Gain the tools and techniques to fly confidently and capture beautiful images

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NOTE: This course will be held in a Live, Online format using the Zoom Platform. The class will meet on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 12-5 PM EDT

In this information-packed course, drone pilots are given the tools and information they need to be confident in launching, flying, and landing safely a UAV.

Once we’ve covered the fundamentals, the focus will be on learning techniques to shoot professional-quality aerial cinematography working with the images you capture. The instructor will assist students in creating a workflow to take your footage from the drone, into post-production, and finalize it to produce high-quality cinematic results.


  • First Flight Basics
  • Flight Modes and Vision Positioning
  • Calibration Considerations
  • Emergency Procedures – Fail-Safe, Return to Home, and Fly Aways
  • DJI User Settings – Simulator and Flight Recorder
  • Firmware Updates
  • Handouts – Location Checklist, Pre-Flight Checklist, Equipment Checklist, Take Off Checklist, Practice Exercises, and Flight Log
  • File handling

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Instructor: Sebastiano Caccetta

After pursuing a bachelor in Cinema studies at the University of Roma Tor Vergata, Sebastiano moved to the United States in order to enrich his education. He first attended Maine Media College for an intensive hands on course in Filmmaking and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he enrolled in an MFA program in Film and Media Production at the New York Film Academy. Sebastiano is an experienced filmmaker able to work on a large variety of projects. His skills include proficiency with different cinema cameras and filming techniques, recording audio, lighting, and has extensive knowledge of the industry standard post production softwares and the best use and practice for each of them.