Workshop

“Flying with Cameras” stands out among drone workshops in their proven ability to bring top-level classroom teaching from full time industry professionals coupled with hands-on practice for each participant. It is unusual to find large-scale workshops that include the hands-on aspect – yet it is the top priority for drone pilots to practice alongside experts in the field.

The weekend is packed full of useful application, tips and tools, and conceptual foundations, sure to bring your creative skills to the next level. Whether you fly drones as a hobbyist, wanting to market yourself as a drone professional, or as an experienced drone pilot with an insatiable drive to master your craft, these workshops are for you.

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A workshop taught by full-time professionals in the cinematography industry

PRESENTER

Christophe Tinard is an award-winning video professional with over 14 years of experience in the field. The complexity and array of his projects – from network news to documentaries, advertising and government videos – have given him an insightful voice in cinematography education. His body of work was recognized in 2017 with a nomination for a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award.™ Christophe is currently Managing Partner and Head of Production at Hire Story, a Scottsdale-based production company specializing in Recruitment and HR related production.  

Christophe brings his professional background in production, post production, shot composition, technical know-how, and experience into the field of aerial cinematography.  He has traveled to film clients all over the nation and earned a reputation for excellence in storytelling through film.

Chris brings his unique brand of friendliness and expertise to impart information to others who share his passions: piloting drones, creating beautiful shots, framing techniques, technical know-how and troubleshooting, editing footage, and skillfully expressing a craft that is both an art form, and a way of making a living.

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The hands-on events were critical to solidifying my understanding of the concepts discussed in the classroom. I became comfortable using the gimbal and that made it easier to apply the movement principles taught in the classroom.
Anonymous - Moving with Cameras 2019

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The classroom presentations were on point and very clear, even for someone new to video.
Anonymous - Moving with Cameras 2019

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The class was a lot of fun with the perfect mix of classroom and hand-on experience time.
Anonymous - Moving with Cameras 2019

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Everyone that is a part of the training is passionate about what they do and are willing to share with you as a participant techniques to make you better.
Anonymous - Moving with Cameras 2019

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It certainly gets the creative ideas flowing of how you can put what you learned into practice.
Anonymous - Moving with Cameras 2019

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I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in developing their skills in filming or furthering their career in the profession.
Christopher - Moving with Cameras 2019

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As someone who trains for a living, I have been most impressed with your preparation, the quality of the teaching materials, and most importantly, your passion in what you do.
Christopher - Moving with Cameras 2019

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You and your team of instructors have been the most helpful in showing me how to maneuver the new device, and learn valuable filming techniques that would have taken me years to figure out on my own
Christopher - Moving with Cameras 2019

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The passion to create great things through filmmaking was very remarkable throughout the whole event. Being part of this strengthened my desire to learn more about all the aspects that lead to creating a beautiful moving image.
Jessica - Flying with Cameras 2019

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I thought the venue was great and provided good flying practice time. The food was good both days. Learning and discussing flying camera techniques and setting up a good shot were very helpful.
Michael - Flying with Cameras 2019

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Excellent class and a lot of fun
Anonymous - Flying with Cameras 2019

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Overall I am happy I took the class. I learned a lot and can't wait to practice and try it out.
Anonymous - Flying with Cameras 2019

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It was great to have the folks out there from DJI helping us fly and learn how to get great shots while flying. Not as easy as you all make it look. All of the assistants out there clearly knew their stuff and were able to teach us in a way that didn't make us feel dump. They were very patient and offered constructive feedback and were very helpful. It was clear they all had a passion for what they do and love what they do and it showed with their enthusiasm.
Anonymous - Flying with Cameras 2019

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Chris was able to share his mistakes with us and things he has learned over the years. He makes the learning fun. He has a passion for his work and it shows in his level of enthusiasm when teaching the class.
Anonymous - Flying with Cameras 2019

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It was awesome, super helpful.
Kevin - Flying with Cameras 2019

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Real life stories and examples were great. It was nice seeing examples of when things didn't go right and how you corrected.
Kevin - Flying with Cameras 2019

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Workshop Options

$375

Level 1

Saturday

8:00am -5:00pm

If you are new to drones, a hobbyist, or have experience but want to continue honing your skill and talent for cinematography in flight, Level 1 will give you pro-level access to understanding the hows, whys, and regulations around drone use. Learn the techniques used by professionals to capture emotion and tell stories with every shot. Boost your confidence as a drone pilot and get hands-on instruction from experienced cinematographers.

Level 1 focus areas: (Saturday)

- All day Classroom/Hands on Training
- Basic Photography Concepts
- Proper Exposure Technique
- Composition
- Angles
- Purpose of Camera Movement
- FAA Regulations Overview
- Lunch Included

$375

Level 2

Sunday

8:00am -5:00pm

If you have experience with basic cinematography (or beyond) and find yourself driven to push the envelope of what drone can do, Level 2 is for you. Grasp advanced creative camera movement, and advanced techniques to convey emotion. Learn about different frame rate and depth of field. Discover the purpose behind camera movement. The day includes hands-on drone instruction from professionals to take your future productions to the next level.

Level 2 focus areas: (Sunday)

- All day Classroom/Hands on Training
- Advanced Photography Concepts
- Filters
- Hyperlapse
- Complex Camera Movement
- Planning Operation for Success
- FAA Regulations Overview
- Lunch Included

$599

Full Week-End Bundle

Level 1 + Level 2

Build on the momentum by attending both days and receive a discount. Sign-up for both Level 1 and Level 2 to gain the most from this experience. Both days are packed with essential information, personal and group hands-on drone flight time, and a networking lunch both days.

Flying with Cameras | LEVEL 1


Flying with Cameras | LEVEL 2

FAQ

1What value do I get from this class?
Flying with Cameras is a full suite learning experience that consists of both classroom and hands on time. During LEVEL 1, our class allows for beginners to get an understanding of basic photography and cinematography skills when flying a drone. In LEVEL 2, we focus on advanced concepts including but not limited to hyperlapse and complex camera movements. Unlike other classes we don't teach you how to fly a drone, rather how to move a drone and the purpose behind its movement.
2Should I already know how to fly a drone?
Yes, we highly recommend that you already be familiar with how to fly a DJI drone. This will give you the most value out of the hands on experience.
3Do I need to bring a drone?
No, all the drones will be provided throughout the day. To reduce liability and confusion we will not allow end users to fly their own drone.
4Should I bring a memory card?
Yes, we recommend you bring your own micro SD card to record and keep any footage you'll capture during the event. We recommend using a Class 10 U3 micro SD card.
5Do I need to have an FAA license?
No, our team of pilots have all the proper licenses and insurance.
6Can I bring a friend or family member?
No, each attendee must purchase their own tickets. 1 Ticket per attendee.
7How much hands on time (flying time) am I going to get?
We expect to give each participant up to 14 minutes of hands on time with an instructor. This may not sound like a lot of time, however 14 minutes in the air is plenty to frame and capture your shot.
8Will food and beverage be provided?
Yes, the fee for the course covers lunch and beverage. Water will be provided throughout the day.
9Can I attend both classes?
Yes! Attending both classes will get you the best value from our course. We will work from the ground up to get you knowledgable in camera movement with the use of drones.
10Can I request a refund if I am unable to attend?
Yes. Please contact info@flyingwithcameras.com 7 calendar days prior to the event date. Any cancellations after the 7 calendar day benchmark and prior to the event start date will result in a 50% refund of the total purchase amount. Refunds will not be available for registrants who chose not to attend the event. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation date. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number.
11What should I bring?
You will be provided with a pen, binder with notes, and a sling bag to hold everything. Please feel free to bring any other components/items that may assist you in taking notes.
12What should I wear?
We recommending wearing comfortable and casual clothing. Please remember that this is also an outdoor event, thus we recommend wearing appropriate outdoor attire during the hands on time.
13Refund and Cancellation Policy
REFUNDS: Please contact info@flyingwithcameras.com 7 calendar days prior to the event date. Any cancellations after the 7 calendar day benchmark and prior to the event start date will result in a 50% refund of the total purchase amount. Refunds will not be available for registrants who chose not to attend the event. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation date. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. CANCELLATION: Prime Cinematography Consulting, LLC reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If Prime Cinematography Consulting, LLC cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.