Photography drones, quadcopters or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are currently changing film and photography forever, and amateurs and professionals alike are scrambling to get to grips with this new and fast-evolving techlogy. This book gives you an in-depth look into what can (a lot) and can' t (very little) be done with the new generation of photography drones, which drone fits your needs and budget, as well as what cameras you can fly with them. Chapters include: 1. Choosing your drone 2. Choosing your camera 3. Monitors, goggles and receivers 4. Learning to fly 5. Filming 6. Photography 7. Flight environments 8. The edit 9. Going live. This is the 'manual-that-should-have-come-in-the box' for all drone/photography enthusiasts. Also ideal for outdoor/extreme sportsmen and women who want to capture epic images of their adventues.
Written by Ivo Marloh - has an MA in Screenwriting and has written and produced several award-winning films. In his latest feature film (allthehorsesmovie.com) he used drones extensively. Foreword by Keith Partridge - Emmy award-winning cameraman and filmmaker of over 60 advenure 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. Edited by Michael Sanderson - a highly respected filmaker and pioneering aerial photographer. He runs Ateles Films (http://www.ateles.org) 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 (you can see footage of that here http://www.ateles.org/coptercam).