Drone Courses

PROFESSIONAL SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY DRONE – CPT

COURSE OVERVIEW

Part Time |   Cityvarsity Programme

Short Programmes upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in a chosen field of learning, but are not credit bearing and not registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Aerial photography provides a unique perspective for creative projects as well as many industrial and commercial applications. The course covers advanced theoretical and practical drone or multirotor skill sets as well as applied camera theory and aerial photography/ videography techniques.

COURSE PRICE

R4995,00

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TIME: 09:00 to 18:00 | DAY: Sat & Sun | DURATION: 32hrs/2 weekdays

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COURSE OUTLINE

Weekend 1 (Saturday) :

Lesson 1: Introduction to Aerial Photography

  • History of aerial photography
  • Applications for aerial drone photography
  • Aerial camera options.
  • Introduction to the DJI Phantom 4 aerial camera
  • Practical Basic flying manoeuvres flight simulator/high performance mini camera drone

Lesson 2: Video and Photography Theory and Practise

  • Elements of a camera.
  • Still versus video
  • Framing and composition
  • Camera types
  • Colour and lighting theory for camera
  • Exterior lighting and shooting
  • The use of camera filters.
  • Practical camera setup and operation.

Weekend 1 (sunday) :

Lesson 3 Multirotor Technology and Basic Flight/Camera Techniques

  • Multirotor technology
  • Control techniques stick versus thumbs.
  • Advanced Phantom 4 controls and operation.
  • Practical operating the phantom drone and camera

Lesson 4. Outdoor Flight Training

  • Outdoor practical training on the Phantom or student’s own aircraft.
  • Improve your flying skills
  • Safe flying.
  • Flight technique for aerial photography

Weekend 2 (Saturday) :

Lesson 5. Air Law and Safety

  • Air law as applying to multirotor aerial photography
  • Discussion of implementation of Air Law.
  • Safety procedures for aerial photography
  • Key crew roles and responsibilities
  • RPL required flying techniques
  • Practical RPL techniques flight simulator/high performance mini camera drone

Lesson 6. Flight Techniques for Aerial work.

  • Advanced Tips and tricks for multirotor photography.
  • Advanced aerial photography manoeuvres
  • Practical RPL flying manoeuvre/aerial

Weekend 2 (sunday) :

Lesson 7 The Flight Environment and Planning for Aerial work.

  • Navigation
  • Meterology
  • Useful software/apps
  • Google earth
  • Human factors
  • Flight Planning
  • Pre-flight preparation

Lesson 8. Outdoor Flight Training and Testing

Outdoor Practical Training on the Phantom or Student’s own Aircraft.
Improve your Flying Skills

  • Flight technique for aerial photography
  • Outdoor practical training flying for aerial photography