on-one advice on how to get the most out of your hobby or commercial aerial production experience.

Registration includes: round-trip transportation from Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) to Nelson, NV, catered lunch, drinks, snacks and all the hands-on instruction.

You will need to arrive at LVCC at 8:00am on both days. The group will meet in room N260. Don’t be late-the bus will depart immediately after orientation.

NOTE: Don’t forget this is the desert and it will be hot – even in April! Bring sunscreen, hats and cover up to avoid burning or becoming dehydrated.

SCHEDULE:

• 8:00am – Meet in room N260. (Don’t be late!)
• 9:00am – Transition to Bus.
• 9:15am – Bus Departs.
• 10:15am – Arrival in Nelson, Welcome, Instructor and Sponsor Intros.
• 10:30am – Cinema Copter two-person Crew Demo.
• 11:15am – Small Groups: safety discussion, equipment check, location setup for shoot, test flights.
• 12:15pm – Lunch Break.
• 1:15pm – Getting all shots. Tracking, elevator, parallax, yaw, and more.
• 2:45pm – Monitors and FPV Solutions.
• 3:15pm – Two-person crew experience with a cinema copter. (demos with different setups, then optional hands-on with gimbal controllers ONLY on designated craft with owner/pilot of craft at pilot controls)
• 3:15pm – Free Fly in designated areas. Q&A, one-on-one time with instructors.
• 4:45pm – Sponsor closing demo with group “dronie” shot under water tower.
• 5:00pm – Board bus and return to Las Vegas. (snacks and beverages provided)
• 6:00pm – Arrive at the LVCC. (additional drop off locations on the Strip

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS ADVANCED WORKSHOP

The Advanced Flyers day sponsor is Quadrocopter.com, bring the FreeFly Alta to demonstrate.

Quadrocopter-Alta-montage

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