Capture cinematic footage for your clients by following our step-by-step guide.

Learn from Matt Williams (Mr MPW) through this E-Learning course, how to professionally conduct safe drone flight operations and how to capture stunning footage with your drone. We'll teach you professional aerial cinematography shots and movements used by film crews throughout the film and television industry to capture the most cinematic and stunning aerial shots. We'll teach you how to set up your drone safely and correctly and make sure that you understand the camera settings that will enable you to shoot better video footage with your done. You'll have a much better understanding of the theory behind shooting film as we take you through shutter speed, aperture, iso, white balance and colour profiles.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Drone Safety

    • Introduction to the Drone Masterclass

    • About your Instructor

    • Get your Flyer ID and Operator ID from the CAA

  • 2

    Choosing the Right Drone

    • Introduction

    • What do you want to do with your drone?

    • Types of Drone

    • Ease of Use and Portability

    • GPS & ATTI

    • Budget

    • Sensor Sizes

    • Performance & Endurance

    • Single or Dual Operations

    • Servicing & Spare Parts

    • Summary

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Setting Up Your Drone

    • Introduction

    • Instruction Manual

    • Battery Charging

    • Aircraft Setup

    • Aircraft Calibration

    • Spare Parts & Maintenance

    • Summary

    • Quiz

  • 4

    Your First Flight

    • Introduction

    • Basic Area Check

    • Airspace Check

    • Pre-flight Checks

    • Control Stick Layout

    • Taking-off and Landing

    • Summary

    • Quiz

  • 5

    Drone Mastery

    • Drone Mastery

    • Take-off and Hovering

    • Flying a Square

    • Flying a Circle

    • Flying an Oval or Circuit

    • Flying in a Figure of 8

    • Summary

  • 6

    Getting Out of Auto

    • Introduction

    • Resolution

    • Frame Rates

    • Video Formats

    • White Balance

    • Colour Profiles

    • Aperture

    • ISO

    • Shutter Speed

    • Neutral Density (ND) Filters

    • Focus

    • Other Settings

    • Summary

    • Quiz

  • 7

    Shoot Like a Pro

    • Introduction

    • Camera Movements & Terminology

    • Rule of 3rds, Framing & Leading Lines

    • Types of Shots

    • Summary

Meet Your Course Instructor...


Matthew Williams

A leading light within the international aviation community with deep-seated roots within the unmanned training and operational delivery sectors. Matt has built a number of successful businesses centred around the ever-evolving unmanned aircraft space. He continues to manage an ever-growing team at the UK's leading unmanned aircraft training and operations company and also consults at the very highest levels in the sector in order to help explore and deliver practical and pragmatic solutions to problems faced by both regulatory bodies worldwide and those looking to exploit options to operate within regulatory frameworks.