Abbe is a Creative Director, writer and photographer in Northern California. She has been a professional photographer for over 15 years, and has taught corporate groups and individuals in the art of still photography, and how to process using Lightroom and Photoshop. She is a private pilot, and an advocate for the safe use of drones as a form of creative expression. She loves to teach how to safely fly and capture the optimum images from the sky.
The expression of art from a new perspective opens up many opportunities for aspiring young photographers and cinematographers. However, safety is so very important when it comes to this emerging skill and it is imperative that parents fully understand their responsibilities when deciding to buy a drone for their creative teenager.
This comprehensive workshop will teach ‘Yo-Dro’s’ how to fly with confidence and create stunning images. Instruction will begin with micro drones and flight time on a simulator, they will understand the mechanics of the drone. Each student will have a thorough understanding of the importance of safety and adherence to the ever-changing legal requirements before taking to the skies. Once they have passed the flying test, they will learn how to capture the optimum images and footage from the most effective angles.
CLASS OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:
- Having fun while learning safe and strong operational skills to help develop confident young pilots who can go on to be young ambassadors of drone flight
- Instilling a level of proficiency with drone flight operations and assuring a safe foundation for long-term success
- Instructing young artists on effective ways to shoot video and stills, including correct camera settings, and post-production techniques
Students may request a transcript that they can provide to their high school to apply for credit if desired
We recommend students have access to $75 for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 and departure is on Saturday morning.
Scott is a director and Emmy award winning filmmaker who is most recently known for his diverse expertise and effective style of teaching within the aerial photography and filmmaking arena. He is a captain and FAA check airman for a major airline. He is currently helping define the pilot certification standards and training requirements that will influence the framework for drone use within the US. Scott is a frequent speaker and presenter at many industry filmmaking and photography gatherings.