Aerial Cinematography

Fly. Capture. Create.

It’s official: drones have taken the world by storm. This immersive course puts your eyes in the sky with hands-on flight training by a professional drone pilot. You’ll learn the basics of aerial cinematography with the same equipment used in the industry, providing you with the essential knowledge to create stunning visuals previously only seen in Hollywood. The sky is the limit. Find this camp near you >>

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Course Details

Learn everything you need to know about Aerial Cinematography.

Program Info

Ages: 12-17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $1,195
Lab Fee: $100
One-Week

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers
Adobe Premier Pro
DJI Drones

Learning Outcomes

DJI drone operation
Master drone piloting techniques
Real-world flight training
Creating compound gimbal movements

What You Create

Groups of students will create original short films with their own aerial footage.

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Skills + Experience

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

Professional Level Filmmaking

Students in this course gain real-world skills and experience in project planning and development as they learn how to use drones to add production value to their films. While this course is open to beginners, by the end of the week, students will have learned professional-level filmmaking techniques using the latest in DJI drone technology and Adobe Premier Pro editing software on top of building up their teamwork, aerial cinematography, and problem-solving skills.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Camp Overview

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons

Sample Camp Day

8:30 am Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
10:30 am Morning Break + Chill
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan at select locations
1:00 pm Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
2:30 pm Afternoon Break + Chill
3:00 pm Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
5:00 pm Student Pick-up

 Extend your camp day by adding Overnight Housing at checkout!

Tuition Includes

Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Add-Ons Available at Checkout

+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals*
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area*

* Meals + Housing available at select locations

The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is any kind of artistic knowledge or experience required for this course?

No. No prior artistic knowledge or animation experience is required. This is an introductory course.

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